Internship: LACMA Costume dept.

As Spring nears it’s time for students to start considering Summer internships so I will begin to list more and more of those as I come across them. Below is a great one (minus the unpaid part):

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Costume and Textiles Internship
Summer 2009

Qualifications: Student currently enrolled in a graduate-level art history, museum studies, costume and textile studies, or related program. An academic concentration in eighteenth and/or nineteenth century European costume and/or textiles is required; knowledge and skill in garment construction strongly recommended; hands-on art handling experience preferable.

Salary/Compensation: Unpaid

Job Description: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art invites applications for a summer 2009 internship in its Costume and Textiles Department. Selected interns will assist the curatorial staff in preparation for an upcoming major exhibition while gaining greater knowledge in costume and textile history as well as additional hands-on art-handling experience. The intern must commit to the completion of 240 hours which may be used for academic credit towards a graduate level degree in art history, museum studies, costume and textile studies, or related field.

The ideal candidate is organized and self-motivated with the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work as a team player. This candidate must be a strong researcher with excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong working knowledge of MS Office. The ideal candidate must also be knowledgeable in the fields of costume history or costume construction. Responsibilities may include organizing and documenting objects through the cataloging process, managing digital images for documentation, conducting in-depth research of objects, handling objects and rare books materials, and assisting with display of costumes.

Interested applicants may submit a CV and a statement of intent via email to Nancy Carcione

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