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