Employment

Digital Knowledge Center Tutor applications are always open. Once submitted, applications will be reviewed by a Hiring Committee of Digital Knowledge Center tutors and the Digital Knowledge Center Director. The Digital Knowledge Center hires only twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Applicants for the Digital Knowledge Center should be:

  • University of Mary Washington students with a GPA of 2.00 or above and have completed 75% of their attempted classes (determined by the UMW Office of Student Employment),
  • Interested in digital technology, 
  • Devoted to tutoring a diverse group of peers digital tools, 
  • and excellent at customer service.

Applicants do not have to be experts in digital technologies to apply to the Digital Knowledge Center as the DKC will train new hires at the two mandatory training sessions a year. While in the employment of the Digital Knowledge Center, tutors are also expected to self-direct their learning of the other digital tools the Digital Knowledge Center tutors in. But what is the work of a Digital Knowledge Center tutor? Tutors…

  • Teach their classmates digital technologies one-on-one or in small groups,
  • Visit classrooms to teach relevant digital tools and topics,
  • Work independently and collaboratively on digital projects assigned to them by the Digital Knowledge Center Director.

Tutors typically arrive on campus the weekend before the fall and spring semesters begin to complete training. However, the Digital Knowledge Center does have limited positions available over the summer to accommodate for summer classes. The Digital Knowledge Center expects tutors to AT ALL TIMES to follow the requirements listed in the Honor Code, the Student Employment Handbook, the Student Code of Conduct, the Network and Computer Use Policy, and all other UMW policies.

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