The Getty

Library Assistant II

Posted Date 10 months ago(5/1/2017 10:06 AM)
Requisition Number
Position Status
LT Full-Time
Getty Location
Getty Center
GRI - 0420-Collections Management

Job Summary

This is a limited term position for 3 years. The Library Assistant will be a member of the project team responsible for processing the Frank Gehry Papers. Documenting the developmental stage of this Pritzker Prize-winning architect's career, the archive includes drawings, project records, models, correspondence, photographic material, and ephemera relating to 283 projects designed between 1954 and 1988. Duties will include assisting with physically processing and arranging the material according to archival best practices; assisting with the creation of the online finding aid in compliance with national standards; consulting regularly with the processing team.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Applies knowledge of libraries and archives to archival processing tasks, including but not limited to: re-housing, arranging and inventorying architectural records according to archival standards


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, architectural history or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience handling architectural materials preferred
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn library-specific standards such as DACS, EAD, LCSH, AAT
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit or other collection management systems preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to meet deadlines and apply policies and procedures consistently
  • Ability to ascend and descend industrial ladders
  • Ability to lift and move 40 pounds
  • Means of transportation to work sites at both the Getty Center in Brentwood and the Getty’s off-site warehouse in Valencia, approximately 30 miles to the north