Learning Commons

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.

Language Table Coordinators

Language Table Coordinators work directly with students in small group settings and lead a team of Tutors and/or Discussion or Pronunciation Leaders in planning and orchestrating games and activities for each Language Table session. Language Table Coordinators meet weekly with their team to collectively plan and prepare that week’s session/s. Language Table Coordinators also work with Discussion and/or Pronunciation Leaders to create their weekly schedules, and may be involved in interviewing Discussion and/or Pronunciation Leader applicants. If you possess great organization and people skills and want to help others learn another language, this position might be right for you!

All Language Table Coordinators must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and communicate clearly both in English and in another language. Applicants must also submit faculty references and a personal reference (forms included in packet).

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.

Language Table Coordinator Application

Language Table Discussion and Pronunciation Leaders

Language Table Discussion and Pronunciation Leaders help plan and facilitate games and activities for each Language Table session under the supervision of the Language Table Coordinator. Discussion and Pronunciation Leaders meet weekly as a team with the Language Table Coordinator to collectively plan and prepare that week's session/s. If you possess great people skills and want to help others learn another language, this position might be right for you!

All Language Table Discussion and Pronunciation Leaders must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and communicate clearly both in English and in another language. Applicants must also submit a faculty reference and a personal reference (forms included in packet).

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.

Language Table Discussion & Pronunciation Leaders Application

Peer Subject Tutors

Peer Subject 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, manage group dynamics, recognize and accommodate learning preferences, and promote better learning habits. If these sound like skills you want to develop, then tutoring is 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 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

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