The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a limited-term Curatorial Assistant to work in the Department of Photographs. This one-year limited term position is responsible for completing and/or reviewing for accuracy the essential cataloging documentation for objects in the Department of Photographs. The position is under supervision by the Research Associate for Collections Management. Responsibilities include handling artwork, gathering data related to the maker, title, date, medium, dimensions, inscriptions, and credit line for each object, and entry of this data in the TMS (The Museum System) database. Additional research related to provenance, exhibition and publication history, and copyright and privacy rights may be required. Preparation and submitting of imaging requests for the cataloged material to be digitized and made available through the Open Content program may also be required. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.
Knowledge of photographic media or the history of photography
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds