– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

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Exhibition

Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

– Learning Events

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Special Event

ARTBAR July 2017

28 Jul, 7.00pm, MCA

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Workshop

Art Safari

08 Aug, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Workshop

Workshop

09 Aug, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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

Work at MCA

Register your interest – Positions Vacant eNews

Register your interest to receive email updates as positions become available at the 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 Digital Producer (Indigenous)

As part of a whole-of-museum commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and programs, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is offering an exciting opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Assistant Digital Producer commencing in September 2017.

The MCA acknowledges the enormous contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, staff, educators, arts professionals and guests have made to the fabric of the museum since its inception. Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice has long been central to MCA collection and exhibition programs. In addition, the MCA offers a number of important programs that focus on enhancing the engagement of visitors, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences, with contemporary art and ideas. This exciting opportunity forms part of the MCA’s commitment to assisting in building experience and capacity within a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts professionals.

The position will be based at the MCA working within the Digital team of the museum and providing the successful applicant with valuable early career development opportunities. The successful applicant will work closely with the Head, Digital Media and the Digital Content Producer to create, edit and develop web experiences for various MCA digital projects. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated interest in and some experience with filming, editing, and photography, and familiarity with web content management systems and web publishing tools.

Key to your success is the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment. You will need to manage time lines and prioritise projects effectively. An interest in contemporary visual art practices is highly desirable as is previous experience working in the cultural sector.

This is an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander position under section 14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977.

Applicants are encouraged to address the essential selection criteria listed in the position description. For assistance with application process or general enquiries please contact the Human Resources Manager on 0292452486. Please submit your application, including names and telephone numbers of two referees via positionsvacant@mca.com.au.

Applications close at 9am on Monday 21 August 2017.

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 Digital Producer (Indigenous) Position Description

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MCA Work Experience Program

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 in the Gallery.

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.

2017 dates: 19–23 June & 20–24 November

2017 applications close 5pm Sunday 9 April. 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 17 April.

To apply, please complete the application form. Shortlisting will be based on applicants’ answers to questions listed in the application form.
Applications should be sent to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator on workexperience@mca.com.au.

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.

Work Experience Application Form (PDF)

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Audience Engagement Volunteer Program

The Audience Engagement Volunteer Program offers those wishing to develop their skills and pursue an interest in contemporary art and museum education the opportunity to provide valuable support to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Audience Engagement team.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to be part of a large friendly team and support us with the delivery of programs and events for visitors of all ages within the National Centre for Creative Learning. Most volunteer work takes place during school holidays and on weekends. For more information, please download the position description here. Places are limited, therefore, we cannot guarantee an appointment for all applicants.

Applications for the 2017 intake close at 9am on Monday 31 July. Shortlisting will be based on applicants’ answers to all questions listed in the application form and the shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a phone interview week commencing 7 August. Due to the large volume of applications we receive each year, we are unable to respond to all applicants.

It is compulsory for all new volunteers to attend one of the following induction sessions, 5 – 6.30pm Wednesday 16 August, 2017 or 10 – 11.30am Saturday 19 August, 2017.

Please send your application, including the Volunteer application form, your CV and current Working With Children Check (WWCC) number to NCCL.Volunteers@mca.com.au. The WWCC registration is free of charge for voluntary positions. To apply please visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check.

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.

Audience Engagement Volunteer Program Position Description

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Audience Engagement Volunteer Application Form

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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.