Part-Time/Casual Dining Workers - Cornell Dining (Interviews available now!)

Part-Time/Casual Dining Workers - Cornell Dining (Interviews available now!)


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Get your foot in the door and start your career with Cornell Dining! Cornell Dining is a Top 10 Nationally Ranked Dining program, which prides itself on serving safe, high quality and ethnically diverse cuisine. Cornell Dining’s is looking for customer focused, high energy, inspired, and ready-to-learn individuals who have a passion for food! Applications will be viewed on a rolling basis and looking to hire right away! Wage per hour is $16.25!

In this position you will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and learn how to:

  • Prepare and present food items for a diverse customer audience.
  • Maintain food standards and health codes.
  • Provide excellent customer service to guests.
  • Operate point-of-sale retail systems.
  • Wash, organize and stock all key items.
  • Ensure unit cleanliness and maintenance standards are upheld.

All immediate positions are part-time casual (19 hours per week or less), non-benefits eligible. Hours and schedules are flexible and can include nights and weekends. Available full-time position can be found at

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills essential. 
  • Basic reading and English speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in being a team player, ability to juggle multiple priorities, and working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to stand for long periods and perform various motor skills such as lifting (30+ lbs.), reaching, bending, twisting, pushing, squatting and grasping as needed.

Students are not eligible to apply to this position. For student worker positions, please visit:

No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


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University Job Title:

Temporary Food Service/Kitchen Worker

Job Family:

Temporary Auxiliary Services


No Grade - Hourly

Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

Shared During Interview Process


Contact Name:

Shawn Ruebel

Number of Openings:


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  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

  • Unique applicable skills.

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Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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