Getty Publications produces award-winning books that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation. This wide variety of titles—approximately 35 a year—covers the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists. Publications include illustrated works on artists and art history, exhibition catalogues, works on cultural history, research on the conservation of materials and archaeological sites, scholarly monographs, critical editions of translated works, comprehensive studies of the Getty’s collections, and educational books on art to interest children of all ages. The majority of Getty Publications are produced in print but we are developing an increasing number of digital publications as well.
Reporting to the Publisher, the General Manager is responsible for the administration and operations of the Getty’s publications program. Principal areas of responsibility include finance, analysis, budgeting, strategic planning, human resources/personnel, and inventory and record management. The General Manager works in close collaboration with Getty Publications staff and with Getty colleagues Trust-wide and directs a staff of two.
Administration and Operations
Additional duties as assigned.
Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five to seven years of relevant publishing experience, preferably for a publisher of art or illustrated books. The ideal candidate will have in-depth experience managing budgets, financial transactions and inventory. Must have thorough understanding of the book publishing process, from development to distribution, and an understanding of best practices in finance, accounting, operations, and administration. Must have exceptional organizational abilities and strong written and oral communication skills. Candidate should be able to work independently to meet deadlines and be able to set priorities and juggle competing demands. Some travel is required.