Internships & work experience


Closing date for Semester 1 applications: Wednesday 11 March, 2015

The MCA is currently seeking two interns. Start dates and internship periods vary.

All applications should include a completed application form, response to the essential criteria, a copy of your CV along with names and telephone numbers of two referees. Applications should be sent to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 or via email

Potential interns will be invited to participate in a phone interview.
Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in each position description.

Application Form

Student Teacher Engagement Internship


Public Engagement Internship


Work Experience

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 and diverse Museum sector.

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.

Placements are limited, therefore we cannot guarantee an appointment for all applicants. For this reason we strongly recommend students have other work experience placement options available.

The work experience program takes place twice a year, June and November only.

2015 dates:

22 – 26 June & 2 – 6 November, 2015

2015 applications close Friday 3 April, 2015. We are unable to confirm the outcome of any application until all applications have been reviewed, following the closing date.

All applicants will be notified via email, by Friday 24 April 2015.
Candidates are selected on a merit basis.

Applications should be sent to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator

Work Experience Application Form



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.

The MCA is currently looking for Volunteers for a whole range of exciting creative learning programs at our National Centre for Creative Learning. Find out more here

Click here for more information regarding Volunteer Guide program and Volunteering in the MCA Library