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

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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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 1

Job: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Fashion Design

From Albright College

Albright College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Fashion Design beginning August 15, 2019.  This faculty position is situated within the Fashion Department which is an integral part of Albright College’s Center for the Arts.  It is consistently one of the top 5 enrolled majors on campus.  Last year Albright was ranked number 20 on the list of top private fashion design schools in the United States by fashion-schools.org.

Position Qualifications:  To be considered for tenure track, the candidate must have an M.F.A. or PhD in Fashion Design.  M.A./M.S. degrees considered if there is strong evidence of scholarship/creative work and professional development.   A successful candidate will show success in teaching undergraduate students design and construction at all levels, from introduction to advanced, including patternmaking and draping.  Knowledge of commercial and industrial sewing machines is essential.  Experience in teaching textiles and/or fashion history is desirable.  Knowledge of computer design/production programs from Adobe, Lectra and Gerber used within the fashion industry and industry experience is preferred.

The Fashion Department is searching for a new colleague who is committed to the success of our students both in and outside of the classroom.  This commitment includes academic advising, participation in recruiting students and participation in departmental events.  The position includes a course release for acting as design studio coordinator.  The design studio coordinator is responsible for making sure the design studio is kept in clean and working order.

Application Process

Qualified applicants should apply via our website.

Applications should include:  1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample of scholarly or creative work; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; 5) student creative work and 6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e. student evaluations of teaching, sample syllabi of courses taught).  Please arrange to have at least two reference letters submitted, one of which addresses teaching effectiveness.  Application review will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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to May 1

Job: Assistant Director of Fashion Exhibitions

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From Savannah College of Art & Design

Category : Staff Work Year : Year Round Posting Text

SCAD seeks an Assistant Director of Fashion Exhibitions to organize and install on and off-campus exhibitions. In this role, you will research the people, places and culture related to fashion exhibitions and write show promos and summaries, label copy, catalog texts, talking points and other professional marketing texts.

The Assistant Director of Fashion Exhibitions will develop and execute community-based and educational programs to complement major exhibitions and present class visits, curatorial talks and tours for the SCAD community, patrons and public.

The position will report directly to the Director of Fashion Exhibitions and have the flexibility to work longer hours during installations and university signature events within a team environment.

He or she will also support museum staff with the development of projects, including administrative and installation support, research and other assistance as needed.

The ideal candidate has a knowledge of fashion history, textile handling and conservation, strong written, verbal and presentation skills and museum experience, preferably in fashion, fine art and design.

Requirements :

Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in an art and design, fashion, history, or visual culture field

Posting Date : Closing Date : Open Until Filled Yes ADA TAG

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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to Apr 18

Job: Associate Conservator

From the Museum at FIT

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Museum's Senior Conservator, the Associate Conservator is responsible for implementing, facilitating and assisting with the physical care, display and conservation of the Museum's comprehensive costume, accessory and textile collection. The candidate will be responsible for a full range of conservation activities within a museum that maintains a very active acquisition, fashion exhibition, photography and loan schedule, including any special projects as required.

Working closely under the supervision of the Museum's Senior Conservator, primary responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Examining and documenting costume, accessory and textile objects with both condition and treatment reports in the TMS museum collections management system.

  • Performing object treatments, mounting and installation of both historic and contemporary fashion artifacts in support of the Museum's robust exhibition and publication photography program.

  • Documenting and performing material and scientific analyses and research of objects as required.

  • Documenting, preparing, couriering and installing of both international and domestic loans.

  • Developing and implementing a written Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan for the Museum, including but not limited to evaluation, coordination and documentation of pest management activities. Coordinating with FIT's pest control service provider to support and maintain the IPM program.

  • Implementing and maintaining preventive conservation housekeeping methods and practices throughout the Museum's physical space.

  • In the absence of the Senior Conservator and in co-ordination with the Senior Registrar, attend to any matters relating to Facilities and Security within the Museum.

In the absence of the Senior Conservator, manage day-to-day activities in the conservation department and coordinate the management of conservation staff with the deputy director and other department heads

This is a general description of duties and is not to be construed as all inclusive.


  • Master's Degree in conservation or museum studies, with a minimum of 5 years related professional experience working with a fashion costume and textile collection in a museum setting.

  • Must have strong knowledge of costume and design history and terminology, as well as a demonstrated knowledge of museum and conservation procedures for both costume and textiles.

  • Proficiency in laboratory methods and the use of scientific instruments for examination, analysis, and treatment of costumes, accessories and textiles.

  • Knowledge and proficiency of garment construction and sewing techniques used in textile conservation.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to make sound decisions and utilize proper judgement when couriering museum loans.

  • Excellent attention to detail, the ability to plan work and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work performed, and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Strong ability to work on numerous projects with various staff members required.

  • Excellent organizational and computer skills and a familiarity with and/or ability to learn the TMS museum collections management system.

  • Ability to learn, adapt and keep current with the latest developments in the conservation practice.

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