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Posted: 01/19/2011

Citywide Monuments Conservation Program/NYC Parks & Recreation
Art & Antiquities

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 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City's principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.

Monuments Conservation Technician - Field Crew
Internship Opportunity
New York City, NY
Open Until
none given

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks & Recreation, Art & Antiquities Department, seek qualified candidates for the 2011 summer field season. These are 40 hour a week paid internships, Monday through Friday beginning Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, August 12, 2011.

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 receive training in photo-documentation, condition assessments, material analysis, and report preparation. In addition, interns will learn and perform conservation treatment methods including repairing, cleaning, patining, and coating bronze as well as cleaning stone, masonry repair, mortar analysis, replication, repointing, and safety and equipment procedures.

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-monthly visits to a bronze foundry, stone quarry, and practicing conservators and artists’ studios, in addition to the daily hands-on work. More than 81 students have successfully participated during the last 14 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.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

How to apply
Please email cover letter and resume by Tuesday, March 1, 2011 to: ArtandAntiquities@parks.nyc.gov Subject: Monuments Field Crew Internship 2011 Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
Christine Djuric

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