Heritage Window Conservation Intern – HeritageNL


Heritage NL is interested in promoting the restoration and repair of wooden windows. One of the Registered Heritage Structures it has designated is the
Adam’s Cove Methodist School Hall, a historic two-storey wooden school, built between 1910 and 1914. Designed by John Ayre and built under foreman William Brennan, the Hall has a Palladian style and pressed-metal wall and ceiling coverings on the second floor interior. The building’s first-floor classrooms were used for more than 50 years and the second-floor hall was utilized by the local Methodist community for prayer and community events.

The local committee has partnered with Heritage NL on a window training workshop in the past, and has agreed to partner on this project as a working classroom, particularly with regard to window repair and sill replacement. Adam’s Cove Community Hall Inc. will provide space and materials as an in-kind contribution.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Heritage Window Conservation Intern will be trained on wood window repair; advanced wood repair; and on traditional NL carpentry practices. This will include training on techniques in the repair and restoration of wooden window sash, specifically the safe removal of lead-based glazing, the preparation of the wood frame for installation of glass and the renewal of bedding and glazing using traditional materials; wooden window sash history and structure; Dutch wood patching, epoxy consolidation and filling rotted wood.

The intern will work with Heritage NL’s window conservation mentors, assess two historic wooden sash windows, and work on their conservation.


St. John's, NL
Newfoundland and Labrador
Full Time
Hourly Wage:
Working Hours (per week):
Earliest Start Date:
August 14, 2023
Latest End Date:
October 6, 2023
This job cannot be done remotely


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