For Non-Students:

Vanderbilt Employee Benefits:

  • Weekly paycheck (hourly employees)
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Competitive Salary
  • Free Transportation (MTA Bus to/from work)
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid personal days
  • Paid holidays & sick days
  • Employee discounts at local merchants
  • Health & Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Partial year employment available
  • Job growth potential
  • Employee incentive program
  • Personal Spending Account
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

Dining Positions: Retail Market Clerks, Cashier Food Production, Food Production, Cook Assistants, Cooks, Senior Cooks, Dining Team Member and Dining Delivery Service Team Member

View Current Openings Online:

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For Students:

Vanderbilt Campus Dining offers a high-energy environment for those students who are interested in gaining practical job experience while attending Vanderbilt. Students gain valuable skills and establish a strong work ethic in a real world environment. We offer entry level positions that may lead into our Student Management Program, for those who are interested. We offer positions with competitive wages, incentives, flexible hours, opportunities for advancement, yearly wage increases, and great working atmosphere. We also offer an excellent meal plan credit determined by the number of hours worked per semester. Qualifies for Federal Work Study.

When you become part of the Vanderbilt Campus Dining team you get more than a paycheck. You get valuable experience that can help long after graduating from Vanderbilt University.

Check out our perks and benefits:

  • Starting pay $7.75/hour or $8/hour with food service experience
  • Raise each year worked
  • Meal Plan credit – up to $1,272/semester
  • Student Manager positions
  • 8 to 20 hours a week schedule – flexibility
  • Valuable experience – great resume builder
  • Great place to meet people
  • Work with your peers
  • Qualifies for Federal Work Study


Positions: Cashiers, Servers, Cooks, Dishwashers, Food Prep, Catering, Office Assistants, Student Managers

Fun, Friendly People: Sure we have rules and procedures to follow, but the staff at Vanderbilt Campus Dining are fun, friendly and hard working. It’s a great place to meet people and make new friends.

Dress Code: Yes, we have one. We provide you with two shirts, a hat, and a name tag. You need to provide jeans, black pants, or khaki pants, and closed-toe, slip-resistant shoes.

Hear what former student workers have to say about working with us.

“Dining has helped me pay my way through Vanderbilt as the highest paying job on campus, while not impeding my hectic schedule and also offering me a leadership position that looks great on my medical school applications.”
Stanton Elsrod, Former Student Manager

“If you want to make extra money but think you’re too busy for a job, think again. With my job at Rand I’m able to work enough to pay my bills, while still working toward a double-major, serving as an officer in my fraternity, and doing club rowing. It’s a fun job with a lot of freedom that pays better than any job on campus. And it looks great on the resume!”
Dan Taylor, Former Student Manager

Meal Plan Credit

Students will be given percentage discounts based on the number of hours they work per semester. The more hours worked, the larger the discount. A student employee can receive a discount by working as little as 8 hours per week, or as much as 20 hours per week. Please see the table below:

Student  Meal Plan Discounts

Hours/Week Hours/Semester Discount
8 – 13 hours 120 – 199 hours 30%
13 – 20 hours 200 – 300 hours 50%


Questions? E-mail us at dining@vanderbilt.edu.

New or returning Student Workers, please fill out our Student Worker Application.

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