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Central Park Monuments Conservation Intern

March 25

Reports to: Manager of Conservation

Department: Park Infrastructure

Status:  Seasonal, NonExempt, Full-time, Hourly

Schedule: June 3, 2024 – August 9, 2024 / 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, M-F

The Position:

The Conservancy is offering six full-time summer monuments internship positions in outdoor sculpture and architectural conservation. Under the supervision of the Manager of Conservation, interns will be trained in the examination, documentation, preservation, and conservation of the Central Park collection. They will accompany and support CPC preservation and conservation staff in a working environment that fosters focus, collaboration, and sound judgment. Through thoughtful consideration of goals, rationale, materials, and methodologies, they will strengthen their competency as conservation technicians while practicing treatment, honing crucial hand skills, and demonstrating efficiency with personal and public safety in their work.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants should have experience with, and strong interest in the professional and scientific methodologies and practices of conservation, historic preservation, and/or another closely aligned field such as archaeology, art history, applied science, and/or the trades, including masonry, metalworking, and fine carpentry
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the US before applying, and for the duration of this placement
  • Applicants must possess a current United States issued driver’s license or equivalent
  • Physically able to move 50 lbs. and to wear a respirator for up to 4 hours per day (with breaks)

Selection of possible projects for summer 2024

  • Central Park Conservancy Monuments archive organization
  • Preservation and restoration of select bronze donor plaques
  • Protective coatings refurbishment of the bronze sculpture The Tempest
  • Maine Monument masonry project work
  • Frederick Douglass Circle restoration project support
  • Bethesda Terrace digital documentation, sculptural restoration, and masonry   preservation
  • Cleopatra’s Needle inspection and stabilization

Rate:  $22.00 per hour

This is an on-site internship.

Interested applicants should respond with a cover letter and C.V./resume by March 25, 2024. Applicants will be contacted after March 25 if selected for an interview.

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