The Costume Institute's collection represents over 33,000 examples of fashionable dress and accessories for women, men, and children, from the fifteenth century to the present. The goals of The Costume Institute’s collection are to represent and maintain a comprehensive timeline of costume from the eighteenth century forward, and to be a collection of “masterworks,” examples of dress of the highest technical artistry with an exemplary aesthetic, and, if after 1850, by a designer of lasting significance.
The Collections Management Assistant (CMA) provides essential support in all Collections functions including handling, packing, tracking, storing, and providing preventive care to all collection objects under the direct guidance of the Associate Collections Manager. The CMA’s primary support function will be to support the ongoing assessment project to assess the entire collection. In addition, the CMA will perform regular object pulls, movement, and packing in conjunction with collection organization, loans, and exhibition requests. The CMA’s secondary support functions will include storage mount production as required, and coordinating Collections supply orders.