Architectural Conservation Internship, Culture and Heritage Museums of York County (York County, South Carolina)
Contributed By: Sara Johnson
The Culture and Heritage Museums of York County, South Carolina seeks qualified candidates for the 2018 summer field season at Historic Brattonsville, a National Register Historic District. An hourly wage and housing will be offered to the selected candidate. The participant may begin their eight-week internship as early as Monday, May 14, 2018.
Historic Brattonsville’s Preservation Program preserves and maintains over forty historic structures on the eight hundred-acre living history museum located in south central York County. The program participant will learn about the architectural history, building technology, and preservation issues of the Carolina Piedmont through the structures at Historic Brattonsville. The intern will receive training and hone skills in photo-documentation, field sketching, condition assessment, and hands-on conservation. The participant will be involved with the restoration of two 19th century brick outbuildings—slave house and dairy. Other projects are likely to include wood window restoration, wood repair and painting, and the documentation and assessment of agrarian outbuildings.
This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on field experience in the field of historic preservation. The season will include trips to related institutions. Housing will be provided at Historic Brattonsville. It is strongly recommended that the participant have a personal vehicle for personal use during their residency. The successful candidate must supply their own computer and DSLR camera (or equivalent that can shoot in RAW) to complete assigned tasks as part of their internship. It is essential that the participant be able to work outdoors, be comfortable operating power tools, and not fear heights, as some work may require work on ladders or scaffolding. Students currently enrolled in graduate programs and/or recent graduates in historic preservation or architectural conservation are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please email cover letter and resume by 11:00 AM EST on Monday, March 19, 2018 to:
Sara Johnson, Restoration/Preservation Specialist
Subject: Historic Brattonsville 2018 Preservation Internship Application
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