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What We’re Looking For

Because University Housing is such a large and diverse operation, our employment opportunities have varied criteria. We have a variety of positions to fit a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience.

We are always looking for talented professionals to join us who are passionate about what they do and eager to make a difference in the lives of students. To learn more about the different areas of University Housing, visit our departments page.

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Current Openings

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Dishwasher

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Dishwasher

Apply today! We are offering a $1,000 – $2,000 hiring bonus!

University Housing is looking for individuals with restaurant or food service experience to join our Dining and Culinary Services dishwashing team.

Dishwashers keep the UW-Madison residential dining facilities prepared and stocked with clean serving supplies.

Application Deadline: August 17, 2021 – 11:55pm

Cook

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Cook

Apply today! We are offering a $1,000 – $2,000 hiring bonus!

University Housing is looking for individuals with culinary skills and experience to join our Dining and Culinary Services team.

Cooks in University Housing prepare high quality food in residential dining facilities on the UW-Madison campus.

Application Deadline: August 17, 2021 – 11:55pm

Food Service Assistant - Advanced

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Food Service Assistant – Advanced

Apply today! We are offering a $1,000 – $2,000 hiring bonus!

University Housing is looking for individuals with culinary knowledge and experience to join our Dining and Culinary Services team.

The Food Service Assistant – Advanced position helps prepare and serve high quality food in residential dining facilities on the UW-Madison campus. Apply today!

Application Deadline: August 17, 2021 – 11:55pm

Food Retail Catering Leader 3

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Food Retail Catering Leader 3

Apply today! We are offering a $1,000 – $2,000 hiring bonus!

University Housing is looking for leaders with culinary skills and experience to supervise events and help with food production in UW-Madison residential dining facilities.

Application Deadline: August 17, 2021 – 11:55pm

DCS Pastry Chef

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DCS Pastry Chef

University Housing is now hiring! The Pastry Chef is responsible to create high quality pastry and desserts with standardized recipes and presentations.

This position will also assist in production and maintenance of par stocks of pastry and dessert with proper rotation of products and maintain highest cleanliness and hygiene standard in the pastry and bakery section.

Application Deadline: August 4, 2021 – 11:55pm

Special Projects Coordinator

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Special Projects Coordinator

University Housing is now hiring! This position works collaboratively with staff, students, campus partners and faculty to build inclusive communities within UW-Madison residence halls.

This position works with diverse students with a variety of needs. Apply today!

Application Deadline: August 3, 2021 – 11:55pm

Desk Services Coordinator

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Desk Services Coordinator

University Housing is now hiring! The Desk Services Coordinator provides quality customer service operations during the summer Conference Season and the Academic Year.

This position is primarily responsible for the management of Desk Services administrative processes, including hiring, training, and staff development.

Application Deadline: August 5, 2021 – 11:55pm

Payroll & Benefits Specialist

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Payroll & Benefits Specialist

University Housing is now hiring! The Division of Housing is looking for a motivated, customer service oriented HR Specialist to join our Payroll and Benefits team!

This position works with multiple software systems in a team-oriented environment to process payroll and will utilize customer service skills while assisting employees with benefits questions. The HR Specialist will work closely with the rest of our HR team in a dynamic, high-volume work environment.

Application Deadline: August 10, 2021 – 11:55pm

Application Assistance

Please contact us at hr@housing.wisc.edu or 608-262-2766 if you would like assistance with an application.

Don’t have a resume? You can submit a resume or a University Housing Work History Document in the online system!

Blue Collar Multi-Shift Openings

Blue Collar Multi-Shift (BCMS) is the transfer process used for specific blue collar positions that are utilized on multiple shifts within the division. Positions posted through the BCMS process are open to any University Housing employee who currently holds a position in the same title, with some exceptions.

To apply for a BCMS transfer, please select the position and submit an online Transfer Card, or submit a paper Request for Transfer Form to University Housing Human Resources by the deadline.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

University Housing values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Custodian - 1st Shift, Bradley, Dejope, Phillips Halls, 236964

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Custodian – 1st Shift, Bradley, Dejope, Phillips Halls

BCMS Request Deadline: August 3, 2021 – 4:30pm

  • Position #236964
  • Location: Bradley, Dejope, Phillips Halls
  • Work schedule: Schedule for 1st shift positions is primarily 7:30am – 4:00pm, 8 hour shifts, Monday through Friday, as assigned.
    • Some flexibility may be available for different workdays, shift lengths, and/or start times.
    • Schedule will be determined upon hire.
    • Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand. Afterhours, holiday work, and weekend work may be required as scheduled and operationally needed.

Culinary Production Assistant (FSA3) - Rheta's, 237822

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Culinary Production Assistant (FSA3) – Rheta’s Market

BCMS Request Deadline: August 3, 2021 – 4:30pm

  • Position #237822
  • Location: Rheta’s Market, Chadbourne Hall
  • Work schedule:
    • Week 1:

      Sunday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

      Monday: 9:30am – 6:00pm

      Tuesday: 9:30am – 6:00pm

      Wednesday: 9:30am – 6:00pm

      Thursday: 9:30am – 6:00pm

      Friday: Day Off

      Saturday: Day Off

      Week 2:

      Sunday: Day off

      Monday: 9:30am – 6:00pm

      Tuesday: 9:30am – 6:00pm

      Wednesday: 9:30am – 6:00pm

      Thursday: 9:30am – 6:00pm

      Friday: 7:00am – 3:30pm

      Saturday: Day Off

Culinary Production Assistant (FSA3) - Liz's, 2381746

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Culinary Production Assistant (FSA3) – Liz’s Market

BCMS Request Deadline: August 4, 2021 – 4:30pm

  • Position #238176
  • Location: Liz’s Market, Waters Hall
  • Work schedule:
    • Week 1:

      Sunday: Day off
      Monday: 11:15am – 7:45pm
      Tuesday: 11:15am – 7:45pm
      Wednesday: Day off
      Thursday: 11:15am – 7:45pm
      Friday: 11:15am – 7:45pm
      Saturday: 10:30am – 7:00pm

      Week 2:

      Sunday: 10:30am – 7:00pm
      Monday: 11:15am – 7:45pm
      Tuesday: 11:15am – 7:45pm
      Wednesday: Day off
      Thursday: 11:15am – 7:45pm
      Friday: 11:15am – 7:45pm
      Saturday: Day off

Culinary Production Assistant (FSA3) - Gordon, 238175

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Culinary Production Assistant (FSA3) – Gordon Dining & Event Center

BCMS Request Deadline: August 4, 2021 – 4:30pm

  • Position #238175
  • Location: Gordon Dining & Event Center
  • Work schedule:
    • Week 1:

      Sunday: Day off
      Monday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm
      Tuesday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm
      Wednesday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm
      Thursday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm
      Friday: Day off
      Saturday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm

      Week 2:

      Sunday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm
      Monday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm
      Tuesday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm
      Wednesday: Day off
      Thursday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm
      Friday: 1:00pm – 9:30pm
      Saturday: Day off

Culinary Production Assistant (FSA3) - Four Lakes, 238173

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Culinary Production Assistant (FSA3) – Four Lakes Market

BCMS Request Deadline: August 4, 2021 – 4:30pm

  • Position #238173
  • Location: Four Lakes Market, Dejope Hall
  • Work schedule:
    • Week 1:

      Sunday: Off
      Monday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
      Tuesday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
      Wednesday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
      Thursday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
      Friday: Day Off
      Saturday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

      Week 2:

      Sunday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
      Monday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
      Tuesday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
      Wednesday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
      Thursday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
      Friday: Off
      Saturday: Off