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Subject: Position at Getty Conservation Institute

Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Melena Gergen <mgergen>
Date: Monday, October 22, 2007
Project Specialist (Built Heritage)
Getty Conservation Institute

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 GCI is
Education Department is seeking a Project Specialist (Built

Will contribute professional expertise to GCI education projects
focusing on conservation of built heritage, with special emphasis on
architecture, archaeological sites and historic cities. Will be
involved in designing and implementing projects that apply and test
new research and practical approaches for the conservation of built
heritage. Must have a broad knowledge of the issues and best
practices associated with the conservation and management of
historic sites. Experience should also encompass an understanding of
how to teach about conservation in a wide variety of cultural
contexts. A professional background in either architecture, historic
preservation planning or urban development as they apply to
archaeological and/or historic sites and cities would be highly
desirable, as would some experience in training and evaluation as
they relate to built heritage conservation education.

The Project Specialist (Built Heritage) will have an important role
in helping a growing team of professionals in the GCIis Education
Department to develop new practical methodologies and engage in
innovative, applied research related to built heritage education.
Therefore, the Project Specialist should have a strong interest in
pedagogy and a willingness to prepare and present GCI courses,
meetings or workshops. The Project Specialist will also be expected
to provide advice and guidance about educational issues with staff
from other departments of the GCI.

Duties also include conducting research as well as writing,
publishing or presenting research results at professional venues;
and helping to prepare budgets for multi-year projects.

Qualifications: A minimum of 5 years working experience in the areas
of either architecture and historic building technologies, urban
planning and preservation, or archaeological site conservation.
Graduate degree in either historic preservation or conservation is
preferred. Additional experience in teaching or designing education
projects is preferred. Must be adaptable, analytical, a positive
problem-solver and a creative thinker. Skill and experience in
project management and in working both nationally and
internationally with multi-disciplinary teams is essential.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are also necessary.
Must be available for frequent travel internationally. An ability to
read, write and speak at least one foreign language is necessary.

An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with
experience will be provided.  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 by December 10, 2007.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:28
                 Distributed: Friday, October 26, 2007
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Received on Monday, 22 October, 2007

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