Parallel Curatorial Fellowships
Structural change with, beside and beyond the museum 

Between 2022-2024, MAMA will work with Parallel to foster understandings of how museums can be reimagined and restructured in collaboration with curators from CaLD backgrounds.

Parallel will commission six independent and/or emerging art workers who identify as CaLD to develop projects that explore opportunities for structural change at MAMA. Participants will be mentored by CaLD researchers, curators and museum directors, as well as First Nations curators and leaders to develop vocabularies, protocols, knowledge and networks across multiple cultures.

The curatorial commissions can span experimental museology, collection re-hangs, institutional critique, exhibition making, digital projects, public programming and writing/editing (and more).

Participants will become Fellows within the Parallel program and be invited to take part in various aspects of the Australia Research Council research project, including a Curatorial Intensive, Symposium, lectures, workshops, and publications, and will receive mentoring and professional development opportunities from the Parallel Team, including MAMA staff and the Advisory Network.

Applications are now open.
Applications are due 5pm (AEDT) December 22, 2021.

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Positions Vacant

MAMA has 18 permanent staff members, 6 full time, and 12 part time.
No positions are currently advertised.

Work Experience

Are you in year 10 or 11 and interested in a career in the arts?
Each year we accept a limited number of secondary students into our work experience program.

Students will experience all aspects of a working art museum, including exhibitions and curatorial, education and public programs, and visitor experience.

Placements will take place in selected weeks from April - December each year. Placements are limited. We strongly recommend students apply early, and consider organising alternative work placement options.