We are seeking a conservation professional with a high level of experience in the conservation of archaeological collections and a keen interest in research and education to fill the position of Senior Project Specialist. In this role, you will be an integral member of the Getty Conservation Institute’s Collections Department and will plan, develop, manage, and implement conservation projects, research, and workshops to address current and emerging needs related to collections of excavated materials of all sizes and in all settings across cultures and geographic regions.
This job will be based in our office at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It will begin in the office full-time and the opportunity to request a telework schedule may be available after an initial period of training and orientation and will be discussed and approved by your supervisor. Typically, staff with approved telework schedules at the Getty Conservation Institute are in the office more than half of the time.
Getty Conservation Institute works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and disseminating information. In all our endeavors, we create and deliver knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.
Extensive expertise in the conservation of archaeological collections and an understanding of related ethical considerations.
Deep understanding of archaeological materials, conservation techniques, preventive conservation, and/or treatment, stabilization, packing, and storing of archaeological objects.
Knowledge in policies, practices, trends, and challenges in the field of conservation.
Demonstrate critical thinking regarding the impact of conservation treatments on the study and display of archaeological collections and on the environment.
Demonstrate strategic vision in addressing critical conservation issues in the field.
Proven competency in the development, planning, management, budgeting, and implementation of projects.
Excellent research and writing skills and demonstrated experience authoring reports, articles, and peer-reviewed publications.
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and with colleagues and partners from a variety of countries and cultures.
Adaptable and a creative problem solver.
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, excellent time management skills.
Highly organized and efficient.
Fluency in a language in addition to English may be considered an advantage.
Must be available for frequent international travel.
All candidates must apply online. Please be prepared to upload your cover letter and CV/resume when prompted to do so by the online application system. Candidates who successfully complete the online application process will receive an automated message via email. If you have questions about this position or the recruiting process, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is October 31, 2023.
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