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 volunteer intern who can assist with a variety of research and administrative tasks related to the textile and fashion arts collection, specifically in the jewelry 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. 


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


  • Enrollment in an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) program
  • High degree of demonstrated interest in or experience with jewelry
  • GIA certification strongly preferred 
  • Proven familiarity with scholarly research methods
  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and database programs
  • Previous office work experience desirable
  • Attention to detail, diplomacy, and extremely professional manner 
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sat, September 16 
  • Ability to volunteer 1 (seven hour) day per week through mid December 




Part Time


1.00 days per week

Flexible within M-F, 9a-5p parameters.


March 2, 2017


Textiles and Fashion Arts