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Posted: 03/29/2016

Employer
Mount Auburn Cemetery

Founded in 1831, Mount Auburn Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark renowned for its layered landscape reflecting one hundred and eighty-five years of changing tastes in monument and sculpture, innovations in landscape design and evolving attitudes towards commemoration. Marble, granite and sandstone monuments by local stone-carvers as well as many of America’s leading sculptors populate the Cemetery’s 175 acres marking the lives of locally and nationally significant figures from the 19th and 20th centuries. Mount Auburn is also home to an internationally recognized horticultural collection and remains an active cemetery.


Position
Preservation Craftsperson Internship
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Cambridge, MA
Uni
Details
Hourly TBD
 

Gain valuable hands-on experience working with Mount Auburns preservation staff repairing monuments and headstones using a combination of traditional and modern methods and materials. Projects include repointing of various buildings and structures, adhesive repairs of broken marble, slate, sandstone and granite monuments and the repair and resetting of loose or leaning headstones. Learn to properly mix, lay-up and cure a variety of mortar mixes formulated for use with different types of stone as well as the proper preparation and execution of high quality patches using a range of patching materials. Learn cleaning methods for a variety of stone types utilizing detergents, steam and chemicals.

 

 

Requirements include a strong preservation ethic, patience, and the desire to perform careful, conscientious and lasting repairs to these invaluable historic resources.  Prior hands-on preservation experience is preferred. Employee must be able to perform physically strenuous work outdoors throughout the summer.

Duration: June 1st to September 2nd, 2016

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please email cover letter and resume to sbrown@mountauburn.org
Steve Brown
ADDRESS

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