Internships & work experience

Work Experience

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 and diverse Museum sector.

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.

Placements are limited, therefore we cannot guarantee an appointment for all applicants. For this reason we strongly recommend students have other work experience placement options available.

The work experience program takes place twice a year, June and November only.

2014 applications have closed.

2015 dates:

22 – 26 June & 2 – 6 November, 2015

2015 applications close Friday 3 April, 2015. We are unable to confirm the outcome of any application until all applications have been reviewed, following the closing date.

All applicants will be notified via email, by Friday 24 April 2015.
Candidates are selected on a merit basis.

Applications should be sent to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator


The MCA offers a limited number of tertiary internships each year. Stay tuned for information regarding 2014 internship opportunities.

Work Experience Application Form



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.

To join our Volunteer Team, simply fill in the application form and send to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator

ArtPlay Volunteers

We are looking for a team of volunteers to assist with ARTplay this term.

ARTplay is our weekly program for under 3’s and their grown-ups. This popular drop-in program invites families to investigate Brown Council’s snazzy new interactive artwork, inspired by visual and performance art, street theatre, stand-up comedy and the sideshow.

Families can also read a story together in our book corner, play some art games and have fun with other families in these creative play sessions.

Volunteers will need to be available 9am – 1pm each Wednesday during school term, commencing 14 May, 2014

Volunteers will assist MCA staff with program preparation and interact with program participants throughout the session.

If you are keen to get involved please forward a completed application form to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator

ArtPlay Volunteer Application Form


Volunteer Application Form