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On-Call and Temporary Employment

Custodial Services
On-Call and Temporary Employment

Contact: Mary Clark
Monday - Friday: 4:30PM - 1:00AM
Physical Plant Room 39

Provides cleaning services in MSU's academic, athletics, medical, and events buildings; locks and unlocks the buildings; operates swimming pools; replaces light bulbs and tubes; and performs similar minor building maintenance. The department's staff also sets up special events, assembles furniture and provides heavy trucking, labor, and equipment for certain heavy moving and delivery services.

Full-Service Temporary Hiring
Clerical Temporary Employment
Contact: Anna Barner
Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm 
110 Nisbet Building

Temporary Services provides temporary clerical employment for short-term assignments at MSU.

Step #1: Complete the general employment application through the MAPS website. The application can be found at After completing your application, please go to Human Resources Solutions Center office in 110 Nisbet to complete a Microsoft Office Assessment and Typing Test. Once you have taken the assessments and received a score of 70% or higher for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, and at least 50 WPM for the typing test, notify Human Resources that you would like your application and results given to Anna. 

Step #2: Contact Anna Barner at 517-884-0198 or to schedule an appointment to discuss temporary employment policies and opportunities. You may also email your resume to Anna for review.

Step #3: When Temporary Services receives your resume and testing information, we retain your electronic application on file. Pay rates for temporary employees vary according to the skill requirements of the assignment.

Self-Service Temporary Hiring

Departments also can choose to manage the temporary employee hiring process independently through the HR/Payroll System, which is part of the University's EBS or Enterprise Business Systems. To process a temporary employee hire through the EBS HR/Payroll system, an individual with an appropriate role in the unit, such as Unit Administrator, would log into EBS at the EBS Login Portal and initiate the hire.

Our self-service option is a good choice for units that want to handle their own candidate selection, hiring process, time entry and payroll processing for their temporary employee(s). If you have questions related to hiring a temporary employee through the EBS HR/Payroll System, contact:

Whitney Kowatch

Chanel Vaughn

Each individual department on MSU's campus hires temporary employees if needed. If you are interested in working for a particular department on campus, please contact them directly to see if they have any positions available. You can search MSU's main website, to get contact information for specific departments.

All Other Temporary and On-Call Employment

Residential and Hospitality Services
On-Call and Temporary Employment

Culinary Services (Residential and Retail Dining, Sparty's Coffee Shops and Convenience Stores, Food Stores, Bakery, Food Truck, Concessions and Linen Services)

Jessica Byrom

Duties will vary depending on position. Some common responsibilities include using proper preparation and culinary techniques to prepare and cook food. Staff may oversee, assist, and/or complete sanitation responsibilities including cleaning/washing dishes, sanitizing counters and kitchen surfaces, emptying trash, sweeping and mopping area, and other such related duties. Staff may also assist supervisors in maintaining food supply, inventory, planning meals, disposing of spoiled food, and other such tasks.

Residence Education and Housing Services (Facilities Management)

Barb Kolp

Provides routine cleaning services in residence halls and the areas within, such as offices, classrooms, laundry rooms, restrooms, and other such areas, including restocking, replacing, and cleaning of materials and supplies. Periodically cleans, scrubs, and refinishes floors. Assists with set up and tear down of special events: assembles/ moves furniture, PA systems and other such necessities.

Spartan Hospitality Group (Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Breslin Center, Forest Akers Golf Course, MSU Tennis Center, Spartan Signature Catering, Destination State)

Beth Fife

Potential opportunity exists for banquet servers, food preparation, kitchen sanitation; hotel housekeeping, front desk, maintenance, or clerical staff; Breslin Center ushers and event staff, and golf course attendants.

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