Writing & Reading Center Employment

Working in the Writing & Reading Center (WRC) is an opportunity that provides academic and professional growth. Not just for English majors, the WRC gives all employees experience mentoring fellow students, engaging with a variety of writing assignments across the college's academic disciplines, facilitating small group workshops, presenting at academic conferences, and preparing for multiple careers. Successful WRC Readers are not only adept at writing, but are able to communicate effectively with fellow students.

Teaching Assistants must have completed English 111 and receive a recommendation from their ENG 99/108 and/or ENG 111 instructor for consideration. Scheduled as peer workshop facilitators for ENG 99/108 classes, these student employees generally work 4-6 regularly scheduled hours a week in their first semester and often convert from TA status to Reader status after completion of ENG 112 at NMC. 

Readers must have completed English 111 and 112 (or the equivalent) and receive a recommendation from an instructor (for current NMC students, preferably their ENG 112 instructor). Scheduled on a regular weekly basis for a given semester, hours are flexible around WRC readers' class schedules and can occur any time that the WRC is open. Student employees cannot work more than 20 hours a week, though the average in the WRC is closer to 10.

Training will be provided for all employees both before each semester and throughout the year. See the job description (PDF) for more information.

Based on ENG 111 and 112 faculty recommendations, applications to work as a new student teaching assistants or student readers in the WRC are solicited during the Spring semester each year. If you are interested in applying for a position as a student reader for the 2023-24 or 2024-25 academic year, our application process usually gets underway in spring and continues through the summer. If you have any questions, please email Sarah Wangler, WRC Director, at swangler@nmc.edu for details.