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🔗Preservation Craftsperson Intern

  • Internship
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • $21-23 USD / Hour
  • June 30, 2023
  • Department: Preservation Department
  • Job Summary: As a Preservation Craftsperson Intern, you will gain valuable hands-on experience working with Mount Auburns preservation staff repairing monuments and headstones using a combination of traditional and modern methods and materials.
  • Job Qualifications:

    ·         One year of related experience preferred.

    ·         A strong preservation ethic, patience, and the desire to perform careful, conscientious and lasting repairs to these invaluable historic resources.

    ·         Prior hands-on preservation experience is preferred.

    ·         Must be able to operate a variety of hand and power tools safely and effectively including but not limited to various drills, circular saw, table saw, miter saw, angle grinder, reciprocating saw, and bench grinder

    ·         Basic computer skills required and the ability to use a mouse and/or standard keyboard and computer equipment.

    ·         Ability to lift and carry heavy materials (maximum 60 lbs.).

    ·         Ability to bend, walk, kneel, stoop, crouch, stand and/or reach overhead for long periods of time.

    ·         Employee must be able to perform physically strenuous work, including heavy lifting, outdoors throughout the summer in all weather conditions.

    ·         Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

    ·         Ability to speak fluent English required.

    ·         Must possess a valid driver’s license.

    Hours of Work:

    7:30 AM to 3:30 PM from Monday to Friday.

  • How to Apply:

    Please send a cover letter stating your career goals and objectives with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Preservation Craftsperson Intern” in the subject area, to:

    Or by mail to:              Human Resources

    Mount Auburn Cemetery

    580 Mount Auburn St.

    Cambridge, MA   02138


    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: • Ability to lift and carry heavy materials (maximum 60 lbs.). • Ability to bend, walk, kneel, stoop, crouch, stand and/or reach overhead for long periods of time. • Employee must be able to perform physically strenuous work, including heavy lifting, outdoors throughout the summer in all weather conditions. • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Contact Name: Greg Ghazil
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 6176071981
  • Application Address: Human Resources Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Website Mount Auburn Cemetery

Organization: Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 50,000 monuments 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.

Assist in projects that include repointing of various buildings and structures, adhesive repairs of broken marble, slate, sandstone and granite monuments and the repair and resetting of loose or leaning headstones. Learn to properly mix, lay-up and cure a variety of mortar mixes formulated for use with different types of stone as well as the proper preparation and execution of high-quality patches using a range of patching materials. Learn cleaning methods for a variety of stone types utilizing detergents, steam and chemicals. Learn how to survey and prioritize preservation project utilizing mobile, cloud-based software in real time.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    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 for details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

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