to Dec 12

Internship: Costume & Textiles - Collections Management

From the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Costume and Textiles Department accepts applications for student interns on an ongoing basis following the academic calendar. 


The Costume and Textiles Department is undertaking a comprehensive inventory, digitization, and rehousing project of the collection. Collections Management ensures works of art in storage areas are accessible, housed in standardized environmental conditions, and are preserved while in storage. Under the supervision of the Senior Collections Administrator, the internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about collections care and long term preservation goals specific to costumes and textiles. The intern will gain experience in handling artworks, preparing archival materials for artwork housing, conducting inventories, and navigating the museum database.

Minimum Qualifications

This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for post-graduate and graduate students from the following majors: costume studies, material culture, museum studies, art history, or library science. Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree before the start of the internship.  Preference will be given to candidates currently in an academic program who have completed courses in costume and textiles history, collections management, fundamentals of conservation science, and have basic sewing skills. Academic credit can be arranged.

To Apply 
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nancy Carcione, Costume and Textiles Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; or email carcione@lacma.org.

Applications will be accepted during the following periods:

  • February 1 - March 15 for summer

  • May 1 - June 15 for fall semester

  • September 1 - October 15 for winter/spring semester

Applications will be accepted until the internship is filled. 

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to May 31

Internship: Fashion Resource Center Intern

From Art Institute Chicago

The FRC receives an average of 500 visitors per month, as it is one of the few research facilities of its kind located within an institution of higher education in the United States. It is used by faculty and students six days a week from 9am-7pm for a variety of activities that include independent research, class instruction, tours, recruitment, fundraising, lectures and film screenings.

Position Summary

The FRC is currently in the process of cataloging garments and other resource materials in order to make collections accessible through the Flaxman's Library catalog and SAIC's Digital Collections. We are seeking students who can assist with this project during the next few semesters.


  • Create metadata for digital collections of garment and accessories.

  • Update catalog records for printed materials including journals, look-books, and pattern books.

  • Update catalog records for video and dvd collections.

  • Work with the Director of the FRC, the Digital Collections Librarian, and Collections Management Librarian to update and create records for collections of different varieties.

  • Assist Director of FRC with instruction and reference when necessary.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree in or currently studying Library Sciences.

  • Ability to problem solve and work within a team as well as independently.

  • Can take instruction and follow up once tasks are completed.

  • Detail oriented

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Experience collecting and in putting meta data.

  • Experience cataloging books and/or garments and accessories.

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to May 31

Job: Assistant Professor in Fashion Merchandising & Design

From Virginia Tech

The Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management is seeking an academic year, tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in history of costume to teach the historical, cultural and/or social aspects of dress and accessories. The successful candidate will also serve as the Director of the Oris Glisson Historic Textiles and Costume Collection and will be responsible for enhancing the profile of the collection, which will include creating an online digital catalog that makes the collection more accessible to students and the community. The Glisson Collection contains more than 5,000 items. Holdings date from the 18th century and include daywear, eveningwear, undergarments and lingerie, shoes, hats, and other accessories. 
The Fashion Merchandising and Design major emphasizes an integration of design, product development, and merchandising of apparel products. Graduates work as creative designers, technical designers, or product developers using their creative skills to conceptualize couture and ready-to-wear lines presented and sold around the globe. They also work as retail buyers, store managers, website developers, internet merchants, or visual merchandisers for national and international companies. 
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in an apparel related field by position start date. The starting date is August 10, 2019. Review of applications will begin March 13, 2019. The review will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed from a diverse pool of applicants. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Responsibilities include:
• Develop a research and/or creative scholarship program of excellence in the apparel area including scholarly presentations, refereed publications, and grantsmanship appropriate for a R1 Research University.
• Provide leadership of the Oris Glisson Historic Textile and Costume Collection by updating documentation of the collection holdings, developing strategies for engagement with students and external audiences, and assuring the continued storage and care of the holdings.
• Contribute to teaching excellence in courses such as history of costume, cultural and social aspects of clothing, apparel production and product design, and/or fashion merchandising.
• Advise undergraduate students on curriculum and career decisions.
• Participate in interdisciplinary work and university-industry partnerships.
• Participate in university service and professional organizations.
• Participate in occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings.

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