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Subject: Internships at City Parks Foundation Monuments Conservation Program

Internships at City Parks Foundation Monuments Conservation Program

From: Mark Rabinowitz <markrabinowitz>
Date: Friday, January 18, 2002
Monuments Conservation Internships
City Parks Foundation Monuments Conservation Program
Summer 2002

The City Parks Foundation Monuments Conservation Program and New
York City Parks and Recreation, Art and Antiquities, seek qualified
candidates for the Summer 2002 Field Season (June 3 through August

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. Martha Seelenberger
    Monuments Conservator
    NYC Parks and Recreation
    Art and Antiquities/Monuments
    The Arsenal, Central Park
    Room 4
    New York, N. Y. 10021
    Martha.Seelenberger [at] parks__nyc__gov

Or Fax: cover letter and resume to:

    Attention: Monuments Program
    Fax: 212-360-8168

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

1ate: 24 Jan 2002
From: Judith Levinson <levinson [at] amnh__org>
Subject: Internship at National Museum of Natural History

Summer Internship
Objects/Textile Conservation
The American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History seeks to hire a summer
conservation intern to work on the African Bark Cloth conservation
project, funded by IMLS. The internship will provide an opportunity
to gain hands-on experience re-housing and treating bark cloth
objects from Central Africa. Intern will work under the supervision
of the objects and textile conservation staff. Applicants must have
two years of conservation training or relevant work experience.
Familiarity with re-housing techniques for museum objects is
necessary and experience with paper or textiles is desirable.
Successful candidate must be highly organized, a creative problem
solver, and have excellent communication and hand skills. Stipend is
available. Please send a letter of interest, resume and two letters
of recommendation to:

    Judith Levinson
    Anthropology Department
    American Museum of Natural History
    Anthropology Department
    79th Street and Central Park West
    New York, NY  10024

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