Admission Application Reader


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Admission Application Reader
$25.00 Per Hour
Part Time
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
three years of application reading experience

The Office of Admission at Williams College is seeking applicants for the part-time, seasonal position of Admission Application Reader. Admission Application Readers are responsible for evaluating applications and making recommendations to the Admission Committee. All applications are evaluated electronically via a Committee-Based Evaluation (CBE) model in which Application Readers work in pairs. 


Admission Application Readers will work from about November 1 through the second week of March, with the bulk of their work concentrated during the period between early January and mid-February. With the exception of the occasional, scheduled evening or weekend commitment, all application reading takes place between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

A more detailed breakdown of the anticipated work schedule is as follows:

  • Early November (dates to be determined): 2-3 days of required, in-person training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • The week of November 13-17: Approximately 5-10 hours of application reading
  • December 14-22: Approximately 10-20 hours of application reading
  • Late November/early December (dates to be determined): Two 8-hour days of required committee attendance
  • Early January through the second week of February: An average of 20-35 hours per week of application reading
  • Mid-February through mid-March: A total of 10-15 hours of optional committee attendance


Familiarity with the nature and aims of a selective liberal arts college, as well as a bachelor’s degree or equivalent are required. One to three years of application reading experience at a selective college or university is strongly preferred. Experience in a higher education, secondary school or other relevant educational setting is welcome. Strong organizational skills, exceptional written communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and access to a strong internet connection are essential.

Admission Application Readers may work remotely, with the exception of the early November in-person training dates, but their work must be completed in MA, NY, VT, or CT to be eligible for the position. All Admission Application Readers will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. The hourly rate is $25.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Temporary work is subject to the needs of the College, and as such, may change at any time. Please visit to apply. 

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and participation in our testing program is required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

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