Baker II, UM Campus Dining



Campus Dining at the University of Montana invites applications for an extraordinary opportunity. We have an opening for a Baker II to join our team. The Bear Claw Bakery at UM creates desserts, pastries, and a wide variety of specialty bakery products for the campus community. This position will act as a lead for student employees and report directly to the Executive Sous Chef.

Required Skills
  • Experience with high-volume bakery production operations, equipment, and routine equipment maintenance
  • Experience working with college-age students as employees and effectively training employees new to the workforce
  • Experience with high-volume baking
  • Experience and expertise in dessert preparation, cake decorating, and baking bread, rolls, and specialty breads
  • Ability to drive delivery vehicles. The candidate must have or be able to obtain a Montana driver’s license
  • Management ServSafe Certification or the ability to obtain certification within one year of employment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at a professional level


Minimum Required Experience
  • High School diploma and three (3) years of directly related work experience, two of which were in a high-volume or boutique bakery operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Preferred Experience
  • Professional management and supervisory experience in a high-volume bakery
  • Ability to envision and create a variety of bakery products utilizing local ingredients


About UM Campus Dining and UM

UM Dining supports student success through superior cuisine, exceptional dining experiences and sustainable business practices.

Shared Values and Guiding Principles

  • NOURISHMENT: We serve wholesome, high quality, and nutritious food.
  • GUEST SERVICE: The people we serve are our guests. We will exceed our guests’ expectations.
  • SUSTAINABILITY : We commit to local, regional, and global environmental stewardship through sustainable business practices and agricultural economic development in Montana through the UM Farm to College Program.
  • PROFESSIONALISM : We exhibit passion, excellence, integrity, loyalty, responsiveness, and innovation in the pursuit of our profession. We affirm, cultivate, and value our employees through professional development.
  • DIVERSITY : We respect and celebrate the contributions, rights, and dignity of our diverse employees and guests.
  • PARTNERSHIPS: We cultivate collaborative and financial partnerships with our on- and off-campus colleagues in support of the University’s mission.
  • FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: As a self-operated dining department, we maintain profitability to meet our obligations as a self-funded state auxiliary account. We are entrepreneurial in our exploration and development of new revenue opportunities.


The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and has a student body of approximately 10,000 undergraduates and graduates, including more than 1,500 students of color and more than 900 international students and scholars from more than 70 countries. We encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disability preference in accordance with state law.

Nestled in at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River, UM campus is described as one of the most beautiful in the US. The region boasts unparalleled year around recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and culture community. UM offers a unique opportunity for professional growth in a magnificent environment. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.




Position Details

Position Title: Baker II

Position Number: 107100

Department: UM Campus Dining

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 4:00 am to 12:30 pm, 12 months/year, Position requires an alternative work schedule.

Salary: $14.946/hrCurrent employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department .

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).


How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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