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Subject: Internship at Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

Internship at Citywide Monuments Conservation Program, New York

From: Arielle Dorlester <arielle.dorlester<-a>
Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monuments Conservation Internship
Citywide Monuments Conservation Program
Parks and Recreation
The Arsenal
Central Park
New York, New York 10021
Field Crew

Summer 2008

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks
and Recreation, seek qualified candidates for the Summer 2008 Field
Season (Monday, June 2, 2008 - Friday, August 15, 2008).

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.  Students will receive training in
photo-documentation, condition assessments and report preparation in
addition to conservation treatment procedures.  Participants will
gain experience in corrosion removal, cleaning and patining bronze
as well as stone cleaning, masonry repair and graffiti removal.
These are full-time, paid internships requiring a 40 hour work week,
Monday through Friday.

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
65 students have successfully participated during the last 10 years.

Students currently enrolled in college and graduate programs in
objects conservation, historic preservation or sculpture are
encouraged to apply.  Candidates should be able to work outdoors and
not fear heights, as projects often require work on scaffolding.  A
valid New York State driver's license is a plus.

Please send cover letter and resume by March 1, 2008 to:

    Ms. Arielle Dorlester
    Interim Monuments Coordinator
    NYC Parks and Recreation
    830 Fifth Avenue
    The Arsenal, Central Park
    Room 20
    New York, NY  10021

To fax or e-mail cover letter and resume:

    Attention: Monuments Program
    212-360-8143
    Fax: 212-360-1329
    arielle.dorlester<-a t->parks< . >nyc< . >gov

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Arielle Dorlester, Interim Monuments Coordinator
Art and Antiquities
City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation
The Arsenal, Rm. 20
830 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10021
212-360-8143


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