Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Grant Curator/Stylist

Job description

Position Summary: This position will collaborate with fashion faculty to select items and create the focus for CLIR Grant-funded photography. They will prepare garments and dress forms for photography and support the development of descriptive text used for digital cataloging. The curator/stylist will work with the photographer to style garments and accessories for 360-degree image capture.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the garments selected for photography from the Mount Mary University Fashion Archive, including identifying garments by designer and period, cataloging garments, and determining the significance of garments based on criteria set forth by program faculty and staff
  • Select garments from the Fashion Archive to be used in the digitization project based on the pre-determined significance
  • Manage and provide direction to two Fashion Program Student Assistants
  • Prepare garments and accessories for photography, including size modification, proper support structures and dressing of pliable mannequins, and using display equipment for proper accessory presentation
  • Collaborate with the photographer during photoshoot sessions, including appropriate storage of images
  • Assist in determining final use of photography upon completion of the project
  • Work with the Archivist, as needed, in creating or verifying metadata to appear in the digital collections database
  • Contribute to grant reporting, in collaboration with the Principal Investigator
  • Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned

Skills and Experience:

  • A deep understanding and background in fashion, including design aesthetic, fashion designers, and techniques and methods used to create garments and accessories
  • Extensive understanding of textiles and their preservation
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusiveness and cultural competence; experience working with underrepresented students and students from at-risk backgrounds
  • Experience and understanding of current issues and developments in higher education
  • Outstanding verbal, writing, and presentation skills; must be able to communicate and interact effectively with Mount Mary students, employees, alumnae, and Friends of Fashion members
  • Experience using a variety of technology tools
  • Exceptional ability to multitask and prioritize projects
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups, facilitate group process and foster collaborative decision making


  • Master's degree in fashion, art, history, costume, or other relevant disciplines
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform primary functions.

Physical Demands:

  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Must reach, bend, stoop, lift
  • Must sit, walk or stand
  • Some repetitive motion may be required

Working Conditions:

  • Varying workflow; sometimes stressful with high workload times of the year
  • Complete work required within a limited space
  • Complete work required within a limited time

Mount Mary University encourages applications from all qualified candidates and is vitally committed to all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates and all will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, or any other groups protected by law. Mount Mary seeks to hire and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its mission, vision, and values.

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Job No: 1771111
Posted: 5/5/2021
Application Due: 6/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: DOE