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Posted: 02/06/2018

Employer
Culture and Heritage Museums of York County
Historic Brattonsville

The Culture & Heritage Museums (CHM) is a family of museums in York County, South Carolina, which includes Historic Brattonsville, McCelvey Center, Museum of York County, and Main Street Children's Museum in Rock Hill. CHM strives to create a community that greatly values natural, historic, and cultural resources by communicating and preserving the histories of the Carolina Piedmont through its sites. Historic Brattonsville is an open-air living history museum located on an 800-acre tract in south central York County. The museum is comprised of over forty structures--fourteen original structures and ruins, as well as thirty-three relocated or reconstructed structures. Since 1963, York County has worked to preserve and present the history of the Carolina Piedmont as portrayed through the structures, landscapes, and stories of the Brattonsville community.


Position
Architectural Conservation Intern
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
McConnells, SC
Details
 

 

The Culture and Heritage Museums of York County, South Carolina seeks qualified candidates for the 2018 summer field season at Historic Brattonsville, a National Register Historic District. An hourly wage and housing will be offered to the selected candidate.  The participant may begin their eight-week internship as early as Monday, May 14, 2018.

 

Historic Brattonsvilles Preservation Program preserves and maintains over forty historic structures on the eight hundred-acre living history museum located in south central York County. The program participant will learn about the architectural history, building technology, and preservation issues of the Carolina Piedmont through the structures at Historic Brattonsville. The intern will receive training and hone skills in photo-documentation, field sketching, condition assessment, and hands-on conservation. The participant will be involved with the restoration of two 19th century brick outbuildingsslave house and dairy. Other projects are likely to include wood window restoration, wood repair and painting, and the documentation and assessment of agrarian outbuildings.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on field experience in the field of historic preservation. The season will include trips to related institutions. Housing will be provided at Historic Brattonsville. It is strongly recommended that the participant have a personal vehicle for personal use during their residency. The successful candidate must supply their own computer and DSLR camera (or equivalent that can shoot in RAW) to complete assigned tasks as part of their internship. It is essential that the participant be able to work outdoors, be comfortable operating power tools, and not fear heights, as some work may require work on ladders or scaffolding. Students currently enrolled in graduate programs and/or recent graduates in historic preservation or architectural conservation are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

OPen until
03/19/2018

How to apply
Please email cover letter and resume by 11:00 AM EST on Monday, March 19, 2018 to: Sara Johnson, Restoration/Preservation Specialist sjohnson@chmuseums.org Subject: Historic Brattonsville 2018 Preservation Internship Application
Sara Johnson
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