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Subject: Internship at American Conservation Consortium, Ltd.

Internship at American Conservation Consortium, Ltd.

From: Marc Williams <artconservation>
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Advanced Conservation Internship
    Treatment of Horse-Drawn Vehicles
American Conservation Consortium, Ltd.

American Conservation Consortium, Ltd. is offering an advanced
conservation internship in the treatment of horse-drawn vehicles.
The intern will work under the direction of a nationally-known
decorative arts conservator. Projects will include a collection of
vehicles from a local historical society, as well as a pair of
freight wagons from a California State Park. Specific activities
will include cleaning of surfaces, re-attachment of cleaving paint,
inpainting of losses, treatment of metals, leather and upholstery,
and structural consolidation of fungal decay. Treatment of
historically significant furniture from important national
collections also may be possible, depending upon the skills of the

Experience in the preceding treatment areas is required, although it
is not anticipated that the intern will have exposure to all of
them. Graduate training or equivalent experience in collections or
architectural conservation is required. Applicants should be
energetic, well-organized, able to work both alone and as part of a
team, and possess excellent dexterity, attention to detail, good
judgement, and good physical and mental endurance. Possession of US
citizenship or a visa legally allowing work in the US is required.

American Conservation Consortium maintains a studio in Fremont, New
Hampshire, where treatments will occur. Marc Williams, President,
was formerly the Chief Wooden Object Conservator at the Smithsonian
Institution, and Director of it's Furniture Conservation Training
Program. He is a Fellow of AIC. Fremont is an ideal location that is
only minutes away from lakes and trails, and near the White
Mountains and the history and entertainment of the New Hampshire

The internship will begin as soon as filled and will run 6-9 months,
with the possibility of an extension based upon mutual agreement. A
part-time internship (minimum of 20 hours per week) will be
considered if desired by the applicant. A stipend will be provided,
with its amount determined by the experience and ability of the
intern. Applicants should immediately e-mail a letter of interest,
along with a copy of their resume, to the address below. Please
address the following items in the letter of interest.

    1.  Describe your experience in the treatment of large composite
        wooden objects.

    2.  Discuss your conservation training, particularly in the
        areas of paint, wood and decorative objects.

    3.  Elaborate on your ability to work efficiently on large
        surface areas, balancing treatment effectiveness with speed.

    4.  Large objects often require bodily twisting, turning, and
        work in uncomfortable positions. Describe your physical
        conditioning for such work.

    5.  Discuss your stipend requirements.

Please e-mail to acc [at] conservator__com

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:31
                 Distributed: Monday, November 4, 2002
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Received on Wednesday, 30 October, 2002

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