Apply to Work at the Writing Center

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Desk Receptionist Positions

This position accepts work-study students only.

Do you love helping people get the support they need to thrive at Evergreen? Do you like to be at the center of a bustling environment rich with learning and compelling side conversation about odd factoids? You may be interested in becoming a Desk Receptionist for the Writing Center and QuaSR!

We seek to hire friendly and responsive individuals to be receptionists. The receptionists' duties include taking information from students and entering it into a database, scheduling appointments both in person and on the phone, answering basic questions about the Writing Center and QuaSR, and helping keep the Centers’ reception desk in good working order. Receptionists also will answer questions about scheduling and the tutors' specific areas of interest. They also attend occasional meetings with other staff.

Qualifications

This position accepts work-study students only.

Applicants should be welcoming and encouraging, responsible, organized, and community-minded. They should have strong attention to detail, be quick to ask clarifying questions, possess good time-management and task prioritization skills, and take pride in their work and the work of the Writing Center and the QuaSR communities. The receptionist will be working with people in person, on the telephone, and on computers. They will need to possess excellent communication skills!

How to Apply

To apply, fill out a

 and drop it off at the Writing Center in LIB 2304 or by email at birksa@evergreen.edu.

Our hiring process will begin in August, 2019. If you would like to drop off an application for us to have on-hand should our staffing change in the 2018-2019 school year—or for the 2019-2020 school year, you are welcome to do so. Thank you! 

Hours and Pay

Applicants may apply for up to 12 hours per week with this position and are paid from their Work Study Award at $11.50/hr. 

Peer Writing Tutor Positions

Are you a curious person who loves to help others? Do you want to apply the practices you learned while in Cultivating Voice to actual sessions with your peers? Are you eager to grow as a student of writing, tutoring, and—by way of conversation with a wide variety of students—all topics taught at Evergreen? You may be interested in interviewing to become a peer tutor at the Writing Center!

Tutoring responsibilities include meeting with student writers at appointed times, applying concepts and practices learned in Cultivating Voice in sessions, supporting the Center's work by completing independent and collaborative projects, and participating in reflective practices to support tutor growth.

Qualifications

Students interested in becoming a peer tutor at the Writing Center are required to take a two-credit course, Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor’s Craft, offered every Spring. Please refer to the Cultivating Voice course description in the current academic year's Evening and Weekend catalog. 

Applicants should be welcoming and encouraging, responsible, organized, and community-minded. They should have strong attention to detail, be quick to ask clarifying questions, possess good time-management and task prioritization skills, and take pride in their work and the work of the Writing Center.

Bilingual (or multilingual) Spanish speakers may be interested in applying their skills to our Spanish Writing Sessions Pilot

How to Apply

Taking Cultivating Voice does not guarantee employment at the Writing Center. At the end of the class, interested students interview for a paid internship the following Fall. After the internship, intern tutors interview again for permanent positions.

Hours and Pay

During their first year, new tutors may work a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 hours per week. After that, tutors may work between 8 and 19 hours per week. Tutors earn $12.00 an hour.