Subject: Internship at American Conservation Consortium, Ltd.
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 intern. 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 seacoast. 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 Message Id: cdl-16-31-012 ***Received on Wednesday, 30 October, 2002