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25 Jun - 06 Sep


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30 Jul - 18 Oct

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30 Jul, 5.30pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning


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20 Aug, 9.00am


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29 Aug, 10.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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What we've been reading: June

MCA’s curatorial & digital team share links to articles and websites that have inspired them during June. more

Anna Davis on Energies: Haines & Hinterding

Curator, Anna Davis, has been working closely with David Haines and Joyce Hinterding in the lead up to their solo exhbition at the MCA. more

Welcome to Light Lab!

Welcome to Light Lab, the MCA’s fun free activity space created in conjunction with the exhibition Light Show. Situated in the foyer of the National Centre for Creative Learning it’s open weekends and selected evenings during vivid. more

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

Work 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.

Artist Educators – Digital Programs


The MCA is looking to expand our casual team of Artist Educators, with a specific emphasis on educators who bring digital skills and experience to the team. Artist Educators are integral members of the MCA’s Audiences division. They work closely with Creative Learning program coordinators to develop and deliver creative learning experiences for diverse audiences, with an emphasis on programs for students and teachers.

At this time the MCA is specifically seeking applicants with significant experience and knowledge of digital art making including sound, video and interactive art. General responsibilities include developing and delivering explorations of MCA exhibitions, assisting with event development and planning, delivering hands-on studio sessions and workshops in the National Centre for Creative Learning, and developing creative learning resources.

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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 Georgie Close 02 9245 2444.

A current Working with Children Check under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 is required for this position. It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position.

Please send your application, including names and telephone numbers of two referees to the Human Resources, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 or email Please include your availability in your application.

Applications close 19 July 2015

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Artist Educators - Digital Programs Position Description


Human Resources Manager

Full time position

Reporting to the Director, Finance & Corporate Services, the Human Resources Manager maintains and enhances the organisation’s Human Resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations, HR policies, programs and practices. They provide high level support and advice to the organisation regarding people and culture. This includes but is not limited to, strategic HR planning, recruitment, staffing and inductions, performance management, employee training & development, development and management of MCA policies and procedures, workers’ compensation and employee health programs.

In consultation with the Leadership Team, the Human Resources Manager supports the execution of business objectives through the development and implementation of HR strategies relating to the needs of organisational development and capability, work force planning and change management.

The person we are seeking has at least four years’ experience in Human Resource management at a senior level. Evidence of contribution to the development and implementation of best practice HR policies and procedures; demonstrated ability to deal with people at all levels of the organisation, and ability to relate effectively to a diverse range of people, including developing trust and confidence with others is essential. The successful candidate will be strategically oriented with strong analytical, conflict resolution and problem solving skills. Previous experience working within the not-for- profit/cultural sector and interest in and respect for contemporary art and artists is highly desirable.

Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description. Enquiries can be directed to Director, Finance & Corporate Services on 02 9245 2469

Please send your application, including names and telephone numbers of two referees and a statement addressing the essential criteria in the position description, to Human Resources, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 or email

Applications close 9am Monday 6 July

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Human Resources Manager Position Description


Expressions of Interest for Curator, Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is inviting expressions of interest from independent Australian-based curators to curate the exhibition Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists.

Primavera is the MCA’s annual exhibition of work by artists 35 years old and under living and working in Australia. To date, Primavera has introduced the work of almost 200 young artists to the public, a list of names that includes many of the now most recognised and celebrated of Australian contemporary artists.

2016 will mark the 25th edition of the exhibition.

Primavera will be presented from 29 September until 4 December 2016. The selected curator will work independently on a contract basis with the Museum over roughly a 12 month period November 2015 – October 2016.

The expression of interest should take the form of a general statement regarding the overall approach the curator would bring to the process of developing Primavera 2016. It should not include a detailed exhibition outline or complete list of artists, although it may contain a handful of key artists that are indicative of the curator’s approach to the exhibition.

The expression of interest should be one page in length only and be accompanied by a CV of up to 5 pages detailing previous projects.

Candidates are encouraged to contact Blair French, Director Curatorial and Digital with any queries or to discuss their expression of interest in advance of submission: / (02) 92452457.

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.

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