The SMART Learning Commons employs undergraduate students in a variety of positions. We support our employees both as students and as professionals by connecting training and job experiences to the University's Student Learning Outcomes and Student Development Outcomes. Paid and volunteer positions are both available. Some paid positions require work study eligibility, others may use work study awards but do not require them. 

Peer-Assisted Learning Facilitators

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) facilitators are undergraduates who lead group learning sessions for challenging undergraduate courses. PAL facilitators are supervised by the PAL Program Director.

Peer Tutor

Peer Tutors are undergraduates who provide academic tutoring for University of Minnesota students in math, chemistry, writing, physics, and more. Peer Tutors are supervised by the Individual Learning Services Coordinator.

  • The priority application deadline was Friday, March 23rd at 4PM for Fall 2018 vacancies.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and kept on file in the event of an unanticipated vacancy.
  • Learn more and APPLY HERE.

Peer Research Consultants - Now Hiring!

Peer Research Consultants are trained to provide one on one research assistance to first year students.

Student Media Consultant (no current openings)

We are not currently seeking job applicants, but if you would like to place your information on file for future possible job opportunities, feel free to send your resume to Charlie Heinz, Media Services Site Manager,

Student Media Consultants run the day-to-day operations of the Media Services and Information service desks at Walter, Wilson and Magrath Libraries. We process incoming media equipment and film reservations, circulate equipment and films, answer questions about how to record audio and video, troubleshoot technology, and answer general questions about the SMART Learning Commons. Pay rate is $10.15/hour. Students with Work Study are preferred. 

Successful candidates enjoy helping people, are eager to learn, and are reliable and responsible for their assigned shifts. See position description for more information.

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SMART Hours & Locations

Location: Room 204 | Map
Phone: 612-624-1584
Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
Location: Basement | Map
Phone: 612-626-8262
Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
Location: Room 75 | Map
Phone: 612-624-2125
Hours: The SMART room is available during library and extended study area hours.

Looking for group study space?

Rooms in SMART's Walter and Magrath locations can be reserved for two-hour blocks up to two weeks in advance.

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