FALLINGWATER PRESERVATION INTERNSHIP
Mill Run, PA
Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork
designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its Reinhold Family
Preservation Internship. This
full-time summer residency intern will interact with Fallingwater’s
preservation and maintenance department, visiting consultants, and vendors
while working in and around a historic house museum environment.
Job Description: Interns
will be exposed to a variety of tasks related to the conservation and
maintenance of the historic buildings on the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s
5,000 acre Bear Run Nature Reserve, in which Fallingwater is located.
Interns will split their duties between documentation and photographic archives
and hands-on stone repointing and concrete repair. Past intern projects have
included historic building assessments, inventories, documentation, and
miscellaneous preservation repairs. The preservation intern primarily works
outdoors in a variety of weather and climate conditions, so proper attire is
Qualifications: Applicants must be a
current or entering graduate student in historic preservation, historic
building trades, or architectural history with experience in assessing and
documenting historic structures. A candidate with hands-on experience in
historic masonry or plastering is preferred.
Position Duration: Ten weeks, beginning June 1, 2017, and ending
August 11, 2017. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours
(typically Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm), forty hours per week.
Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code
15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International
Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is
strongly recommended, as there are no stores or amenities within walking
Pay: This is an
hourly paid internship that includes free, onsite shared housing. Interns are
required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.
Application process: To apply, email cover letter, resume, and two
letters of reference (academic or employer) to firstname.lastname@example.org and list Preservation Intern in the subject
line. Application deadline is March 15,