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Career Opportunities at the Georgia Center

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is hiring motivated, dependable, and team-orientated individuals for jobs that advance UGA’s mission of Public Service and Outreach. The Georgia Center, located on campus across from Stegeman Coliseum, is the campus hub for the development and administration of non-credit professional and continuing education courses as well as home of the only on-campus hotel.

Delivering exceptional levels of service to our customers, guests, and partners requires a talented and well-trained workforce, and we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the best employees.

We know you have a choice in where you work, and we want you to join us not only for a job, but also for an engaging opportunity to learn, grow, and serve others. Our standards of excellence and commitment to service start with our employees, which is why we invest in their professional development, career interests, and work/life well-being.

Current Open Positions

Food & Beverage | Hotel & Housekeeping
Sales & Event Management | Continuing EducationInternship

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Join our team of culinary professionals providing exceptional service in our onsite restaurants and catered events.
Banquet Setup Team Member
At the Georgia Center, our Banquet Setup team works to create the perfect atmosphere for large events and meetings. The Setup team member is responsible for set-up, maintenance, and breakdown of meeting and banquet rooms according to company standards.
Salary: $14.00 per hour minimum (commensurate with experience) Posting#: G/R19451P Click Here To View And Apply
Banquet/Restaurant Service Staff – Student and/or Temporary
The Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel’s Food and Beverage unit operates a variety of banquet options and onsite dining outlets to serve its UGA and non-UGA customers. As part of this comprehensive Food and Beverage operation, the Center offers served meals, buffet meals, receptions, banquet bars, a la carte deliveries, coffee breaks and off-site events for any and all meal periods and time frames. This person will be tasked with working entry level positions in all areas as business demands.
Salary: $12.75-$15 per hour (commensurate with experience and availability) Posting#: G/R06393P Click Here To View And Apply
Barista/Customer Service Associate
The Bistro Barista/Customer Service Associate position involves a friendly employee who can efficiently execute all service aspects of coffee brewing, specialty drink production, point of service functions, along with assisting the management team with product inventory records, order placement and other duties as needed.
Salary: $15.14 to $17.95 per hour (commensurate with experience) Posting#: S09092P Click Here To View And Apply
Assistant Catering Manager
This position is responsible for supervisory work in banquets and retail food service. Work involves assisting Georgia Center Banquet Manager and Restaurant Manager in planning, execution, and overall operations. Clerical duties will include the assistance in scheduling writing, inventory recording, and cash handling procedures while staying within budgeted guidelines.
Salary: $37,500 – $44,000 (Commensurate with Experience) Posting#: S09034P Click Here To View And Apply
Catering Chef
The Catering Chef will help manage the preparation and production of food, ensuring everything leaving the kitchen is representative of the high standards that exist within The Georgia Center. This position will assist with menu development, specify product standards, control, and maintain food inventories, adhere to recipes, and ensure smooth and safe operations. This position will also be expected to attend events as onsite chef.
Salary: $50,000 – $65,000 yearly; commensurate with experience Posting#: S08946P Click Here To View And Apply
Line Cook
This position is responsible for preparing and presenting all foods for the Savannah Room, to assist in banquets and help prep for large groups. Follow sanitation health standards. Keep clean all workspaces ready for certified inspection at any time. Work at catered offsite events and services.
Salary: $15.14 – $18.26 per hour Posting#: S08793P Click Here To View And Apply
Cook – Temporary
*This is a temporary position that will last less than 12 months and is not eligible for benefits. Temporary employees will be considered for full-time positions when they are available. The duties of this position include: kitchen prep (cutting meat and vegetables, preparing food for service, maintenance of event food levels), preparation of custom food for specific outlets within the Georgia Center and occasionally working with staff to help make and deliver banquet food to the event areas. All duties must be performed using the proper sanitation practices to keep area clean and ready for certified inspection at any time.
Salary: Minimum $13/hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R13180P Click Here To View And Apply
Dishwasher – Temporary
*This is a temporary position that will last less than 12 months and is not eligible for benefits. Temporary employees will be considered for full-time positions when they are available. The duties of this position include: washing dishes and kitchen wares manually or with machines, making sure dishes are cleaned, dried, and stored properly. Taking out trash from various stations within the kitchen. Perform all duties using the proper sanitation practices to keep area clean and ready for certified inspection at any time. To work in any other food service area as needed. To help prep for large groups.
Salary: $11.00/hour minimum; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R12663P Click Here To View And Apply

