Department: Preservation and Facilities
Supervisor: Preservation Architect


Responsible for working with Preservation Architect on conservation, preservation and documentation projects at Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House. A minimum commitment 15 hours per week for at least three semesters is preferred, including summer. Work must be done during the M-F work week.

Duties will vary, depending upon the organization’s goals and objectives for that period, and the abilities and objectives of the intern.


  1. Assist with completion of Robie House Conservation Management Plan
  2. Update preservation/restoration databases using FileMaker Pro
  3. Modify existing AutoCAD drawings as needed.
  4. Photograph interior conditions and details (trim, corners, built-ins) before dismantlement begins for the interior restoration work.
  5. Assist in preservation and cataloging of drawings or objects for the John G. Thorpe Restoration Resource Center artifact collection.
  6. Act as a team member representing the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust in execution of our mission statement and assisting in the responsibilities of operating a historic house museum site and the ongoing educational and social events the organization provides.


Enrollment in historic preservation, conservation or architectural program. Proof of strong writing skills. Experience with Publisher, File Maker Pro and AutoCAD.


Majority of work in historic building currently under restoration. Exposure to environmental allergens including dust, pollen, mold and building materials pre-OSHA standards. Frequent high levels of noise. Multi-level work area; museum building and administrative offices not accessible to the mobility impaired. Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment. Equal opportunity employer.


Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.