The Getty

  • Preparator III

    Posted Date
    3 months ago(7/26/2018 11:03 AM)
    Requisition Number
    Regular Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    Museum - 0326-Preparations
    Museum Operations
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $27.83 - $34.79 Hourly
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Preparator III to support the Packing and Crating department. Reporting to the Lead Preparator for Packing and Crating and the Head of Preparations, the successful candidate will be responsible for crate fabrication. Under minimal supervision, oversees crate fabrication, crate shop safety and maintenance, and material inventories. Uses appropriate materials, equipment, and methods to display, store, pack and transport works of art. Plans and executes the fabrication, installation, disassembly and storage of works of art, and furniture for permanent and special exhibition galleries.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Works on complex assignments
    • Performs complex carpentry and painting tasks
    • Applies comprehensive knowledge of technical standards, principles, theories and/or concepts
    • Work is guided by supervisor yet, may act independently to determine methods and procedures based upon expertise
    • Demonstrates the ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing
    • Builds consensus through collaboration
    • Listens and responds appropriately to others
    • Asks questions and offers input for positive results
    • Establishes professional network within job in order to accomplish day-to-day tasks
    • Regularly interacts with functional peer group, area supervisors or managers, and contractors and/or visitors
    • Applies job skills and departmental policies and procedures to complete a wide range of complex tasks in creative and effective ways
    • May serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues
    • May contribute to development of new concepts and techniques
    • Adapts behavior and work methods, as needed, in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles
    • Modifies communication techniques, as necessary, in order to reach understanding with and among different groups
    • Demonstrates a willingness to learn and use new procedures and technology
    • Effectively handles multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change
    • Contributes to projects based on areas of expertise
    • May orient, train, oversee, assign and check the work of assistant, and intermediate personnel
    • May provide input to the performance appraisal process for assistant, and intermediate support personnel


    • High School/GED

    • 3-6 years related experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • License to operate a variety of vehicles and forklifts
    • Advanced skills in the use of power tools, wood/metal shop machinery, and lifting apparatuses
    • Expert knowledge of best practices for packing and crating
    • Skilled in woodworking, cabinetry, metalworking, plastics, painting or decorative finishes, and general construction