The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. The Program Officer has primary responsibility for the development and administration of grants within one or more broad areas of expertise, including initiatives that advance art history and museum practice domestically and internationally.
Identifies needs in the field of art history in consultation with experts; develops, implements, and manages guidelines for grant initiatives that advance the practice of art history. Works directly with potential grantees to develop proposals, oversees review and award processes, and monitors the progress of awarded grants. Advises applicants and maintains extensive contact with Getty senior staff and organizations active in related areas. Evaluates grant effectiveness and participates in policy development and the development of new grant categories.
Ph.D. in art history or closely related field preferred. 7-10 years experience in museum, university, or arts non-profit. Recognized for expertise in the field and ability to apply extensive knowledge and content expertise. Proficiency in a foreign language preferred. Grantmaking experience preferred but not required. Position requires excellent analytical, organizational, and managements skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide range of applicants, grantees, outside advisors, and other experts.