– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events


Weaving Workshop

03 Jun, 10.30am, Level 2: Seminar Room



03 Jun, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



04 Jun, 9.00am, Level 4: Sculpture Terrace

– News from inside the MCA

Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

We bid a fond farewell to Linda Marrinon’s Artist Room more

Zines, zines, zines

'It can be what you want it to be’. Stallholders at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair say it how it is. more

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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

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.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is looking for a Senior Graphic Designer with a strong conceptual and innovative approach to join our small and dedicated internal design team in a part-time capacity, 3 days per week.

Located on one of the most beautiful sites in the world at Sydney’s Circular Quay, the MCA engages audiences with contemporary art and ideas through the presentation of a diverse program of exhibitions and special events. The MCA Design studio supports the brand identity of the MCA and creates materials communicating the range of MCA exhibitions, events, public programs and other activities. The Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for the design of a range of communication materials including print, digital, signage, web design, and multimedia projects to convey messages and themes consistent with the MCA’s vision. The Senior Graphic Designer is also responsible for setting the graphic design direction and providing graphic design advice and guidance to other design team members.

We are looking for someone with:

  • a degree in visual communication or graphic design;
  • a minimum 5–7 years’ design experience in both agency and in-house studios;
  • a balanced and flexible approach to creative and conceptual thinking;
  • proficiency in Apple MAC software, in particular InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and HTML 5 software including Adobe Animate;
  • experience managing multiple projects and stakeholders with the ability to deliver within tight deadlines.
  • strong project management skills;
  • experience of artwork preparation, including colour management, and knowledge of the print production process and digital delivery platforms;
  • exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • a positive and friendly personality and a passion for design.

The successful applicant will be a team player with a flexible approach and the ability to work fast and manage time effectively.

Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description. Please send your application (cover letter, CV, and a separate document addressing the selection criteria), including names and telephone numbers of two referees to positionsvacant@mca.com.au.

Applications close at 9am on Wednesday 31 May 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.

Senior Graphic Designer Position Description


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


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.