The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced and knowledgeable Rights Coordinator to work with staff across the programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust as the central internal contact point regarding rights assessment and clearance for materials held in the GRI Research Library’s Special Collections. Interprets GRI contracts, Deeds of Gift, and non-exclusive licenses and conducts rights research. This position reports to the Head of Permissions within the Research Library. The successful candidate will be a personable, flexible, well-spoken, and diplomatic individual having significant experience conducting rights research and analysis, preferably in a Research Library environment.
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, residential scholars programs, and research library. The special collections are comprised of rare and unique materials documenting art history and visual culture: nearly 70,000 rare books and journals, more than 1,100 collections of rare photographs; about 25,000 prints dating from the 15th century to the present; and nearly 6,000 collections of archives, including unique manuscript material, drawings, audiovisual recordings, art objects, architectural models, and a growing number of email archives and digital files. Additionally, the Photo Archive contains nearly two million study photographs of fine and decorative arts and architecture.