Maggie Finch worked as Gallery Assistant at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, from 2005. In May 2006 she joined the Photography Department of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (NGV) as Assistant Curator of Photography, and from August 2012 is Curator of Photography.
Maggie Finch has curated several collections-based exhibitions at the NGV, including Small Worlds: Travel Photography of the Nineteenth Century in April 2007; Order and disorder: Archives and photography in October 2008; Light years: Photography and space in May 2009; and Looking at Looking: The Photographic Gaze in September 2011. She was a co-curator of the exhibition Endless Present: Robert Rooney and Conceptual Art, in October 2010, and co-ordinating curator of the Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition The Mad Square: Modernity in German Art 1910-1937 which opened at the NGV in November 2011. She is currently working with the South African artist Robin Rhode on a contemporary exhibition of performative photographs for the NGV, to open in May 2013.
Maggie Finch has written on both contemporary and historical photography, and has a particular research interest in Australian photo-conceptualism. She is currently a member of the Exhibition Advisory Committee of the Centre for Contemporary Photography.