Subject: Internship at Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc.
Conservation Intern Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. Paid Architectural Conservation Internship Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. (ICR) is currently looking for a qualified person to join our New York team as a Summer Conservation Intern. This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight and experience in applied conservation. The chosen candidate will gain hands-on experience in (and exposure to) a wide range of architectural conservation projects and related services. Under our supervision, he/she will assist our architectural conservators with tasks that include research, documentation and survey, laboratory and field testing, sampling, and material characterisation and analysis. Intern responsibilities will include maintenance and update of ICR's conservation database, reference and materials libraries, and implementation of one or more of our in-house research projects. Previous research projects have addressed: * the effects of aggregate size and distribution in mortars (strength, permeability, absorbency); * the effects of typical masonry coatings and composite patches on water vapor transmission rates; and * the relationships between water vapor transmission and absorption on masonry materials. These are fundamental problems encountered in conservation practice. Recent ICR client-based projects have included: * Survey, assessment, and masonry conservation cleaning and repair recommendations for the 1909 Carrere and Hastings Triumphal Arch and Colonnade at the Manhattan Bridge, NYC. * Survey, analysis and conservation recommendations for the John LaFarge interior finishes of Trinity Church, Boston. * Survey and monitoring of Trinity Church retaining wall, NYC. * Mortar survey, analysis and replication for the American Museum of Natural History, NYC. * Testing, analysis and recommendations for the interior restoration of Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Qualified candidates should be enrolled in a Master's degree program in historic preservation, and, ideally, possess some related, practical field experience. Proficiency in standard graphic software is desirable (ACAD, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, GIS and Quark). This position requires a motivated, organized and enthusiastic individual with excellent analytical, communication and hand skills. The individual should be able both to participate as a team member and to work independently. Compensation: Paid, full-time internship, competitive salary commensurate with experience. Candidates are being interviewed for immediate hire. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: Mr. Glenn Boornazian Co-President Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. 247 West 30th Street 14th Floor New York NY 10001 212.947.4499 Fax. 212.947.7766 Founded in 1988, Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. (ICR) is a multi-disciplinary consultancy offering a broad range of architectural conservation services. Our professional conservators and conservation craftspeople draw from their and experience on historic structures worldwide to develop, supervise and implement conservation programs. Our services include: materials testing, master planning, on-site testing and mock-ups, conditions surveys, research and documentation, long term maintenance programs, HABS and Historic Structures Reports, site supervision, construction management and project implementation. Kecia L. Fong Senior Conservator Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. *** Conservation DistList Instance 13:48 Distributed: Friday, March 24, 2000 Message Id: cdl-13-48-041 ***Received on Tuesday, 21 March, 2000