Project Specialist (Managing Collection Environments)

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Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)
Job location: 
Los Angeles
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Application deadline: 
Saturday, 12 October, 2019

The Getty Conservation Institute's Collections Department is seeking a conservator with a background in preventive conservation and a keen interest in education to fill a five-year, limited-term position: Project Specialist (Managing Collection Environments). The Project Specialist will be an integral member of the cross-disciplinary project team for the Managing Collection Environments Initiative (MCE). MCE combines 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.

Working under the supervision of the MCE Senior Project Specialist, the Project Specialist will be responsible for running a series of established education activities, including continuation of the GCI's "Preserving Collections in the Age of Sustainability" course. The Project Specialist will also assist in the development of new courses, workshops, and expert meetings; in collaboration with the Senior Project Specialist, he/she will create curricula, identify course instructors, and develop case studies and relevant teaching resources. Courses, workshops and other project activities occur both within the United States and internationally, in collaboration with one or more partners.

The Project Specialist will communicate with colleagues and educational institutions active in preventive conservation teaching, project partners, and former course participants. The Project Specialist will also work with MCE colleagues to disseminate the outcome of the initiative's research, education, and field activities through all appropriate media and venues.

Working with other team members, the Project Specialist will participate in field work and experimental studies aimed at developing sustainable environment management solutions that will inform MCE's educational activities.

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Applications will be accepted through October 12, 2019.