– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Jul


Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct


New Romance

30 Jun - 04 Sep

– Learning Events


Art Safari

09 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



01 Sep, 6.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Dear Giselle

New Romance artist Giselle Stanborough answers your questions about the modern dating world. more

What we've been reading: June

In the spirit of our current exhibition, Telling Tales, MCA Staffers share what they’ve been reading over the past month. more

Where do artists get their ideas from?

Artist Educators Stephanie & Athena are interviewed by kids about their art practice more

– Spotlights from the collection online

Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Work at MCA

MCA Australia is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists from across Australia and from around the world. Working at the MCA involves working closely with artists and audiences. See below for current opportunities to join the MCA team.

Assistant Registrar

Permanent, Full Time

The MCA is seeking to appoint an Assistant Registrar to join its Collection & Exhibition Management department on a full time basis.

Reporting directly to the Registrar, the Assistant Registrar provides assistance in the planning, development and management of all aspects of registration across exhibitions, the MCA Collection and outward loans program, and touring programs.

This position will be accountable for the delivery of registration aspects for delegated exhibitions and touring programs. This role will also assist with the administration of the MCA Collection. Contributing to the ongoing development and implementation of policy and procedures related to the care, safe-keeping and maintenance of artworks will be expected.

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Short listing for interviews will be based on applications meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description. Enquiries can be directed to the Head of Collection & Exhibitions Management on 02 9245 2464.

Please send your application (Cover Letter, CV and selection criteria statement), including names and telephone numbers of two referees to Human Resources, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 or email positionsvacant@mca.com.au.

Applications close 15 August 2016

The MCA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. The MCA promotes a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and where individuals are treated with fairness, equality and dignity.

Assistant Registrar Full Position Description


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.

Register your interest

Register your interest to receive email updates as positions become available at the MCA.

MCA Work Experience Program

20–24 June & 14–18 November 2016

The MCA offers a flexible and practical work experience program, providing a limited number of Year 10 students with an exclusive one week behind – the – scenes peek into the dynamic Museum environment.

Students will be based in the National Centre for Creative Learning and have the opportunity to observe Creative Learning programs for various audiences, assist MCA Artist Educators with program preparation, provide Library staff with research support and engage with visitors on the Gallery floor.

Places are limited, therefore we cannot guarantee an appointment for all applicants.
The work experience program takes place twice a year, June and November only.

2016 applications close 5pm Sunday 22 May 2016.

We are unable to confirm the outcome of any application until all applications have been reviewed, following the closing date.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive each year, we are unable to respond to all applicants. Short listed applicants will be contacted for a phone interview week commencing 30 May 2016.

Candidates are selected on a merit basis.

Applications should be sent to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator at workexperience@mca.com.au

Work Experience Application Form