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Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre campus is a short drive from Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay and minutes away from Washington, D.C., the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is unique and unparalleled.

Dining Services, in the Division of Student Affairs is one of the largest departments on campus with yearly revenue in excess of 70 million dollars and 1700 full time, part time, special event and student employees,   Dining outlets range from resident dining halls to nationally branded quick service restaurants, convenience shops, catering, cafes in academic buildings, a full service restaurant, concessions at Big 10 athletic events, all supported by in-house teams: facilities, IT, marketing, laundry, bakery, HR and business office.

The Department of Dining Services is considered by its team members to be an outstanding place to work.  Many Dining Services staff continue to work for the department as long as 30 to even 50 years!   Salaries are completive, and the benefits for full time staff are among the best in the hospitality industry including up to 22 days of paid annual leave; 15 paid holidays; pension plans; tuition remission; paid sick leave; paid training and certifications; excellent insurance coverage; reduced price memberships at the campus golf course and world class recreation center; discounted or free live theater, concerts and BIG 10 sporting events and discounted meals.

The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

We offer a wide variety of job titles and three job status options:

Job Titles

Food Service Aide I
Food Service Aide II
Food Service Supervisor
Prep Cook / Baker
HVAC Mechanic
Food Service Manager
Food Service Specialist
Dining Services Coordinator
Account Clerk
Maintenance Aide
IT Support Assistant
…and many more

Job Status Options

Regular – Full time employment with a full benefit package
Contract 2 – One year employment contract with limited benefits. Contract may be renewed and after a period of consecutive renewals automatically converts to Regular status.
Contract 1 – One academic semester employment contract. Contract does not renew, however Contract 1 employees are welcome to apply for employment for following semesters.

Current Positions

To see the list of jobs currently available, click here

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

All Dining Services employees are classified as essential and must report to work when the campus is closed due to weather or other emergency situations. Must be able to work a variable schedule including weekends, nights, evenings, and holidays if needed. Annual leave will not be granted for specific periods including the weeks preceding and right after the start of each semester, Football Weekends, Maryland Day, Family Weekend or special events. Must have the manual dexterity to operate equipment with or without accommodation and to lift up to 15 pounds regularly. The University of Maryland is a non-smoking, drug and weapon free campus.

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women, Minorities, Veterans and People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

To apply for a position, click here.
All job applications except student and special event applications MUST be completed on-line.

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