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Subject: Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

From: Martha Seelenberger <martha.seelenberger>
Date: Friday, December 16, 2005
Field Crew Monuments Conservation Internship
Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks
and Recreation, Art and Antiquities, seek qualified candidates for
the Summer 2006 Field Season (Thursday, June 1 - Friday, August 18,

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program conserves and maintains
public works of art throughout the five boroughs of New York.
Program participants will gain knowledge of the breadth of the
public sculpture collection, its history and conservation needs. The
interns will carry out 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 patining of
bronze as well as stone cleaning, masonry repair and graffiti
removal. These are full-time, paid internships requiring a 40 hour
work week, Monday through Friday.

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 in addition to the hands-on work. More than 61
students have successfully participated during the last 9 years.

Students currently enrolled in college and 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 New
York State driver's license is a plus.

Please send cover letter and resume ASAP to:

    Martha Seelenberger or Michael Gallagher
    Monuments Conservator
    NYC Parks and Recreation
    Art and Antiquities/Monuments
    The Arsenal, Central Park
    Room 20
    New York NY 10021

Fax or e-mail cover letter and resume:

    Attention: Monuments Program
    Fax: 212-360-8168
    martha.seelenberger [at] parks__nyc__gov or
    michael.gallagher [at] parks__nyc__gov

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:31
                  Distributed: Friday, January 6, 2006
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Received on Friday, 16 December, 2005

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