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Posted: 11/29/2010

Getty Conservation Institute
Education Department

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.

Senior Project Specialist (Built Heritage)
Professional Opportunity
Los Angeles, CA

Manages GCI education projects focusing on conservation of built heritage, with special emphasis on architecture, archaeological sites and historic cities. Designs, implements and monitors projects that apply and test new research and practical approaches for the conservation of built heritage. Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the issues and best practices associated with the conservation and management of historic buildings and sites and a strong interest in pedagogy. Has an understanding of how to teach conservation in a wide variety of cultural contexts. Prepares and presents GCI courses, meetings and workshops. Provides advice and guidance about educational issues to staff from other departments of the GCI. International candidates welcome. An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience will be provided.

Responsibilities: Develops, interprets, communicates and executes project plans and budgets. Conducts needs assessment and designs training projects and related activities to support these needs. Provides direction to project staff, external partners and consultants related to built heritage education. Teaches, undertakes research, and 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. 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 designing, initiating and managing projects 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 (French, Arabic, or Spanish preferred).

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How to apply
To apply, please see: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/intro. Deadline for applications is December 20, 2010.

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