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Posted: 01/04/2010

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Art and Antiquities/Citywide Monuments Conservation Program

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program conserves and maintains public works of art throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Parks & Recreation is the steward of about 29,000 acres of land  14 percent of New York City  including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 22 historic house museums.

Monuments Projects Coordinator
Internship Opportunity
New York, NY

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks & Recreation, Art & Antiquities Department, seek an office intern to coordinate monuments conservation and maintenance projects during the 2010 summer season. This is 40 hour a week position, Monday through Friday beginning Monday, May 24 through Friday, August 20, 2010.

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 monuments projects coordinator will serve as a liaison between central office administration and outdoor field operations--writing reports, archiving current projects and assisting the scheduling and timekeeping of fellow interns. Responsibilities include a wide range of bookkeeping duties, research duties and purchasing. In addition the projects coordinator will lend administrative support to the Monuments Conservators and to the Director of Arts & Antiquities.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about outdoor sculpture conservation with experienced staff in an award-winning program in New York City. The season will also include bi-monthly educational visits (which may include a bronze foundry, granite quarry, and museum conservation lab).

Candidates should have excellent administrative skills, writing and research ability, and computer skills, and should be well organized, yet flexible and able to manage multiple tasks. Knowledge of sculpture conservation and/or historic preservation is preferable. This position may be applied toward college credit.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume by Monday, February 22, 2010 to: ArtandAntiquities@parks.nyc.gov Subject: Monuments Projects Coordinator Internship 2010 To apply via mail, please send a resume and cover letter to: Art & Antiquities Attn: Monuments Projects Coordinator Internship 2010 830 Fifth Avenue The Arsenal, Central Park Room 2O New York, NY 10065

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