Lead Programmer/Producer, Public Programs
Full-time, permanent position (works 5 days per week including some weekends)
Reports to the Public Engagement Manager
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) presents, collects and engages with the art of our time. Guided by the principles of belonging, connection and influence, we aim to be the defining platform for contemporary art and ideas in Australia and beyond.
Located on Sydney Harbour at Tallawoladah, a home to stories, art and culture for over 65,000 years, we connect the widest possible public to contemporary art through exhibitions, events, creative learning and access programs. Our evolving Collection of over 4,500 artworks is the only public collection in Australia dedicated to the work of living artists, with over a third represented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, the MCA raises over 80% of its revenue each year through donations and commercial activities to deliver its artistic and engagement programs.
Overview of the position
This is an excellent career opportunity to play a key role in MCA Australia’s Engagement Team and to contribute to achieving the MCA’s vision to be the leading platform for contemporary art and ideas, in Australia and beyond.
The successful candidate will join our dynamic team to lead the development and implementation of Public Programs and Events that engage diverse audiences with the art and ideas of our time.
The successful candidate will be well-versed in current art engagement programming practices, in Australia and globally, and passionate about engaging broad diverse publics with contemporary art. They will bring a strong track record of producing outstanding audience engagement programs and experience of leading teams to meet strategic goals. They will bring in-depth knowledge of the Australian arts scene and excellent networks to this role and will confidently engage internal and external partners and collaborators.
The successful applicant will be a dynamic thinker and a team player. They will bring ideas and cognitive flexibility and the ability to build on the MCA’s record of success with public programs and events such its recently relaunched Art Bar and to work collaboratively with the MCA’s engagement and curatorial teams to shape new programs that invite participation across generations and communities.
The Lead Program Producer reports to the Public Engagement Manager and has one direct report. In addition, the role oversees program implementation and delivery, and budget management of two Producers.
To learn more about working with the MCA and how to apply please visit MCA – Work with Us. .
Sunday 15 October, 12am.
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