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 were able to retain some or all of their shifts for next semester.

Starting Monday, July 31 at 5:00 pm

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

Starting Monday, August 21

The regular application opens for all students.

CDS Application

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


Use the link below to apply for catering positions.

Catering Application

Application: Special Periods

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

» No applications are currently open. The Winter Term application will open in Fall 2017.

Employee Resources


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