MSU Writing Center Graduate Tutor 

In the MSU Writing Center, our goal is to create a dynamic, collaborative environment that fosters and maintains a vibrant community of writers across the MSU campus. We offer graduate students one-on-one tutoring, writing groups, and workshops to support them as they work through the writing requirements of their programs and towards professional publication.

The Writing Center is currently seeking graduate students from any discipline who are excited to learn about writing and communication within multiple disciplines, to work one-on-one with graduate writers, and to facilitate graduate writing groups.  Successful candidates are personable, intellectually-engaged, community-oriented individuals who are strong readers and writers and can bring their wealth of knowledge of the writing conventions of their discipline to the Writing Center. Their work in the Writing Center will enhance not only their future classroom teaching but any writing they may do within their professional and civic realms.

 Graduate tutors will:

  • work with student writers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds;
  • support writers in a variety of contexts: face-to-face, online, one-on-one, in groups;
  • participate in rigorous, ongoing tutor education;
  • contribute to Writing Center operations and outreach;
  • commit to engage in related research and scholarship

This is a $14/hr paid position and requires a commitment of 10-18 hrs./wk. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an assistantship position; tuition and fees are not covered.

 Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and one professional reference to Positions are open until filled.

 Work Study Front Desk

The MSU Writing Center is looking for a student to cover the front desk during lunches and afternoons. This person will greet students, answer the Writing Center main phone line, make appointments, and assist students with the registration process. 

The person in this position will assist students and staff with the day-to-day activity of the Writing Center during lunches and the afternoon hours on weekdays when school is in session. Ideal schedule would be 10:30am- 12:30pm Monday through Friday and 3pm- 5pm Monday through Thursday. There is some flexibility to this schedule depending on the candidate’s availability. Duties include greeting guests of the space, answering the main phone line, taking messages as needed, assisting writers with the registration process, making appointments through the Writing Center’s scheduling system, and occasionally assisting with Writing Center events and promotion.

The student in this position must have work study awarded as part of their financial aid package. The candidate for this job should also be organized, have strong interpersonal skills, support the mission of the MSU Writing Center, and be able to graciously and effectively handle multiple guests or tasks.

Please drop off or email a cover letter and resume to Susan Andrus, MSU Writing Center in Wilson 1-114, Please contact Susan at 994-5315 or by email if you have any questions about the position.


Next Deadline for Undergraduate Tutor Applications: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Apply to be a Peer Writing Tutor!

Who are peer tutors?

Peer tutors at the MSU Writing Center are successful undergraduate students from a variety of colleges and majors. Writing tutors are personable, intellectually-engaged, community-oriented individuals who are strong readers and writers. 

What do Writing Center tutors do?

Peer tutors 

  • work with student writers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds;
  • support writers in a variety of contexts: face-to-face, online, one-on-one, in groups;
  • participate in rigorous, ongoing tutor education;
  • contribute to Writing Center operations and outreach;
  • commit to engage in related research and scholarship (tutors often have opportunities for conference travel as well). 

What are the job qualifications?

A successful applicant

  • has a 3.0 minimum GPA, 
  • is currently enrolled at MSU or Gallatin College (both part-time and full-time students are eligible),
  • is available Fridays 3:30-5:00 p.m. for required tutor education,
  • can work 12-18 hours/week.

Are tutors paid for their work?

Yes. Peer tutors earn $10/hour for the initial 4-week training period and $12/hour after that. All tutor education hours are paid.

How do I apply?

  1. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Writing Center as a writer before applying to be a tutor. Come in and find out what we're all about!
  2. You can fill out our online application form here. You will need the following to apply to the Writing Center:
    • a faculty member to write a recommendation for you,
    • your resumé,
    • a cover letter explaining why you want to be a Writing Center tutor, and
    • a 3-5 page academic writing sample (an excerpt of a longer piece is acceptable).
  3. Ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation in support of your application. If you entered their e-mail address into the online application form, they will receive an e-mail requesting their action, but it is also a good idea to talk to them personally. Faculty members, you can fill out the recommendation form here.

We accept applications at any time, but we typically hire twice a year, in April and November.

Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities: The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the selection process or an employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job. If you have such a disability and would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources office, 920 Technology Blvd. Suite A, MSU, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651.

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Veteran’s Preference: Montana States University complies with the Montana Veteran’s Public Employment Preference Act, Section 39, Chapter 29 MCA, and provides preference in employment to eligible veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives as specified in the Act. Applicants seeking to claim this preference should contact MSU Human Resources, at 994-3651 or access the form at Please note, in order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Important note: Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.