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Subject: Position at Getty Conservation Institute

Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Melena Gergen <mgergen>
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Head, Field Projects department
Position at 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.  The work of
the Institute is carried out through several departments: Science,
Field Projects, Education, and Dissemination and Research Resources.

The GCI is seeking a Head for the Field Projects department.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Head of Field Projects will
be a member of the Institute's senior management team with overall
responsibility for a department composed of about twenty-two program
and support staff. First and foremost, this individual will provide
leadership and vision for the department including the development
and implementation of projects in the context of overall
institutional objectives.  S/he will also represent the GCI in the
international conservation community, forge partnerships with
institutions in research areas of mutual interest, and manage the
staff and budget of department.

The ideal candidate should be a recognized leader in the field of
cultural heritage conservation who is able to build consensus and
work at multiple levels with partners, stakeholders, scholars,
experts, project managers, etc.  S/he should be an innovative and
interdisciplinary thinker who has the ability to promote development
of new and improved approaches and techniques to be used in the
management and conservation of heritage.  S/he will possess a keen
intellect and be a conceptual thinker who can engage in the evolving
international dialogue about conservation while also having the
capacity to work at the institutional level.  The Head of Field
Projects must have high professional and ethical standards and be
flexible, dedicated, communicative, confident, self-motivated, and
also able to motivate others.

Experience at the highest level of competency in conservation and
cultural heritage activities required.  The individual should be not
only a strong contributor to the field, but also have a demonstrated
ability to manage people, programs and budgets.  Fluency in one or
more foreign languages preferred.  A graduate degree in
architecture, conservation, humanities, science, or other related
field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
reflecting a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of cultural
heritage issues is required.  An excellent benefits package and
salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be
provided.  EOE

For further information about the GCI's Field Projects Department
please see: <URL:>.
For further information about the Head of Field Projects position,
please contact

    Jeanne Marie Teutonico, Associate Director
    jteutonico [at] getty__edu

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:13
                 Distributed: Friday, September 8, 2006
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Received on Tuesday, 5 September, 2006

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