By Camille Myers Breeze
Summer 2013 promises to be one of our busiest ever at Museum Textile Services. Our upcoming projects include WWII flags, replica bed hangings, and 19th-century costume. To prepare, we've already started interviewing for volunteer internships that will begin as early as May 1.
MTS internships provide a sound introduction to textile conservation treatments, philosophy, and literature while having the opportunity to work hands-on with historic artifacts. Hand-sewing experience, excellent eyesight, and great team skills are essential. All volunteers must commit to a minimum of one full day per week for a minimum of 120 hours. Our current staff members Cara and Courtney both began as MTS volunteer interns!
So you think you have what it takes to work in textile conservation? If so, please take a moment to read through the internship information in the education section of our web site. The Becoming a Conservator page will also give you an idea what careers in conservation entail and who benefits from conservation training to round out their skills.
To apply for an internship, please send a resume and brief letter of introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to a great summer!