Become a Consultant

A student and writing consultant work together in the Writing Center

Are you interested in joining a committed and engaged community of writers who work to support fellow writers? At the Writing Center, we look for consultants from all majors who are highly motivated and eager to learn. Writing Consultants work one-on-one with writers at all levels and from all disciplines, assist with outreach workshops and presentations, and participate in ongoing staff education. The consultant position is a paid position.  We interview and hire consultants at the end of the fall and spring semesters. 

The position has been posted on Husker Hire Link: please search for "Writing Center Consultant" to view the full posting and how to apply. 

To learn more about the consultant position, please attend one of our information sessions:

To apply to be a Writing Center Consultant, please submit the application form and supporting documents (instructions are included on the form). In addition, please ask a work supervisor or faculty member to fill out the reference form and return it directly to writingcenter@unl.edu.

Please note that preference in hiring is given to those who have taken or will take English 380: Writing Center Theory, Practice, and Research during their first semester of consulting. English 380 will be offered every fall semester beginning Fall 2017.

English 380: Writing Center Theory and Practice

Course Description

English 380 is designed to help you develop an understanding of writing center theory and practice. You will have the opportunity to observe consultations in the Writing Center, reflect on your own and others’ writing processes and experiences, explore the theoretical foundations of writing center work, and build your “grab bag” of one-on-one consulting strategies. The course will also ask you to engage in a substantial research project examining UNL’s writing culture. Students who successfully complete this course may apply for positions as consultants in the UNL Writing Center.