Head, Collections Department

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Employer: 
Getty Conservation Institute
Contract type: 
Full-time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 30 April, 2021 - 17:00

GCI is seeking a Head for our Collections Department—one of the three principal programmatic areas at the GCI—which focuses on the conservation of cultural objects and collections housed in all sizes and types of museums, libraries and archives, historic buildings and sites, and other repositories worldwide.

The work of the department includes research, field projects/case studies, education and training in a variety of modalities, and the creation and dissemination of information such as didactic materials, technical guidelines, and policy documents. Information about the GCI’s Collections Department can be found here: https://www.getty.edu/conservation/about/education/index.html

The new Head will succeed Kathleen Dardes, who retired in 2020, and will assume overall responsibility for the GCI’s work in the area of movable heritage and collections. First and foremost, the Head will provide leadership and vision for the department, as well as manage the department’s projects, operations, budgets, and staff of approximately ten dedicated professionals. Working with departmental staff, the Head will develop and implement programs and new areas of work that address current and emerging challenges in the field of conserving movable heritage and build upon departmental strengths, as well as oversee continued implementation of existing initiatives. The department head will also represent the GCI in the international conservation community, forging collaborative partnerships with institutions in areas of mutual interest.

The full job description for this position can be found at: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3674/head%2c-collections-department/job.

We are looking for an accomplished professional who has demonstrated strategic leadership in the field of collections care and conservation; and an interdisciplinary thinker who has a proven ability to manage complex programs, staff, and budgets.

The GCI, and Getty at large, are committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We welcome all candidates who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others and we encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in the field to apply.

 

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GCI is seeking a Head for our Collections Department—one of the three principal programmatic areas at the GCI—which focuses on the conservation of cultural objects and collections housed in all sizes and types of museums, libraries and archives, historic buildings and sites, and other repositories worldwide.