Lead Collection & Projects Technician
• Full-time, permanent position
• Salary range: $86,580 – $94,572 per annum (includes base salary range of $78,000-$85,200 and 11% employer’s contribution to superannuation)
• Curatorial and Digital Department
• Reports to the Manager – Collection, Commission and Touring Projects
Join the MCA’s talented team of museum and arts professionals and become part of the future of Australia’s leading contemporary art museum. The MCA acknowledges the enormous contribution of artists, staff, educators, arts professionals, and a broad and diverse public who have been at the heart of the Museum since its inception. The MCA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. We promote a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, and where our employees are treated with fairness and dignity.
Overview of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is Australia’s leading museum of contemporary art, dedicated to exhibiting, collecting, and interpreting the work of living artists. Located on the edge of Sydney Harbour, at Tallawoladah, the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the MCA is the museum for the art of our times, providing a vital platform for art in Australia and beyond.
The MCA makes contemporary art and ideas widely accessible through its exhibitions, public engagement, learning, access, and social impact programs. The MCA Collection, including over 4,600 artworks, is the only public collection in Australia dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. Over a third of the MCA Collection is represented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Overview of the position
This position reports to the Manager – Collection, Commission and Touring Projects, and is responsible for providing a leading role on art handling and installation expertise in the scoping, delivery and ongoing maintenance of both MCA onsite collection exhibitions and commissions, and MCA offsite collection operations. Key tasks will include budget estimating, supervising staff (both ongoing and casual) over project development and delivery and preparing technical plans and documentation.
The Lead Collection & Projects Technician is also responsible for assisting Registration, Conservation and Curatorial in ‘back of house’ and collection store activities involving artwork access, preparation and packing, exhibition installation and material sourcing. This role will provide training and supervision of casual installation staff and contractors where required.
In line with organisational priorities and schedules, this position will have the opportunity to travel to partner venues for installation and/or dismantle as a part of the Touring Exhibition Program.
This is a ‘hands-on’ position, working collaboratively within the Collection & Exhibitions team across the key business areas of Installation, Touring, Production, AV & Lighting, Registration, Conservation, and Curatorial teams.
There is one part-time direct report to this role, the Collection Technician.
To learn more about working with the MCA and how to apply please visit MCA – Work with Us.
Thursday 31 August, 9am.