Work at the MCA

A bold, new and significantly expanded Museum of Contemporary Art was unveiled to the public in March 2012 and has been visited since by over 2 million visitors. Dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists from across Australia and from around the world, the Museum was recently included in a list of 100 must-see international museums.

Exhibition Manager

3 Year contract

Located on one of the most beautiful sites in the world at Sydney’s Circular Quay, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia opened to the public in 1991, reopening in 2012 following a major expansion. Focusing on the work of living artists, MCA’s vision is to engage diverse audiences with contemporary art and ideas through the presentation of a wide ranging program of exhibitions and special events.

Reporting to the Head, Collection and Exhibition Management, the Exhibition Manager plays a key role in the planning, scheduling, resourcing and delivery of exhibition installation and related services and operations, including providing supporting services to Collection loans, artwork movement and on-site artist commissions. The Exhibition Manager provides management oversight for exhibition installation across the whole artistic program and on-site leadership to the exhibitions team including casual installation crews. The role involves working closely with various departments within the MCA, with artists and studios, MCA’s institutional partners, contractors and other visitors to the Museum.

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Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description. Enquiries can be directed to Claire Campey on 02 9245 2464 or Human Resources on 02 9245 2448.
Please send your application, including names and telephone numbers of two referees to the Human Resources, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 or email positionsvacant@mca.com.au. Applications close 15 June 2015.

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Exhibition Manager

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Expressions of Interest for Curator, Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is inviting expressions of interest from independent Australian-based curators to curate the exhibition Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists.

Primavera is the MCA’s annual exhibition of work by artists 35 years old and under living and working in Australia. To date, Primavera has introduced the work of almost 200 young artists to the public, a list of names that includes many of the now most recognised and celebrated of Australian contemporary artists.

2016 will mark the 25th edition of the exhibition.

Primavera will be presented from 29 September until 4 December 2016. The selected curator will work independently on a contract basis with the Museum over roughly a 12 month period November 2015 – October 2016.

The expression of interest should take the form of a general statement regarding the overall approach the curator would bring to the process of developing Primavera 2016. It should not include a detailed exhibition outline or complete list of artists, although it may contain a handful of key artists that are indicative of the curator’s approach to the exhibition.

The expression of interest should be one page in length only and be accompanied by a CV of up to 5 pages detailing previous projects.

Candidates are encouraged to contact Blair French, Director Curatorial and Digital with any queries or to discuss their expression of interest in advance of submission: blair.french@mca.com.au / (02) 92452457.

Expressions may be emailed to Blair French at the above address. Please also post a copy to:

Blair French
Director, Curatorial & Digital
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
PO Box R1286, Sydney 1223 NSW Australia

Closing date for expressions of interest: 22 June 2015.

National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator

Part-time, 12 month maternity leave contract

The National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL) Coordinator reports to the Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement and works closely with other Creative Learning staff, MCA Artist Educators, Visitor Services Officers, teachers, external clients, partners, volunteers and visitors.

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Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description. Enquiries can be directed to Human Resources on 02 9245 2448 or Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement on 02 9245 2444.

A current Working with Children Check under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 is required for this position. It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position.

Please send your application, including names and telephone numbers of two referees and a statement addressing the essential criteria in the position description, to Human Resources, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 email positionsvacant@mca.com.au.

Applications close 29th May 2015.

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.

National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator Position Description

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Business Administration Traineeship

12 month contract

The MCA is offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the MCA as a Business Administration Trainee. This entry level position combines workplace training with structured learning. The MCA will provide on the job training and assist the successful applicant with a qualification in Certificate II or III. The Business Admin Trainee will learn all aspects of administration within a business environment under a 12 month training contract commencing end of June 2015.

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The Museum offers supportive, safe and creative environment in one of the best locations in Sydney with easy access to public transport. Please send a cover letter and CV, copies of last two school reports and name and telephone numbers of two referees to the Human Resources Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 or email positionsvacant@mca.com.au. Salary package will vary depending on highest level of schooling completed. Enquiries can be directed to Human Resources on 02 9245 2448.

Applications close 2 June 2015 with interviews followed shortly afterwards

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Business Administration Traineeship Position Description

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MCA Volunteer Program

The MCA Volunteer Program offers those wishing to develop their skills and pursue an interest in contemporary art the opportunity to provide valuable support to Museum staff.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to learn more about the MCA and to be part of a large friendly team.

Most volunteer work takes place during normal business hours with occasional weekend opportunities. For further information, click here.

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