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Subject: Internships at City Parks Foundation Monuments Conservation Program

Internships at City Parks Foundation Monuments Conservation Program

From: Elizabeth Short <elizabeth.short>
Date: Friday, February 2, 2001
Monuments Conservation Internships, Summer 2001
City Parks Foundation Monuments Conservation Program
New York

The City Parks Foundation Monuments Conservation Program and New
York City Parks and Recreation, Art and Antiquities, seek qualified
candidates for the Summer 2001 Field Season (June 4 through August
24).

The interns will perform conservation and maintenance treatments on
public sculptures and monuments under the direction of experienced
monuments conservators.  Students will receive training in
photo-documentation, condition assessments and report preparation in
addition to conservation treatment procedures.  Participants will
gain experience in corrosion removal, cleaning and patination of
bronze as well as stone cleaning, masonry repair and graffiti
removal.  These paid internships require 40 hour work weeks, Monday
through Friday.

The City Parks Foundation Monuments Conservation Program conserves
and maintains public works of art citywide.  Program participants
will gain knowledge of the breadth of the public sculpture
collection, its history and conservation needs.  This is an
excellent opportunity to learn outdoor sculpture conservation with
experienced staff in an award-winning program in New York City.
Typically the season includes visits to foundries and conservation
sites throughout the city in addition to the hands-on work.  More
than 27 students have successfully participated during the last 4
years.

Students currently attending graduate programs in objects
conservation, historic preservation or sculpture are encouraged to
apply.  Candidates should be able to work outdoors and not fear
heights, as projects often require scaffolding.  A valid driver's
license is a plus.

Please send cover letter and resume ASAP to:

    Ms. Elizabeth Short
    Monuments Conservator
    NYC Parks and Recreation Art and Antiquities/Monuments
    The Arsenal, Central Park, New York, NY 10021

Or Fax: cover letter and resume to:

    Attention: Monuments Program
    Elizabeth Short
    Fax: 212-360-8168
    Phone:212-360-8188
    elizabeth.short [at] parks__nyc__gov

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Elizabeth Short, Monuments Conservator
City Parks Foundation


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