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Posted: 01/26/2016

NYC Parks/Citywide Monuments Conservation Program
Art & Antiquities

NYC Parks is the steward of nearly 30,000 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, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 67 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 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 Technicians
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY
$15 approximately

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks & Recreation, Art & Antiquities Department, seek qualified candidates for the 2016 summer field season. These are 40 hour a week paid positions, Monday through Friday beginning in June for up to three months with a possible extension. 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 treatments including repairing, cleaning, and coating metals; bronze patination; masonry repair; mortar analysis, replication, and repointing; and tool and materials training. 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 trips to related institutions and businesses such as a bronze foundry, stone quarry, and practicing conservators and artists studios. More than 100 apprentices have successfully participated during the last 19 years. Students currently enrolled in graduate programs and recent graduates 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. These positions are only open to US citizens.

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How to apply
Please email cover letter and resume by Friday, February 26, 2016 to: ArtandAntiquities@parks.nyc.gov Subject: Monuments Technician Position Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
John Saunders
The Arsenal, Room 20
Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065

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