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A bold, new and significantly expanded Museum of Contemporary Art was unveiled to the public in March 2012 and has been visited since by over a 1,500,000 visitors. Dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists from across Australia and from around the world, the Museum was recently included in a list of 100 must-see international museums.

Assistant Curator, Collection

3 year full time contract

The MCA is seeking to appoint an experienced Assistant Curator, Collection to join the Curatorial and Digital team. The focus of this role is to support the Senior Curator in developing the MCA Collection and its associated intellectual assets, and promoting and displaying these assets in the galleries, online and through touring programs. Responsibilities include supporting the administration of acquisitions to the MCA Collection, administering the Cultural Gifts Program and the MCA Foundation, supporting the Senior Curator in the development and curation of displays from the Collection, including the regular presentation of new acquisitions and providing general administrative and curatorial support across related exhibitions.

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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, 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

Applications close 14 April 2014

The MCA is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

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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.

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