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Positions at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Melena Gergen <mgergen>
Date: Friday, April 28, 2006
Conservators (2 positions)
    Senior Project Specialist and
    Project Specialist
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located at the Getty Center
in Los Angeles, California is one of the operating programs of the
J. Paul Getty Trust and serves the international conservation
community by working to advance practice in the profession.
Activities include scientific research, education and training,
dissemination of information, and carefully selected field projects,
all directed towards unsolved problems in the field of conservation.

The GCI Field Projects department is seeking to fill two conservator
positions at the Getty Center:  Senior Project Specialist and
Project Specialist.

The objectives of Field Projects are:

    *   Advance conservation practice through the development and
        implementation of model projects which incorporate strong
        research, planning and educational objectives.

    *   In all projects, develop strong collaborative relationships
        so as to build local expertise, ensure sustainability,
        evaluate work in progress and broadly disseminate
        information resulting from projects.

    *   Explore ideas for future projects that address thematic
        areas in the context of standing buildings and urban centers
        as well as archaeological sites.

    *   Disseminate our findings through professional publications
        and conferences; and contribute to the advancement of the
        field of conservation through the organization of seminars,
        symposia and workshops.

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct fieldwork and
research for the conservation of archaeological sites, buildings and
decorated surfaces. These projects are located in various parts of
the world and will require the successful candidates to travel

For both positions, experience and interest in the conduct of
conservation needs assessments, applied scientific research and the
development of methodologies is preferred.  All candidates should
have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work
effectively with small teams, colleagues from a wide variety of
disciplines and international project partners to reach the overall
goals of the Institute. Versatility, creative problem solving, good
oral and written communication skills are necessary. Knowledge of
one or more foreign language is preferred.  For the Senior Project
Specialist position, a Master's degree in conservation or equivalent
graduate education and 7-10 years of project management experience
is required. For the Project Specialist position, a graduate degree
in conservation is preferred and 3-7 years of project management
experience is required. A strong interest and knowledge of
conservation science is desirable for both positions.

For further information about these positions, please contact

    Francois LeBlanc
    Head of Field Projects
    fleblanc [at] getty__edu

Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
An excellent benefits package will also be provided. EOE

To apply, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter to
gcistaffing [at] getty__edu or fax to 310-440-6182 by June 30, 2006.

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