Subject: Internship at Building Conservation Associates, Inc.
Conservation Technician Internship Building Conservation Associates, Inc. Building Conservation Associates, Inc. is accepting applications for five paid conservation technician intern positions. The interns will conduct conservation cleaning and stabilization treatments on several large industrial heritage objects within a future museum building--the Steam Pumping Engines at the High Service Building of the Chestnut Hill Waterworks in Boston, Massachusetts. BCA is a private consulting and research firm practicing preservation design, preservation planning, conditions assessments, materials science, and historic building documentation. Project outline: Clean and stabilize iron metal work. Clean and stabilize translucent finished woodwork. Clean glass objects as integrated elements of larger metal objects. Document typical treatments via digital photography and brief text summaries. Qualifications: Successful applicants should be enrolled in an accredited graduate level degree program for art conservation, historic preservation, museum studies or related curriculum and/ or have some conservation technician experience. They should have experience working with fragile objects, the ability to wear a respirator and goggles all day, the ability to perform moderately strenuous physical labor. They should be willing to carry 40 pounds, and they should be comfortable working on high platforms. The successful candidates also need to be willing to work closely with other interns, on-site professionals and with BCA staff. The Interns will report to the Boston area Director of Building Conservation Associates and to the site project conservator as well as work with construction professionals while on the job site. The five positions will be for 10 to 15 weeks during the summer of 2006. Schedules will be based on 24 or 40 hour work weeks and may be adjusted to accommodate student's schedules. The tentative project start date will be May 29, 2006. Transportation and housing costs are the responsibility of the intern. The site is 10 miles from downtown Boston and located on a public transportation line. Send letter of interest and resume to: Andrea Gilmore Conservation Internship Building Conservation Associates, Inc. 580 High Street Dedham, MA 02026 Application deadline: March 1, 2006. Melissa McGrew BCA 580 High Street Dedham, MA 02026 781-329-4145 ext. 107 *** Conservation DistList Instance 19:33 Distributed: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Message Id: cdl-19-33-011 ***Received on Wednesday, 18 January, 2006