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🔗Monuments Conservation Intern

  • Internship
  • Temporary
  • New York, NY
  • $22.00 USD / Hour
  • March 27, 2023
  • Department: Park Infrastructure
  • Job Summary: Reports to: Manager of Conservation  Department: Park Infrastructure  Status:  Seasonal, Non-Exempt  Schedule: June 5th- August 11th, 2023, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, M-F  Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Hourly 
  • Job Qualifications:

    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).

    Rate:  $22.00 per hour

    Interested applicants should respond with a cover letter and C.V. or resume by March 27th, 2023.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

    The Central Park Conservancy’s work is guided by the belief that Central Park, and all public parks, must be managed and actively protected as an inclusive and democratic space for all.

    Working closely with our New York City partners, we will always strive towards creating and sustaining a sense of belonging for all visitors and advocating for equitable and accessible public use of the Park.

    In service of this belief, we are committed to fostering a workforce and organizational culture that is as diverse as Central Park itself and the dynamic city it serves.

    Safety Requirements  

    Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways, etc.).  If an employee discovers a potentially dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

    Disclaimer  

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • How to Apply:

    Apply directly to the job posting on the Central Park Conservancy jobs site:

    https://fa-eloa-saasfaprod1.fa.ocs.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/requisitions/preview/190/?lastSelectedFacet=POSTING_DATES&selectedPostingDatesFacet=30

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Physically able to move 50 lbs. and to wear a respirator for up to 4 hours per day (with breaks).   
  • Application URL: https://fa-eloa-saasfaprod1.fa.ocs.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/requisitions/preview/190/?lastSelectedFacet=POSTING_DATES&selectedPostingDatesFacet=30

Website Central Park Conservancy

About the Park and the Central Park Conservancy 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. Committed to sharing the best practices in urban park management, the Conservancy also serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. The Conservancy employs 325 people and has an operating budget of $80 million. The Conservancy recently completed a seven-year plan, Central Park Conservancy, A Plan for the Stewardship of Central Park: 2020-2027, which focuses on the ongoing capital investment of the last four decade’s investment of more than $1 billion into Central Park.

The Position: 

The Conservancy 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.

Selection of possible projects for summer 2023

CPC 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

Summary of Essential Job Duties 

Exercise excellent judgement
Effectively function independently and as part of a team
Safely operate vehicles and equipment in an urban Park environment
Working from height

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Benefits

    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact manager@preservenet.org for details.

    Eligibility

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