Learning Commons Student Employment Opportunities


Welcome! We're glad you are interested in joining the Learning Commons Team! Please select from the following student employment opportunities to see a job description and find out how to apply. All Learning Commons student positions require both an application and an interview.

Modern Language Support - Conversation Partner

Modern Language Conversation Partners meet students by appointment individually or in small groups to practice speaking a language in an immersive environment. Conversation topics may be chosen/directed by faculty members teaching a class or can be open-ended. Conversation partners are responsible for attending their appointments consistently and punctually, recording appointments when requested by students, communicating effectively in the target language during each appointment at a level the student can understand, communicating with faculty about the appointment if needed or required, and reporting to Learning Commons staff regarding logistical employment procedures.  If you have a desire to engage and serve the campus community while working independently and are responsible, this position might be right for you!

All Conversation Partner applicants must be a UNK student (Undergraduate and Graduate students encouraged to apply), be a native speaker of the target language or a highly proficient heritage or acquired-language speaker who has traveled abroad to a country which speaks the target language, have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and communicate proficiently both in English and in the target language

Applications are always being accepted and are available in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Library or by clicking the button below. A more detailed job description is included in the application packet.

Modern Language Support - Conversation Partner

Modern Language Event/ Table Coordinator

Modern Language Event/Table Coordinators plan and oversee weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly activities which promote the understanding of, usage of, and appreciation for a modern language on the UNK campus. If the Coordinator works with an Event/Table Assistant, they meet at least once weekly to collaboratively plan and prepare events/ table sessions. Coordinators work closely and consistently with faculty to select and promote events/ table sessions throughout the semester, including possibly aligning plans with course curriculum. The Coordinator reports to and cooperates with Learning Commons Associate Directors, Assistant Directors, and/or Office Associates in order to facilitate events/table sessions. If you are creative, enjoy working collaboratively and independently, and have a desire to engage and serve the campus community, this position might be a good fit for you!

All modern language event/table coordinators must be a UNK student (Undergraduate and Graduate students encouraged to apply), be a native speaker of the target language or a heritage or acquired-language speaker who has traveled abroad to a country which speaks the target language, have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, communicate clearly both in English and in the target language, and demonstrate appreciation for the target language and its culture/s.

Applications are always being accepted and are available in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Library or by clicking the button below. A more detailed job description is included in the application packet.

Modern Language Event/Table Coordinator

Modern Language Event/Table Assistant

Modern Language Event/Table Assistants support Modern Language Event/Table Coordinators in offering weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly activities which promote the understanding of, usage of, and appreciation for a modern language on the UNK campus. Assistants meet with the Coordinator at least once weekly to collaboratively plan and prepare events/ table sessions. Assistants are responsible for various responsibilities related to events/table sessions as delegated by the Coordinator. If you are creative, enjoy working collaboratively and independently, and have a desire to engage and serve the campus community, this position might be a good fit for you!

All modern language event/table coordinators must be a UNK student (Undergraduate and Graduate students encouraged to apply), be a native speaker of the target language or a heritage or acquired-language speaker who has traveled abroad to a country which speaks the target language, have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, communicate clearly both in English and in the target language, and demonstrate appreciation for the target language and its culture/s.

Applications are always being accepted and are available in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Library or by clicking the button below. A more detailed job description is included in the application packet.

Modern Language Event/Table Assistant

Peer Subject Tutors

Subject Tutors work directly with students in small group and one-on-one settings to help students become more confident and independent in their academic work.  Tutors are responsible for asking students questions and inviting them to perform tasks that ensure active learning and problem solving. Tutors help students identify and evaluate important study skills and develop a plan for improvement. Tutors refer students to other appropriate resources to help support their growth, including faculty members, study groups, Success Coaches, and advisors. If you enjoy working collaboratively and independently, and have a desire to engage and serve the campus community, this position might be a good fit for you!

Applicants must be registered at UNK and have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA with a 3.2 GPA in the area(s) they tutor. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Applicants will need to have completed at minimum the 100 and 200 level courses of the subjects they wish to tutor, though most tutors have completed 300 and 400 level courses as well. Recommendation forms (included in the Tutoring Application) completed by faculty members in the subject area(s) you wish to tutor and by your academic adviser are a key factor in determining eligibility.

Tutors meet throughout the semester to for training and to identify compassionate and effective responses to students' needs. These meetings are determined prior to or early in each academic semester according to the best possible scheduling for all tutors.

Applications are always being accepted and are available in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Library or by clicking the button below.

Peer Tutor Application

Study Group Leader

Study Group Leaders (SGLs) coordinate with tutors to lead group-based study sessions for a particular course. They are responsible for communicating consistently with tutors to be thoroughly prepared for each study group session. SGLs work with Learning Commons staff to determine the best days and times for study group sessions based on student availability and interest. SGLs use group-facilitation techniques to ensure that students have opportunities to become more independent and confident in their studies. If you enjoy working collaboratively and independently, and have a desire to find creative ways to engage and serve the campus community, this position might be a good fit for you!

Applicants must be registered at UNK and have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA with a 3.2 GPA in the subject the tutor wishes to support. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.  Recommendation forms (included in the Tutoring Application) completed by a faculty member in the subject area(s) you wish to tutor and by your academic adviser are a key factor in determining eligibility.

Applications are always being accepted and are available in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Library or by clicking the button below.

Study Group Leader Application

Welcome Desk Assistants

Welcome Desk Assistants are the first, friendly faces visitors see when they come to the Learning Commons. Their duties include scheduling appointments for students in person and over the phone, fielding inquiries from students about the Learning Commons, ensuring students sign in and out for Learning Commons time, and completing various office duties as assigned.

If you are interested in becoming a Learning Commons Welcome Desk Assistant, please click the link below to print an application or stop by the Learning Commons on the second floor in the Library.

Welcome Desk Assistant Application

Supplemental Instruction Leaders

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders work directly with students enrolled in one course using collaborative learning techniques, including activities and games, to help students master study skills and course content. SI Leaders attend the SI class every class period, work with the instructor to identify concepts to review, develop lesson plans for each SI session, and host three hours of SI sessions weekly. SI Leaders also participate in training at the beginning of and throughout the semester.

Applicants must be registered at UNK and must have successfully completed the course for which they wish to be an SI Leader (usually a B+ or above in the course). Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Applicants should be available to work 10 hours a week. Recommendations (included in the SI Leader Application) completed by the faculty member teaching the SI course and by your academic advisor are key factors in determining eligibility.

Schedules will be determined by the SI Leader and SI supervisor at the start of the semester. SI sessions will be scheduled according to students’ schedules as well as that of the SI Leader.

Applications are always being accepted and are available in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Library or by clicking the button below.

Supplemental Instruction Leader Application

Writing Center Tutors

Writing Tutors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are certified through the International College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). As they progress in their training and experience, tutors learn to balance assertiveness and empathy, recognize and accommodate learning preferences, and promote better writing habits. Visitors to the WC bring all kinds of writing from across the curriculum for help with brainstorming, development, organization, editing, and more. If you have excellent oral and written communication skills, then writing tutoring could be a great job for you!

Applicants must be registered at UNK and have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA with a 3.2 GPA in all college level writing intensive courses. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. A faculty recommendation and academic writing sample are key factors in determining eligibility.

Tutors meet throughout the semester for training and to identify compassionate and effective responses to students' needs. These meetings are determined prior to or early in each academic semester according to the best possible scheduling for all tutors.

Applications are always being accepted and are available in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Library or by clicking the button below.

Writing Center Tutor Application