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Subject: Internships at Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

Internships at Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

From: Martha Seelenberger <martha.seelenberger>
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Conservation Intern
Field Crew Monuments

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks
and Recreation, Art and Antiquities, seeks one qualified candidate
for the Summer 2006 Field Season (Thursday, June 1, 2006 through
Friday, August 18, 2006).

The CMCP 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 as soon aas possible. 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
    Fax: 212-360-8168
    Martha.Seelenberger [at] parks__nyc__gov

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