Education and Collections Assistant

New York, New York, United States
21 Jul 2022
16 Aug 2022
Full Time
Job Description:

Under the supervision of the curator of costume and accessories and with advisement from the senior conservator, the education and collections assistant will work closely with the museum's study collection and permanent collections. Primary responsibilities include conducting classroom tours for FIT groups and other constituents, organizing classes that use study collection materials, and collections management for the study collection.

Essential Functions:
  • Conduct classroom tours on the history of fashion using museum study collection materials, including evening and weekend tours.
  • Conduct tours of museum exhibitions in the Fashion and Textile History Gallery and the Special Exhibitions Gallery, including evening and weekend tours.
  • Prepare materials from the study collections for classes and classroom setup. Responsible for security and proper handling of objects and their return to storage.
  • Organize and maintain materials in the Museum's costume and accessory study collections.
  • Conduct searches in TMS to assist undergraduates, graduate students, and visiting scholars with research requests.
  • Help to process new acquisitions through cataloging objects in The Museum System (TMS).

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience working in costume collections, including familiarity with conservation methods for handling clothing and accessory objects.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and knowledge of fashion history and terminology.


Read Comprehend- Frequent; Perform Calculations- Occasional; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Frequent; Write- Occasional


The position is on campus, primarily in an office environment.


Sit- Frequent; Stand- Frequent; Bend- Frequent; Walk- Frequent; Climb- N/A; Pull- Occasional; Push- Frequent; Lift

Additional Information:

Days/Hours: 35 hours per week, in person; days, evenings and weekends; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.
Salary Schedule 89
Hiring Salary: $46,780 per year

Full-Time Benefits
Employee Holiday and Work Schedule
4-Day Summer Workweek
Remote Pilot Program

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply online and attach the following documents;
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants- Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

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EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement

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,

The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the community.

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites applications for an Education and Collections Assistant for the Museum at FIT.

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