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Posted: 01/19/2011

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.

Monument Projects Coordinator
Internship Opportunity
New York City, NY

New York City Parks & Recreation, Art & Antiquities Department, seeks an office intern to coordinate monuments conservation and maintenance projects during the 2011 summer season. This is 35 hour a week position, Monday through Friday beginning Monday, May 23 through Friday, August 19, 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 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-weekly educational visits (which may include a bronze foundry, granite quarry, artist’s studio and museum conservation lab). Candidates should have excellent administrative skills, writing and research ability, computer skills, and should be well organized, yet flexible and able to manage multiple tasks. This position may be applied toward college credit.

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How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume by Monday, February 21, 2011 to: ArtandAntiquities@parks.nyc.gov Subject: Monuments Projects Coordinator Internship 2011 Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

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