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Subject: Internship at Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

Internship at Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

From: Christine Djuric <christine.djuric<-at->
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monuments Crew Internship
Conservation Technician
The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks
    and Recreation, Art and Antiquities Department

Summer 2009

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks
and Recreation, Art and Antiquities Department, seek qualified
candidates for the 2009 summer field season.  These are 40 hour a
week paid internships, Monday through Friday beginning Monday, June
1 - Friday, August 14, 2009.

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program conserves and maintains
public works of art throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
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.  Participants will gain experience in
cleaning, patining and coating bronze as well as cleaning stone,
masonry repair, mortar analysis, replication and repointing, and
safety and equipment procedures.  In addition to learning and
performing conservation treatment methods, students will receive
training in photo-documentation, condition assessments and report

This is an excellent opportunity to learn outdoor sculpture
conservation with experienced staff in an award-winning program in
New York City.  The season will include bi-weekly educational visits
(which may include a bronze foundry, granite quarry, and museum
conservation lab) in addition to the daily hands-on work.  More than
77 students have successfully participated during the last 12 years.

Students currently enrolled in college and graduate programs in
objects conservation, historic preservation or sculpture are
encouraged to apply, with preference given to candidates enrolled or
accepted into master degree programs.  Candidates should be able to
work outdoors, be comfortable in handling power tools and equipment,
and not fear heights, as projects often require work on scaffolding
or in a lift.

Please send cover letter and resume by Monday, February 23, 2009 to:

    Sheena Brown
    Monuments Coordinator
    NYC Parks and Recreation
    830 Fifth Avenue
    The Arsenal, Central Park
    Room 20
    New York, NY  10065

To fax or e-mail cover letter and resume:

    Attention: Monuments Program
    Fax: 212-360-1329

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Christine S. Djuric
Monuments Conservation Manager
City of New York/Parks and Recreation
The Arsenal, Room 20
Central Park
New York, NY 10065

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