Department of Architecture and Design Internship
September 12, 2016–September 8, 2017
Description: The intern will assist with the major MoMA exhibition and publication Items: Is Fashion Modern?, opening December 2017, and will undertake in-depth research on items of fashion design from the 20th and 21st centuries. Responsibilities specific to the exhibition include assisting with researching and clearing image rights for exhibition, catalogue, and digital use; handling written correspondence and project inquiries with internal and external parties; assisting with loan documentation; assisting with the organization, documentation, and cataloging of works for inclusion in the exhibition; helping to collate and route object labels and explanatory texts through internal approvals; assisting with planning and logistics for the exhibition opening reception; helping coordinate with external and internal parties for exhibition-related public programming; and assisting curatorial staff with the management of a high volume of exhibition-related tasks and inquiries. The exhibition’s primary focus will be fashion design. Films, photographs, drawings, prints, and works in other mediums will also be included. The exhibition will include a number of loaned works. Reports to Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, and Director of R&D.
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have experience working in curatorial and research settings, will have a firm knowledge of contemporary fashion design, and will possess excellent writing skills. The intern will have completed scholarly research for academic and/or museum projects, and have a working knowledge of best practices in curatorial procedures (creating and refining a checklist, generating object labels and wall texts, etc.). The candidate should have exceptional organizational and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines; and the ability to take initiative. Bachelor’s degree in fashion, design, art history, and/or architecture, and graduate coursework required.
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