Employment Opportunities

Full-time and Temporary Non-Student Staff Employment

If you are interested in full-time or temporary staff positions with Campus Dining, please visit Human Resources at Appalachian State University.

Student Employment

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We are currently hiring for Fall 2021!  

Campus Dining is the largest employer of students on campus and provides opportunities for students to earn valuable work experience, leadership opportunities, and competitive wages. Campus Dining also works with students to find a schedule that blends well with their academic and extracurricular activities.   All student employees receive a shift meal either prior to or after their shift.

Pay Rates


App Bakery

Cascades Cafe

Coffee Shops

Market Locations

McAlister's Locations

Park Place Cafe

Rise Market & Bakery

Rivers Street Cafe

Sanford Commons

$8.50 & up *
App Catering$10.50
Student Managers$11.50 & up *
Premium Pay Shifts**$2 per shift

* - starting pay increases based on experience

** - Premium Pay Shifts include Weekends (Friday closing through Sunday), Weekday closing shifts,  Mountaineer Concessions at home football games, Condition 2 or 3 Adverse Weather, and more. Weekend and closing shifts apply only at Sanford Commons, Rivers Street Cafe, and Park Place.

Visit the Student Coordinator's Office on the lower floor of Trivette Hall, call (828)-262-6145, or email fsstudentcoordinator@appstate.edu with questions. 

Check out our new Student Employment Facebook page!

How to Apply

New Student Employees  

Due to COVID- 19 regulations Campus Dining Student Employment is currently working remotely and our hiring procedures have changed. 

We are now using Handshake to accept applications for all positions within Campus Dining Student Employment! Once your application is submitted we will be in contact with the next steps in determining placement.  Our interview appointments are currently being held through Zoom. 

  • Please follow the following link to Handshake and search for Campus Dining Assistant to apply!  Please note you may have to set up an account if you have not previously used Handshake in the past. 

A new student employee is someone who was not previously employed in any capacity at Appalachian State University. The following documentation must be presented for the work verification process and will determine your eligibility for accepting a position. 

  • Completed Tax Packet (Print one-sided) 
  • An original* identification document: Social Security card, birth certificate or passport. 

*Applicants must present an original document to be eligible for employment copies or pictures will not be accepted.
If you have questions prior to applying please email fsstudentcoordinator@appstate.edu and a Student Coordinator will help!  

Returning Student Employees 

Due to COVID- 19 regulations Campus Dining Student Employment is currently working remotely. Please email fsstudentcoordinator@appstate.edu for questions regarding employment for Fall 2020.  

A returning student employee has previously worked at Appalachian State University less than one year ago. Returning employees must bring re-signing documentation to their appointment: 

Student Employee Guidebook

Students who have been hired must read the Student Employee Guidebook (PDF).