V&A Museum Is Hiring a Taylor Swift Consultant


British Swifties, polish your resumes—the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is seeking an expert in all things Taylor Swift.

According to the museum, the ideal consultant is versed in handmade memorabilia, such as concert signs and friendship bracelets (which Swift is known for gifting at her shows). The V&A hopes to make its hire before the 34-year-old, 14-Grammy winner starts the European leg of her Eras tour.

Interested parties can submit their credentials through the museum’s website from Friday.

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TOPSHOT - A fan of US superstar Taylor Swift holds a poster with the image of a singer before her presentation at the Foro Sol in Mexico City on August 24, 2023. (Photo by Rodrigo Oropeza / AFP) (Photo by RODRIGO OROPEZA/AFP via Getty Images)

The Swiftie position is one among several pop culture consultancies the museum has recently launched; people passionate about emojis, Crocs shoes, and drag are also wanted. Advisers on Pokemon cards, Lego, and Gorpcore fashion have already been secured.

The unusual position is part of an initiative to deepen its “vast curatorial knowledge” by employing the knowledge of civilian experts in “specific cultural niches,” the museum said.

Museum director Tristram Hunt added in a statement: “These new advisory roles will help us celebrate and discover more about the enormous, and often surprising, creative diversity on offer at the V&A, as well as helping us to learn more about the design stories that are relevant to our audiences today.”

And while the V&A’s Swift specialist is a first for the museum world, it is not unheard of more broadly. The newspaper chain Gannett, for example, recently hired a reporter whose stated beat is Swift and everything that accompanies her.

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