Public Art Internship with the Friends of the Public Garden


Monday, May 31, 2021 (All day)

Friends of the Public Garden is one of the oldest parks advocacy groups in the nation, established in 1970 to support the ongoing care of the Boston Common, the Public Garden, and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. We work in partnership with the City of Boston and its Parks and Recreation Department, investing more than $2 million annually to ensure the parks remain healthy and vibrant spaces for our community. Our work focuses on the expert care of trees, turf, and plantings, the maintenance and restoration of sculptures and fountains, and advocacy to protect the parks for generations to come.

The Public Art Intern will continue research on a designated group of sculptures to understand the history of the statue and how it fits into park design and the city’s history. The Intern will also research and document efforts from other cities that are experimenting with alternative forms of commemoration to lift up untold stories and engage a broader public dialogue about commemoration. This research will provide context for future investigation and conversation about monuments. A background or strong interest in history, art history, or journalism will be helpful. The internship experience will provide exposure to all facets of the Friends work.

The entire job description can be found here