Cataloging Intern - Fall 2019

The application period for this position has ended.

Department: Mayer Library

Reports to: Librarian 

Status: Part-time, hourly (21 hours per week maximum)

Compensation: $17.85/hour

Dates of Internship:  August 26, 2019–December 14, 2019

Application deadline: CLOSED


Scope of Position:

The Mayer Library at the Dallas Museum of Art is seeking a cataloging intern for the Fall 2019 semester. This position is open to students currently enrolled in a graduate library or information science program who have an interest in pursuing the cataloging profession. This is a paid opportunity, but can also be configured for course credit or as a practicum. The intern will get experience in library cataloging and classification, improve bibliographic search skills, and gain an understanding of museum library practices.


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 for 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




  • Perform copy cataloging on books in the library’s backlog.
  • Search for MARC records in OCLC Connexion.
  • Update records in the library’s bibliographic database.
  • Perform end processing on selected materials.
  • Assist with other cataloging projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited master’s program for library and/or information science.
  • Completed coursework in descriptive and subject cataloging.
  • Knowledge of AACR2, RDA, and Library of Congress and Dewey classification systems.
  • Exacting attention to detail.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. and push a book truck.
  • Applicants with an interest in art history and/or museum work preferred.  

Application Procedure: 

Apply Online: Closed

Applicants must include all of the items below in order for the online application to be complete.  Incomplete applications will not be considered and late materials will not be accepted.   Please include 2 academic or professional references that are familiar with your work.  Recommendation letters are not required, but will be accepted.  Recommenders can send letters to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Files should be uploaded in PDF format with your last name and document type as the file name: e.g., Smith_Personal Statement.


Résumé or CV:

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Personal Statement Cover Letter:

Single-page statement explaining your interest in applying for this internship. Include information about relevant experience and coursework.

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Transcript of courses from the institution of higher education where the MLIS/MLS degree is in process. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

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The Dallas Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or genetics.