The J. Paul Getty Museum is seeking an 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. An undergraduate degree (major or minor) in chemistry, physics or biology is preferred. Additionally, the successful candidate will have experience with the conservation of decorative arts and sculpture collections in a museum setting, a portfolio of diverse conservation treatments, as well as experience applying multiple analytical techniques to the study of works of art. The Assistant Conservator will contribute to researching and developing innovative methodologies for the treatment and study 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.