The Getty Research Institute seeks a Research Assistant to assist both the curator of Rare Books for 13 hours per week and the Project Manager for the Getty Research Portal (portal.getty.edu) for 20 hours per week. Will assist curator by conducting research, writing and other curatorial work related to acquisitions, exhibitions, publications and presentations. Will assist the Project Manager on research and on all matters bibliographic with regard to the Portal, a free online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts.
MA/Ph.D. candidate/degree in either Art History, Classics, Early Modern History, Library Science or a related humanities field with strong skills and facility in navigating a major research library.
Reading knowledge of at least two European languages essential and knowledge of Latin highly desirable, as is previous experience in dealing with rare books and primary archival materials.
Proficiency with bibliographic searching in a multitude of languages
Comfort with spreadsheet programs
Excellent organizational skills
Keen attention to detail
Ability to be flexible and multitask.