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Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Posted Date 
Requisition Number 
Position Status 
LT Full-Time
Getty Location 
Getty Center
GRI - 0454-Collecting and Provenance

Opportunity Details

Job Summary

Helps to disambiguate, standardize, enhance, and reconcile data in the Getty Provenance Index® to facilitate computational analysis for art historical research. Applies knowledge of established standards and best practices in database construction and analysis.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Standardizes and enhances existing Provenance Index data
  • Works with team to develop controlled vocabularies
  • Conducts research in Special Collections


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field, MLIS or Art History MA preferred
  • 0-2 year experience in data curation (education may be considered)
  • Interest in digital humanities methods
  • Working knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred (German, Italian, or French)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software such as Excel
  • Familiarity with data cleaning and standardizing with controlled vocabularies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in team-based and collaborative environments
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself