RISD Dining is as exciting and rewarding a career as you can find in the food service industry. Operating four on-campus eateries, a mobile food truck and a full-service catering company, RISD Dining is always pushing the creative limit. Flexible scheduling makes RISD Dining an ideal part-time position for students and other busy people. Teamwork, diversity and creativity make RISD Dining a rewarding experience for everyone.

Our mission: To provide an exceptional dining experience

Are you warm and optimistic? Do you possess a strong work ethic and commitment to growth, integrity and thoughtfulness? If so, RISD Dining is looking for you!

Some of our positions include:

  • Culinary Production
  • Bakery
  • Dining Service Attendants
  • Pantry Cooks
  • Dishwashing/Utility
  • Catering Delivery
  • On Call Catering Staff (waitstaff, bartending and utility)

Student Employment

RISD Dining is always on the lookout for student help for the various venues on campus. At the beginning of the year, there are usually positions available at every facility on campus. Eligible students should email the managers at these venues and submit their resume or schedule an interview.

Eligibility to Work at RISD

Students work for a variety of reasons. Some need their earnings to meet the basic costs of a RISD education or provide for social activities. Some recognize that the skills and work habits gained on the job will benefit them when they seek full-time employment. While non-financial aid students are able to participate in employment at RISD, it is RISD’s policy to give priority in hiring to Federal Work Study (FWS) students or RISD Work Study (RWS) students for work on campus. Many times there are occasions when a student who has not received FWS or RWS possesses a special skill that is essential to the operation of a department or office. Or, sometimes, a supervisor is unable to find a work study student to work at a specific time. In such cases, the supervisor may request that a certain non-work-study student work on a regular basis.

In order to work on campus at RISD, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a degree program at RISD 
  • Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress 
  • Be registered for the following Fall semester (full-time) if working during the summer 
  • Have a W4 Form and I9 Form on file in the Work Study Office
  • Have permission from the Office of International Programs if he/she is an international student

A student’s employment status is temporary and part-time, does not contain any provisions for fringe benefits, holiday pay, does not qualify for unemployment insurance and is contingent upon available funds. Once a student withdraws or graduates from RISD, he/she may no longer work in a student job on campus. International students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week (Sunday through Saturday) during periods of enrollment and not more than 40 hours per week during periods of non-enrollment (i.e. summers and holidays). Brown University students taking courses at RISD may not be employed in student jobs at RISD.

Eligibility for the Student Employment Program

First preference for all jobs on campus will be given to students who have received a Federal Work Study or RISD Work Study award from the Financial Aid Office. Students seeking student employment awards for an academic year must submit a RISD Financial Aid Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than February 15th of the preceding academic year. These forms are available in the Financial Aid Office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and must be re-filed each year. Late applications will be considered only if there are available resources. A student must demonstrate financial need in order to receive an employment award, which is part of a student’s total financial aid package. Written notification will be sent to each applicant.

In order to qualify for a Federal Work Study or RISD Work Study award, a student must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, or must be residing in the United States with the intention and purpose of becoming a citizen.

Student Employment Jobs

Available job opportunities are posted on the work study job website at studentemployment.risd.edu. Contact information for supervisors is listed with each job. Preference will be given to Federal or RISD work study students.

The Providence River and cityscape as seen from the southern edge of campus, behind the Industrial Design and
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