Job Listing: Historic Preservation Intern

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Stratford Hall - Stratford, VA

Closes - 2/14/2022

Position Title – Historic Preservation Internship

Salary - On-site housing and a stipend of $1,500 will be provided to the intern.

Job Type - Internship, 10 Weeks, Approximately 40 hrs/week.

For more info and to apply: See Below

The Preservation Department of Stratford Hall is seeking a qualified intern to participate in its Preservation Internship program. The intern will assist in the daily operations of the Preservation Department and will report to the Director of Preservation with day-to-day activities being directed and overseen by the Preservation Technician.

Selection of Duties and Work:
• Perform hands-on preservation/restoration work on the historic structures. This work will involve exterior painting. This will require the proper prep work for the painting and usually leads to wood repair work.
• Masonry work and repointing.
• Window glazing and repair.
• Plaster work and repair.
• Other hands-on opportunities may arise during the internship as well.
• Be involved in the day-to-day operations of Stratford Hall’s Preservation and Maintenance Departments.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:
• Knowledge of 18th -century building materials and techniques.
• Desire to work professionally in a museum setting.
• Ability to work independently.
• Knowledge of common architectural terminology.
• Hands-on historical restoration/preservation training and/or experience.

• Working towards or recently completed a degree in the Historic Preservation Field.

• Hands-on preservation training/experience preferred.
Specialized Skills:
• Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
• Familiarity with 18th-century building methods and materials.
Physical Requirements:
• Ability to perform construction work, including lifting and carrying and associated manual labor.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs; Ability to stand for long periods of time; Ability to bend and crawl; Ability to climb and balance on ladders.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a personal letter of interest no more than 500 words, stating reasons for wanting to be an intern at Stratford Hall including their goals for the internship and dates available for work. A resume and list of two references should also be included.

Application materials should be received by February 14, 2022 and mailed to:
Stratford Hall
Director of Preservation & Maintenance
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558

Or emailed with Historic Preservation Intern in the subject line to:

All questions can be directed to Phil Mark, Director of Preservation,
at (804) 493-1975 or

About Stratford Hall: Stratford Hall is located in Westmoreland County on the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia. Stratford Hall is a 45-minute drive from Fredericksburg, two hours from Washington DC and 90 minutes from Richmond, VA. This National Historic Landmark is set on over 1,800 acres with over 2 miles of Potomac River waterfront. The Great House and related buildings were constructed in 1738 and are among a handful of exceptionally intact structures from colonial Virginia. In addition to the Great House, Stratford Hall also features a reconstructed 18th century gristmill, a newly installed 18th century garden and a Colonial Revival garden that dates to the 1930s. Stratford Hall was the home to four generations of the Lee family, which includes two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee. It was also the home of Revolutionary War hero “Light Horse” Harry Lee and birthplace of Robert E. Lee.