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Cornell Costume and Textile Collection Manager

The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection (CCTC) advances knowledge of the cultural, historical, scientific and aesthetic aspects of fashion and textiles through exhibition, research and teaching. The collection includes more than 10,000 items of apparel, accessories and flat textiles dating from the eighteenth century to present, and includes Euro-American high fashion, functional clothing and technical textiles, and a substantial collection of ethnographic costume. 


Working under very general supervision, the CCTC Manager is responsible for processing, inventory, and housing of the collection in order to facilitate preservation, exhibition and access and to the collection for research and teaching. In consultation with the CCTC Director, will perform a full range of activities for complex materials, and will appraise and select items for permanent retention on the basis of documentary value. The manager oversees tasks assignments and time collection for undergraduate and temporary CCTC assistants; oversees CCTC volunteers; and assists graduate student Teaching and Research Assistants needing to access the collection on behalf of university faculty. The Manager will work closely with the CCTC director to ensure the teaching, research, and exhibition mission of the collection is upheld. The Manager may manage projects involving coordination of multiple activities. 

This is a part time 20-35 hours per week position, 1 year term position with the possibility of renewal.

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There is no visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.

Required Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Costume History, Museum Studies, or related field

·         Minimum three years paid experience handling and cataloguing costume and textile materials in a museum/library settingExperience working in teams, as well as independently, and meeting departmental goals

·        Strong subject knowledge in costume history and preservation

·        Knowledge of conservation issues and policies

·        Experience with relevant technologies, including literacy in commonly used computer applications, database experience, and excellent keyboarding skills

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills

·        Excellent memory and attention to detail

·        Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 40 pounds

·        Ability to ascend and descend ladders and lifts

·        Ability to balance multiple tasks/responsibilities/demands for time

·        Ability to deal diplomatically and effectively with all constituencies

·        Willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends

Preferred Qualifications

·        Knowledge of museum/archival practices and procedures, with costume cataloging experience preferred

·        Some sewing and mount making experience preferred

University Job Title:

Collections Asst III

Level:  C

Pay Rate Type:  Hourly

Company:  Contract College

Contact Name:  Lucy Pola

Number of Openings:  1

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Samuel H. Kress Conservation Fellowship 2016-2017

The Preservation & Conservation Department at the Library of Trinity College Dublin is accepting applications for a Samuel H. Kress Conservation Fellowship. The Fellowship will focus on the treatment of a papyrus Book of the Dead. This position will suit either a Paper or Papyrus Conservator and will involve carrying out the conservation treatment and materials analysis of the selected Book, as well as developing a template for the treatment, imaging, storage and display of the collection of Books of the Dead held in the Library.

The Kress Fellow will be encouraged to research the imagery, hieroglyphic text and named original owner of the Book of the Dead, as well as the history of the current 19th century mounting and framing system. The project will be led by the Preservation & Conservation Department with collaboration from the Manuscripts Department and the Department of Classical Studies.

The Kress Fellow will participate in advocacy and public engagement associated with the project, and other outreach activities of the Preservation & Conservation Department. They will join a dynamic department with 6 conservators, 2 preservation assistants, 1 technician, and 1 intern, and will participate in the responsibilities of the team in delivering the stewardship strategy for the library.   

The Fellowship is funded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and awarded by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC), to the value of $32,000 US. The placement will run from October 2016 – September 2017.

The Fellowship is open to Canadian or US graduates of Conservation programmes. Applicants should send a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae, along with two references to Susie Bioletti, Keeper of Preservation & Conservation, The Library, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland; or via email to: bioletts@tcd.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 July 2016. Interviews will be conducted via Skype in August. The selection of the Fellow will be approved by FAIC.

Collections Assistant, Evergreen Museum & Library

This position includes registration and collections care for Evergreen Museum & Library, Homewood Museum, and non-museum held University Collections. It is 19 hours/wk and candidates may apply at jobs.jhu.edu  

Position Summary:

With the primary goal to provide digital access to collections in the University’s historic house museums as well as non-museum cultural properties collections .

Responsibilities:

  • Registration of all objects including: object handling, inventory, creation of hardcopy and digital files, photo documentation, basic cataloging, measuring, numbering/tagging, and location change tracking in both digital and paper records
  • Assist with incoming and outgoing loan requests and secure insurance certificates as needed
  • Room book/PastPerfect object description updates
  • Duties may also include collections care activities at the direction of the appropriate Director/Curator (such as: metals polishing, dusting/cleaning, storage organization).

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree required, masters’ preferred. Experience with PastPerfect or comparable collections database.


NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Fall Internship: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Internship Opportunities with Active Photography Archive

Grossman Enterprises is working with a dedicated team to manage, digitize, preserve and promote the archival holdings of renowned American photojournalist Henry Grossman.  Two class-­credit unpaid intern positions are available to provide students with the experience of working alongside our digital technician and archive manager, learning various aspects of collections management and digital production.

Summer Internship in Nova Scotia, Canada - June-August Wall Painting Conservation

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Biltmore Internship

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DELAWARE DIVISION OF HISTORICAL & CULTURAL AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Join the Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs (DHCA) for an enriching internship opportunity to work with the Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits Team (CARE Team). The CARE Team is responsible for the stewardship and care of the State’s collections which consist of material cultural objects, fine art, textiles, photographs and archival materials that document the history and heritage of Delaware. The CARE Team also designs educational exhibitions for researchers, visitors, museums and other historical and educational institutions.

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