The Getty

GCI Project Specialist, Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative

2 weeks ago(1/11/2018 12:41 PM)
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Position Status
LT Full-Time
Scientific and Conservation
Getty Center
GCI - 0609-Field Projects Management

Job Summary

The Building and Sites Department of the Getty Conservation Institute is seeking a Project Specialist to work on the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI). The Project Specialist will report to the Senior Project Specialist who manages the CMAI, and will manage the CMAI’s new education and training initiatives. This position will be based in Los Angeles. This is a three-year, limited-term position.

The CMAI’s education and training initiatives are key to its goal of improving the management, conservation, and recognition of the value of twentieth-century heritage. Through these initiatives, the CMAI will develop training materials and techniques for physical conservation, and will increase the application of appropriate values-based conservation methodologies, leading to an expanded and strengthened community of practice. By developing and offering a variety of courses and training opportunities (of short and long duration) and offering other capacity building experiences, the CMAI will reach target audiences at many different levels and in different regions of the world. These education and training opportunities will be offered starting in the winter and spring of 2018 and in the following years.

Major Job Responsibilities

The Project Specialist will project manage the development of modern conservation education and training courses, develop related didactic materials, and manage the implementation of these courses. He/She will be responsible for developing course budgets and schedules, selecting trainers and lecturers, preparing course material, advertising courses, and selecting participants. He/She will manage the day to day needs of the course to meet its educational goals; this will include working closely with participants, lecturers, and others involved in the delivery of the course. He/She will work with a broad range of conservation professionals, as well as other heritage professionals, in an international environment. The Project Specialist will develop long and short courses, and be in charge of adapting and modifying existing courses,as necessary, to keep their content relevant and to ensure they address the needs of audiences in different regions of the world.  It is the objective of the CMAI to create education and training courses that others can use, therefore the Project Specialist will also be tasked with the role of “training the trainers” to ensure that there are qualified people who can sustain and perpetuate the courses that the CMAI develops.


Must have a Bachelor's degree in architecture, archaeology, architectural conservation, or a related discipline. Post-graduate degree in cultural heritage conservation or the equivalent practical experience is also required. Must have a minimum of 3 to7 years of practical work experience in the area of built heritage conservation and experience in teaching and/or designing educational and training courses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Project Specialist must be adaptable, analytical, a positive problem-solver, and a creative thinker. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and superior organizational and time management skills. Proficiency in English is required and proficiency in a language other than English is an advantage.

The position involves international travel. This is a three-year, limited-term position.

All interested applicants must apply for this job online. Please prepare a cover letter and curriculum vitae in a single PDF file. Note: When prompted by the online application system to select or submit your “resume”, please upload your cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single PDF file. Candidates who successfully complete the online application process will receive an automated message from “”. If you have specific questions about the Project Specialist position, please email


The deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.