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Subject: Position at Getty Conservation Institute

Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Jackie Zak <egj2g10>
Date: Monday, November 15, 1993
The Getty Conservation Institute

Documentation Program Coordinators

The Documentation Program of the Getty Conservation Institute, which
also includes the Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts and the Getty
Conservation Institute Library, has as part of its mission to develop
strategies for recording and archiving all phases of conservation
interventions, and to advocate and facilitate the employment of high
standards of such documentation in conservation and related fields,
including archaeology. To further its mission, the Program is seeking to
fill two newly created positions to advance research in and application
of methods of documentation in conservation activity.

The two Coordinators will work together with the Program Director,
Deputy Director, and research and support staff within the policies and
priorities set for the Program to develop, design, and implement
documentation related to cultural heritage conservation.

A Coordinator's duties include assessing needs in the field, developing
proposals for activities, and implementing approved projects in
consultation with other staff.  A Coordinator is responsible for all
phases of a project including development, budgeting, implementation,
and evaluation.  A Coordinator will anticipate and determine needs in
the field, and develop strategies to address them within the mandates of
the Program and the Institute. Outcomes might take the form of
innovative applications of technology, effective approaches to condition
reporting, systematic strategies for tracking the progress of field
interventions of various types, models for planning documentation
campaigns, specialist meetings, or publications.  The audiences for
these products would include conservators, policy specialists,
archaeologists, site managers, and designers of technological tools.

Responsibilities include identifying consultants, establishing and
coordinating field or research methodology, structuring the actual work,
and writing reports.  Duties also include assessing the documentation
needs of the Institute's Special Projects, developing appropriate
proposals to achieve project objectives, and coordinating their design
and implementation, in the role of project leader or project team

Qualifications must include a thorough understanding of documentation as
described above, and a graduate degree in conservation, art history,
archaeology, or architecture, experience in the management of
projects--preferably internationally--and 4 to 5 years experience in
museum, archaeological, or architectural conservation or closely related
field. Knowledge of at least one foreign culture and language is
desirable. Excellent writing, verbal, administrative, and interpersonal
skills are required to deal effectively with a variety of staff, and
outside institutions and professionals.

The successful candidate must be free to travel frequently to meetings,
conferences and sites throughout the world.  Salary is commensurate with
experience and qualifications.  Excellent benefits.

For more information, please contact:

    Mary Gidley, Personnel
    The Getty Conservation Institute
    P.O. Box 11205
    Marina del Rey, California  USA  90292
    Fax: 310 821-9409

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:40
               Distributed: Wednesday, November 17, 1993
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Received on Monday, 15 November, 1993

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