Undergradute Writing Tutors
Our Writing Workshop is staffed by U-M Sweetland faculty and our Peer Writing Centers are staffed by U-M undergraduate students through our Peer Writing Consultation Program. Because of the way these services are structured, we currently do not offer independent tutoring positions or employ graduate students in these positions.
If you are an undergradute student at U-M interested in working at our Peer Writing Centers, please see our Peer Writing Consultant Program page for details on becoming a paid Writing Consultant. Starting pay is $11/hr with opportunities for raises as well as other paid tutoring opportunites. Consultants generally work 4-8 hours/week with opportunities for additional hours.
Undergraduate Student Positions (Work-Study)
Sweetland offers two types of employment for U-M undergraduate work-study students:
- Peer Writing Center Receptionists are based in our main Peer Writing Center in Angell Hall G219. The current pay rate is $10/hr. Hours of employment fall within the Peer Writing Center hours of operation with students working approximately 10 hours/week.
- Sweetland Center for Writing Office Assistants work out of our faculty offices in 1310 North Quad. The current pay rate is $9.50/hr with students working approximately 10 hours/week. Hours of employment fall within Writing Workshop hours of operation.
We offer Sweetland Summer Internships to graduating Sweetland Minor in Writing students and Peer Writing Consultants. Applicants must be 2019 graduates or seniors in Fall 2019 and have completed Writing 220 or Writing 301. Interns work 15-20 hours per week between 8am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday, and earn $14/hr. This position runs from mid-May to mid-August.
Interns work closely with each other and Sweetland staff and faculty on several writing center initiatives, which may include but are not limited to:
- visiting classes and campus organizations to promote Sweetland services;
- collaborating on special projects (e.g. podcasts, videos, text for website, Peer Writing Consultant Program materials, Minor in Writing materials, online writing and tutoring resources, etc.);
- and other projects dependent on the interns’ specific interests and skills.
Some general office work, such as filing and making copies, may also be required.
Interns should possess excellent oral and written communication skills; be able to multitask, prioritize, think creatively, take initiative, work both independently and collaboratively, and be proactive, innovative, organized, and intellectually curious.
Strong interest in composition studies and writing center work, good design sense, and strong new media skills are required. Experience conducting research is desired. Familiarity with some of the following applications preferred: Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Apps, and iMovie.
How to apply
Next deadline to apply: April 2020. Application will be posted here. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.
All employment inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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