Internship in Objects Conservation at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

MountVernonIntroduction: Through the generosity of the Connoisseur Society of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a paid summer internship is available in the conservation of objects in the fine and decorative arts collection for the summer of 2015.  The internship is open to current Art Conservation graduate students at a recognized Art Conservation graduate program or recent graduates thereof.

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the collections conservator, the intern will focus on the treatment and coating of silver and other metal objects in the mansion and museum at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  Additionally, the intern will be involved with the set-up of a recently acquired portable XRF and establishment of analysis protocols.  Other activities can be tailored to the interest of the intern where possible.

Hours and Compensation: This internship will be 5 days per week for 8-12 weeks, starting in mid- to late June.  Compensation in the amount of $5,000 (gross) is offered, payable on Mount Vernon’s bi-weekly pay schedule.  Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements, as well as insurance.   Mount Vernon is happy to work with the intern’s academic program to provide credit for the internship period.

Using link below, please apply online via our website including a cover letter, resume and contact information for two professional/job related references.