Here are two great opportunities in the field of historical clothing:
Research Assistant, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum
TheCostume Instituteseeks a Research Assistant who will be responsible for the preparation and dressing of mannequins for a photography project. The primary responsibility will be to systematically record costume objects. Successful candidates will have knowledge of costume history, experience with TMS, excellent interpersonal, communication skills and experience with object handling and storage. Demonstrated experience in the care and handling of historic costume and accessories is necessary; ability to dress 18th, 19th and early 20th Century mannequins and prepare objects for photography is desired; sewing and garment construction skills experience are an asset. Knowledge of care andhandling principles, materials and techniques used for the dressing andpresentation of costume objects is a must. MA degree in Museum Studiespreferred.
Who wouldn’t love to 1. work for one of the United States’ greatest museums and 2. Get to dress life size dolls in original historical clothing all day!!! Great opportunity- just the WRONG time in my life for something like this.
However, this one looks promising: