Student Opportunities

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LWAG Student Committee

The LWAG Student Committee is a leadership program where students will design and curate a small program of events and projects in collaboration with Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Committee members advise on LWAG’s engagement with UWA students and work alongside staff to ensure a welcoming and accessible space for students. This is a volunteer position that includes monthly meetings, as well as other meetings as necessary.

Mission

  • Serve as representatives of UWA students to LWAG staff and advise staff on its relationship with UWA students
  • Work in collaboration with LWAG staff to develop new initiatives and public programs to engage UWA students
  • Serve as ambassadors of LWAG's mission, exhibitions and programs to UWA students and advocate for the gallery among friends, peers and the UWA community

Commitment

Committee members will meet with LWAG staff monthly on an evening and date to be determined. Members will ideally serve for one year; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Outcomes

  • Curate a series of student events, programs, and initiatives from an open EOI process
  • Gain experience and knowledge about how art galleries function – learn about the work that is done, the different roles within the organisation, and the cultural function of galleries
  • Learn about audience engagement, public programming, and CACD (Culture, Arts, and Community Development) work
  • Strengthen your interpersonal skills, including listening and collaborative work
  • Develop an understanding of the structures and roles of committees within not-for-profit and university organisations
  • Build confidence in your ideas and your ability to contribute to your community
  • On completion of the program, receive a UWA Careers and Employability Award and recognition on your supplementary transcript

Application

If you are interested in being a member, please fill out the application below and send it via email to gok-lim.finch@uwa.edu.au by Friday January 28, 2022, 5pm AWST. Please feel free to email Gok-Lim Finch if you have any questions.

Applications Due: Friday, 28 January 2022, 5pm AWST
Applicants Notified: Monday, 7 February 2022

2022 Application (PDF, 72KB)
2022 Application (DOCX, 33KB)

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Placement Positions

LWAG offers a number of different Work-Integrated Learning Placement positions for UWA students to get hands-on experience working alongside a staff member in the gallery. Positions include assisting on developing public programs, exhibitions, digital media, and marketing. Available positions vary semester to semester and are posted on UWA's Career Hub site and can be found by students here.

These positions give students hands-on experience working alongside a staff member assisting on tasks such as developing public programs, exhibition research, digital media and marketing.

The Gallery is currently accepting applications for the following positions for Semester 1 2021: 

  • Audience Development Assistant.
  • Research Assistant
  • Finance Assistant

To submit an application, please visit the UWA UniHub site.

Questions? Please contact Student Engagement Officer, Gok-Lim Finch, via gok-lim.finch@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 7477.

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