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Employment Opportunity: Food Court / Snack Bar Attendant

The University Food Court is part of Panther Dining which is a division within Student Affairs that operates three residential dining centers, a food court, Panther Catering, a C-Store (Thomas Marketplace) and a coffee shop (Java B&B). We serve the EIU campus community and its guests with high-quality, efficient, and innovative dining options in a variety of settings. We add value to our customer’s on-campus experience by providing welcoming and inclusive dining facilities, high-quality food, and experienced and professional staff who care about those they serve and enjoy the relationships they build.

Our goal is to recruit and build a talented food service team here at EIU. We are seeking individuals that have a passion for food services, enjoys working with people and are looking for a great way to enter the industry. Working in food service offers many opportunities for advancement of your career, but it generally requires little in the way of skills and specialized experience to get started.

Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • General responsibility of assisting with the preparation of food for various university customers in a pleasing, safe and sanitary manner.
  • Responsible for the timely preparation, set-up, clean-up and service of all food areas in the University Food Court.
  • Keep accurate records for the efficiency of the kitchen and to ensure that safety and sanitation regulations are met.
  • Stock utensils, napkins and prepackaged food items as needed.
  • Responsible for supplies and materials needed for food preparation.
  • Run a register and handle cash and credit card transactions.

 The salary for this position is $13.75 /hour. In addition to this wage, there is a $.75 shift differential added to the above wage when working 2nd shift. 

In addition to the salary listed above, this full-time position offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation and sick time. You will also receive a free meal during your shift. 

The Civil Service examination for this position is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than the submission of application materials is required from qualified applicants. The qualified candidate will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination. To apply, you may submit a completed application and resume online at  .  Applications must be submitted by November 30th to ensure consideration.  

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