Employment: We are a small museum with minimal core funding, so our employment opportunities are tied to successful grant applications, usually for summer employment, or 10 month Young Canada Works grants. 

Internship: We take two interns per year for placement credits - usually in the field of museology and conservation. 

Volunteering: Opportunities for volunteer work are not possible right now during COVID-19. We will be creating specific volunteer positions in hospitality and social committees, as well as conservation sewing work (padding hangers eg.)


Curatorial Assistant Intern Sept 12 2022 - March 26, 2023

The Fashion History Museum is looking for a Curatorial Assistant intern to join our team from September 12, 2022 to March 26, 2023. This opportunity is open to anyone under the age of 30 who has graduated from a post-secondary institution within the last two years and has not already received funding through Young Canada Works. The successful candidate will be working under the direction of the Curatorial Director. This position will primarily focus cataloguing and photography as well as engaging with the public through visitor services and participating in events and programming. The job will also require daily checks and maintenance of storage areas, galleries, and assisting the Curatorial Director with collection care.

The FHM is located just off Highway 401 an hour west of Toronto in the Waterloo Region. Located in the former village of Hespeler (now North Cambridge) the museum is an anchor for a small shopping district with diverse eateries, an artisanal brewery and is the starting point of a nature and bike trail.

The Fashion History Museum was founded in 2004, has a collection of approximately 8,000 garments and fashion related objects spanning four centuries, and a library archive of over 9,000 items. With a broad digital reach of 1.5 million per annum, the FHM attracts international visitors and researchers, and also produces travelling exhibitions. During 2021 the galleries underwent extensive renovations and expansion and has five concurrent exhibitions, two of which are permanent displays with rotating artifacts, the feature exhibition is ‘300 Years of Fashion: 1720 - 2020’.

Please note the Fashion History Museum is in a heritage building without an elevator and as such the collection storage areas and library are not fully accessible for those with mobility challenges.

Accompanying your resume or CV, you MUST include a cover letter. Please share in your narrative what you offer the FHM, why you want to work with us and what you desire to learn during your internship. Also include any computer and organizational skills you already possess. You MUST be eligible to apply by being registered and matching criteria as described through the young-canada-works.canada.ca Building Careers in Heritage Program. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the museum's website and links prior to applying: www.FashionHistoryMuseum.com

Please email applications to info@FashionHistoryMuseum.com by midnight August 15, 2022. If application is made through the Young Canada Works portal only with an expressed interest and no cover letter, you are not guaranteed to be included in the roster of candidates to be considered.

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Submit this applications if you are interested in pursuing employment, an internship, or a volunteer placement with the FHM. Please link resumes through Google Drive.

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