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:  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: January 10, 2018

Employer: Michigan State University

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Description: Michigan State University’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) seeks applicants for two residency positions for artists/designers, one in Studio Art and the other in Design (Apparel/Textile/Graphic), who engage critically with issues of race through creative practice.

This visiting faculty program invites artists and designers to develop a solo exhibition and/or substantial participatory project that is developed and executed during their time in residence. Artists/designers representing a range of practices and disciplines are encouraged to apply, with an emphasis on innovative inter- or cross-disciplinary research.

These positions are explicitly designed to catalyze connections across the department, college, and community in order to further critical discussions of identity on the MSU campus. Of particular interest are artists/designers with a record of work that engages with historical and systemic experiences of the racially marked body, that explores the structural inequalities of the present, or that engages at the intersection of race and gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity or religious identity. Artists/designers should be eager to work across disciplinary divides to collaborate with other faculty in AAHD, MSU’s College of Arts and Letters, or other colleges as well as a wide array of students.  For more information about the Department, visit

Job Applicant Qualifications: Required Degree: Doctorate
Minimum Requirements, Qualifications: Applicants should hold an M.F.A., Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree and have experience teaching at the college level, as well as an established record of creative practice.

Required Application Materials: Applications should include:

  1. A statement of interest describing qualifications, experience, and teaching preferences;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. 1-2 page proposal for creative work to be completed during the residency;
  4. Contact information for three letters of recommendation;
  5. A summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.

Please also attach a portfolio of creative works relevant to the topic in .pdf format, including links.

Deadline for applicants: 3/10/17.

Contact Information: Special Instructions:
All applications for this position must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State University Human Resources website  Review of applications will begin January 30, 2018, and continue until position is filled. For inquiries regarding the Studio Art position contact Teresa Dunn, Chair, Search Committee ( For inquiries regarding the Design position contact Rebecca Schuiling, Chair, Search Committee (

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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: February 15, 2018

Employer: Kent State University

Job Title: Museum Director, Kent State University

Job Description: Kent State University seeks an experienced, forward-thinking and creative individual with curatorial and exhibition experience to provide leadership and direction for the Kent State University Museum.  The KSU Museum Director is a 12-month full-time administrative position.  The director will collaborate with staff, university personnel, national and international colleagues and donors on acquisitions development, the preservation and care of the collection and the awareness and education of the public and university communities about the museum’s collections and relevance to a 21st century audience.  The Director will provide leadership in fund-raising, write grant proposals and coordinate fund-raising events.  The Director reports to the Dean of the College of the Arts and supervises a staff of five including the museum curator, collections manager and registrar, exhibition designer and preparator, the head of security and visitor services and an administrative assistant. Visit the museum website at

Job Applicant Qualifications: The successful candidate will have at minimum a master’s degree in a dress/costume related area or other relevant field; seven years’ experience in museum administration and supervisory experience. Both curatorial experience and conservation training are required as is evidence of grants received and leadership in fund-raising, donor cultivation and working with volunteers. A terminal degree in a costume related area is preferred. Qualifications, experience and credentials may be considered for appropriate faculty rank. Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation.  This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.

Deadline for applicants: Application review begins March 15, 2018 and continues until position is filled. All application materials received by March 15, 2018 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Contact Information: Submit application electronically at  Include cover letter, vita and the names of 5 references along with contact information.  Please include any relevant links to portfolio or current work in your cover letter.

Date posted: February 15, 2018

Employer: The Charleston Museum

Job Title: Curator of Historic Textiles

Job Description: The Charleston Museum seeks an experienced team player with a can-do, positive attitude for the full-time position of Curator of Historic Textiles.  Primary responsibilities include maintenance, care and proper management of the Museum’s historic textiles collection, one of the strongest in the southeastern U.S., planning and installation of special exhibitions related to the collection, and other associated duties.

  1. All phases of collections management relative to the Museum’s historical textile and costume collections.
  2. Responds to public inquiries concerning the textile collections.
  3. Supervises staff, volunteers and interns, as appropriate.
  4. Maintains the welfare of both exhibited and stored textiles.
  5. Makes public presentations concerning the textile collections and other matters, as required and appropriate.
  6. Ensures the proper preparation, maintenance, care, cataloguing and documentation of the textile collection.
  7. Coordinates with the Education and PR & Events Departments to plan and implement programming related to the textile collection.
  8. Serves on the Museum’s exhibition planning committee.
  9. Serves on the staff collections committee.
  10. With the Chief Curator, and with the assistance of other Museum staff, as necessary, coordinates the conception, development and maintenance of Museum historic textile exhibition in the Historic Textiles Gallery.
  11. Departmental correspondence.
  12. Ensures proper pest control procedures/pest prevention measures in regard to the collections in his/her care.
  13. Prepares departmental budget request annually and is responsible for managing the established departmental budget in a cost effective manner.

Job Applicant Qualifications: Qualified candidate will have (1) undergraduate or graduate degree in museum-related field; (2) four years experience in a similar curatorial position, preferably historic textiles; (3) knowledge of museum curatorial responsibilities with respect to historic textiles; (4) experience in planning and installing museum exhibitions; (5) excellent oral and written communication skills; and (6) ability to present programs to the public.

Deadline for applicants: March 31, 2018

Contact Information: Please submit cover letter and resume to

There are currently no listings in this category.
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.

If you would like your CSA Job Board posting to be listed for less than the 60 days listing period, simply contact the CSA National Office at

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

Please note: listings may take up to a week be posted. Please plan accordingly.



Per Listing
  • 60 Day Listing
  • Social Media Posting
Buy Now!