Work in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district, Vancouver School District No. 39.  Set in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators, progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students.

 The VSB Welcomes Applications for:  On-Call Cafeteria & Food Service Workers

Elementary School Hot Lunch Programs & Secondary School Cafeterias (September start date)

Cafeteria Teacher’s Aide 1 Salary: $25.97 (+14% in lieu of benefits)
Food Service Worker Salary: $21.51(+14% in lieu of benefits)

   Applicants must be available to work Monday to Friday between 7:00am and 3:00pm


In Elementary schools, reporting to the school Principal/Vice-Principal you will prepare simple desserts and food accompaniments, serve meals, order, receive, store and inventory supplies, train and supervise students with meal service, clean and sanitize the kitchen and serving areas, as well as maintain records for the program. 

In Secondary schools, under the direction of the Cafeteria Kitchen Work Leader, you will provide assistance in food preparation, assist in setting up luncheon entrees and desserts, serve students, perform cashier duties, clean and sanitize areas and equipment, and assist in stock taking and inventory.



  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Extensive knowledge of kitchen and food service operations
  • Experience working in a medium to large size restaurant or cafeteria
  • Valid Food Safe Certificate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to maneuver heavy objects (min. 25 lbs.)
  • Experience working as a cashier
  • Ability to use email to place food orders with vendors
  • Completion of an instructor's program in baking is an asset

Your application MUST include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 References-must be your last three direct supervisors/managers (full name, email and phone numbers) that you have worked with. We do not accept friends or colleagues as references. 

Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application.  We will contact applicants directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information.

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices.  You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community.




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