The Getty

  • Research Assistant

    Posted Date
    5 months ago(8/14/2018 10:02 AM)
    Requisition Number
    LT Part-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    GRI - 0425-Scholars Program
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $19.13 - $20.90 Hourly
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    Supports curator, scholar, or other scholarly staff by facilitating their research and/or assisting with their research projects, exhibitions or publications.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Conducts research in the special collections and contributes to the conceptual development of a project by organizing/creating documentation of found materials, such as bibliographies, searching for and ordering texts, writing literature reviews, etc
    • Requests images for exhibitions and/or publications; researches and obtains art and image permissions
    • Proofreads, edits, and translates as needed
    • Assists with creation of project websites and PowerPoint presentations
    • May copyedit essays, author biographies, endnotes, etc
    • May assist with organizing art programs for publications by communicating with authors, updating essay drafts, assisting editors in checking page proofs, proofing indexes, etc


    • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field; Master’s degree preferred

    • 0-2 years research experience (education may be considered)

    • Working knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
    • Ability to build relationships, collaborate and work on teams
    • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred