– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events


Art Safari

26 May, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



03 Jun, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning



04 Jun, 9.00am, Level 4: Sculpture Terrace

– News from inside the MCA

Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

We bid a fond farewell to Linda Marrinon’s Artist Room more

Zines, zines, zines

'It can be what you want it to be’. Stallholders at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair say it how it is. more

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. 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

Share the story of contemporary art

Got a passion for contemporary art? Feel comfortable talking about art and encouraging others to discuss it? Join the MCA as a volunteer guide and tour visitors through our exhibitions.

Our volunteer program enables you to develop an insider knowledge of how galleries work and pursue your interest in contemporary art, as well as help the MCA.

Volunteers learn more about the MCA, are part of a large friendly team, and provide valuable support to staff and our visitors.

We’re looking for committed people who can do independent research and contribute to a large, friendly team. We’ll offer you mentoring, access to curator-led tours and artist talks, and a range of discounts.

Applications close Monday 24 April 2017.
Download an application form below or for more information email: volunteering@mca.com.au

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