Employment Opportunities

Landscape Services staff planting a tree on Arbor Day
Landscape Services is hiring seasonal workers - see listings below!

MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities is Hiring!

IPF employs 1,200 staff and students to keep MSU's beautiful 5,200-acre campus and its hundreds of buildings running. We also employ some staff off campus at Hidden Lake Gardens and Kellogg Biological Station. See below for job openings for staff and students. If you have questions, contact us at IPF.HumanResources@msu.edu.

IPF is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive culture and hiring a diverse workforce. We use high-performing, leading-edge and safe practices to offer the best quality and value for our services.

Updated 5/22/2024

All Staff Full-time, Temporary and On-call Positions from careers.msu.edu

(See MSU Careers website for all current position postings; below may not be a complete list.)

Landscape Services

Transportation Services

MSU Bikes Service Center

Building Services Business Office

Real Estate and Capital Planning

Custodial Services

Surplus Store & Recycling Center

Power and Water

Benefits for Staff

Full and Part-Time Employees

Benefits

Full, Part-Time, On-Call/Temp Employees

Benefits
  • Access to MSU Intramural (IM) Sports Facilities (IM Sports West, IM Sports East, IM Sports Circle) 
  • Free on-campus CATA bus service
  • On- and off-campus employee discounts
  • Voluntary tax-deferred 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program (SRP)

Joining our team means becoming an essential part of a global university dedicated to advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Our work helps Spartans change the world.


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IPF offers many opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience.

Student Positions from handshake.com

(Go to Handshake website for all current student postings; below may not be a complete list)

Custodial Services

  • Student Inspector #8725858 (Onsite, $15/hour)
  • Custodial Event Worker #6385570 ($15/hour)
  • Custodial On-call Worker #6385494, M-F 5-9 a.m. ($15/hour)
  • Student Custodian, 4 shifts ($15/hour)
    • #6385641, M-F 4:30-8:30 p.m.
    • #6385629, M-F 6:30-10:30 p.m.
    • #8073266, M-F 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
    • #6385608, Su-Th 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

MSU Surplus Store & Recycling Center

  • Surplus Store Student Labor Assistant #8873434 (Onsite, $13/hour, 30-40 hrs/week in summer and 15-29 hrs/week during school year)

MSU Bikes

  • Student Clerical Assistant #8762875 (Onsite, $13/hour)

Landscape Services

  • Golf Course Horticulture Assistant #8723686 (Onsite, Apr.-Nov., $16.50/hour)
  • Grounds/Horticulture Assistant II #8723549 (Onsite, Apr.-Nov., $16.50/hour)

Hidden Lake Gardens (Tipton, MI)

  • Gardens & Grounds Maintenance Internship #8766878 (Onsite, $10-15/hour)
  • Conservatory & Greenhouse Maintenance Internship #8766924 (Onsite, $10-15/hour)

Maintenance Services

  • Mechanical Services - Maintenance Assistant II #8598907 (Onsite, $15/hour)
  • Electrical Services - Maintenance Assistant II #8598932 (Onsite, $15/hour)
  • Structural Services - Maintenance Assistant II #8598957 (Onsite, $15/hour)

Benefits for Students

Benefits
  • Real-world career experience in landscaping, planning and design, real estate, safety, construction, engineering, HR, finance, maintenance, mechanics, communications and more!
  • In 2004, Mary Jane and Theodore B. Simon, both graduates and life-long supporters of MSU, created an endowed scholarship fund to provide financial support for IPF-employed undergraduate students preferably majoring in Business or Engineering. All majors will be considered.
  • To qualify, you must have a 3.0 GPA or higher while being a full-time student, have documented financial need (determined by the MSU Office of Financial Aid), have a recommendation from a full-time IPF employee where you work, and be a student employee at IPF for more than a year. These requirements must be met each semester for up to three years. This is a renewable scholarship that will be applied to tuition costs.
  • Your completed application must be submitted prior to the annual deadline to be considered
Simon Endowed Scholarship

In 2004, Mary Jane and Theodore B. Simon, graduates and life-long supporters of MSU, created an endowed scholarship fund to provide financial support for IPF-employed undergraduate students preferably majoring in business or engineering. This is a renewable scholarship that is applied to tuition costs.

To qualify, you must:

  • be a full-time student employee at IPF for over a year,
  • have a 3.0 GPA or higher,
  • have documented financial need (determined by the financial aid office),
  • and have a recommendation from a full-time IPF employee where you work.

These requirements must be met each semester for up to three years.