Internships & work experience
Work Experience and Internships
The MCA provides a flexible and practical work experience program introducing Year 10 high school students to the visual arts and the management of a cultural institution.
Students have the possibility of assisting a range of departments in the Museum by completing a variety of tasks in a supportive and supervised environment. Through this students develop skills relating to teamwork, workplace communication and problem solving.
Gaining experience in a busy workplace, participants in the program are also shown the value of a strong work ethic and use of initiative. Professional conduct and good personal presentation are expected at all times. Candidates are selected based on their application form.
Due to the nature of the program, Work Experience takes place twice a year in June and November only. Due to high demand for placement, candidates are selected on a merit basis.
2013 applications have now closed.
Closing date for 2014 applications:
June placement: Friday 25 April, 2014
November placement: Friday 27 June, 2014
Applications may be sent to:
Museum of Contemporary Art
PO Box R1286, Sydney NSW 1223
The MCA offers a limited number of tertiary internships each year. Stay tuned for information about 2014 internship opportunities.
MCA Work Experience Application FormDownload
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.
To join our Volunteer Team, simply send an email to our Learning Assistant,
firstname.lastname@example.org, with your contact details (phone, email & post) and a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from helping us out!