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Posted: 01/19/2017

NYC Parks
Art and Antiquities

A&A is the chief custodian and steward of the City’s park collection of over 800 monuments, from Stanford White’s historic Washington Square Arch to Allison Saar’s contemporary Harriet Tubman Memorial. A&A oversees a robust program of contemporary public art which has featured the work of more than 1,500 artists at nearly 200 park locations since 1967.

Citywide Monuments Conservation Program Field Intern/ Monuments Techni
Internship Opportunity
New York, NY

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks & Recreation, Art & Antiquities Department, seek qualified candidates for the 2017 summer field season. These are 40 hour a week paid positions, Monday through Friday beginning in Thursday June 1st through Friday August 11th, 2017 with the possibility of an 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 20 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 24, 2017 to: ArtandAntiquities@parks.nyc.gov Subject: Monuments Technician Position Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

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