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HOTEL AND HOUSEKEEPING
Seeking team members who have a positive attitude, pleasing personality and strong work ethic that will be committed to making a difference and improving every day.
Housekeeping Supervisor
This position works with the housekeeping management team to create and maintain a customer-service oriented housekeeping team. This position supervises the work of housekeepers, housepersons, laundry workers and public area attendants in a 200-room hotel and large conference facility. This position has considerable latitude in carrying out regular responsibilities subject to established procedures, practices, and standards.
Salary:
$15.14 to $18.15 per hour Posting#: S09163P Click Here To View And Apply
Assistant Front Desk Manager
The Assistant Front Desk Manager assists the Front Desk Manager in leading a team of front desk and reservations professionals that provide exceptional service to guests and visitors of the Georgia Center. This position assists the Front Desk Manager in monitoring departmental performance, productivity, and budget in a 200-room hotel and will have primary responsibility for hiring, training, and developing the employee team. In addition, this position oversees daily operations of the hotel front desk including all guest transactions and interactions.
Salary:
$45,000 – $57,000 (commensurate with experience) Posting#: S09032P Click Here To View And Apply
Front Desk Supervisor
This position supervises and supports team members to ensure efficient and high-quality guest experiences. Additionally, this includes understanding all hotel room categories, room rates, packages, promotions and other product knowledge necessary to perform daily duties and help maximize revenue opportunities. Building strong relationships and cooperation with other hotel departments is a key component of the position.
Salary:
$15.14 per hour (minimum) Posting#: S08722P Click Here To View And Apply
Housekeeper
This position provides cleaning services primarily in hotel guest rooms. The housekeeper is responsible for responding to all guest requests appropriately, identifying and notifying appropriate parties of any maintenance issues, and maintaining accurate records of work performed and time spent. Housekeeper maintains his/her cart with the proper cleaning supplies, amenities, and linens. Housekeeper may be asked to work in other areas maintained by the housekeeping department (public areas, laundry, offices).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Dependable, responsible, honest, strong work ethic, positive attitude, ability work independently and as part of a team.
  • Work under time constraints and in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Demands

  • Typically clean 16 hotel rooms per day. Lift or move at least 30 lbs. Push, pull, or roll a 75 pound cart. Bend, lift, kneel and work with hands. Stand on feet and walk for long periods of time.
  • See dust, hair, lint and dirt. Smell odors to identify the source to clean. Attention to detail in cleaning and room presentation.

Salary: $15.40 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: S07176P Click Here To View And Apply

Housekeeper – Student and/or Temporary
Salary: $15.40 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R16401P Click Here To View And Apply

Housekeeper – Part-time weekends only
Salary: $15.40 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R16404P Click Here To View And Apply

Housekeeper – Temporary (Grad/Research/Student/Temp)
Salary: $15.40 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R11378P Click Here To View And Apply

Hotel Front Desk and Concierge – Student and/or Temporary
The Hotel Front Desk and Concierge position is responsible for front desk operations, assisting guests with general information, handling guest complaints, maintaining cash drawer, greeting guests and assisting with luggage, driving courtesy van, attendance and participation in training sessions and meetings.
Salary: $11.00 minimum; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R13927P Click Here To View And Apply

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SALES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
Join our team of professionals working to identify and serve groups meeting on campus, in the Heart of Athens and UGA!
Administrative Specialist I
The Administrative Specialist I position at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel serves as the primary administrative support for the Sales and Event Management Department. This position will assist with tasks that support event planning and management, registration support, record keeping, financial management, and reporting for the department.
Salary: $35,000 to $39,000; commensurate with experience Posting#: S08311P Click Here To View And Apply
Event Services AV Technician
The individual in this role needs to have an aptitude for technology and a desire to learn new technologies. This individual will provide support to Conference Events in providing technical assistance to presenters connecting to our AV Systems and will assist in monitoring and operating Hybrid meetings.
Salary: $15/hour minimum; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R16524P Click Here To View And Apply

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CONTINUING EDUCATION
Join our team of educational professionals to provide innovative lifelong learning opportunities to participants around the globe through our continuing education programs.
Enrollment Support Associate
The Georgia Center is seeking a talented, energetic professional to provide recruiting/ registration and marketing support in a fast-paced, professional, customer-focused, and results-driven environment. The Enrollment Support Associate will collaborate with program coordinators, education enrollment staff, and marketing staff on recruitment initiatives to drive enrollment growth in the Center’s portfolio of continuing education programs.
Successful Enrollment Support Associates will bring great energy, a contagious attitude, excellent follow-up with contacted leads, strong over-the-phone closing techniques along with persuasive and consultative selling skills. This position involves the counseling and selling program benefits, meeting deadlines for enrollment, a capacity to work autonomously within a structured team environment, excellent relationship building, and business development. The primary responsibility of the position is to guide prospective adult students through the enrollment process as well as the development of strategic recruitment and relationships with businesses, individuals, corporations, and professionals.
Salary: $35,000 – $37,000; commensurate with experience Posting#: S08284P
Click Here To View And Apply

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INTERNSHIP
Build upon your classroom studies through our paid internship program opportunities.
Majoring in Hospitality and Food Industry Management or other related academic programs? You will learn first-hand the Georgia Center operations throughout your internship experience. Our internship programs allow you to truly experience this dynamic industry from the ground up.

Interns will have the opportunity to assist the management team in the Hotel or Food & Beverage divisions by developing skills in all facets of the operation. This role will work with various departments within the Georgia Center to form a foundational understanding of how each department functions. Additionally, interns will work with the Hotel or Food & Beverage Team on the analysis of operational systems and processes.

To learn more please email Leta Salazar, Human Resources Manager.

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