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.
• Assist with processing of incoming acquisitions
• Organize object files and other administrative paperwork
• Catalog fashion prints
• Assist with other projects as assigned
• High degree of demonstrated interest in or experience with textile and fashion arts
• Enrolled in and returning to an undergraduate program (class of 2015 or 2016); or first-year graduate student 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 2 days per week through mid August
• Ability to attend an orientation on either Tues, May 27 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm) or Tues, June 10 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)