Art History Tutor at Missouri Western State University: Center for Academic Support
about 1 year ago
If you don't have the specialized background knowledge of the job duties, make sure you acknowledge that you've read through the job description and have done the research of what is expected and typical in jobs such as this.
You can also talk about what parts of the job you are excited to learn more about that you realize are better illustrated through on-the-job training.
Former Costume Museum & Research Library- Student Assistant Cutator at Stephens College
almost 2 years ago
To start with I would know basic costume history. Be able to clearly talk about trends throughout the years and how we see dress change.
Know how to preserve historical garments and how to maintain them. For example, storing them in special paper to keep them from braking down. What you can hang or need to be stored flat. How to treat a real fur? Vacuum and freeze the garment.
Also having a strong visual eye is important to help design the gallery as well as merchandizing.
Most importantly show that you are passionate about fashion and the history of it.