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Cemetery Preservation Internship

March 17


Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Historic Oakland Foundation
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Job Description:

Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) in Atlanta, Georgia, is accepting applications for the role of Part-Time Summer Preservation Assistant 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. The intern will also participate in documentation and education activities related to cemetery 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. They are required to bend, kneel, climb, and walk while performing the work in all manners of environmental conditions, such as mud, heat, and rain.

General Qualifications

– Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in Art, Conservation, Architecture, History, Heritage Preservation, or similar program.
-Safety: You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
-Substance Free: In accordance with a drug-free workplace, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are prohibited while participating in any HOF activities.
-Other: Basic masonry knowledge, skills, abilities, and education related to the field of historic preservation is helpful but not required.

The summer internship program is from June 3 to July 26, although we can be flexible for the right candidate.

The pay rate is $15/hr.

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Ashley Shares, Director of Preservation, by March 17, 2024, at ashares@oaklandcemetery.com.