The Getty

Associate Registrar for Exhibitions

Posted Date 3 months ago(11/9/2017 10:58 AM)
Requisition Number
Position Status
Regular Full-Time
Getty Location
Getty Center
GRI - 0420-Collections Management

Job Summary

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a skilled and knowledgeable Associate Registrar for Exhibitions. Reporting to the Senior Registrar at the GRI, the Associate Registrar performs a full range of registration functions related to exhibitions in the GRI’s two galleries and all traveling GRI exhibitions. The Associate Registrar serves as a contact for lenders and is the primary department liaison with GRI curatorial, exhibitions and conservation staff in support of a busy exhibition schedule.

Major Job Responsibilities


  • Works closely with in-house exhibitions and curatorial staff on long-range planning and implementation of multiple exhibitions simultaneously
  • Collaborates with internal and external entities to ensure that registration policies and procedures are followed and legal requirements are fulfilled
  • Ensures accurate documentation and tracking of collection objects and contributes to regular audit reports
  • Negotiates loan agreements for incoming loans from institutions and private lenders
  • Collaborates on contracts and associated documentation for traveling exhibitions
  • Arranges domestic and international shipping and insurance for incoming loans and traveling exhibitions, including customs/immunity from seizure
  • Makes courier arrangements for incoming loans and traveling exhibitions
  • Works closely with exhibitions and security staff to implement Getty policies and specific requirements of lenders
  • Communicates with conservation, imaging and reference staff, in addition to curatorial and exhibitions staff, regarding exhibition workflows
  • Assists Senior Registrar in developing and documenting departmental policies and procedures
  • Serves on committees and participates in other administrative projects as needed



  • Bachelor's degree in art history or related field
  • 3-5 years of registration experience, exhibition related preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and interpersonal
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills
  • Knowledge of collection documentation and loan negotiation
  • Knowledge of local, national and international art transportation standards
  • Demonstrated ability to apply creative problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Knowledge of TMS or other data management system