Textiles Internship

Internship Opportunity at the Marietta Museum of History

Area: Collections, Textiles

Length of Internship: 10 to 15 weeks

Hours to Complete: Minimum of 150 hours

Non-Paid Internship

Scope:   The intern will work with the Registrar in assisting with cataloging and inventorying portions of the Museum’s textile collection . The Museum’s collection dates from the early 1800s to the present. The collection includes men’s, women’s and children’s fashion, accessories and other textiles.

Intern Goals & Responsibilities: The internship goals will include imparting on-the-job training and experience in the world of museum textiles. The internship pertains directly to the movement of textile collection along with the inspection of the textile collection during the re-housing project. Interns will gain knowledge in museum inventory management along with textile preservation and minor conservation work.   A variety of fabric types and fashion styles will be available for interns to study and help museum staff identify.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Movement of boxes
  • Examination and inventorying of box contents
  • Identifying fabric and clothing styles.
  • Attaching identification labels.
  • Taking pictures of textilesRequirements: Prospective interns need to be currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program or have recently completed work in such program. Students majoring in Fashion, Textiles, Museum studies or a related field are ideal.

The best candidates will be able to:

  • Work independently within the guidelines established by Registrar and ask questions when new situations arise
  • Work on multiple projects at the same time with minimum supervision
  • Interact professionally with varying groups including staff, volunteers, museum members, donors and guests.
  • Accept supervision and critique of work
  • Lift heavy and awkward boxes.
  • Do minor hand sewing

Applicants must

  • Be detail oriented, creative and resourceful
  • Have a good sense of humor
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Maintain a professional and amicable demeanor and appearance
  • Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite knowledge preferred

Application Procedure:

  1. A cover letter indicating the internship for which you are interested
  2. A current resume
  3. Please send required information to Registrar, Christa McCay at Christa@MariettaHistory.org

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