Writing Assistant, Writer’s Block – Lumpkin Learning Center

Student Job - Tuition Position

Fall 2023

Facilitate writing studios as part of the fist year writing courses. Assist students from across campus with their written work.

Job Description

Writing Assistants have two primary functions:

  • Facilitate writing studios (WR 101/102) as part of first year writing (WR 111/112)
  • hold open hours in the evening in the Writer’s Block

As facilitators of writing studios, writing assistants help first year students:

  • understand assignments expectations
  • brainstorm and draft papers
  • guide students in meaningful conversation about each other’s work

Writing Assistants will also work shifts in the Writer’s Block in the evening where they will help students from across campus with their written work by:

  • providing feedback
  • helping students brainstorm and revise
  • conversing with students to help them understand how their written work may be improved


  • Earned a B- or higher in WR 111 and WR 112 (or equivalent)
  • Sophomore standing
  • Excellent work record to demonstrate reliability/dependability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively critique written work and foster discussion

To Apply

If you’re interested in this opening, you will need:

Submit the application by email to work@blackburn.edu or in-person to the Work Office.

Applications are due no later than Wednesday, April 19 at 5:00 pm.

Blackburn College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.