- Gain an understanding of the specialized activities of an art museum library.
- Develop cataloging skills by enhancing and creating bibliographic records within the integrated library system.
- Develop art reference and public service skills through reference work.
- Learn about and participate in collection management activities.
- Master’s degree from or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited program for library and information science.
- Coursework in cataloging required.
- Knowledge of AACR2, RDA, and Library of Congress and Dewey classification systems.
- Interest in art librarianship with an educational background in art history.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work independently.
Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
The Mayer Library is the art research library of the Dallas Museum of Art. Originally established in 1936, the collection opened to the public in 1944, and has become an essential resource open for use by DMA staff, docents, and the general public. The non-circulating collection numbers 100,000 volumes and supports research on all areas of the Museum’s encyclopedic collection. For more information, visit http://dma.org/research/library.
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. For more information, visit DMA.org.