Worn Through is seeking three new contributors! Three of Worn Through’s contributors are moving on and we wish them well, so now we are searching for some more wonderful fashion academics to join our team.
1. Are you a higher education instructor in dress and fashion studies? Preferably in the US. Would you like to share your ideas, lessons, experiences with our readers twice a month? We have a regular Friday feature on teaching in apparel studies and are looking for some new insights in that area. for alternating posts with current contributor Kelly Cobb.
2. Jenna gave us so many wonderful views into life of an apparel scholar in the UK and she is moving on to an array of new projects, meaning she is shifting away from writing for the blog. We would love to continue to spread the word on happenings in England, including academic and museum events, interviews, and other ideas specific to the writer such as regional history. So if you’re UK based drop us a line.
3. Would you like to cover fashion in museums for Worn Through from anywhere in the globe? This is an area that has been been written about from Australia, Canada and the US. We are open to a new location or repeating one of those with a museum professional who wants to share the inside scoop on what it’s like to work within the ranks of curator, collections manager, exhibition designer, or similar.
Our goal is to find strong writers with lots of experience and enthusiasm for this field who can commit to posts that appear at least bi-weekly. This is a volunteer effort of a team, however do note we get about 40k hits per month and have been featured in many publications and reviews as a place to go for info in our field–thus, the exposure and community service are both reasons to participate. Contributors have also spoken of how the blog format provides a venue to lightly, loosely, and briefly discuss issues on their minds, rather than always heading toward journals, books, and exhibitions which take months/years to come out and generally have a more narrow audience. Also note for 2014 we plan to continue such things as our annual award (in its second year!), book give-aways, CFPs, and more.
We like to think of Worn Through as an information vehicle within our community, and we are looking for more people to get on board.
If you would be interested, please email Monica with your ideas, your CV and your availability. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please share this post with them!Positions open until filled, but ideally ready-to-go for Jan 2014.