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National Gallery of Art Paper Conservation Intern

National Gallery of Art Paper Conservation Intern

The intern will assist paper conservators in organizing and cataloging items in the Paper Sample Collection of historic and contemporary artists' drawing and printing papers. Other responsibilities will include recording watermarks photographically and researching papermaking companies. Current graduate students and 2015 graduates in conservation, studio art, or archival studies are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of paper and papermaking is essential.

Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 8 to August 7, 2015. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

National Gallery of Art Objects Conservation Intern

National Gallery of Art Objects Conservation Intern

The intern will assist with the yearly summer maintenance and treatment of the outdoor sculpture collection in the Sculpture Garden and surrounding the East and West Buildings. He or she will work with a team of conservators to clean and protect these large-scale sculptures. The intern will also help maintain the department's object condition database, including uploading information from the paper files and completing condition examinations on sculpture and medals. As possible, the intern may assist conservators with their research or with other projects including x-radiography and technical study. Current graduate students and 2015 graduates in conservation are invited to apply. Graduate students in museum studies and collection management programs may be considered as well.

Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 8 to August 7, 2015. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

National Gallery of Art Frame Conservation Intern

National Gallery of Art Frame Conservation Intern

The intern will learn about the history, techniques, and craftsmanship of museum-quality fine art framing, as well as the complexities of how frames are chosen by curators, designers, and conservators. He or she will assist frame conservators in making molding and constructing and finishing frames for canvas and panel paintings. Duties may also involve other frame-related work, including computer imaging, sample making, creating wooden sculpture bases, database maintenance, and photographic documentation, as well as organizing workshop and antique frame storage. Basic creative design, woodworking, painting, and color-mixing skills are required.

Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 8 to August 7, 2015. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Internship

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Internship

The conservation interns will be part of an exciting journey of groundbreaking efforts to culminate with the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on the National Mall in 2015. Researching, collecting, documenting and conserving thousands of objects, documents, photographs, works of art, garments, musical instruments, and oral histories will be an integral part of the internship experience. In addition, the interns will also support some related administrative duties.

The NMAAHC Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Internship will consist of a 16 week term, beginning from June 1, September 15, or January 15. Start dates are flexible and arranged in coordination with the supervisor. Internships will be paid positions with a stipend of $8,800 ($550 per week) plus funds for travel, research and training/conferences. Four interns will be selected each year. Deadlines for applications are as follows: February 15 for the Summer session to begin on June 1; July 15 for the Fall session to begin on September 15 and October 15 for the Spring session to begin on January 15.

The position will be located at one of the two NMAAHC sites: the headquarters in Washington D.C. or the Pennsy Collections and Support Center, Landover, MD. or the temporary Conservation Labs in Suitland, Maryland.

National Archives and Records Administration Conservation Technician

National Archives and Records Administration Conservation Technician

This position is within the Conservation Branch, Preservation Programs Division of Research Services in College Park, MD. The duty location could change to the National Archives Building, located in Washington, DC, as required by workload.

Salary range: $34,415.00 to $55,421.00 per year

Open Period: Tuesday September 16, 2014 to Monday September 29, 2014.

To apply

Contact Denise Amsler with any questions.

Denise G. Amsler
Phone: (314)801-0848
Fax: (314)801-0863
Email: DENISE.AMSLER@NARA.GOV

Indianapolis Museum of Art Scholar Program

Indianapolis Museum of Art Intern Program

The IMA Scholar Program is offered each year to a small number of graduate internship applicants. This internship is generally granted to candidates who are in active pursuit of future careers in the fields of curatorial research, historic preservation (Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens and Miller House & Garden), or conservation. Applicants pursuing careers in other aspects of art museum practice may be considered for the IMA Scholar Program depending upon the strength of their qualifications and the availability of projects related to current IMA initiatives.

IMA Scholar Program positions offer a small stipend based on available funding.

The IMA can assist interns in the search for off-campus housing if needed.

FAQs

Indianapolis Museum of Art Intern Program

Indianapolis Museum of Art Intern Program

The IMA Intern Program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students who work on projects with their assigned mentor and department staff. Interns work on projects with their assigned mentor and department staff. Typically, more students participate in summer than in the fall and spring terms. Summer interns participate in regularly scheduled programming designed to provide a broader understanding of museum operations and practices. IMA Internships are offered in various departments with availability depending on departmental requests. For more information, please read our department descriptions.

IMA Internship Program positions are currently unpaid.

The IMA can assist interns in the search for off-campus housing if needed.

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Conservation Technician Position

The Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans is seeking qualified individuals to perform general conservation treatment and perform condition surveys of archival collection materials.  This is a technical position following well established national conservation guidelines to evaluate the condition of archival materials and perform repair and preservation techniques to stabilize materials. 

Kress Fellowship in Upholstery Conservation-Peebles Island Resource Center

The New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, is pleased to offer a 12-week Kress Conservation Fellowship (to complete an unfinished Kress Fellowship) in upholstery conservation.  The focus of the Fellowship will be to examine, research, document, and treat a set of early 19th century chairs from Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site that now have modern upholstery and fabric.

Villanova University - Paintings Conservation Internship

 Villanova University is pleased to offer two conservation pre-program internships in paintings conservation for Summer 2014 for qualified students who are applying for a Masters-level degree in conservation. The project involves the on-site treatment of a large scale 17th-century oil on canvas and began in September 2013 with a proposed project end date of September 2015. The Summer 2014 Internship is for 2-3 months only and non-renewable beyond August 15, 2014. The other Internship Position will begin this coming summer with the possible option for renewal.  The applicants will be expected to engage with the general pubic and should be comfortable with leading and organizing tours after proper instruction. Payment is commensurate with experience and hours/dates are flexible.

  • Interns will work a 10-15 hour work week, with flexible work scheduling; beginning and ending dates are also flexible; total of 30 work days per pay period.

 

  • Major responsibilities will include aesthetic treatment of the painting: applying/leveling/texturing fills and toning areas of loss.

Please refer to the links above for further information regarding the application process.

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