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Research Assistant, Brisbane

ARTD research assistants contribute to research and evaluation projects in the human services sector, including for justice, housing and child protection agencies. Our research assistants are vital to the efficient and effective daily running of our office, working as part of a team to deliver quality products and services, meet business objectives and to maintain ARTD’s reputation and the quality of our deliverables.

The fundament skill of an evaluator is to make meaning from a diversity of data sources (including interviews, documents and quantitative data). You will be asked to support the senior team to synthesise and analyse key data to answer evaluation questions.

You will love this role if you are proactive and curious, with the desire to do something different every day. It will be easiest to do this work if you have excellent attention to detail.

You will be joining a small team of six, with staff in Brisbane and Sydney. Your role will be based in our Brisbane office (Queen Street) Your ability to communicate proactively and positively – including remotely – will be a key part of your success.

We are committed to professional growth and you will be supported by senior staff to develop a plan for your professional development within the scope of available projects, interests and your existing skills. You will participate in weekly team meetings and be invited to join our quarterly staff meetings and professional development sessions in our Sydney office.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Assisting senior staff to write high quality reports and produce other research outputs to a high standard
  • Doing basic quantitative or qualitative data entry, management and analysis
  • Supporting senior staff to arrange workshops and interviews, including any travel arrangements
  • Assisting senior staff during workshops and interviews by taking notes and providing administrative assistance
  • Accurately taking notes for interviews and workshops, typing interview transcripts
  • Contributing to the ARTD business through tasks in office administration
  • Maintaining records required for administration, quality and reporting systems.
Knowledge, attitude and competencies
  • Critical thinking, conceptual and analytical ability
  • Value working as part of and contribute positively to a diverse team
  • Commitment to producing high quality work
  • Attention to detail
  • Active listening, asking questions and clarifying instructions where necessary
  • Effective time management skills, juggling multiple tasks to competing deadlines
  • Experience or interest in qualitative or quantitative research methods, research and evaluation and contributing to social policy
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook, including a commitment to learning and working within the ARTD Style Guide

The role is for two or three days per week (to be agreed on appointment).

Please contact Emily Verstege ( or 0417619662) to discuss the role before sending a written application, including a cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the role (no more than one page) and your CV (no more than 2 pages) to

Aboriginal Researcher Internships

ARTD Consultants works at the forefront of public and social policy advising governments and not for profit organisations on some of the most challenging areas where policy and programs can make a difference. A substantial amount of our work is focussed on service design and implementation of programs and services targeting Aboriginal people and communities.

We are looking for Aboriginal researcher interns to provide Aboriginal people with pathways into program review, evaluation and social policy research. Internships are for 12 weeks on either a part-time or full-time basis. Internships can be completed either alongside tertiary study or after completing study. You will work alongside a dynamic team on real world projects with the support of an Aboriginal mentor and access to other forms of support such as professional development or study support.

During the internship you will learn about public policy research through a range of administration and research tasks, based on your strengths and interests. As part of your internship you will get support from ARTD team members as well as an Aboriginal mentor.

We are interested in candidates who meet some or all of the following criteria:
  • Interest and/or experience working in public policy
  • Able to respond to people in a friendly and professional way
  • Able to effectively listen and communicate with others and to write clearly
  • Flexible, organised and able to balance multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of and/ or experience with qualitative or quantitative research methods
  • Skills in any of the following software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SPSS, R, NVivo, and
  • InDesign
  • Commitment to learning

For more information please call Sue Leahy on (02) 9373 9906.

To apply please send a letter outlining your interests and addressing the criteria above to

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