CDS is proud to offer more than 700 student positions at seven locations, seven days a week. We hire over 400 students every semester into dining hall shifts, in addition to offering catering positions at more than 100 special events throughout the semester.

All students are welcome to apply for jobs below using our easy online application. If you would like to learn more about working for CDS, take a look at our Job Descriptions or the CDS Employee Handbook. As always, feel free to email us at cdsjobs@oberlin.edu if you have questions.

Application: Fall 2017

Dining Hall Shifts

Pre-hiring for Fall 2017 will occur as follows:

Tuesday, June 6 - Friday, July 21

Students who worked through the end of Spring 2017 are able to retain some or all of their shifts for next semester. You must actively choose to retain your shifts through the Retain Shifts form.

Retain Shifts Form

Starting Monday, July 31

The regular application is open for students with previous CDS experience.

Starting Monday, August 21

The regular application opens for all students.

You may want to refer to the Job Descriptions to learn more about the positions we offer.


The catering application for Fall 2017 will open in August 2017.

Application: Special Periods

Apply here for jobs during Summer, Early Arrival, Winter Term, and Commencement.

The Early Arrival application is currently open:

Early Arrival Application

Employee Resources


Feel free to email us at cdsjobs@oberlin.edu.