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Panther Dining has many different employment opportunities for our 500+ student workers in the various dining halls. We offer several different types of jobs within the dining services. If you possess wait staff experience, Panther Catering might be the right fit for you. If you prefer something "behind the scenes", we offer dishwashers and kitchen aids. If you enjoy mingling with customers, we have line servers, table bussers, and hot bar/salad bar stockers. If you're looking for a fast paced and fun work environment, Panther Dining is the right fit for you!

Working in a clean, well-organized environment while satisfying our customers is very important to Panther Dining. Please be aware of the following policies and procedures before applying:

  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds (for certain positions)
  • No jewelry except plain wedding bands or medical bracelet/necklace
  • Must be familiar with US currency and count back change
  • Effective communication skills
  • Hair must be restrained

 

 

Dining Staff 

To apply for a position with Panther Dining, you must submit your application online by clicking on the link below.

If you have any questions of if you are having trouble applying, please contact Central Hiring for Panther Dining at PDiningHiring@eiu.edu

Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received and will only be held for a semester. Please submit an application for each new semester. You will then be hired according to your availability and the shifts we need filled. A higher preference may be given to previous Panther Dining employees who have left in good standing and would like to return. 

You may not receive full consideration if:

  • You are not available to work weekends
  • You are taking less than 6 credit hours
  • You don't have 2-4 hour time slots to work a complete shift  

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