– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events


Art Safari

22 Sep, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



23 Sep, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

Special Event

ARTBAR September 2017

29 Sep, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. 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.


The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s 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.

If you are interested in volunteering with our Learning team, please email learning@mca.com.au

Volunteer Guides

Our dedicated team of volunteer guides help our visitors connect to contemporary art by offering daily public tours of our Collection display and exhibitions programme.

We are not currently recruiting volunteer guides.

Library Volunteers

There are currently no vacancies within the Library Volunteer team.
The MCA accepts applications on an ongoing basis for future recruitment.

All successful applicants must have a current Working with Children Check or be willing to apply for a Working with Children Check on commencement of role

If you are interested in contributing to the MCA Library and creative learning experience at the Museum, please consider joining as a Library Volunteer.
Open to scholars, art students, artists and visitors, the MCA Library provides access to a unique collection of books, catalogues and art journals which reflect the rich exhibition history of the MCA and material related to current exhibitions. This includes contemporary Australian and international artists.
Our library staff offer support in the navigation of this information through reference interviews and search tips.

Orientation sessions and in-depth reference interviews are available to visitors by appointment.

The Library’s rich archives include a large collection of MCA exhibition catalogues stretching back to 1991, as well as over 6,000 files of artist-related ephemera, such as letters, rare catalogues, exhibition notes and exhibition invitations.

Successful applicants will take part in a competitive selection process. The responsibilities include:

  • Indexing contemporary art journals – writing abstracts, assigning subjects
  • General library housekeeping duties, shelving, shelf tidy, administrative tasks
  • Supporting librarian in providing research material to staff/visitors for upcoming exhibitions-includes, • retrieving journals, catalogues and scanning.

Successful applicants will have:

  • The ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • A keen interest in and/or knowledge of contemporary art
  • A desire to contribute to the Museum’s learning environment and success
  • Regular availability
  • Previous experience in a Museum or Gallery

For more information on this opportunity, or to download an application form please contact Margaret Gor on 9245 2453 or email margaret.gor@mca.com.au


There is no financial reimbursement for these roles.
The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.

MCA Volunteer Guide Application Form


MCA Library Volunteer Application Form