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 the twenty-first 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 an intern who can assist with a variety of research and administrative tasks that support 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:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program in a related field at an accredited college or university 
  • High degree of demonstrated interest in or experience with textile and fashion arts
  • Proven familiarity with scholarly research methods
  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and database programs
  • Previous office and museum experience desirable
  • Attention to detail, diplomacy, and extremely professional manner 
  • Email a single MS-Word  or PDF document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org  
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  on Tues, May 30, or Tues, June 13
  • Ability to commit to one day (7 hours) per week through mid-August



Type

Internship

Status

Part Time

Schedule

1.00 days per week

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

Posted

February 3, 2015

Department

Textiles and Fashion Arts