Vanderbilt University Retail Market Clerk PYS in Nashville, Tennessee

Retail Market Clerk PYS (Job Number: 1801698)


Vanderbilt Campus Dining has a passion for providing excellent food at the highest levels of quality, value, convenience, and service. We seek a Retail Market Clerk within our Dining Department. If you have a passion for providing great customer service, and enjoy connecting with students in a collegiate environment, this is a great opportunity for you. Ideal candidates will have extensive customer service and cash handling experience.

Vanderbilt Campus Dining takes pride in the culinary creations served from our kitchens. Our Dining program is highly decorated, the winner of many prestigious awards in the food service industry, including Best On-Site Food Service Operation in the Nation, Best Food Service Operator, the prestigious Ivy Award, and many more. We have 2 main dining centers, 7 retail locations and 3 specialty dining venues, and we employ over 260 employees. Click HERE at to see first-hand, our award-winning and fine collegiate dining. We like to call ourselves "The Student's Kitchen Away From Home”.

The pay rate for Retail Market Clerk is $13.40/hr. Flexible schedule is desired.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Retail Market Clerk:

  • Greet customers entering the dining retail locations.

  • Assist customers with questions and provide accurateinformation on Vanderbilt Campus Dining meal plans.

  • Assist in ordering products for markets; stock shelvesand mark prices of merchandise.

  • Unlock or lock any retail location; which includesmanaging the alarm systems.

  • Check expiration dates of products and remove allexpired items from store shelves – record information on waste logs.

  • Operate a Micros register and follow micros handbook.

  • Weigh items sold by weight to determine prices.

  • Assist with duties in other areas of the store, such asmonitoring stock levels and maintaining equipment needs such as yogurtmachines and coffee equipment.

  • Adhere to Vanderbilt Campus Dining cash handling anddeposit procedures.

  • Receive merchandise, check in vendors and signinvoices.

  • Monitor customers for theft and follow the properreporting; report any known theft by dining employees

  • Provide quality beverages consistently for allcustomers by adhering to all recipes and presentation standards.

  • Transport food to appropriate location for storage asinstructed by HRMC or supervisor, correctly exhibit items for viewing andsale.

  • Monitor refrigeration temperatures and report allproblems to management

  • Maintain quality and sanitary standards of State andCity Health Departments and Vanderbilt Campus Dining codes.

  • Follow all safety and sanitation standards set by VanderbiltCampus Dining

  • Understand Vanderbilt Campus Dining Meal Plans and havethe ability to explain the guidelines of the plan to students and faculty.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Safety and Sanitation:

  • Maintain temperature logs and take temperatures of foodregularly and record data as instructed by management.

  • Maintain quality and sanitary standards of State andCity Health Departments and Vanderbilt Campus Dining codes.

  • Maintain clean and orderly work area and complete othergeneral cleaning duties, such as mopping/sweeping floors and emptyingtrash cans and clean equipment.

  • Report to management any safety hazards and equipmentin need of repair.

  • Assists in keeping the kitchen, refrigerators and storerooms sanitary and orderly by cleaning utensils, equipment, fixtures andwork areas.

  • Report to management any safety hazards and equipmentin need of repair.


  • Work in a team-driven environment, take direction,offer direction and assist with problem-solving.

  • Greet customers entering dining location and followFRESH customer service guidelines.


  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. regularly

  • Ability to bend, stoop and kneel while stocking shelves

AboutVanderbilt Benefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

AboutVanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

This position requires a High School Diploma or GED and 1 Year of experience or the equivalent.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 36581 - Markets Administration

Job: Service/Maintenance Staff

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action