Job Board

The Costume Society of America is the leading organization of its kind and boasts a membership involved in all aspects of costume-related work. Our Job Board is an ideal way for your organization to reach qualified candidates including dress historians, academics, writers, conservators, curators, costume designers, costumers, fashion designers, clothing dealers, textile specialists and more.

Date posted to CSA website:  November 21, 2017
Position:  CSDF Listserv Moderator
Term:  2 year
Start date:  Immediately

Description:  CSA seeks a tech-savvy individual to serve as moderator of the CSDF Listserv, Communities for the Study of Dress and Fashion. As moderator, you will ensure that our members can connect, network, query, share and discuss our passion for the study of clothing, costume, fashion and dress.  You will report to and work closely with the VP of Technology to encourage engagement and participation in our community.

Responsibilities:  As the CSDF Listserv Moderator you will manage the listserv through, maintain a current roster of approved listserv members based on reports provided by the national office, maintain order during discussions, ensure that all participants behave with courtesy, and respond to user queries and comments.  Additionally, we ask that you research current forum technologies and make a recommendation as to what type of forum platform would best serve our membership.  Serving as CSDF Listserv Moderator will require approximately 3-4 hours of work per month.

To apply, contact: Monica Sklar, VP of Technology,

Date posted to CSA website:  August 26, 2013
Position:  YouTube Channel Administrator
Term:  2 year
Start date:  Immediately

Description:  CSA seeks a tech-savvy individual to manage the CSA YouTube Channel and the development of videotaped content. As YouTube Channel Administrator, you will ensure that our channel professionally represents CSA. You will be working closely with the VP of Technology and Social Media Chairperson to help create and post new videos that highlight the best of CSA. This is a great position for someone interested and well-versed in social media and video.

Responsibilities:  As YouTube Channel Administrator you will promote the CSA YouTube Channel, assist in the development of unique video content, maintain current and fresh video offerings, and moderate the channel by responding to viewer queries and comments.

Reports to:  VP of Technology
To apply, contact:  Katherine Hill Winters, Social Media Chair

Date posted: November 14, 2017

Employer: Indiana University

Job Title: Lecturer in Fashion Design

Job Description: The School of Art, Architecture + Design (SoAAD) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a full-time Lecturer position (non tenure track) in the Fashion Design program ( to begin in fall 2018.

SoAAD ( is dedicated to developing a faculty body composed of diverse scholars and practitioners. We seek a forward-thinking colleague who wishes to be part of an innovative design program, and who is committed to interdisciplinary engagement and the exploration of the convergence of Merchandising, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Studio Arts. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to educate emerging leaders in the fashion industry of tomorrow.

We are looking for candidates who have the capacity to collaborate with colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, have worked with diverse populations, and have academic and/or significant professional fashion design experience. We seek candidates who can provide collegial leadership in a team-based environment.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain professional and academic expertise.
  • Specific courses to be determined based on candidate’s experience and expertise. Potential for summer teaching.
  • Participate in undergraduate curriculum development.
  • Provide departmental service.

Salary commensurate with experience. Expected start date: August 1, 2018.

Job Applicant Qualifications: All candidates should have:

  • Expertise in Fashion Design and one or more of the following:
  • Fashion studios – basic construction, advanced construction, studio electives
  • Fashion design – fashion illustration, ideation, portfolio development
  • Experimental fashion studio – digital design/technical design, fashion technology
  • Demonstrated record of professional experience, mentoring, and leadership.
  • Appropriate Master’s degree by the start date of employment or demonstration of significant professional experience.

Deadline for applicants: Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact/To Apply: Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials (CV/resume, letter of application including statement about teaching/mentoring philosophy and names of three references and their contact information, including a current address, phone number and e-mail address). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, 127 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email:

Date posted: November 7, 2017

Employer: Marymount University

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Fashion Merchandising (Tenure Track)

Job Description: The Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor in the Fashion Merchandising program beginning in August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include courses in buying, retailing, product development, merchandise planning and analysis, fashion in the global marketplace, and fashion e-commerce. The standard teaching load is 3/3; other responsibilities include scholarship and service.

For further details and to apply, please visit and search for Position M00838.

Marymount University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Applicant Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have either an MFA or PhD in Fashion Merchandising or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in fashion merchandising
  • Higher education teaching experience, and a record of scholarship
  • The search committee prefers applicants with experience in assessment in the field of fashion merchandising and with computer application(s) for supply chain management; knowledge of historic costume is also desirable.

Deadline for applicants: 2/1/2018


Date posted: November 2, 2017

Employer: Columbia College Chicago

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Fashion

Job Description: Columbia College Chicago’s Fashion Studies Department seeks a tenured or tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with professional practice and/or academic research investigation in one or more or the following:

  • Product development
  • Textiles
  • Global fashion
  • Alternative fashion (prosthetics, plus-size, androgynous, etc.)
  • Street wear/ culture
  • Trend research and the diffusion of innovations
  • User Experience

Candidates with one or more of the above areas of expertise should be technologically savvy and informed by and able to teach design thinking and design anthropology across diverse course contexts. This individual should possess a proclivity toward and appetite for interdisciplinary collaboration and be motivated by and invested in envisioning and crafting the future of fashion in dialogue with industry channels and merchandising colleagues. The candidate should be an experienced and charismatic teacher, a community-minded individual who works well with colleagues with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and possess a record of creating and realizing dynamic curricular and extracurricular experiences in alignment with Columbia College Chicago’s Strategic Plan.

