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Posted: 12/21/2017

Historic Oakland Foundation

Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1976 as the “friends of” group for Oakland Cemetery. Our mission is to partner with the City of Atlanta to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery with the public as an important resource and an island of tranquility in the heart of the city. Oakland Cemetery is a garden oasis, historical repository, cultural resource, leaders in restoration, and a southern cultural entity.

Preservation Technician Intern
Internship Opportunity
Atlanta, GA



$12/hr. 20 hr/week



HOF is accepting applications for the role of Summer Preservation Technician Intern. The intern  will assist and learn skills in the maintenance, restoration, repair, and preservation of historic masonry, with a particular emphasis on headstone preservation.

HOF personnel will provide day-to-day mentoring to the intern. The individual selected for this position is expected to fully participate as a member of the Preservation, Restoration, and Operations (PRO) Team crews. The intern will also become familiar with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Restoration and Preservation.


The physical effort required for this position is moderate to heavy. Applicants may frequently need to stand while working, climb ladders, lift stones, and work with scaffolding and other lift equipment. He/she is required to bend, kneel, climb, and walk while performing the work in all manners of environmental conditions such as mud, heat and rain.


Location Atlanta, GA. Housing will not be provided.


General Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in graduate school in Art Conservation, History, Heritage Preservation, or similar program; OR recent undergraduate graduation with a degree in History, Archaeology, Art, or related field.
  • Safety -You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
  • Substance Free In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in any Stewards or Stewards partner activities.
  • Other - basic masonry knowledge, skills, and abilities and education related to the field of historic preservation is helpful, but not required.


The summer internship program will begin on Monday, May 21st and concludes on Friday, July 27th, 2018. Pay is $12 dollars per hour. 

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How to apply
Interested applicants should respond with a cover letter and resume no later than March 30st, 2018 to: ashares@oaklandcemetery.com

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