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Textile and Fashion Arts Department Internship

The Textile and Fashion Arts collection is global in scope, ranging from Ancient Egyptian pleated dresses to contemporary fiber art. Its strengths include pre-Columbian textiles; European tapestries and embroideries; the most important collection of Noh robes outside of Japan; Indian textiles; New England colonial embroidery; and costume and accessories from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. The departmental library contains rich holdings ranging from rare books of the sixteenth through the early twentieth century to contemporary fashion publications.

We are currently seeking a graduate or highly-qualified junior/senior year undergraduate intern who can assist with a variety of research and administrative tasks related to the textile and fashion arts collection. The intern will gain an understanding of the day-to-day workings of a curatorial department, and have an opportunity to learn from original works of art. Specific duties and hours will be discussed with candidates.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with processing of incoming acquisitions
  • Organize designer files and other administrative paperwork
  • Assist with other projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High degree of demonstrated interest in or experience with textile and fashion arts
  • • Enrolled in an undergraduate program (class of 2015 or 2016 preferred)
  • • Proven familiarity with scholarly research methods
  • • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and database programs
  • • Previous office work experience desirable
  • • Demonstrated attention to detail, diplomacy, and extremely professional manner
  • • Ability to work 1 day (seven hours) per week through mid December
  • • Ability to attend an orientation on either Wed, Sept 17 (6 pm) or Wed, Oct 1 (10 am or 6 pm)



Type

Internship

Status

Part Time

Schedule

7.00 hours per week

To be determined; 2 days per week, flexible within M-F, 9a-5p

Posted

November 18, 2010

Department

Textiles and Fashion Arts