Job Applicant Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a program-relevant content area, preferably complemented by professional experience in the field
  • Distinguished scholarly and/or creative track record and/or future promise of the same
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and foster a diverse learning environment for students, faculty, and staff and to help shape curriculum reflective of a culturally diverse global environment that considers issues of race, class, gender, and all of their intersecting realities
  • Ability to start work on January 1, 2018

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled for a January start date.  Ability to start work on January 1, 2018 or August 1, 2018.

Contact/To Apply:

To ensure consideration, please include a Letter of Interest, CV, Creative Portfolio or Academic Writing Sample in your submission.

At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.

We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.

Position subject to a background screening.
This is a non-union position.
Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Columbia College Chicago is an EEO Employer


Date posted: October 18, 2017

Employer: Fashion of Institute of Technology

Job Title: Associate Conservator – Museum at FIT.

Job Description: The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York.

Under the direction of the Museum’s Senior Conservator, the Associate Conservator is responsible for implementing, facilitating and assisting with the physical care, display and conservation of the Museum’s comprehensive costume, accessory and textile collection. The candidate will be responsible for a full range of conservation activities within a museum that maintains a very active acquisition, fashion exhibition, photography and loan schedule, including any special projects as required.

Working closely under the supervision of the Museum’s Senior Conservator, primary responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
• Examining and documenting costume, accessory and textile objects with
both condition and treatment reports in the TMS museum collections management system.
• Performing object treatments, mounting and installation of both historic
and contemporary fashion artifacts in support of the Museum’s robust exhibition and publication photography program.
• Documenting and performing material and scientific analyses and research
of objects as required.
• Documenting, preparing, couriering and installing of both international
and domestic loans.
• Developing and implementing a written Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
plan for the Museum, including but not limited to evaluation, coordination and documentation of pest management activities. Coordinating with FIT’s pest control service provider to support and maintain the IPM program.
• Implementing and maintaining preventive conservation housekeeping
methods and practices throughout the Museum’s physical space.
• In the absence of the Senior Conservator and in co-ordination with the
Senior Registrar, attend to any matters relating to Facilities and Security within the Museum.

Job Applicant Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in conservation or museum studies, with a minimum of 5
years related professional experience working with a fashion costume and textile collection in a museum setting.
• Must have strong knowledge of costume and design history and
terminology, as well as a demonstrated knowledge of museum and conservation procedures for both costume and textiles.
• Proficiency in laboratory methods and the use of scientific instruments
for examination, analysis, and treatment of costumes, accessories and textiles.
• Knowledge and proficiency of garment construction and sewing techniques
used in textile conservation.
• Demonstrated experience and ability to make sound decisions and utilize
proper judgement when couriering museum loans.
• Excellent attention to detail, the ability to plan work and meet
deadlines without compromising the quality of work performed, and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong ability to work on numerous projects with various staff members
• Excellent organizational and computer skills and a familiarity with
and/or ability to learn the TMS museum collections management system.
• Ability to learn, adapt and keep current with the latest developments in
the conservation practice.

Additional Information:
This is a bargaining unit position grade 93
35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contact/To Apply: In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:

* Resume
* Cover letter
* A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

To apply online, please visit:

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT’s website at:

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual’s ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.

Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT’s non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

Date posted to CSA website: November 27, 2017
Position: CSA Executive Assistant
Start date: January 8, 2018

Description: CSA seeks an energetic and skilled Executive Assistant to provide administrative and information management support and to perform basic bookkeeping tasks in Columbus, Georgia.  The individual will report directly to the Executive Director and will help process data and organize tasks to ensure the effective management of the Executive Director’s work load.  This is a contracted position with flexible hours to begin January 8, 2018.  The compensation will be $15 per hour, 10 hours per week.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Read and analyze incoming phone calls, emails, submissions and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution
  • File and retrieve association documents, records and reports
  • Produce and manage various types of membership correspondence
  • Update member interactions and activities in customer record management system
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled membership reports
  • Oversee accurate documentation and processing of accounts receivable

Qualifications: Our ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel , Word, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Data entry and customer record management/database management experience
  • Bookkeeping experience

To apply: Qualified candidates should send cover letter, résumé, and the contact information of three references to Kristen Miller Zohn at, Executive Assistant in the subject line. Applications without the required skills and experience will not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Please review the CSA Job Board Terms and Agreement statement.

To submit and pay electronically:
CSA Members and Non-members purchasing a Job Board Listing may pay electronically through the CSA Online Store. Please complete the Costume Society of America Job Board Listing Application.  Then click here to access the CSA Online Store and select “CSA Job Board Listing.” CSA Members must log in with their membership credentials to receive the member rate.

To submit and pay by mail:
If you prefer to submit payment via mail, please send a check to:
Costume Society of America
P.O. Box 852
Columbus, GA 31902-0852

Then, send the following information via email to

  1. Are you a current Costume Society of America Member?
  2. Member name:

Job Board listing information:

  1. Employer name
  2. Job title
  3. Job description (no more than 200 words)
  4. Job applicant qualifications (no more than 200 words)
  5. Deadline date for applicants (no more than 25 words)
  6. Contact information (no more than 200 words)
  7. Job category, please choose from (You may choose multiple categories): Academia; Museum/Apparel and Textile Collections; General and Volunteer

Organizations with a CSA Member on staff can submit and pay to receive the member rate.

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With any questions and for further information, please contact contact the CSA National Office at

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