Food Service & Events Worker (Students only)

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Position Summary

This position is open for students only. A successful candidate will provide excellent customer service to students, faculty, employees, and visitors. This is a utility position that may be asked to work various job duties. Jobs may include, Barista, Cook, Snack bar, Check Stand, Catering, Server, Bartender, Events set up and breakdown, dishwashing.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Pay rate: $16.34/hr – 21.55/hr. Depending on Experience

The successful candidate is expected to work 16 hours per week. This position typically assigned as needed on a quarterly basis, with no expectation of continued employment beyond the current appointment. 

The temporary hourly employment is limited to the earlier of 1,050 hours or 12 consecutive months beginning from the original date of hire. Per WAC 357-04-045, following 1,050 hours or 12 consecutive months, an individual is not eligible for re-employment at Bellevue College in another temporary part-time hourly position. Temporary hourly employees who work more than three hundred fifty (350) hours in a twelve consecutive month period may be subject to provisions of one the collective bargaining agreements covering Classified employees at Bellevue College.  

This position is expected to NOT be eligible for benefits because eligibility is limited only to employees working at least an average of 80 hours in eligible employment for more than 6 consecutive months and at least 8 hours a month. Eligible positions are eligible for certain benefits.

About The College

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 54% students of color and over 1,300 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

For more information, visit BC Facts at a Glance @ Bellevue College.

About the Department

Bellevue College Food Service provides the college students, staff and Faculty a place to get a variety of Healthy food and beverage choices.

Essential Functions

  • Greet customers in a friendly manner and take food and drink orders.
  • Identify prices of products and services and tabulate bills with available equipment.
  • Take payment from customers.
  • Ensure accurate transactions by balancing cash register at the beginning and end of shift, and sales at the end of shift.
  • Prepare and serve beverages, ranging from simple to elaborate ones.
  • Prepare and serve food items, ranging from simple to elaborate ones.
  • Prepare food items following approved methods and procedures.
  • Assists with catering jobs that may include serving, bussing, cooking, dishwashing, and clean-up.
  • Assists with the set-up and breaks down of event spaces on campus.
  • Beverage Service with approved permit.
  • Answer customers’ questions about menu choices.
  • Promote and recommend menu options to customers.
  • Maintain inventory and equipment by cleaning.
  • Keep the work environment sanitary and organized.
  • Performs other work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of, or eligible for, a food handler’s permit.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience handling US currency.
  • Basic mathematical skills, as needed to make change and give refunds.
  • Ability to operate available equipment, such as cash registers & calculator.

Conditions of Employment

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

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Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.

How To Apply

Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be invited to interview until the position is filled.

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) Please review Application Tips before applying.

Required application materials:

  • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
  • Attach a Resume
  • Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable


If you have questions with regards to the application or the hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to

EEO Statement

Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, ethnicity, religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Please see policy 4150 at The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564-2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564-2178, Office B126. 

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact or 425-564-2271. 

Last Updated March 4, 2024