The Getty

  • Research Specialist

    Posted Date
    2 months ago(5/14/2018 3:18 PM)
    Requisition Number
    LT Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    GRI - 0401-Directors Office
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $62,342.80 - $81,055.52 Annually
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    The Getty Research Institute seeks a full-time limited-term research specialst for the Digital Florentine Codex research project, which aims to digitize the Florentine Codex manuscript and publish it online along with its translations and transcriptions and to produce a scholarly publication on the manuscript's twelfth book. Reporting to the co-project head, the Research Specialist will produce scholarly annotated translations from Spanish to English, and from English to Spanish of historical Latin American (especially Mexican) manuscripts and prepare and edit the texts for publication; identify key words in Nahuatl in texts and translate them to English and Spanish; help identify scribal hands in historical manuscripts and produces paleographic analyses of historical manuscripts; participate in the conceptualization of born-digital publications; work with project team members to realize research project; assist in the organization of and participate in workshops and symposia tied to the project.




    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Realizes and may conceive research and programmatic projects (for example: conferences) and implements programs or exhibitions
    • Produces scholarly translations from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish texts for publication
    • Helps conceive and realize scholarly and public programs (such as workshops and symposia)
    • Works with digital tools and digital humanities projects
    • Helps conceive and develop content for born-digital publications
    • Participates in strategic partnerships and other long- and short- term collaborations with arts institutions locally, nationally, and internationally
    • Identifies underdeveloped areas of research in fields of art history and related disciplines
    • Fosters communication and collaboration across departments and programs of the Getty Trust
    • Represents program’s initiatives and projects at public and private symposia, panels, workshops, and seminars, locally, nationally, and internationally. May publish results and participate in research project exhibitions
    • Develops a broad network of local, national, and international contacts within the field of art history, and within the field(s) of specialization
    • Researches, presents, and publishes own scholarship



    *  Ph.D. in Colonial Latin American art history or history

    *  1-3 years experience with research, writing, editing, and translation in academic setting, research institute, or art museum (education may be considered)

    *  Fluency in Spanish; knowledge of Classical Nahuatl a plus

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Experience with paleography of sixteenth to eighteenth century Mexican manuscripts
    • Demonstrated ability in research, writing, and editing scholarly publications 
    • Demonstrated ability in scholarly translations
    • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, collaborate and direct teams across disciplines
    • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself