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Subject: Position at Getty Conservation Institute

Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Tina Segler <tsegler<-a>
Date: Friday, June 20, 2014
Senior IT Project Manager
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI),
Los Angeles

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles,
California, and one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty
Trust, 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 broad dissemination of the results of both
its own work and the work of others in the field.  In all its
endeavors, the GCI focuses on the creation and dissemination of
knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations
responsible for the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.

The GCI is seeking a Senior IT Project Manager to fill a three-year,
limited-term position and assist with the development of multi-year
software projects.  As an example, the Senior IT Project Manager
will join the research team for the Integrating Imaging and
Analytical Technologies for Conservation Practice project.  The
project focuses on enhancing the contribution of scientific and
technical studies to the conservation and understanding of works of
art through the development of computer-based resources to integrate
diverse data types in a way that facilitates the extraction and
sharing of new information.  The project will have several
complementary activities--including needs assessment, information
gathering, analysis, report writing, and dissemination of
information in an initial program of work that spans three years.
Please see:


Responsibilities: The Senior IT Project Manager will spend
approximately 1/3 time on the Integrating Imaging and Analytical
Technologies for Conservation Practice project and the remainder on
similar GCI software projects.  On all projects, he/she will work
with interdisciplinary teams of conservators, scientists, and IT
project managers.

The Senior IT Project Manager will leverage deep expertise to
develop solutions to the complex problems (e.g., integrating imaging
and analytical technologies for conservation practice).  The
successful candidate will liaise with internal and external
colleagues and will coordinate project activities with others
entities.  He/she will form, foster and manage an interdisciplinary
and cross-institution team (e.g., colleagues in the international
cultural heritage field and software development specialists).
He/she will assume a leadership role in assessing user needs and
developing options to meet those needs.  Qualifications: The Senior
IT Project Manager must have a bachelor's degree and five or more
years of experience in software development using modern
technologies.  An in-depth understanding of user experience concerns
is necessary.  A broad understanding of and experience in
development of software systems using new technologies (e.g.,
semantic data structures, linked open data, user experience) and
using a range of software applications and operating systems are
required. The ideal candidate will have experience gathering user
requirements and writing/interpreting use-cases, as well as the
ability to clearly document technical requirements.  Skill and
experience in forming, fostering, and managing a successful team
across institutions, disciplines, and cultures--e.g., colleagues in
the international cultural heritage field and software development
specialists, is also needed.  Broad technical knowledge and capacity
to learn new technologies quickly and remain up to date are
essential, as are advanced communication, design, and layout skills.
Prior experience in the cultural heritage field, working in an
international environment, and knowledge of a foreign language, are
desirable but not required.

An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with
experience will be provided.  This position is limited-term (three

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 IT Project Manager position, please email
gcistaffing<-a t->getty< . >edu.

Deadline for applications is July 31, 2014.

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