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Project Manager (Arches Project, Getty Conservation Institute) Full-time

Published at 2023-11-29 - Viewed: 671 times - J. Paul Getty Trust in United States

We are seeking a highly-motivated, self-directed and organized information technology professional to fill the position of Project Manager at the Getty Conservation Institute supporting the Arches Project, an open source data-management platform providing a robust suite of software tools for a broad range of data-management needs of the international cultural heritage community. The software integrates a wide range of modern and innovative tools, including semantic, geospatial, and web technologies. Reporting to the Arches senior project manager, you will be an integral part of the Arches Project team and will foster effective relationships with the diverse and interdisciplinary Arches community, which includes global heritage organizations, software developers and service providers, IT staff, and cultural heritage professionals, such as archaeologists, architects, conservators, researchers, scientists, and educators.

Applications close on January 2, 2024.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Use your project management skills, as well as your knowledge of open-source technologies and semantic technologies, to manage community activities and resources for the Arches project. This includes working with management to create and present plans, timeframes, and budgets for community-related projects, and being responsible for the overall execution of each project’s scope.
  • Your primary focus will be to interact regularly with the global Arches community and oversee communications that foster effective and open collaborations with users and contributors. This will include taking charge of the moderation of the online Arches Project Community Forum, facilitating and producing webinar presentations on topics of interest to the community, and presenting information about the Arches Project at professional conferences.
  • Manage projects and activities that support the formation of a new sub-community dedicated to Arches for Science, which is designed to manage information gathered as part of technical studies of cultural heritage objects and help heritage scientists and organizations manage their research data concerning objects as diverse as paintings to prehistoric artifacts.
  • Be the driving force behind the creation of technical documentation and promotional content, including presentations, webinars, forum posts, blogs, social media copy, and publications in professional and academic journals.
  • Lead the preparation of training materials; track logistics, tasks, and milestones for workshops and other training events.
  • Build consensus, encourage feedback, and acknowledge contributions from the community.
  • Contribute positively to the project communication plan and help with the change management elements of the open-source project.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with community members who contribute in various capacities, and initiate new alliances and partnerships.
  • Professional development is encouraged and supported through on-the-job learning, specialized training courses, and participation in workshops.
  • International travel may be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive software analysis, development, and implementation experience, with a preference for open-source software implementation
  • 0-2 years information technology project management experience

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