Costume Shop Intern

Date Posted: 2020-02-06 00:00:00

Pay: $Volunteer

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Job Description

Department: Museum Experience: Shows + Interpretation,
Intern Title: Costume Shop Intern ,
Purpose: Work alongside members of the Shows + Interpretation team to maintain and expand the Cincinnati Museum Center costume collection. ,
Background: The Cincinnati Museum Center costume collection contains several centuries\x92 worth of historical replica garments, gathered over a period of the last few decades. Due to their long history of use, many of these pieces are in need of structural fixes and improvements. There is also a strong need for new pieces to add to the collection, from minor accessories to full-on outfits. If you\x92re looking for a position to build your comfort in a museum setting, and you have a passion for the textile arts, this is the place to be.,
Location: Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45203 ,
Key Responsibilities:,
\x95Assess and repair existing items in the CMC historic replica costuming collection,
\x95Assist in the creation of necessary costuming items, for both historical and modern day settings,
\x95Play a role in the continued upkeep and organization of the costume shop,
\x95General office work,
\x95Attend events, trainings or meetings as needed ,
\x95Be willing to dress in period clothing to assist with special events such as 1940\x92s day,
\x95Work/communicate with community partners and with various departments within CMC and Mercury Museum Services (a subsidiary of CMC) ,
\x95Adequate skill in sewing and/or garment composition (examples must be provided),
\x95Working towards a degree in history, design, or related field preferred,
\x95A working knowledge of historical contemporary style by era, or a strong willingness to obtain said knowledge,
\x95Previous museum or costuming experience a plus,
\x95Must have a flexible schedule (some limited early morning or weekend needs),
\x95Self-motivated and disciplined,
\x95Able to work independently in a fast-paced museum environment,
\x95Excellent public relations and verbal/written communications skills are essential,
\x95Have a familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher,
\x95Candidate must be able to perform occasional lifting of items up to 20 pounds, must be able to set up tables and chairs, and sit or stand for long periods of time up to an hour or more,
\x95May be asked to assist with general museum experience programs, festivals and events,
Reports To: Evan Lewis, Manager of Shows + Interpretation,
Length of Appointment: 10 weeks,
Time Commitment: minimum 10-15 hrs/week (hours are available 10-4 Monday-Saturday),
Benefits: ,
\x95Free admission to all permanent CMC exhibits and access to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center,
\x95Free parking at Cincinnati Museum Center locations,
\x95Discounts at food locations,
\x95Invitations to select exhibit previews, special events and lectures,
\x95Professional development, training opportunities and work experience,
Dress Code: ,
\x95Business casual,
\x95Jeans are ok at given times ,
Age Requirement, if any: ,
Eligible candidates considering an internship are defined as individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:,
+#61607;currently enrolled as an undergraduate student,
+#61607;have graduated within the past year,
+#61607;are currently enrolled in graduate school,


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