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Subject: Internship at Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

Internship at Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

From: Sheena Brown <sheena.brown<-at->
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Conservation Technician/Monuments Crew Internship
Citywide Monuments Conservation Program
New York

Summer 2013

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks
and Recreation, Art and Antiquities Department, seek qualified
candidates for the 2013 summer field season. These are 40 hour a
week paid internships, Monday - Friday beginning Monday, June 3 -
Friday, August 16, 2013.

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 receive training in
photo-documentation, condition assessments, material analysis, and
report preparation.  In addition, interns will learn and perform
conservation treatments including repairing, cleaning, and coating
metals, bronze patination, masonry repair, mortar analysis,
replication, repointing, and tool and materials training.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn outdoor sculpture
conservation with experienced conservators in an award-winning
program in New York City. The season will include bi-weekly visits
to a bronze foundry, stone quarry, and practicing conservators and
artists' studios, in addition to the daily hands-on work. More than
90 students have successfully participated during the last 16 years.
Students currently enrolled in graduate programs in objects
conservation, historic preservation, or fine art are strongly
encouraged to apply. Candidates must 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 email cover letter and resume by Monday, February 25, 2013

    Subject: Monuments Field Crew Internship 2013

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. Applicants may

    Sheena Brown
    Deputy Director
    Art and Antiquities

for more information.

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