Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Some very nice job postings are popping up–if I didn’t want to finish my program I’d for sure apply to some of these:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art has an opening for Council Assistant, Costume Council Costume and Textiles Department (RFT), who plans, coordinates, facilitates, and oversees all projects and events relating to the Costume Council, as well as manage the information of approximately 1,000 members and act as advisor to its volunteer chairman and Board of Directors in all aspects of event and
project planning, and budgeting. Lots more details on LACMA’s site.

LACMA also has a position not listed on their site but going around the CSA e-Newsletter for a curatorial assistant for its Costume and Textiles department. The successful candidate will assist curators in some or all areas of curatorial activity. Duties may include exhibition planning, cataloguing, research, writing, and image documentation, acquisition procedures, correspondence, and conference organization. Applicants must have a masters degree in art history with working knowledge of costume and textiles or equivalent knowledge and experience. Competitive salary and generous benefits are offered. For consideration please send a resume with cover letter and a list of references to: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Attn: Francisco Lopez; Human Resources Dept.; 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; Los Angeles, CA 90036; fax 323.857.4720;

The Royal Ontario Museum has a position open for Associate Curator, Textiles & Costume of the Eastern Hemisphere (Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe). This is a tenure-track entry-level position comparable to an Assistant Professor position at a university. The successful applicant will join the Textile and Costume section of the ROM’s Department of World Cultures. They will oversee a collection of approx. 12,000 works with particular strengths in Chinese Qing dynasty court costume, textiles and costume of the Islamic world (including an important collection of mediaeval tiraz), Indian chintz, and Eastern European regional dress. They will be expected to: undertake an active program of research that leads to publication and presentation of work in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and to seek external grant funding for that research; develop a dynamic program of collection-based scholarship through acquisitions, permanent and temporary exhibits, publications, new media and public programs; participate in museum service and community outreach. The applicant is required to be actively engaged with the academic community and should qualify to teach in undergraduate and graduate programmes at university level.
Lots more details on ROM’s website.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking a costume preparator/technician to assist in restoration, costume mounting, photography, and installation of a major costume exhibition. This position requires fine hand sewing skills, basic pattern making and draping skills, excellent writing skills, and a candidate who can work collaboratively. This is a full-time temporary position which needs to be filled as soon as possible and continues until April 2010. If interested, send resume, references and salary requirements to the HR Department, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202; fax 513.639.2881; or

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