Work at the Writing Center

Writing Center Consultant Job Description

Role: Provide writing support to the URI academic community through peer tutoring.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Attend pre-service meeting during the first week of the semester
  • Tutor individuals or small groups
  • Continued praxis as discussed in WRT 353
  • Present and promote Writing Center services when and where needed
  • Attend weekly (or bi-weekly) professional development meetings
  • Participate in other ongoing training requirements, including written critical reflection and analysis of practice, and peer observations
  • Support receptionist functions as directed
  • Support Writing Center assistant when needed
  • Support other consultants as needed
  • Mentor and help train new student consultants
  • Stay current on Writing Center scholarship
  • Contribute to overall cleanliness of the Writing Center space
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must provide the names of two contacts (one must be of a professor) as references
  • Must be comfortable receiving constructive criticism for continued growth as consultant


  • Successfully passed WRT 353: Writing Center Theory & Practice


  • Positions may be available for pay or academic credit by enrolling in WRT 383: Field Experience in Writing Consultancy, for up to 3 graded, free elective credits.
  • Spring 2023 consultant pay rates start at $13.00/hr, with increases for leadership roles.


In order to be eligible to apply for any writing consultant positions, you must have successfully completed WRT 353: Writing Center Theory & Practice , a 4-credit seminar/practicum course offered through the Writing & Rhetoric department.

Please keep in mind that taking WRT 353 does not guarantee a for-pay or for-credit staff tutoring position.

To Apply:
Spring 2023 applications will open on December 1st, 2022!

If you have any questions, contact Heather Price at