NB: A good level of French and/or English is required: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Motivation – Personal and professional project
Describe your background in your school/university: your area of study and the skills you have developed.
What do you know about France? Why do you want to go there?
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Among the study tours suggested in the appendix, specify which one you are applying for:
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Travelling to learn arts and crafts
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Study Tour: National Center of stage Costume and Scenography (two positions suggested)
Study Tour: Argileum, Pottery’s House and potters of Saint-jean-de-fos
National Center of stage Costume and Scenography
Moulins, France The Centre National du Costume de Scène (CNCS - National Centre of Stage Costume) is the first structure of conservation in France and abroad to be devoted entirely to theatre’s material heritage. The CNCS is a museum and its mission is the preservation, study and promotion of a whole heritage of 10,000 costumes for theatre, opera and ballet, deposited primarily by the Opéra National de Paris, the Comédie-Française and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The CNCS also presents a permanent exhibition in honor of the ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolp Noureev.
In Auvergne, located in Moulins (Allier), in an old cavalry barracks (Historical Monument), the CNCS has two temporary exhibitions a year with an attendance of more than 650,000 visitors, since it opened in 2006.
In 2017, two exhibitions will be displayed at the CNCS:
“Stars“, an exhibition about the costumes of famous French singers (15th of October 2016 – 6th of March 2017).
“Fashion and theatre” dedicated to the influence of fashion on stage costume, from the 18th century until now (8th of April 2017 – 17th of September 2017)
More information: www.cncs.fr The CNCS suggests two positions. DEFINITION OF THE TWO POSITIONS:
“Costumes” intern (beginning of the internship: February 2017)
Under the authority of the head of the collections department of the Museum, the student will complete the following tasks:
Participation in the dismantling of the stage costumes presented in the previous exhibition "Stars"
Participation in preparation operations and mannequinage of stage costumes presented in the exhibition "Fashion and theatre": manipulation works, setting up...
Participation in the operations of preventive conservation works (dust, adaptation and development of packaging materials for the reserves...)
Participation in the inventory checking of the collections (update of the inventories, photographs, repackaging, labelling of works)
Possibly design and realisation of a product (reproduction of historical costumes, realisation of patterns)
Discovery of the museum’s missions through its various activities (educational workshops, communication, coordination of cultural projects, documentation centre...
Professional meetings will be organized as for as possible for the student, in conjunction with other museums, structures, businesses and artists working in the field of textile, stage costumes and scenography, but also with the museum service (designers, decorators, multimedia developer...).
“Scenography” intern (beginning of the internship: February 2017)
Under the authority of the head of exhibition/technical department, the student will complete the following tasks:
Participation in the monitoring of the scenography and in the setting up of the exhibition “Fashion and theatre” with the person in charge and the technical team of the Museum
Participation in the dismantling of the exhibition “Stars”
Participation in the various missions of the exhibition/technical department
Possible realisation of various missions in graphic design/multimedia
Discovery of the museum’s missions through its various activities (educational workshops, communication, coordination of cultural projects, documentation centre...)
A very good level of French is essential for this position. Professional meetings will be organized as for as possible for the student, in conjunction with other museums, structures, businesses and artists working in the field of textile, stage costumes and scenography, but also with the museum service (designers, decorators, multimedia developer...).
Argileum and potters of Jean-de-Fos
Saint-Jean-de-Fos, France Argileum‘s Mission Argileum is a centre dedicated to traditional ceramics of the Hérault Valley working in synergy with the ceramists of the region gathered under the community brand "Potters of Saint-Jean-de-Fos”.
Argileum develops its cultural policy in partnership with the Hérault Valley local council community, and gets the educational support of a member of the International Academy of Ceramics for the preparation and implementation of the Travelling to learn arts and crafts programme.
Argileum develops activities to promote local ceramic savoir-faire, its history and its current production.
The Potters of Saint-Jean de Fos is an association of fifteen workshops with various techniques and artistic approaches.
More information: www.argileum.fr The student will complete the following tasks
Work in various workshops and discover their tools and techniques.
Discover the practice of turning, modelling, glazing and varnishing.
Be immersed in a place where the ceramic is a fundamental element of heritage.
Participate in cultural project coordination for various audiences (workshops, exhibitions, market).
Discover the tourism development and marketing around local ceramic.
Student’s profile Argileum and the potters of Jean-de-Fos are looking for a student: