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Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Melena Gergen <mgergen>
Date: Friday, September 1, 2006
Specialist (Collections)
Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles,
California, and one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty
Trust, serves the international conservation field by working
strategically 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 conservation field.

Reporting to the Senior Project Specialist (Collections), the
Project Specialist (Collections) will form part of a growing team
within the GCI's Education Department.  He/she will participate in
and contribute professional expertise to GCI education projects
focusing on various aspects of conservation for museum collections.

The Project Specialist (Collections) will be involved in designing
and implementing education and training projects on a range of
topics. Specifically, he/she will work with the Associate Director,
other Education staff and external partners to assess and define the
scope of education and training projects, their goals and
strategies.  Special emphasis will be placed on addressing the
learning and information needs of conservation and other cultural
heritage professionals in areas of the world with limited access to
training opportunities.  The Project Specialist (Collections) will
liaise frequently with members of the GCI's Science and Field
Projects departments in developing new education and training
initiatives that present the results of research to the field at
large.  He/she will conduct research as required for projects;
write, publish and present work at professional venues, and have
budgetary responsibility for multi-year projects.

The ideal candidate must have a broad knowledge of current and
emerging issues relating to movable heritage, both within museums
and other contexts in which collections are found (historic
buildings, places of worship, communities).  He/she must also have
the ability to work with a broad range of conservation
professionals, and other heritage professionals, and be comfortable
in a diverse international environment.

A graduate degree from an academic conservation program and 3-7
years of project management experience required.  Experience should
include a good foundation in the technical and scientific aspects of
conservation, and the ability to work with conservation scientists,
conservators, and other professionals.  Since the Project Specialist
(Collections) will have an important role in developing education
projects, he/she must have a strong interest in pedagogy and a
willingness to prepare and present Institute courses, meetings or
workshops. Additional experience in teaching and/or designing
education projects would therefore be an advantage.

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. International candidates welcome. EOE

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to
gcistaffing [at] getty__edu or fax to 310-440-6182.  Review of candidates
will begin on October 31, 2006.

Melena Gergen
GCI Administration

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