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Montana State University Kitchen Help - Part Time (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21122

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title

Working Title Kitchen Help - Part Time (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

Looking for a little extra cash and interested in the food service industry? We are hiring part-time kitchen help for our dining areas on campus.

Position Number TBD

Department Culinary Services Administration

Division Auxiliary Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Academic Year


If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE .375

Benefits Eligible Not Eligible

Salary See Below

Contract Type Classified Hourly

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

Culinary Services (CS), a division of Auxiliary Services, provides meals for over 12,000 customers. CS proudly provides Montana State University students with not only a repertoire of various cuisines, cooking styles, and flavors, but a comfortable atmosphere to meet friends, study, and simply relax. The division is comprised of 2 residential dining halls, 9 retail operations, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse and Bobcat Stadium Concessions, Fork in the Road food truck, MSU Catering, Indulge In-House Bakery & Salads, and the Farm to Campus Program.

The dining halls serve over 10,000 meals per day and are open 7 days a week from 7am – Midnight providing breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Late Night Bites. Specialty dinners are served multiple times a month highlighting Montana Made, holidays and other special events, and student/parent recipes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work areas for these part-time positions will be assigned as needed across areas of the division. The position of Kitchen Help will work with the team to provide excellent customer service and a welcoming dining experience for our customers. General duties include:

  • Basic kitchen and line work in display cooking areas and/or the kitchen

  • Specialty drink preparation

  • Basic production of baked goods

  • Basic cleaning responsibilities

  • Dishroom and pots/pans

  • May be assigned to other areas in support of the department’s mission.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

2 levels of positions available:

  • Culinary Associate I – no prior food industry experience necessary ($14.00/hour)

  • Cook I – basic food industry experience ($15.00/hour)

  • Basic experience in a customer service position or a combination of relevant education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Basic food industry experience.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have willingness to learn new skills – training will be provided.

  • Positively and professionally perform all the functions of the position while providing excellent customer service

  • Exhibit interest in the culinary arts and exercise critically good judgment concerning taste, palatability and aesthetics of food quality

  • Exhibit strong communication skills

  • Work well individually or with a team

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment

  • Exhibit accurate record keeping skills

  • Prioritize and organize workload in order to complete tasks in a timely manner

  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities

  • Follow health and sanitation guidelines for food preparation and handling

  • Work effectively and efficiently in close cooperation with CS staff in a team-oriented environment

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

  • This is a permanent position. If you are a student of MSU and seek a student worker position, please go to:

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Positions work primarily during the academic year. Hours can be up to an estimated 15 hours/week. There are a variety of shifts available.

May occasionally work outside and in inclement weather assisting with special events.

Physical Demands

  • Normal kitchen, cooler, freezer, dock environments.

  • Stationary and/or moving about for long periods of time.

  • Moving product up and down stairs.

  • Frequently moving containers/product weighing up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 100lbs.

  • Moving while stocking product.

  • Using handles on small kitchen utensils and other equipment.

  • Performing repetitive motions related to job duties.

  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals on a daily basis.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies Multiple

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Applications will be accepted and screened for the duration of this pool.

Special Instructions

Questions? Please contact the Search Support at Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

We are searching for multiple part-time Kitchen Help openings. A variety of shifts are available 7 days a week.

Please tell us about your work history as you build your personal profile or attach a resume.

Paper applications will be accepted. Please contact the email or phone number listed above if you prefer this option.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .