Work at the Writing Center

Writing Center tutors in office

Work at the Writing Center

The Writing Center is now accepting applications! Click here to apply. Thank you for your interest!

If you are an undergraduate student who loves writing and has a passion for helping others, a job as a Writing Center tutor might be perfect for you! Writing Center tutors are trained to assist any undergraduate student with any writing task at any stage of the writing process. Tutors strive to help students become better writers rather than merely improving individual essays. If you have any questions about working at the Writing Center, email us at

Writing Center Tutor Duties

Qualifications and Preferences


  • Assist clients with invention, drafting, revising, and editing strategies with examples
  • Perform administrative, promotional, and professional development tasks
  • Maintain consistent and reliable attendance


  • Must be at least a second semester first-year to apply
  • Undergraduate students of all majors are welcome to apply 
  • Excellent writing abilities, specifically in academic writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to get along with coworkers
  • Openness to professional development and self-improvement


  • Attend weekly staff meetings, Tuesday 5pm-6pm
  • Promote and participate in Writing Center-sponsored activities, projects, and events
  • Participate in pre-semester orientation training
  • Perform class visits to promote the Writing Center to Messiah students
  • Support the smooth running of the Writing Center
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Past experience visiting the Writing Center
  • Past experience in formal or informal peer tutoring (e.g., tutoring at school or helping friends with papers informally)
  • Interest in writing and/or Writing Center theory and practice

Please Note

The Writing Center now offers Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) credit to interested tutors. For more information about ELI and the Writing Center, please email us at