Internships & work experience

Work Experience

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.

Closing date for 2014 applications:

June placement: Friday 25 April, 2014
November placement: Friday 27 June, 2014

Applications may be sent to:
National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator
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 regarding 2014 internship opportunities.

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.

To join our Volunteer Team, simply fill in the application form and send to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator

ArtPlay Volunteers

We are looking for a team of volunteers to assist with ARTplay this term.

ARTplay is our weekly program for under 3’s and their grown-ups. This popular drop-in program invites families to investigate Brown Council’s snazzy new interactive artwork, inspired by visual and performance art, street theatre, stand-up comedy and the sideshow.

Families can also read a story together in our book corner, play some art games and have fun with other families in these creative play sessions.

Volunteers will need to be available 9am – 1pm each Wednesday during school term, commencing 14 May, 2014

Volunteers will assist MCA staff with program preparation and interact with program participants throughout the session.

If you are keen to get involved please forward a completed application form to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator

ArtPlay Volunteer Application Form


Volunteer Application Form