Part-time Woodworker

Hiring Organization: Department of Forestry
Employment type: Part-Time
Application Due Date: November 30, 2023

The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is seeking a part-time (on-call) Woodworker (Trades Aide) to assist with crafting objects for display or sale as requested (e.g., coasters, plaques, etc.).  All tools will be provided.


  • Experience in woodworking or finish carpentry
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record may be required


Starting wage is $20/hour, commensurate with experience, up to 19 hours per week. 

Time Frame

The woodworker will work on an as-needed basis.

Working Conditions

The position will be based in the Natural Resources Building on MSU’s East Lansing, Michigan campus.  Conditions include standing, lifting less than 30-pounds, noise, and exposure to the sawdust and allergens as expected in a wood shop.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

To Apply

  • Apply to the position. 
  • Include a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience as well as your dates of availability, a portfolio with examples of your work, and three professional references with contact information (including email and phone number).
  • Questions may be directed to Richard Kobe at


Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University (MSU) is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. MSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.