This internship provides preservation carpentry experience working with Historic New Englands carpentry crew. The internship will focus on historic window and shutter conservation with additional support work to the crew as assigned.
The carpentry crew is a part of the Property Care Team responsible for the physical preservation and maintenance of the buildings and landscapes owned by Historic New England. The carpentry crew helps maintain the historic integrity of the properties by monitoring conditions at the sites, developing treatment plans, performing the work required, documenting all phases of work in an appropriate manner and demonstrating in all actions a commitment to long-term preservation and maintenance of Historic New Englands resources
This position is based out of the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Mass, however work will require occasional travel throughout the region. Previous carpentry experience and ability to use basic tools is required. Every interns hand and tool skills will be evaluated during their first week and tasks will be assigned according to the experience of the applicant. As typically performed, this position regularly involves talking, hearing, sitting, standing, walking, and bending/stooping, crawling/kneeling, carrying, and reaching. The position also involves lifting up to 60 pounds. A basic tool set, drivers license and means of transportation are helpful but not required.
A minimum commitment of 16 hours per week for 8 weeks is required. This is an unpaid internship. The internship can be combined with the Conditions Assessment internship if appropriate.