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Internship Opportunity: Shirley Phillipson Pollock Internship in Art Librarianship, Dallas Museum of Art, TX

Reports to: DMA Librarian
Status: PT, hourly (21 hours per week maximum)
Dates: September 2016 – May 2017
Stipend: $17.85 per hour ($14,244.30 total stipend)
Application deadline: July 15 or until filled

DMA Mission:
The Dallas Museum of Art is both a responsible steward of cultural heritage and a trusted advocate for the essential place of art in the lives of people locally and around the globe. The DMA is transparent, ethical, and takes informed risks. It promotes research, dialogue, and public participation, helping to reveal the insights of artists from every continent over the last 5,000 years.
 Scope of Position:
The Mildred R. and Frederick M. 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 grown over time into 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.

The Mayer Library at the Dallas Museum of Art is offering a paid, part-time nine-month internship to a graduate student in library or information science with an interest in art librarianship to start in the fall of 2016.  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.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Enhancing and creating bibliographic records
• Creating institutional bibliographies
• Reference work
• Designing a library display or writing a blog post for Uncrated
• Collection maintenance

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:
• Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited master’s program for library and/or information science
• Coursework in cataloging required.  Experience with original and copy cataloging preferred
• 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

More information: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMA&cws=1&rid=327

Job Posting: Visual Resources Specialist, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX

The Department of Art History of the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU seeks a Visual Resources Specialist to administer the departmental Visual Resources Laboratory (VRL).

Essential Functions:

Work directly with arts and humanities faculty to realize college and departmental learning goals.

Consult with faculty in the arts and humanities to develop and deliver a suite of services that support the integration of information resources and technology in their teaching and research, with special emphasis on visual resources and the digital humanities.

Curate, quality-control, and troubleshoot relevant digital content.

Deliver group instruction and/or consults individually with students regarding research methods and scholarly practices across the arts and humanities, in addition to addressing issues of media and visual fluency.

Administer day-to-day operations of the VRL.  Manage budget and financial records, as well as keeping all technology and software up-to-date and running smoothly.

Assist with department digital, online, and social media projects.


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree is required.   Field of study in Humanities, Library Sciences, or Art History is a plus.
  • Candidate should have 1 year of work experience; however, will consider specialist who is recently graduated from a Library/Information Science or Art History/Humanities Master’s program.
  • Must have delivered group instruction and worked individually with students.
  • Higher education experience preferred.
  • Digital photo-processing is required:  Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Paintshop, ACDSee Pro, GIMP, CaptureOne Pro, NIK
  • Must have experience with Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, Customshow, Haiku Deck, Slideshark, Slide Dog, Mediashout

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must demonstrate strong listening, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. A strong customer service orientation is essential.
  • Candidate must be effective in delivering group instruction and working individually with students.
  • Must be familiar with use-rights and permissions of digital images.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative collegiate work relationships.
  • Candidate should be detail oriented and accurate.  Must be able to plan and accurately track budget expenditures and prepare documentation for review/approval.
  • Must be well organized and able manage projects simultaneously.
  • Candidate must demonstrate strong problem solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems as well as devise solutions.  Must also be able to work independently as well as to work collaboratively.

More information and application: https://jobs.smu.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

Job Posting: Part-Time Digital Collections Content Coordinator for Decorative Arts and Design, Dallas Art Museum, TX

Scope of the Position:
The Dallas Museum of Art seeks a Digital Collections Content Coordinator for a 20 hour per week, grant-funded position.  This position will be a temporary role with the museum through November 30, 2016, subject to change with prior notification from the museum.  Working as a part of the Digital Collections Content Team under the leadership of the Interpretation Manager, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator is responsible for producing digital collections content focused on our Decorative Arts and Design collection that reflects the highest standards of quality and scholarship while remaining accessible to a broad public audience both online and in the galleries. Using tools created by the DMA’s software and technology teams, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator will create, digitize, and aggregate content to support the interpretation and understanding of art works from the Museum’s permanent collection and long-term loans.

Working closely with the Collections Database Registrar, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator will also review collections metadata records to improve the quality and consistency of collections metadata across the permanent collections in accordance with best practices in the field for collection cataloguing.

DMA Mission:

The Dallas Museum of Art is both a responsible steward of cultural heritage and a trusted advocate for the essential place of art in the lives of people locally and around the globe. The DMA is transparent, ethical, and takes informed risks. It promotes research, dialogue, and public participation, helping to reveal the insights of artists from every continent over the last 5,000 years.

Essential Functions:

  • Digitize, aggregate, and author digital content in support of the DMA’s Decorative Arts and Design collection and in order to ensure quality and consistency of collection content.
  • Review of object metadata in the Museum’s collection management system (TMS) by checking facts, validating consistency, and verifying primary image selection.
  • Collect data and information from verifiable sources related to DMA artworks.
  • Take direction from the Interpretation Manager in order to achieve the critical aspects of an interpretive strategy that fulfills the needs of the DMA’s online collection.
  • Work with DMA’s Collection Database Manager and Imaging Department to ensure that collections data and images are consistent, accurate, and complete whenever possible.
  • Work closely with DMA Curators under the leadership of the Interpretation Manager to ensure that digital collections content reflects the highest standards of quality and scholarship.
  • Participate in ongoing evaluations that integrate visitor research and evaluation into the design and development of digital interpretive content for the permanent collection.
  • Collaborate with Editorial staff and follows house style in all written materials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in Art History or related field required.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in decorative arts and design or American art required.
  • Experience working in a museum setting in a curatorial, education, or digital media role desired.
  • Excellent writing and strong research skills; strong digital content skills and experience using web tools preferred.
  • Prior experience in meeting strict deadlines under limited supervision preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Proven ability to work productively within a team required.

More information and application: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMA&cws=1&rid=318