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:  June 27, 2017
Position: Membership Intern (Part-time)
Term:  July 2017

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 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: August 22, 2017

Employer: University of California, Davis Department of Design

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Fashion Design

Job Description: Successful candidates should possess strong visual design skills and demonstrate a capacity for conducting original creative design and research work as well as possess a background in creative practice or industry, ideally with emergent areas of fashion technology. Ability to bridge other areas of design such as visual communication, sustainable practice, product design, human centered design, etc is desired. Experience in one or more of the following is desired: wearable technology, sustainable fashion, designing for diverse populations. Candidates will demonstrate a strong portfolio of practice based creative work. Additional desirable skills and experience include (i) the ability to generate and develop extramural funding and relationships with industry and/or communities, (ii) the ability to form collaborations and/or partnerships with faculty across campus such as the sciences and engineering and to work collegially and collaboratively with faculty and staff in the Department of Design, and (iii) a history of practice-based innovation in the area of fashion design. The appointee will be expected to assume a leadership role at UC Davis in mapping new directions in fashion design.

Job Applicant Qualifications: PhD or MFA (or foreign equivalent) is preferred but a minimum of an MA plus appropriate experience is required. Teaching experience is required with studio-format teaching experience preferred; successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach a combination of practice-based studio classes and large lecture courses. An ability to advance the university’s and department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities is also desired. Appointment commences July 1, 2018.

Deadline: Review of applications begins January 5, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

Contact/To Apply:


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,

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