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Subject: Position at Getty Conservation Institute

Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Melena Gergen <mgergen<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2005
Project Specialist (Collections), Education
The Getty Conservation Institute

Contributes professional expertise to GCI education projects
focusing on conservation for museum collections, with a special
emphasis on preventive conservation. Will be involved in designing
and implementing projects that will apply and test new environmental
research and practical approaches for conservation of collections in
museums and other heritage buildings. Must have a broad knowledge of
the issues relating to preventive conservation applied to museum
collections. Experience should encompass a broad understanding of
the environmental factors affecting museum collections, including
the role of architecture and building systems, and the particular
needs of collections in historic buildings.  Must be able to adapt
solutions to different types of museums and contexts.  Some exposure
to issues affecting the perception and development of preventive
conservation internationally will be considered an asset, as would
some experience in emergency preparedness and response.

The Project Specialist (Collections) will have an important role in
developing education projects that will present new research and
practical methodologies, and therefore must have a strong interest
in pedagogy and a willingness to prepare and present Institute
courses, meetings or workshops.

In addition to the above duties, the Project Specialist
(Collections) will provide advice and guidance on both conservation
and education issues as needed within the GCI, particularly with
Science and Field Projects staff.

Duties also include: Conducting research as required for projects;
writing, publishing or presenting work at professional venues.  Will
also have budgetary responsibility for multi-year projects.

Qualifications:  A minimum of 5 years working experience in the area
of preventive conservation; graduate degree in conservation and
additional experience in teaching and/or designing education
projects preferred. Must be flexible, analytical, a good
problem-solver, and a creative thinker.  Skill in working with a
multi-disciplinary teams and consultants in a range of different
working contexts both nationally and internationally is essential.
Good oral and written communication skills necessary.  Must be
available for frequent travel internationally.  Reading, writing,
speaking ability in at least one foreign language is necessary;
French or Spanish is preferred.

An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience will be provided.

Please fax resume and cover letter to 310-440-6182.

Melena Gergen
GCI Administration

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