Mayer Library Pollock Internship

The application period has closed for the 2017–2018 Pollock Internship in Art Librarianship.
Openings: 1 paid intern position
Hours: Part time, 15 to 21 hours per week
Dates:  August 28, 2017–May 28, 2018
Stipend: $17.85 per hour  
The Shirley Phillipson Pollock Internship in Art Librarianship at the Mayer Library is a paid, part-time, nine-month internship offered to a recent graduate or current student in library and information science with an interest in art librarianship. The Pollock Intern will gain practical experience in art museum library work, including cataloging, collection management, and public services.  There will be focused projects throughout the internship, but the intern will have an opportunity to explore desired areas of interest.  At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will write a post for the DMA's blog Uncrated.
Learning Outcomes
  • 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.
TO APPLY: Complete and submit the online Mayer Library Pollock Internship Application Form. A letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three (3) references will be uploaded as attachments. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 1, 2017. No calls please.  
About the Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library

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

About the Dallas Museum of Art

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