Cultural Precinct

Student placement: Collections research assistant

Further Information


Please direct all enquiries regarding the CCWA Collections and Research placement to:

Gemma Weston
Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

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The Cultural Precinct is seeking enthusiastic students to join the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery team as part of a structured learning placement. The placement will offer students learning opportunities in specialist areas over the semester period.

*The Cultural Precinct is not currently accepting applications for the Collections and Research Placement*

The Collections and Research placement involves utilising the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art (CCWA) library to produce a research database or document listing available sources of information on artists and collection themes, as well as assisting in cataloguing and categorising CCWA library resources.

The position will suit a student in the field of art history, archives, records or collections management.

Skills required

  • Sound knowledge of Australian art history
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated strength in research, analysis and interpretation

Duties involve

  • Cataloguing library resources, checking against database, adding new or unlisted resources
  • Cataloguing sources of information on specific collection artists and themes and the depth and relevant of those sources
  • Categorising library resources according to theme and content, developing a a function framework of categorisation in consultation with the CCWA curator
  • Reporting on deficits of library resources and areas in which collection research resources need to be developed

Learning outcomes

  • Developed research skills and knowledge of Australian art history
  • Demonstrable critical analysis, interpretation and classification of information
  • Developed knowledge and understanding of the Cruthers Collection of Womens' Art and of discourse related to women's art


Recommended - 100 hours per semester.


The Cultural Precinct is not currently accepting placements for the Collections and Research Placement*