Reporting to the Head of Modern and Contemporary Collections in the Curatorial Department, develops special collections and general library collections in late 19th and 20th-century art history. Requires a solid background in the history of modern and contemporary art history; knowledge of recent developments (such as exhibitions, publications and digital productions) in modern and contemporary art is especially valuable. Makes recommendations for single works and collections for acquisition: researching, examining, and drafting proposals; similarly, assesses donations and large collections for research value, authenticity, provenance, and condition; drafts and negotiates contracts and appropriate permissions and licenses; works collegially, and often collaboratively, with curators in the department and with colleagues at the GRI and across the Getty. Utilizes scholarly background and expertise interpreting the collections in the preparation of exhibitions, publications, lectures, and online/digital resources for public programs. Responds to queries concerning the collections, assists with processing decisions, evaluates items requested for loan by other institutions, and recommends conservation treatments.