The AVRC is committed to supporting the students within SSAC and offers several opportunities for students to gain practical experience working with audio-visual collections.

Work-Study Placements

Academic year:

Each year, the AVRC offers several part-time audio-visual collections assistant jobs to undergraduate students. The successful candidates generally work on a variety of projects, including collections-based activities such as digitizing analogue media, creating database records for new digital media, appraisal and deaccessioning of audio-visual materials, and reorganizing collection storage areas.

Please note that the AVRC only hires OSAP-funded students who are approved for positions through Carleton’s Work Study program. The Work Study Application can be found on Carleton Central under Student Services, Awards and Financial Assistance. Interviews generally take place during the first two weeks of the fall term.

Please note that the application for the 2023-2024 Work Study program (available through the Undergraduate Online Application Forms system on Carleton Central) will be open on September 1st, 2023. Apply early to ensure that you are approved for a Work Study position. 

The AVRC is also assigned one to three graduate research assistants each year.


In the summer, the AVRC usually hires one or two audio-visual collections assistants through the YCW Summer Work Experience Program (subject to funding). The job description is usually posted in the early spring.

Practicum Placements

The AVRC offers practicum placements to undergraduate or graduate students in each of the fall and winter terms. Before the beginning of each term, students should indicate their interest to their respective program’s practicum supervisor, who will advise the AVRC of potential placements. Candidates will then be interviewed by AVRC staff. Practicum projects are developed based on the student’s background and interests as much as possible.

For more information about the practicum programs, please refer to the Art & Architectural History, Film Studies and Music practicum websites.