🔗Monuments Conservation Intern
Website Central Park Conservancy
Central Park is one of the most famous and beloved urban public spaces in the world. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1857, the 843-acre park was the first purpose-built public park in the country and is a National Historic Landmark. The Central Park Conservancy, a private not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1980 to rescue the Park which had fallen into serious disrepair. Since that time, the Conservancy has overseen the investment of approximately $1 billion in the restoration of the Park, and now hosts over 40 million visitors a year. The Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from urban life. The City of New York has formally entrusted the care of the Central Park to the Conservancy which is responsible for every aspect of the Park’s care, including landscape maintenance, capital improvements, and the visitor experience. CPC is committed to sharing the best practices in urban park management.
The Central Park Conservancy (CPC) is offering six full-time summer monuments internship positions in outdoor sculpture and architectural conservation. Working 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.
Through this program, the Conservancy seeks to promote and strengthen cultural diversity in the field of cultural heritage and encourages applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and other underrepresented groups and individuals with diverse and distinctive skill sets and experiences.
Schedule: June 5th- August 11th, 2023, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, M-F