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Subject: Position at Getty Conservation Institute

Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Melena Gergen <mgergen<-at->
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Project Specialist
Education Department
Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute's Education Department is seeking a
Project Specialist.

Reporting to the Head of Education, the Project Specialist
(Collections) will be involved in designing and implementing
education and training projects to address the learning and
information needs of professionals working with museum objects and
collections.  Job responsibilities will likely include assisting in
the development of the GCI's expanding Science Workshop Series.

As part of his/her duties, the Project Specialist (Collections) will
provide expertise on conservation education issues as needed within
the GCI, particularly for Science and Field Projects staff.  He/she
must have the ability to work with a broad range of conservation
professionals, as well as other heritage professionals, and be
comfortable in an international environment.  Special emphasis will
be placed on addressing the needs of professionals in areas of the
world with limited access to training opportunities.  He/she will
also conduct research as required for projects; write, publish and
present work at professional venues, and have budgetary
responsibility for multi-year projects.

Experience:  The candidate should have an academic degree in
conservation, with a good understanding of the scientific aspects of
the field.  In addition the project specialist should have 5 years
practical work experience.  Although the Project Specialist's
background can include experience in any conservation specialty,
he/she should be able to manage projects in areas of conservation
outside his/her main specialty, working as part of a larger project
team of GCI colleagues and external consultants.  Experience should
also include a broad understanding of the management of museum
environments and an awareness of current issues relating to the
sustainability of environments within museums.

Skill in working with a multi-disciplinary teams and consultants in
a range of different working contexts both nationally and
internationally is essential.  Experience in teaching and/or
designing education projects would be an advantage.

The Project Specialist (Collections) must be flexible, analytical, a
good problem-solver, and a creative thinker.  Good oral and written
communication skills necessary.  Reading, writing, speaking ability
in at least one foreign language, such as French, Spanish or Arabic,
is preferred.  Must be available for frequent travel

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 January 15, 2010.


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