So you want my arts job: Museum Program Producer

Creating museum science experience for a broad spectrum audience, at Sydney Observatory Catherine Polcz is charged with creating awe.
Catherine Polcz, MAAS Science Program Producer. Image

Catherine Polcz has been Science Program Producer at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science (MAAS) – more specifically, Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory – since 2018, but started programming with the institution as early as 2015.

Not only is she charged with inspiring budding ‘out-of-box’ thinkers, but curated the 2018 and 2019 editions of Sydney Science Festival and delivering Sydney Observatory’s Residency Program.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina