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Lead Production Technician
Lead Production Technician
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Post Date: 01 Apr 2024


  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Base Salary: $80,000 – $87,000 p.a. plus 11% superannuation (increasing to 11.5% from 1 July 2024); Approximate Salary Package $88,800 – $96,570 p.a.
  • Exhibition Team, Curatorial and Digital Department
  • Reports to the Production and Installation 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) is Australia’s only public museum dedicated to contemporary art.

The MCA presents, collects and engages with the art of now.

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, the MCA contributes to the continuity of culture on our site.

We connect the widest possible public to contemporary art through our Collection, 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 team
The Collection and Exhibition Management department is responsible for the documenting, preserving and protecting, installing and maintaining work of art. The team is responsible for managing the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Collection including bringing works into the collection, storing them, conserving them and managing their movement in and out of the museum. It is responsible for the delivery of exhibitions and displays, including exhibition design, scheduling, project planning, art handling, install, de-install, and touring.


Overview of the position
This position reports to the Production and Installation Manager and is responsible for leading in the delivery and ongoing maintenance of technical and construction aspects of exhibitions, displays and building commission programs and MCA Collection operations.

As directed, the Lead Production Technician is responsible for the day-to-day activities at the offsite workshop and storage facility (crate, exhibition furniture and materials store, excluding the art store). Collaboratively works with other technicians in the department to ensure on-site ‘back of house’ facilities are in optimum condition. This role will provide supervision of immediate staff and contractors working at the onsite or offsite facilities.

In line with organisational priorities and schedules, this position has the opportunity to travel to partner venues for installation and/or deinstallation as part of the MCA’s Touring Program.

This is a ‘hands-on’ position, working collaboratively with colleagues in the Collection and Exhibitions Management Department and Curatorial teams. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours are required in the role.


To learn more about working with the MCA, this role and how to apply please visit our website (https://www.mca.com.au/about-us/work-for-us/lead-production-technician/).

Closing date

Wednesday 17 April, 9am.


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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