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Posted: 11/28/2016

Tudor Place Historic House and Gardens
Buildings, Gardens and Grounds

Completed in 1816, lived in by six generations of a single family, and opened to the public in 1988, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden preserves, interprets, and shares with the public and scholars the rich resources of its architecture, history, collections, and archive.

Winter 2017 Internship - Conservation and Buildings
Internship Opportunity
Washington, DC

One of Americas first National Historic Landmarks, Tudor Place was completed in 1816 on 8˝ acres of farmland in Georgetown. Its builders were the granddaughter of Martha Washington and the son of a prominent landowner who engaged Dr. William Thornton, architect of the first U.S. Capitol, for their mansions neoclassical design. Six generations of their family lived here until shortly before its opening in 1988 as a historic house and garden museum and one of the nations best-preserved historic urban estates.

The Buildings, Gardens, and Grounds Department at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden seeks qualified applicants for the Winter 2017 Conservation and Buildings Internship, which provides practical, hands-on experience in architectural preservation and conservation for a student pursuing a degree in Historic Preservation, Conservation Science, or Museum Studies. Graduate students preferred, but strong undergraduate candidates will be considered. Academic credit may be arranged in cooperation with sponsoring college or university. Apply by December 21, 2016. The intern will interact with and learn from staff members across several disciplines. He/she will work with both the Buildings Department and Curatorial Department to assess, document, and clean the National Landmark House, and will assist staff with preservation/conservation and cyclical maintenance projects. Projects may include plaster repairs, window restoration, and masonry repair.

Schedule Early January through April; duration may vary. Intern must be available 15-20 hours per Monday-Friday work week. Stipend available for qualified applicants. Requirements Background in hands-on historical restoration/preservation; interest in masonry, painting, carpentry, and plaster Basic knowledge of 19th century building materials Training or interest in learning museum collections Desire to work in a historic house Excellent written and verbal communication skills Working toward a degree in Historic Preservation/Conservation Science/Museum Studies 

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How to apply
To apply, send application form with resume and cover letter to Kellie Cox, Director of Buildings, Gardens and Grounds, email: kcox@tudorplace.org
Kellie Cox
Phone: 2025807328
1644 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

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