– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Jul


Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct


New Romance

30 Jun - 04 Sep

– Learning Events

Special Event

ARTBAR July 2016

29 Jul, 7.00pm, MCA


Art Safari

09 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



01 Sep, 6.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

What we've been reading: June

In the spirit of our current exhibition, Telling Tales, MCA Staffers share what they’ve been reading over the past month. more

Where do artists get their ideas from?

Artist Educators Stephanie & Athena are interviewed by kids about their art practice more

Meeting Jumaadi: MCA Kids Committee

Siobhan learns from artist Jumaadi about his shadow puppet performance The Life and Death of a Shadow more

– Spotlights from the collection online

Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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

Work at 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.

Planned Giving Assistant

Permanent, Full Time

The MCA currently has a newly created position for a Planned Giving Assistant to provide administrative support to the Bequest Manager and Philanthropy team in implementing a Bequest strategy.

This role will be responsible for researching potential bequest donors, conducting research, database management and administration of the Bequest program, as well as nurturing prospective and confirmed donors through personalised engagement programs.

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Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description.

Please forward your application (cover letter, resume and a separate document addressing each selection criteria), including names and telephone numbers of two referees to Human Resources, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 or email positionsvacant@mca.com.au.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 14 July 2016

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.

Planned Giving Assistant Full Position Description


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.

Register your interest

Register your interest to receive email updates as positions become available at the MCA.

MCA Work Experience Program

20–24 June & 14–18 November 2016

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 on the Gallery floor.

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.

2016 applications close 5pm Sunday 22 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016.

Candidates are selected on a merit basis.

Applications should be sent to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator at workexperience@mca.com.au

Work Experience Application Form