The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks & Recreation, Art & Antiquities Department, seek an office intern to coordinate monuments conservation and maintenance projects during the 2012 summer season. This is 35 hour a week position, Monday through Friday beginning Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, August 17, 2012.
The 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 monuments projects coordinator will serve as a liaison between central office administration and outdoor field operations--writing treatment reports and publicity advisories, archiving current projects and assisting the scheduling and mobilization of field staff and interns. Responsibilities include a wide range of bookkeeping duties, research duties and purchasing. In addition the projects coordinator will lend administrative support to the Monuments Conservators and to the Director of Arts & Antiquities.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about outdoor sculpture conservation with experienced staff in an award-winning program in New York City. The season will also include bi-weekly educational visits (which may include a bronze foundry, granite quarry, artists studio and museum conservation lab). Candidates should have excellent administrative skills, writing and research ability, computer skills, and should be well organized, yet flexible and able to manage multiple tasks. This position may be applied toward college credit.