Project Specialist, Modern and Contemporary Art

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Employer: 
Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)
Job location: 
Los Angeles
Salary: 
73,606USD
Contract type: 
Full-time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 3 May, 2019

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is seeking a conservator with expertise in the conservation of modern and contemporary art, an interest in scientific research and its application to conservation practice, and a strong interest in education to fill the position of Project Specialist in the Institute's Collections Department. The Project Specialist will work as a member of a cross-departmental team of conservators and scientists focusing on the conservation challenges of modern and contemporary art of various media and the integration of new scientific knowledge into professional practice.

Opportunities for educational activities are emerging from the GCI's Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative. The Project Specialist will be primarily responsible to develop a robust program of courses, workshops, meetings, publications, online resources, and field activities, aimed at presenting advances resulting from research undertaken by the GCI and its partners and facilitating the transfer of scientific advances to conservation practice.

Reporting to the Head of the GCI's Collections Department, the Project Specialist will collaborate with colleagues to identify information and learning needs in the field of conservation of modern and contemporary art and to develop appropriate strategies to address these needs, drawing upon research undertaken by the GCI and other entities. The Project Specialist must be familiar with current issues relating to modern and contemporary art in various formats and contexts, the latter including museum collections, outdoor spaces, and architectural settings.

The Project Specialist (Modern and Contemporary Art) will focus on the conservation challenges associated with modern and contemporary art of various media and the integration of new scientific knowledge into professional practice. The Project Specialist will be primarily responsible for developing a robust education program aimed at presenting advances resulting from research undertaken by the GCI and its partners. The ideal candidate will be familiar with current issues relating to modern and contemporary art in various formats and contexts, the latter including museum collections, outdoor spaces, and architectural settings.

A complete job description along with a link to the application can be found on our Job Opportunities page: http://bit.ly/2Op49MJ

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 3, 2019

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