Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site celebrates the famous American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, an artist of the Beaux-Arts period classically trained in clay, whose works range from bas-reliefs and numismatic designs to bronze sculptures. Among his well-known works were Civil War memorials such as; the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Boston Common which commemorates Shaw and the African-American 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and a portrayal of the 16th American President Abraham Lincoln: The Man (also called Standing Lincoln) at Lincoln Park in Chicago.
The historic site comprises the artist’s house featuring original furnishings, his studio displaying plaster works and galleries showcasing bronze reliefs. Outdoor bronze sculptures are admired amid the grounds and historic gardens. Daily tours, weekend concerts, special exhibits and events occur throughout the season. The park is one of the few National Parks accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and our museum collection contains the largest assemblage of Saint-Gaudens artwork in the world.
Curatorial Internship (SGNHS)
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site will hire three interns for seven weeks during the summer of 2014 with a $75 per week stipend. Interns will work primarily with the park’s Curator and Museum Technician assisting with collections management; inventory of objects, routine cleaning of artifacts, housing and labeling objects. Interns will learn proper object handling and basic care treatments including preservation of bronze statues. Individual or group projects requiring research on a park related topic or artifact(s) may be possible, for which interns will learn aspects of exhibit development, implementation, and installation. The internship will also include exposure to other museum operations though work-study assignments and field trips to several other nearby museums.
Qualifications: Enrolled in a museum studies or related program; some knowledge and appreciation of art history, strong writing skills, research, organization, interpersonal, communication and computer skills; and the ability to work both independently, in groups and with park staff.
Group housing is provided; however a car is necessary for access to food, recreation, points of interest and other facilities. For more information on SGNHS, please visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/saga/index.htm. Applications are due by
For more information contact Dr. Henry Duffy, Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 603-675-2175 x: 112.
How to Apply
Please check the SCA website http://www.thesca.org/serve/positions and type “Gaudens” in the Keywords box.
The park is happy to work with students and their schools on submitting documentation for the internship to qualify for academic credits. Thank you for your consideration, we look forward to hearing from you.