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Now Hiring: Student Assistant for Online Book Listing -- THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

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Along with selling items on our physical sales floor, the MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center (SSRC) sells

thousands of items each year through our online platforms including msusurplusstore.com, Amazon and eBay.  Each of these items is researched for identification and price comparisons, as well as being tested for functionality and condition.  

Currently, the SSRC is in need of a few ambitious and self-motivated individuals to work as student assistants to do online listings. The ideal candidate will have some basic knowledge of online marketplaces, be able to write effectively and clearly, and enjoy working with a large range of merchandise. As the items we receive are as varied as antique African marimbas to football goal posts, this position requires someone who enjoys learning as they work and has a desire to sell just about anything.  We've even sold a train engine. 

Hours are flexible around your class schedule and the SSRC Online Department is open 7:20 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with infrequent opportunities to work weekend shifts.

Pay starts at $10.00.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify, research, and evaluate a large range of items
  • Perform basic testing of items for functionality and condition
  • Determine prices using online comparisons
  • Write brief, clear, and accurate descriptions to appear in online listing
  • Photograph and edit items for online listing
  • Relocate items using pallet jacks, hand trucks or by lifting 

Necessary Qualifications

  • Commitment to finding the best use for Surplus items and keeping them out of the landfill
  • Student must be currently pursuing a degree at Michigan State University
  • Able to work independently and efficiently in a busy environment
  • Basic knowledge of online marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, etc.
  • Frequent lifting of 50lb and infrequent lifting of larger weights
  • Photography and photo editing experience is a plus

To apply please send a resume to surpluss@msu.edu with Online Lister in subject.


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