The J. Paul Getty Museum is seeking a limited-term (four months) Assistant Conservator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture to be a member of a team of conservators who care for and study the museum’s collection of Medieval to modern European decorative arts and sculpture. Located in Los Angeles, California, the J. Paul Getty Museum is dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of art. Conservation is an integral part of the core activities of the museum and the broader Getty Trust. Duties in this full-time position include treatment, technical examination and preventive care of the permanent collections as well as participation in the planning and installation of loan exhibitions.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree from a recognized conservation training program. He/she will have experience with the conservation of decorative arts and sculpture collections in a museum setting. He/she will have familiarity with analytical techniques as applied to the study of works of art and a record of successful conservation treatments. He/she will contribute to researching and developing innovative methodologies for long-term preservation of works of art. The Assistant Conservator will report to the Senior Conservator and work closely and collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum and other Getty Trust programs.