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Internships at LACMA

From: Mark Gilberg <mgilberg>
Date: Friday, December 14, 2007
Camilla Chandler Frost Summer Internship Program - 2008/2009
(2 internships)
Conservation Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Conservation Center is offering
two internships for summer study in the following areas: objects
conservation, textiles conservation, paintings conservation, paper
conservation and conservation science.

The Camilla Chandler Frost Conservation Internship Program Endowment
provides funding for travel from a conservation student's school and
a stipend while working at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
This year's stipend is $320 per week ($2,560 for eight weeks, $3,200
ten weeks, or $3,840 twelve weeks).  The stipend is intended to pay
for food and lodging.  A travel allowance of $1,000 is provided to
reimburse the student for round trip travel from the graduate school
location to Los Angeles and to offset relocation expenses (as

Internship Opportunities:

    Conservation Related Projects: Projects will be tailored to the
    student's skill level to enable the student to gain experience
    with basic conservation procedures in a large museum setting.

    Conservation Research Projects:  The conservation science
    laboratory is currently undertaking a number of research
    projects involving the examination, documentation, and analysis
    of works or art. These projects should appeal to students
    interested in obtaining experience on a number of instruments
    routinely used in conservation research.

Questions regarding specific activities and projects should be
addressed to the following members of staff:

    John Hirx
    Head, Objects Laboratory
    jhirx [at] lacma__org

    Catherine McLean, Head
    Textiles Laboratory
    cmclean [at] lacma__org

    Joe Fronek
    Head, Paintings Laboratory
    jfronek [at] lacma__org

    Janice Schopfer
    Head, Paper Laboratory
    jschopfer [at] lacma__org

    Frank Preusser
    Head, Research Laboratory
    fpreusser [at] lacma__org

Term:  The internship will run from eight to twelve weeks, depending
upon the agreement between the student, section head and the
Director of Conservation.

Eligibility:  To be eligible for the C.C. Frost Summer Internship
Program, a candidate must be enrolled full time in a recognized
graduate school conservation program or an advanced undergraduate
chemistry major and successfully complete the museum's employment
application and background check performed by LACMA's Human
Resources Department.  The Conservation Center received very few J-l
Visas annually; therefore international students should be aware of
this limitation.

Application Procedure:  Interested candidates should submit the
following materials in English: curriculum vitae, a letter of
interest in the particular project and two supporting letters from
conservation/university professionals or teachers familiar with the
student's work.

Materials should be postmarked no later than March 14, 2008 and sent

    Mr. Adam Kaplan, Human Resources
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    5905 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    cc: Mark Gilberg
    Director, Conservation Center
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    5905 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

The decision for the Summer of 2008 will be made by April 1, 2008.
Successful applicants will be notified by telephone and mail.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:35
                Distributed: Tuesday, December 18, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-35-026
Received on Friday, 14 December, 2007

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