The V&A museum is searching for a Taylor Swift fan, known as a Swiftie, to provide insight into the culture of Taylor Swift’s fandom.

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The London-based Victoria and Albert museum is looking for a British “Swiftie” to offer insights on the fan community surrounding Taylor Swift.

The position will be occupied prior to Swift’s European leg of the Eras tour, which starts in May. In addition to the 3-hour show by the 34-year-old pop singer, fans have made it a tradition to exchange friendship bracelets (inspired by a line from her 2022 song “You’re on Your Own, Kid”), dress up in Swift-themed outfits, and create handmade signs – items that the museum has expressed interest in.

The museum is selecting five superfan advisers to provide insights on the collection at the V&A and “the upcoming cultural movements that will shape the future of museum acquisitions.” The other topics include Crocs, tufting, drag, and emojis.

Four past positions have already been occupied, which involved offering guidance on toby jugs, Pokémon cards, Lego, and gorpcore apparel. This refers to the popular trend of wearing outdoor clothing as everyday street fashion.

Dr. Tristram Hunt, the director of the museum, stated that the addition of these advisory roles will aid in recognizing and exploring the vast and unexpected range of creativity displayed at the V&A. It will also assist in uncovering design narratives that are pertinent to our current audiences.

Successful applicants for the Swift role will surely evince a depth of knowledge dating back nearly two decades: literacy in “No it’s Becky”, the alleged secret album Karma, the “scrunchie theory”, “maple latte” and “I ♥ TS”.

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Applicants who are accepted will receive payment for each session they work. The deadline for applications is March 7th. The museum is also seeking to fill various positions related to its David Bowie collection for those not familiar with Swift.


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