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Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Dec

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Biennale Of Sydney

20th Biennale of Sydney

18 Mar - 05 Jun

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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

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Workshop

Art Safari

27 May, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Talk

For Artists

29 May, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Special Event

MCA Zine Fair 2016

11 Jun, 10.00am, MCA

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– News from inside the MCA

ARTBAR and Vivid meet again

Dipped in colour and drenched in light, we hand the paintbrush over to Huseyin Sami to curate this month’s MCA ARTBAR as it collides with Vivid Sydney. more

Go-go Dance: from 60s Twist to Sydney

Let’s twist! Artist Bridie Connell talks history of 60s Go-go dance & where it’s at in Sydney today more

Visual arts sector United over funding cuts

Australia Council’s recent announcement that 65 organisations will no longer receive funding under its Four-Year Funding program (previously Key Organisations), delivering a major blow to our contemporary visual arts sector. more

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– Spotlights from the collection online

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Volume One: 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.

Visitor Experience Manager

Full Time

The MCA has a very exciting and rare opportunity for a sensational Visitor Experience Manager to join our team.

We welcome over 1 million visitors every year and it is our visitor experience team that plays a huge role in ensuring each and every visit is a memorable one.

As the Visitor Experience Manager you will be at the forefront of developing our visitor experience and customer service strategy. With a sizable team of enthusiastic and dedicated hosts, team leaders, volunteers and library staff you will be required to inspire and motivate your team to ensure we continually deliver quality service and exceed our visitor’s expectations.

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Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants addressing the essential criteria listed in the position description. Enquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Manager on 02 9245 2486.

Please send your application (Cover Letter, CV and selection criteria statement), 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 10 June 2016

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity


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

Visitor Experience Manager Full Position Description

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Lead Artist Educator, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Programs

12-month fixed-term contract (part-time 3 days per week)

As part of a whole-of-museum commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and programs, the MCA Australia is offering an exciting opportunity for an Indigenous Artist Educator to ideally commence in early July.

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.

Lead Artist Educator, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Programs jointly reports to the Manager, Student & Teacher Engagement and the Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs. The position develops and delivers programs that focus on the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the MCA Collection and Exhibitions program, for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences and across other audience strands within Creative Learning: Public Programs, Kids & Families, the Bella Program, Genext and Young Creatives. General responsibilities include developing and delivering explorations of MCA exhibitions, assisting with event planning and development, delivering hands-on studio sessions and workshops in the National Centre for Creative Learning, and creating learning resources.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of visual arts, art education or gallery education practice; demonstrated ability to develop and deliver learning programs for diverse audiences and adapt them to accommodate different learning needs; ability to manage time and prioritise projects effectively under pressure and work cooperatively in a team environment. Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage time lines and prioritise projects effectively and a willingness to learn new skills will be required. An interest in contemporary visual art practices is highly desirable as is previous experience working in the cultural sector.
Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for this position and is authorised by section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977. A current Working with Children Check under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 is required for this position.

Applicants are encouraged to address the essential selection criteria listed in the position description to the best of their ability. For assistance with the application process or general enquiries please contact Keith Munro on 02 9245 2440 or Cara MacLeod on 02 9245 2444.
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 9am Friday 17 June 2016

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Lead Artist Educator Full Position Description

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Bequest Manager

Full Time, 3 year contract

The MCA currently has a very exciting opportunity for an experienced Bequest Manager to develop a strategic framework for Bequests that complements our existing giving programs and activities.

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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 9am Friday 3 June 2016

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Bequest Manager Full Position Description

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Bequest and Planned Giving Assistant

Full Time, 3 year contract

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

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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 9am Friday 3 June 2016

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Bequest and Planned Giving Assistant Full Position Description

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Registrar

Permanent, Full Time

The MCA currently has a very exciting opportunity for an experienced Registrar to manage all aspects of the Museum’s registration activities and to oversee the planning for conservation related activities surrounding the MCA’s Collection, exhibition and touring programs.

The person we are looking for is motivated, hardworking and is exceptional at prioritising and managing competing workloads. As a senior member of the Collections and Exhibitions team, you will be responsible for a small team and will be required to work collaboratively with other MCA departments.

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Enquiries can be directed to the Head of Collection & Exhibition Management on 02 9245 2464. 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 9am Friday 3 June 2016

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Registrar Full Position Description

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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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