The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally 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.


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Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced professional in the field of collections care and conservation to lead our Collections department, whose work is focused on cultural objects and collections housed in all sizes and types of repositories worldwide. As a Department Head, you will lead a team engaged in research, field activities designed to test new methodologies in real-world settings, education and training in the form of courses and workshops, and the creation of materials for dissemination.


Reporting to the director of the Conservation Institute, you will be a member of the GCI’s senior leadership team, planning our strategic priorities and implementing programs in the context of overall institutional objectives. As a Department Head, you will have responsibility for the management, direction, vision, long-range planning, projects, operations, and budget of a department with a staff of approximately 10 people. Departmental staff include conservators, experts in the art and science of teaching, and administrative professionals—together they have strengths in collections care, preventive conservation, conservation of modern and contemporary art and decorated surfaces, and project administration and management.

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 gcistaffing@getty.eduThe deadline for applications is April 16, 2021.

For more information, please visit the offer page.