Missouri State University Department of Hospitality Leadership Student Employment Opportunities

Hospitality Leadership

Student Employment Opportunities


Vino Cellars has a FOH position open with approximately 2-3 shifts per week. If the right person came along there is a possibility for a supervisor position as well. Hourly + tips; most currently average $14-$16 per hour.

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staffing2We are in need of banquet servers. Starting pay is $8.00/hour, and if eager and dependable, you can bump to $8.50 after 3-6 months. We work around school schedules, and you determine which shifts they want to pick up. You will also get to work at many different venues and see how each property goes through the process. It’s a great way to meet the right people and get a foot in the door.


Also, we are looking for Guest Service Agent for a large hotel in Springfield. The Guest Service Agent is responsible for providing guests with excellent service, as well as conducting registration and billing services in a professional, friendly manner. Responsibilities include greeting guests, perform check-ins and check-outs of guests daily, answering the telephone, making reservations, running daily reports, and ensuring organization at the front desk. Applicants must have experience in guest services, with a strong knowledge of Springfield and excellent computer skills. Knowledge of OPERA operating system is beneficial. Pay is $9.00/hour + incentive. Hours may include days, nights, and weekends, as well as holidays. Weekends are required.

If you are interested in applying, please complete an application at www.staffingplusspringfield.com, and refer to banquet server or guest service agent. Also, you need to reference that MSU Hospitality is who referred you.




We are having a special event on Saturday, October 15 from 6-9pm called Night at the Museum; it’s a fundraising event to help create scholarship opportunities for low income students so that all students can experience hands-on STEM education. We were hoping to get in contact with any student organizations within the Department of Hospitality Leadership that might be interested in volunteer opportunities for that evening, specifically working with our vendors at their food stations. We are looking for energetic students that want to learn about the operation of large special events from a hands-on, first-hand experience.  This is a unique opportunity for students to meet major donors and industry leaders of Springfield, and we would love for Hospitality Leadership students to be a part of this. Feel free to give me a call or send an email if I can answer any further questions—I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Jennifer Collins
Education & Marketing Coordinator
Discovery Center of Springfield




425 downtown

425 Downtown is currently looking for outgoing self-driven individuals to add to our Banquet Staff team. The position is part time with flexible hours, including weekends. Job includes setting up for special events, serving during the events, and clean-up and reset at the end of the night. Banquet, serving or catering experience preferred. If you are interested please e-mail your resume to info@425downtown.com.



O’Reilly Hospitality Management and O’Reilly & Preston Law Firm are looking for one runner to help both offices with simple office tasks and run errands, etc. The tentative hours are 10am-5pm Mon-Fri with some flexibility with class schedules. The pay rate will be minimum wage plus mileage. If interested, call (417) 890-1555 for details.


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