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Full-Time Opportunities

Truck Operator/GM for 2023 Season

Food truck season is underway!  We are looking for an ambitious person to take charge of one of our food trucks for the 2023 season and beyond.   This is a Full Time position which primarily puts you in the food truck as it travels the state but time is also spent in our brick and mortar location in the off-season.   We are currently licensed to serve within the entire state of South Dakota.  

Duties include:

Learning all areas of Food truck management: kitchen operation, bookings, window service and POS (Point of Sale) operation, inventory management, staffing and scheduling. 

  • Kitchen operation
  • Bookings
  • Window service
  • POS (Point of Sale) operation
  • Inventory management
  • Staffing and scheduling

This position requires travel as no two venues and events are the same. We provide service for Public Events such as Concerts , parades, breweries, fairs and community festivals. Private events such as corporate parties, weddings, grad parties, birthday parties and class reunions. End game is the South Dakota State Fair. Help us get there! 

Food Service Management Certification will be provided through Servsafe, if you currently don’t have these credentials. Enrolled and paid for by Shorty's. Driver's License is required.

Pay is determined by experience in the food service industry. 

Must be open to working collaboratively with others and be able to handle a fast paced environment and open to travel.

Part-Time Opportunities: 

Window Servers

Window Servers provide customer service to patrons placing orders at the window.  This included accepting and processing payment, counting back change, and serving food items.  This also includes cashing out the register at the end of the shift to prepare deposits. Travel required.  


Cooks prepare and cook food in the food truck kitchen. You prepare a limited menu for both public and private events. Travel required.

Truck Prep

Truck Prep includes working in our commissary kitchen at our brick-and-mortar location to prepare all food to be loaded into the truck.   Hours are flexible. No travel required for this position.

SDSU Student Crew Members 2023-2024

If you are looking for a fun, flexible, rewarding collegiate work experience, Shorty's at South Dakota State University is the right fit for you!

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