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Sharing The Artist’s Voice

Celebrating the launch of a new video portal, Alex White reflects upon the MCA’s history of producing and sharing interviews with artists and the importance of these activities for the organisation. more

My Pretty Little Sydney: A guide inspired by Grayson Perry

Much like Grayson’s work, Sydney is full of interesting enclaves if you are willing to take a closer look. We teamed up with The Thousands to create a Grayson Perry-inspired guide to Sydney! more

Building Confidence

Artist Educator Sue Salier reflects upon the certainty of youth in relation to our secondary workshop program Unpacking Unseen Images. more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

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.

Curatorial Assistant, C3West

Part-time, 8-month contract

The MCA has a fantastic opportunity to join the curatorial team of C3West on a fixed-term, 8-month contract working 2 days per week.

C3West is a long-term project for the development and presentation of high quality art projects by local, national and international artists working across Western Sydney and beyond. Established in 2006, C3West has delivered a range of contemporary art projects which involve the commissioning of artists to develop community-based projects in collaboration with businesses, local governments and other non-arts organisations in a process of collaboration. It places contemporary artists at the core of projects which give voice to local issues and actively involve the business sector in new ways of working. It aligns corporate social investment strategies with community development.

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Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description. Enquiries can be directed to Human Resources on 02 9245 2448.

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 (cover letter, CV, and a separate document addressing 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

Applications close 9am Monday 22 February 2016

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Curatorial Assistant, C3West Full Position Description


Creative Learning Volunteers

Are you a creative person that enjoys working with children and Families?

The MCA is looking for Volunteers for a whole range of exciting creative learning programs at our National Centre for Creative Learning. Volunteers play a vital role in the activities at the centre by assisting at our seasonal Sunday Family Fun Days and School holiday programs as well as on special events throughout the year.

Voluntary service within the Creative Learning department at the MCA offers a unique and rewarding opportunity for those interested in early childhood development and art education.

Benefits of Volunteering:

• Double pass to Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career
• Double invitation to the volunteer end of year celebration
• Opportunities to work with practicing artists and arts professionals
• Experience first-hand our amazing exhibitions
• Learn new art making skills
• Make new friends

Volunteer roles may include:

• Preparation of art making materials
• Demonstrating art making techniques and activities to program participants
• Assisting visitors in exhibition spaces
• Welcoming visitors and distributing program information

Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the key selection criteria listed in the position description. Please send your application, which should include a completed application form, response to the essential criteria, a copy of your CV along with names and telephone numbers of two referees to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 or email

Applications close Wednesday 10 February 2016

Creative Learning Volunteer Position Description


Creative Learning Volunteer 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.

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