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Application FAQ

Is there a paper application? Do I have to apply online? 
MPS is no longer accepting paper applications. You have to apply online using the Minneapolis Public Schools system, Success Factors. You must have an email address to set up an account. Make sure it is an email address that you check frequently because you will receive updates on your application. 
Is a cover letter and resume required? 
The online application requires you to upload a resume and a cover letter. Please do not let this scare you! Our positions involve cooking, assembling, and serving delicious and nutritious food to children—not creating fancy resumes. If you do not already have them, here are examples of a simple cover letter and resume that you are welcome to use as a starting point.
If I get stuck is there someone who can help me?
If after reviewing our website and these frequently asked questions, you are still stuck, we are here to help. Please contact Anita Clare, Training Specialist, 612-668-2860.
What are the minimum qualifications? 
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Ability to pass a background check.
What happens after I submit my application?
After you submit your application online, MPS Human Resource staff will review your application materials. This can take up to several weeks--thank you for your patience. MPS will notify you after the review process to let you know if you are advancing in the application process and invited for an interview. 
How will I learn if I am invited to an interview?
You will receive a phone call from MPS Culinary Wellness Services to schedule your interview. Please make sure your phone number is listed correctly (xxx-xxx-xxxx) on your application. If your email address or contact information changes after you submit your application, please update your application by logging back into Success Factors.
Where will I go for the interview?
MPS Culinary & Wellness Services will send you an email interview confirmation that will include details and instructions for interviews. Due to COVID-19, MPS Culinary & Wellness Services is not conducting in-person interviews at this time. Initial interviews will be done over the phone, and second interviews will be held virtually on Zoom or a similar virtual platform. If an applicant is not able to participate in a virtual interview, alternative accommodations may be considered.
COVID-19 Update: MPS Culinary & Wellness Services is currently scheduling in-person interviews, but interviews can be held virtually by request of the applicant.