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Internships

2018 applications are due by December 31st 2017

Thank you for your interest in our internship program. We hope your experience becomes a stepping-stone for you and your work.

Through the course of the month you will be assisting participant artists in ramming up sand molds, pouring the molds, finishing castings, and installing the completed work. You will also help maintain the museum grounds. There are trees that have to be cut for sites and trails, trenches have to be dug for drainage, sites must be leveled, concrete poured, sculptures installed all in the woods with minimal use of power tools. During the month we also have several maintenance and expansion projects including restoring sculptures in the permanent collection as well as fixing up the buildings on the property.

You will learn: alternative pattern making techniques, various mold making techniques, iron blast furnace operation, casting techniques, finishing processes for cast iron, landscape architecture (as applied to outdoor sculpture), public sculpture installation, grounds maintenance, and basic carpentry. There is no telling what else will happen.

We work very hard during the workshops usually pouring over 30,000 lbs. of iron into over 50,000 lbs. of sand molds while installing 10 + sculptures, and hopefully our own. It is grueling and not for the faint of heart, but in the end it will be a rewarding and memorable lifetime experience.

Please complete the folowing fields to be eliable for the internship program.

This program will book up fast! Good luck and I’ll see you on the Trails.

Gerard Masse
Program Director 502-554-1788 cell,
Please call if you have any Q’s I will be happy to help

Now accepting applications for July 2018