– Highlights

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

Today, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

Today, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

Women of Fairfield

07 Oct, 6.00pm

– News from inside the MCA

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA more

Most Memorable: Young Ambassador art adventures

Founding and new members of our Young Ambassador program share their fondest event memories 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

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.

Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions

Full-time

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 a Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions to join the Curatorial and Digital team.

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.

The Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions is a new role in the MCA, closely complimenting that of the Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs and informed by the guidelines and goals – including those relating to collection development and exhibition programming – set out in the MCA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy. Reporting directly to the Director, Curatorial and Digital, and working closely with the Chief Curator and Senior Curator, the Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions will work within a team responsible for planning and development of the exhibition and artist commissions program as well as development and presentation of the MCA Collection. In particular, they will be responsible for the research, planning, development and delivery of selected contemporary exhibitions and other artistic projects involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

The Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions will be actively involved with MCA projects that involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, artists and community. The position will be responsible for undertaking and supporting research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the MCA Collection as well as provide advice on and research supporting collection development. The position will work within a team responsible for planning and development of the exhibition and artist commissions program, particularly (but not solely) by providing recommendations on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists and possible exhibitions.

The ideal candidate will have minimum of 3 years curatorial or related museum/gallery experience. A thorough knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture including an understanding of the needs of artists and the community, and of issues and current debates surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and its public presentation is essential. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for this position and is authorised by section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977.

For specific accountabilities of the role and a full list of essential and desirable criteria listed in the position description, please visit www.mca.com.au. Applicants are encouraged to address the essential selection criteria listed in the position description. For assistance with application process or general enquiries please contact Blair French, Director, Curatorial and Digital on 02 9245 2457.

Please send your application (Cover Letter, CV and selection criteria statement), including names and telephone numbers of two referees to the Human Resources Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1223 or email positionsvacant@mca.com.au.

Applications close at 9 am on Friday 7 October 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.

MCA ATSI Curator Full Position Description

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Supporter Engagement Manager

Maternity Leave Cover

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) has a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic Supporter Engagement Manager to join our Development and Enterprises team on a full time, 12-month Maternity Leave Cover contract.

The Supporter Engagement Manager reports directly to the Director, Development & Enterprises. The role is responsible for the acquisition and retention of Young Ambassadors and Members.

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

Please send your CV, cover letter, statement addressing the selection criteria, and 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 Friday 23 September 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.

Supporter Engagement Manager Full Position Description

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Museum of Contemporary Australia / UNSW Art & Design Curatorial PhD Scholarship

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and UNSW Art & Design are partnering to offer a PhD Scholarship in the field of contemporary curatorial practice.

Based in Sydney, this is a unique opportunity for an outstanding candidate to contribute to the vibrant and growing field of curatorial scholarship. The candidate will have extensive access to MCA staff, audiences, collections, archives and other resources to conduct their research.

The $20,000 scholarship will be awarded in addition to an Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) scholarship, and consists of $15,000 stipend (tax exempt) over three years and $5,000 towards research expenses.

To find out more or apply, click here.

Applications close September 15 2016

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

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