The Getty

Video Producer

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/7/2018 3:18 PM)
Requisition Number
Position Status
LT Full-Time
Museum Operations
Getty Location
Getty Center
Museum - 0854-Interpretive Media

Job Summary

The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a creative Video Producer/Editor responsible for planning, filming, editing, and delivering compelling video content in support of our ambitious display, education, and exhibition programs. This is a 6-month limited term position reporting to the Executive Producer, Digital Media within the division of Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Content. The Video Producer/Editor will play a leading role in the development, planning, and hands-on creation of interpretive media about the Getty’s collection and activities. The successful candidate will bring media scripts to life using up-to-date production techniques and equipment, and will have a keen creative and visual style demonstrated through an existing portfolio of high-quality video work.


The J. Paul Getty Museum collects, conserves, and interprets works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. One of the most-visited museums in the United States, the J. Paul Getty Museum attracts visitors from around the world to our two locations in Los Angeles and Malibu, California. We enhance our world-class exhibitions and collection display with award-winning scholarship and interpretation through text and media.


NOTE: When applying, you will be prompted to upload your resume. Please provide a link to your online video work and credits on your resume.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Apply knowledge of up-to-date media production techniques to the planning and execution of video projects from start to finish.
  • Efficiently deliver high-quality, creative video that excites and engages our audiences
  • Work with our team of writers, producers, educators, and scholars to develop audience-driven video content with focused storylines that looks at art in refreshing and platform-appropriate ways
  • Invigorate art history for contemporary audiences
  • Consistently execute established team strategy and priorities
  • Operate state-of-the-art camera equipment and editing software
  • Plan and schedule multiple overlapping projects and deliver them on time and on budget
  • Serves as media project team leader, working with content creators, designers, production staff and external contractors
  • Mentor junior media staff in production skills
  • Diplomatically gather and respond to stakeholder feedback
  • Problem solves creative and practical concerns of various stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably related to digital media production
  • Substantive experience in media production and project management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have extensive communication, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Mastery of media creation and production tools
  • Ability to produce multiple projects on time and within budget
  • Ability to lead a production team

  • Proven experience planning and executing budgets

  • Proven experience drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Experience in educational or documentary media is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of video production and post-production techniques, software, and standards, including hands-on DSLR and cine-camera skills, on-set audio recording, media ingestion, color grading with LUTs, and expertise in the use of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, including Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Some experience conducting and recording interviews preferred
  • Skill in visualizing and shooting concepts creatively and effectively
  • Ability to deliver clear, effective creative notes to vendors and colleagues, and to receive and incorporate them from stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to bring energy, enthusiasm, initiative, and creativity to the team every day
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to set priorities, and juggle competing demands
  • The position requires tact, diplomacy, teamwork, and the ability to collaborate with a wide range of project participants in a positive environment
  • Available online portfolio of completed projects