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Subject: Position at Getty Conservation Institute

Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Luann Manning <lmanning<-a>
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located at the Getty Center
in Los Angeles, California, works internationally to advance
conservation practice in the visual arts--broadly interpreted to
include objects, collections, architecture, and sites.  The
Institute serves the conservation community through scientific
research, education and training, model field projects, and the
dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of
others in the field.

The GCI Field Projects Department is seeking a Senior Project
Specialist (Built/20th-century Heritage).

The Field Projects Department's objectives 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.

    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

Overview: Explores, develops and manages potential projects that
address thematic areas in the context of conservation of
twentieth-century heritage and specifically modern architecture.
This includes designing, implementing and monitoring projects that
apply and test new research and practical approaches.  Demonstrates
a broad knowledge of the issues and best practices associated with
the conservation and management of historic buildings and sites,
specifically twentieth-century heritage.  Provides advice and
guidance about these issues to staff from other departments of the

Responsibilities: Conducts needs assessments, identifies strategic
issues, develops, interprets, communicates and executes project
plans and budgets to meet international needs.  Provides direction
to project staff, external partners and consultants related to built
and urban heritage.  Undertakes research, teaches, writes, publishes
or presents results at professional venues.

Qualifications: 7-10 years combined practical and management
experience in the areas of either architecture and historic building
technologies, urban planning and preservation.  Master's degree or
equivalent graduate education in architecture or architectural
conservation.  Knowledge and demonstrated engagement in conserving
twentieth-century heritage also required.  Must be adaptable,
analytical, a positive problem-solver and a creative thinker.  Skill
and experience in designing, initiating and managing projects with
multi-disciplinary teams is essential.  Experience in working in
broad contexts including the international sphere an advantage.
Knowledge of the international organizations working in the fields
of twentieth-century heritage needed.  Excellent oral and written
communication skills are also necessary.  Must be available for
frequent international travel.  An ability to read, write and speak
a foreign language is preferred.

An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with
experience will be provided.

International candidates welcome.  EOE.

To apply, please see


All applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter and
curriculum vitae as a single file (either a PDF or a Word document)
when prompted to upload a Resume online.  Candidates who
successfully complete the online application process will receive an
automated message from autoreply<-a t->icims< . >com.  If you have specific
questions about the Senior Project Specialist (Built/20th-century
Heritage) position, please email gcistaffing<-a t->getty< . >edu.  Deadline
for applications is May 9, 2014.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:38
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Received on Thursday, 3 April, 2014

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