Fashion Archivist Intern

Black Designer Database (“BDDB”) is a digital fashion house that serves as a tool for designers, costume designers and stylists. Our mission is to support black designers through the amplification of their work.

Assists in assembling, cataloging, preserving and managing valuable fashion collections of historical information. This role will assist the executive team in all digital and physical exhibits.

  • Assists the executive team with the basic preservation and processing of assets such as designer interviews and clothing.
  • Supports collaborations with museums and history preservation organizations.
  • Aids in research of the archiving process.
  • Assists with the administrative needs of the archives, including monitoring and ordering archives supplies.
  • Assists with completing inventories, identification and packaging material.
  • Assist with developing promotional and outreach materials related to the project including exhibition preparation, articles, presentations at professional conferences and blog posts; participates in team meetings, provides status updates, and project reports.
  • Knowledge of fashion, specifically African American fashion history.
  • Strong written and verbal communications, and computer skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
  • Sensitivity in handling fragile archival materials.
  • Actively pursuing degrees in archival preservations, museum studies, library science, art history, visual culture
What could you learn?
  • Putting together an exhibit archive from start to finish
  • Opportunity to work with industry leaders and experts
  • Opportunity to grow into a seasonal position

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Flexible work schedule with a minimum schedule of 8-10 hours a week. College credit available.