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Internships at LACMA

From: Mark Gilberg <mgilberg<-a>
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Camilla Chandler Frost Summer Internship Program - 2009/2010
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.

Description:  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 appropriate).

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

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

    John Hirx
    Head, Objects Laboratory
    jhirx<-a t->lacma< . >org

    Catherine McLean
    Head, Textiles Laboratory
    cmclean<-a t->lacma< . >org

    Joe Fronek
    Head, Paintings Laboratory
    jfronek<-a t->lacma< . >org

    Janice Schopfer
    Head, Paper Laboratory
    jschopfer<-a t->lacma< . >org

    Frank Preusser
    Head, Research Laboratory
    fpreusser<-a t->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 13, 2009 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 2009 will be made by April 1, 2009.
Successful applicants will be notified by telephone and mail.

Mark Gilberg, MS, PhD
Suzanne D. Booth and David G. Booth
Conservation Center Director
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
Fax: 323-857-4754

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