– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

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

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Performance

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

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Event

Genext

24 Sep, 6.00pm, Throughout the 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

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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

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Register your interest to receive email updates as positions become available at the 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.

Administration Assistant, Curatorial & Digital

Part-time, permanent

The MCA has an exciting opportunity for an administrative Assistant to provide high-level support across the Curatorial and Digital Division and to the Director, Curatorial and Digital. The position plays a key role in ensuring effective communication across the division, as well as being the first point of contact with colleagues from other divisions within MCA and a wide range of external stakeholders. The position is a lead support role in the development of planning, of meeting models and project management systems for the Curatorial and Digital Division in communication across the whole organisation.

Responsibilities include general administration, diary management, scheduling and documenting meetings and events, maintaining clear and workable systems of filing for all divisional activity, maintaining the MCA photographic image archive, proofreading and supporting Curatorial and Digital colleagues in the delivery of exhibition and digital projects, including MCA touring exhibition projects.

The successful applicant will have 2-3 years’ previous experience providing administrative support with strong skills using Microsoft Office and Outlook, excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good command of the English language, demonstrated proficiency in producing high level presentations, briefing papers and minutes, a positive attitude with loads of initiative, be a good team player and have the ability to relate well to people at all levels. Meticulous attention to detail is essential.

Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description. Please send your cover letter, CV, contact details of two referees and a separate document addressing the selection criteria to positionsvacant@mca.com.au.

Applications close on Monday 9 October 2017.

The MCA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. The MCA promotes a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and where individuals are treated with fairness, equality and dignity.

Administration Assistant, Curatorial & Digital Position Description

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Junior Systems Developer

Full time, 6 month fixed term contract

An amazing opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic Junior Systems Developer to join the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) on a full-time, short-term contract to work alongside our current Systems Developer on an existing project. This excellent role will suit either a recent graduate or a candidate wishing to breakthrough into the developing field. Working within the IT project team, this position will primarily be responsible for the implementation of our new unified system, Ungerboeck.

This is a great opportunity for someone at the beginning of their systems developing career with enthusiasm for learning new systems and skillsets. The salary package on offer is $63,691 per annum (with base salary $58,166 + 9.5% superannuation contribution). Working with experienced colleagues, this short-term contract will no doubt add value to your experience.

Working mainly in a Windows environment, project tasks will be focussed around the successful delivery and integration of the new CRM/ERP system with all other backend and frontend systems in use at the MCA to streamline and improve the Museum for both staff and visitors. This work will occur within the Ungerboeck GUI and API’s, as well as through backend configuration, scripting and coding. Technologies in use include .NET through to PHP, MS SQL, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript, IIS.

If you enjoy working in a creative environment that offers excellent opportunities for further development, state of the art technology, views of the Sydney Harbour and easy access to public transport, then we would like to hear from you.

Ideally you will have 2 years’ previous experience in programming or systems development, having previously implemented, integrated and maintained solutions that affect business processes. Strong time management skills, good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description. Please send your cover letter, CV, and a separate document addressing the selection criteria to positionsvacant@mca.com.au.

The MCA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. The MCA promotes a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and where individuals are treated with fairness, equality and dignity. Enquiries can be directed to David Wooldridge on 02 9245 2465.

Junior Systems Developer Position Description

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MCA Work Experience Program

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 in the Gallery.

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.

2017 dates: 19–23 June & 20–24 November

2017 applications close 5pm Sunday 9 April. 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 17 April.

To apply, please complete the application form. Shortlisting will be based on applicants’ answers to questions listed in the application form.
Applications should be sent to the National Centre for Creative Learning Coordinator on workexperience@mca.com.au.

The MCA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. The MCA promotes a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and where individuals are treated with fairness, equality and dignity.

Work Experience Application Form (PDF)

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Audience Engagement Volunteer Program

The Audience Engagement Volunteer Program offers those wishing to develop their skills and pursue an interest in contemporary art and museum education the opportunity to provide valuable support to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Audience Engagement team.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to be part of a large friendly team and support us with the delivery of programs and events for visitors of all ages within the National Centre for Creative Learning. Most volunteer work takes place during school holidays and on weekends. For more information, please download the position description here. Places are limited, therefore, we cannot guarantee an appointment for all applicants.

Applications for the 2017 intake close at 9am on Monday 31 July. Shortlisting will be based on applicants’ answers to all questions listed in the application form and the shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a phone interview week commencing 7 August. Due to the large volume of applications we receive each year, we are unable to respond to all applicants.

It is compulsory for all new volunteers to attend one of the following induction sessions, 5 – 6.30pm Wednesday 16 August, 2017 or 10 – 11.30am Saturday 19 August, 2017.

Please send your application, including the Volunteer application form, your CV and current Working With Children Check (WWCC) number to NCCL.Volunteers@mca.com.au. The WWCC registration is free of charge for voluntary positions. To apply please visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check.

The MCA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. The MCA promotes a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and where individuals are treated with fairness, equality and dignity.

Audience Engagement Volunteer Program Position Description

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Audience Engagement Volunteer Application Form

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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.