🔗Monuments Conservation Intern
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 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