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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Over-worked, Under-paid"

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    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Museum of Art full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The art, exposure to artists and creatives, invitations to events and talks, free entry to other museums and perks like free tickets to the opera, theatre.

    Cons

    Low pay, changing expectations and restructuring, low morale and a rift between education and curatorial teams. Little to no room for advancement.

    While I worked at the Museum, I ended up taking on the job responsibilities of two other staff members who were never replaced - without additional compensation. It was extremely frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    To increase morale, I would suggest reviewing employees responsibilities and titles. Create opportunities for staff members to work with people on opposite teams to foster teamwork and creativity.


  2. "DMA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Museum of Art full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Art exhibitions and security staff

    Cons

    No equity and staff is not treated fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate staff in management positions who have no experience.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor morale at all levels"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Museum of Art (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some people who work here who truly love their work and respect the general museum audience.

    Cons

    Behind the scenes, there's a significant lack of maturity in senior management and the people they are grooming. This shows in the unhappiness of so many of the staff and the lack or respect given to the general museum audience.

    Advice to Management

    Say what you mean and do what you say. Transparency and honesty goes a long way.


  4. "Strong Mission & Values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Dallas Museum of Art full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The outreach and educational initiatives are outstanding. It is a pleasure being able to contribute to an organization invested locally, nationally and internationally.

    Cons

    As a not-for-profit and free general admission organization, the funding is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the mission at the forefront of everything we do.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Museum of Art full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people who work their love it and love what they do. The rotating exhibitions are awesome. The collection is even better. The programs we present make you proud to come to work here.

    Cons

    Not enough money for everything we want to do. That is true of most non-profits.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Take A Look At The People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Museum of Art full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great art, lovely park for access, some management is great.

    Cons

    low pay rate, raises are very low.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more friendly people


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dallas Museum of Art full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Visitors, security guards, parking, and store

    Cons

    Favoritism and no support and dismal budgets

    Advice to Management

    Attend programs at the museum

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Favoritism Shows"

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    Former Employee - Gallery Attendant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Gallery Attendant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dallas Museum of Art full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ¤Diverse staff that are fun to talk to
    ¤Interesting events
    ¤Get to be around art all day
    ¤Free garage parking

    Cons

    Where do I begin? They use a temp agency and basically tell you that you are disposable. The scheduling coordinator and one of the gallery attendant supervisors are related so they hire their family then give them all of the hours. I was fired for speaking up for myself after one of their family members had the audacity to insult me and humiliate other co workers in the middle of a private charity event. They covered it up as "attendance issues" when I was late maybe a few times the whole time I was employed there.
    Supervisors are also extremely lacking in communication. I was told by 2 that a jacket I was wearing was appropriate for work while 1 (the one with the family member.. go figure) said it wasn't.
    If you plan on trying to help new people don't bother you will be scolded and told you can't speak to anyone.
    If you are a person of color however your job is secured for life no matter if you're on the phone 24/7, always out of uniform or disrespectful. Believe me I have had a guest tell me a fellow gallery attendant flat out told her he hates his job and art Guess what happened to him? Promotion.
    Also, don't bother requesting a certain day off for a dr appointment or anything else they will approve it and still put you on the schedule even after reminding them.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors please get on the same page! It's so unprofessional and HR stop this family that is running your establishment into the ground.


  9. "Gallery Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dallas Museum of Art full-time

    Pros

    fine art all day. good benifits

    Cons

    standing all day/ work on sundays


  10. Helpful (2)

    "They care more about DMA friends than DMA staff"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dallas Museum of Art full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The opportunities to see fabulous art, lectures, speakers, and attend museum functions. Some of the perks from arts district neighbors were nice too.

    Cons

    The work environment is so negative. Over the course of my time there, my job duties changed and increased greatly. By the end I was doing all kinds of random duties that were of no interest to me. There was never a check in from HR to see if my workload was appropriate for my salary.
    If you want to work at the museum and hope to advance your career, be prepared to be patient. Advancement can only happen if the person ahead of you leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Work on morale. If I had thought that I was at least valued by the museum staff, it would have made my experience much better.


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