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

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NOTE: This position has been filled and we are no longer accepting resumes. Thank you for your interest.

The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center (SSRC) receives more than 250,000 lb. of books and printed material

each year and our mission is to find the best use for them. One avenue is to make books available to the public online at msusurplusstore.com or Amazon.  This requires a staff of online book listers to efficiently research the books for price comparisons, evaluate the condition of each book, and ultimately to write a brief and clear description to appear online. The ideal candidate will be passionate about used books and keeping them in readers' hands. 

Hours are flexible around your class schedule and the SSRC Book Department is open 7:20 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (5:30 p.m. on Tuesday), with infrequent opportunities to work weekend shifts.

Pay starts at $9.25/hour.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assess value of books through web-based research
  • Write brief, clear, and accurate condition descriptions
  • Scan, photograph and edit images for online listing
  • Able to work independently and efficiently at a computer for extended periods

Necessary Qualifications

  • Student must be currently pursuing a degree at Michigan State University
  • Must be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about books
  • Basic knowledge of online marketplaces
  • Camera, photography and photo editing experience is a plus


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