Senior Project Specialist (Managing Collection Environments, limited-term)
Company: The J. Paul Getty Trust
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: February 9, 2024
Senior Project Specialist (Managing Collection Environments,
Scientific and Conservation
Hiring Pay Scale
$109,945 - $145,671 Annually
Commensurate with experience and internal equity
Conservation Institute - 0632-GCI Collections
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty
Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion are
essential to our excellence and to the execution of our mission.
The Getty community values differences in the pursuit of inquiry
and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency,
and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and
welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities
we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and
experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and
persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We are seeking a conservation professional with high-level
experience and expertise in preventive conservation and a keen
interest in education to fill a four-year limited-term Senior
Project Specialist position in the Getty Conservation Institute's
Collections Department. In this role, you will be an integral team
member of the multidisciplinary Managing Collection Environments
Initiative, which conducts research, education, and field
activities that address technical and practical issues pertaining
to the sustainable control and management of collection
environments in museums, libraries, and archives.
This job will begin in the office full-time. 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.
Major Job Responsibilities
- Leverage your deep expertise to lead
projects that address new challenges and recognized needs of
professionals working in collections care, with a focus on
- Develop and carry out research related to risk management,
access to collections, monitoring of environments and collections,
and collections' values.
- Develop and implement courses, workshops, and other educational
activities to engage and inform professionals who care for
collections in museums, historic houses, archives, libraries, and
- Lead the organization of expert meetings to explore sustainable
tools, protocols, and guidance for collections on display, on loan,
and in storage.
- Maintain a large professional network and develop strong
collaborative relationships with local, regional, and international
individuals and institutions; collaborate with them to develop
solutions to challenges encountered by collections care
- Implement and manage projects and activities, which includes
leading multidisciplinary teams, establishing tasks and timelines,
developing contracts, supervising and providing direction to staff,
graduate interns, and consultants, and managing deliverables and
- Act as an advisor to staff to resolve technical and operational
- Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and present findings
at professional conferences.
- As part of the Getty Conservation Institute's Collections
department, you will contribute to planning of project goals and
the establishment of departmental priorities. As a senior member of
the department, you will demonstrate strategic vision, identify
links and bridges between existing projects, and develop thematic
areas of departmental work.
- Your participation in professional development opportunities is
encouraged and supported through on-the-job learning, specialized
training courses, and participation in professional meetings and
* Graduate degree in conservation, museum studies, archaeology,
science, or a related discipline
* Post-graduate qualifications (Masters+) in cultural heritage
conservation (ideally, preventive conservation or museum studies)
or equivalent practical conservation experience
* Minimum of 7-15 years of international project management
experience in cultural heritage conservation (ideally, collections
care or preventive conservation)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of current research and practical
issues related to collections management and environmental, social,
and financial impacts.
- Demonstrate strategic vision in addressing collections care in
an international context, taking into consideration cross-cultural
sensitivities and practices.
- Proven competency in the development, planning, management,
budgeting, and implantation of project.
- Critical thinking regarding the challenges of environmental
control on buildings and collections.
- Excellent research and writing skills and demonstrated
experience authoring reports, articles, and/or peer-reviewed
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and with colleagues and
partners from a variety of countries and cultures.
- Adaptable, creative-problem solver, able to prioritize.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Fluency in a language in addition to English is valuable in
- Must be available for frequent international travel.
All candidates must apply online for this four-year limited-term
position. 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
Deadline for applications is February 27, 2024
Benefits and Perks
Here are just some examples that Getty offers/provides for
- Medical, Dental and Vision insurance coverage, starting on date
of hire. Getty pays 75%-95% of the premium, depending on the plan
- 403(b) Employee Investment retirement plan - with up to 5%
- Getty contribution of 6%, on behalf of employee, to 401(a)
- Educational Assistance and professional development
- Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days
- 12 Paid Holidays
- Many positions have bi-weekly Off-Fridays
- On-Site Fitness Center at Getty Center
- Community service opportunities To learn more about our
comprehensive benefits and long list of perks, go to Getty HR.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color,
disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or
expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any
other protected status.
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