Employment at the Writing Center

Career Staff

There are currently no active, open recruitments at this time.

Current UW-Madison openings

Graduate Assistantships

Our Writing Center Teaching Assistantships for Fall 2023 are currently filled, but currently enrolled UW-Madison doctoral students are welcome to submit an application if they’d like to be considered for any openings that may become available in the future. Please email Dr. Nancy Linh Karls to ask questions, express interest in the position, and receive a link to the application.

You are also welcome to:

  • Visit this page if you would like to learn more about the different forms of instruction that we offer.
  • Visit this page to learn more about our overall mission.

Student Hourly Employment

There are currently no active, open recruitments at this time.

Current StudentJobs openings

Student Hourly Employment

Writing Center Receptionists (Undergrad Student Help)

We seek students from across all areas of the university, and we are especially open to hiring students early in their college programs. (Our past receptionists have majored in business, journalism, communication disorders, kinesiology, and political science, to name just a few.)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

No knowledge of the Writing Center is necessary prior to starting! We are looking for friendly students from all backgrounds who enjoy helping others. We need good listeners who are able to communicate clearly in person, over the phone, and via email and chat. Comfort with multitasking in a busy setting is important. Ample training is provided in the form of shadowing and having a staff person nearby to answer questions and support you as you learn more about the Writing Center’s programs and services.

We are looking for applicants who are eager to:

  • create a welcoming environment through presence, empathy, and active listening
  • help students connect with writing instructors, services, and resources
  • be committed colleagues and enthusiastic representatives of the Writing Center

A complete position listing is available on the Student Jobs employment site.

To Apply:

Please complete the online application process to be considered for the position. For questions about the position vacancy and role please email the hiring coordinator Stuart Henn.