The Getty

Research Assistant

1 month ago
Requisition Number
Position Status
LT Part-Time
Getty Center
GRI - 0402-Assoc. Director Res and Pubs

Job Summary

The Associate Director for Research and Publications of the Getty Research Institute (GRI) has an immediate opening for a part-time Research Assistant. This RA will support the associate director by facilitating research and assisting with research projects, publications, and programs. Current projects are centered on early modern Italy, the art market, archives of art historians, digital archives of artists, but work ranges widely.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts and facilitiates research and contributes to the conceptual development of research projects, publications, lectures, and programs
  • Contributes to research projects including digital humanities and research in the special collections
  • Searches for, reads, and reviews literature
  • Assists with PowerPoint presentations
  • Writes texts, edits texts, compiles bibliography, proofreads, and translates as needed





  • PhD candidate or early postdoctoral in art history preferred; will consider modern history or related humanities field with strong art historical background
  • 0-2 years research experience (education may be considered)
  • At least one European language is essential.  Italian and German are especially useful

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work effectively in fields outside of one's own specialization
  • Good computer skills
  • Must be able to take initiative, work independently, and manage multiple projects on deadlines
  • Experience in digital humanities is a plus