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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<-a>
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Conservation Technician
Monuments Crew Internship
Summer 2014

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 through Friday beginning Monday, June
2, 2014 - Friday, August 8, 2014.

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
92 students have successfully participated during the last 17 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.
International applicants with approved student-work visas welcome to
apply.

Please email cover letter and resume by Friday, March 7, 2014 to:

    artandantiquities<-a t->parks< . >nyc< . >gov
    with Subject: Monuments Field Crew Internship 2014

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.


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