Dining Services

Dining Services


Spartanburg Methodist College, founded in 1911, is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees.

Dining Services Positions

All employees of Spartanburg Methodist College are entrusted with assisting the College to achieve its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectations of all employees.

Evening Utility (part-time) 

Two positions available

Hours: 4pm-9pm. Monday-Friday

Maintaining a clean dining room & kitchen, pot washing, floor mopping, re-stocking (will train)

Interact with students in a positive manner

No experience necessary


Rotisserie Cook (part-time)

One position available

Hours: 9am-2:30pm, Monday-Friday

Prepare, cook, and serve rotisserie chicken and other products. Interact positively with students, faculty, and staff.

Some cooking experience helpful.


Weekend Cook (part-time)

One position available

Hours:  10am-7pm, Friday-Sunday

Prep and assist on Friday, prep and cook brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

 Cooking experience required.


What’s in it for you:

  • Free food (yes, really FREE)
  • Uniforms provided including shoes, pants, and shirts
  • Paid time off
  • Holiday closures
  • No late nights
  • Many part time and potential fulltime opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement as the College is growing
  • Competitive compensation

What we are looking for:

  • Someone with a friendly, enthusiastic attitude
  • Someone that loves to help and serve others- students, customers and team members
  • Someone ready to learn how to do every job in the place

We prepare real food by hand every day in our dining service. No microwaves or can openers to be found.

We welcome good people with lots, some, or no experience. We provide the training you need to feel confident working at any station- grill, cashier, utility, rotisserie and more. We take pride in our exceptional customer service and it’s up to each of our team members to create the friendly atmosphere that our students expect and enjoy. So, whether you have experience as a dishwasher, cashier, line server, cook, prep cook, or no experience at all, we are always looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to join our team.

At Spartanburg Methodist College, you’ll be part of a team that is working to cultivate a better world. If that sounds like something you would like to be a part of, apply today.

Requirements (the fine print):

  • You have to be at least 16 years old to work at the College
  • You need to be able to communicate in the primary language(s) of the work location
  • All offers of employment for these positions are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation, physical & drug screen


Come to the Student Center located just inside the west entrance of the College on Powell Mill Road. Look for first parking lot on the left and the blue sign that says “Food Service Deliveries”. Park, come in the back door, and ask for Hilde.

Call 864-278-6291 to make an appointment or apply in person.

Application materials may also be submitted electronically to dobbinsc@smcsc.edu.

  • Application open until filled.


Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members.

This job description provides a representative summary of the nature and responsibilities of the position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities which may be modified at any time. The job description is not intended to imply or to create a contract of employment.

July 2020