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Associate Project Specialist

J. Paul Getty Trust, The
Barrington, California, US
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Climate Change
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Job Summary:
We are seeking a conservation professional with a strong understanding of archaeology to fill the 3-year, limited-term position of Associate Project Specialist on the Getty Conservation Institute's Nea Paphos Conservation and Management Project. As Associate Project Specialist, you will be part of an interdisciplinary project team, which has been developing, with the Department of Antiquities in Cyprus, a conservation and management plan to guide the preservation of the World Heritage site of Nea Paphos, one of the richest sites of mosaic pavements in the eastern Mediterranean region, with significant remains from the Hellenistic, Roman, early Christian, and Byzantine periods, as well as Frankish and Ottoman monuments. MissionThe Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts-broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and the dissemination of information. In all its endeavors, the GCI creates and delivers knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.

Major Job Responsibilities:
Communicate regularly and work closely with a small team of GCI staff, international project partners, and consultants on all aspects of the Nea Paphos project.Conduct research and write about the wide range of issues relating to conservation and management of the site, including documentation, site history, visitors, vegetation, environmental data, climate change and sustainability.Create and manage site documentation using ArcGIS, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Illustrator, etc. Use your own practical experience with heritage management planning and/or conservation of archaeological sites to contribute to plans for enhanced visitor management and site interpretation.Contribute to improved approaches to stabilizing and presenting the site's extensive excavated archaeological and architectural remains, which may include assessing the conditions of the remains and developing treatment protocols.May manage daily activities of project components.Assist with the development and implementation of shelter prototypes that ensure the protection of the site's mosaics and facilitate viewing the mosaics.Work will be based in our offices at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and will also require travel to the project site.

Bachelor's degree in archaeology, cultural heritage conservation, architecture, or related disciplineMaster's degree in cultural heritage conservation or equivalent practical conservation experience preferred or equivalent practical experienceMinimum of 3-7 years of practical experience working in cultural heritage conservation, specifically heritage management planning or conservation of archaeological sites

All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Sound knowledge of both conservation and archaeologyGood research, writing, and organizational skillsWorking knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Illustrator)Knowledge of ArcGIS and AutoCAD desirableGood verbal communication skills and ability to work well in small interdisciplinary teams Must be available for frequent international travel All candidates must apply online for the Associate Project Specialist (limited-term, 3 years) positon. Please be prepared to upload your cover letter and 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 any questions about this position or the rectruitment process, please write to Deadline for applications is January 30, 2023.

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