Employment at the Writing Center

Thank you for your interest in Writing Center employment.

We are currently hiring Writing Center receptionists! 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

We work around student schedules and create set schedules for the whole semester (so you have regularity and certainty in your weeks). Receptionist shifts are typically 2-4 hours in length (with a total of 5-9 hours per week), and occasional evening and weekend hours may be available for those who are interested. This is an in-person, on-site role. No knowledge of the Writing Center is necessary prior to starting.

Here is a link to the full job posting, which includes a link to apply.

Applications are due by January 4, 2023 with the positions beginning on/around January 20, 2023.

Our Writing Center Teaching Assistantships for Spring 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.