The Getty

GCI Project Specialist

1 month ago
Requisition Number
Position Status
Regular Full-Time
Scientific and Conservation
Getty Center
GCI - 0609-Field Projects Management

Job Summary

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), is seeking a Project Specialist to work on the Earthen Architecture Initiative


The Buildings and Sites Department, as one of the core program areas of the GCI (with Science and Collections), undertakes and applies research on real projects to develop, trial, and demonstrate conservation approaches that advance practice. Buildings and Sites also work to build the capacity of partner organizations and the broader conservation community through the creation and dissemination of information and training and capacity building activities.

Major Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include research and fieldwork for developing and implementing practical conservation solutions at built heritage, archaeological or urban sites. The position will work across a number of projects within Buildings and Sites, requiring versatility, creative thinking and a sound understanding of and experience in the physical conservation of buildings and sites.


Master's degree preferred in architecture, engineering or other relevant discipline. Post-graduate qualifications in cultural heritage conservation or equivalent experience working in cultural heritage conservation, preferably in architectural conservation. Minimum of 3-7 years of project and construction site management experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience in architectural conservation projects including carrying out of documentation, assessments, design, development and implementation of conservation projects on historic buildings and sites. Interest in training activities. Architectural design experience and material and structural knowledge in relation to earthen historic sites and buildings and designing and implementing management policies and actions on sites, is preferred. Experience and ability to conduct research and analysis and synthesize it into conservation programs and actions.


Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills and the ability to work in small interdisciplinary teams. Excellent writing skills and ability to contribute to and write reports and papers. Working knowledge of AutoCAD is mandatory and InDesign and Photoshop preferred. Good organizational and time management skills needed. Must be available for frequent international travel. Foreign language, such as Spanish or French, preferred.


International candidates welcome. An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience will be provided. The Getty is an equal opportunity employer.


All interested applicants must apply for this job online (when prompted, select "Create with Resume" or "Create with online Form") and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae in one PDF file (when promoted to "Upload Resume"/"Submit Resume"). Candidates who successfully complete the online application process will receive and automated message from "". If you have specific questions about the Project Specialist position, please email


Deadline for applications is November 30, 2017.