The Getty Research Institute seeks a Research Specialist for PhotoTech, a project focused on the digitization of a portion of the GRI’s Photo Archive and the use of the resulting images to conduct innovative art-historical research. The Research Specialist will work with technical experts to ensure that the technological and art-historical aspects of the PhotoTech project are well integrated. This work will include helping to design and manage research activities, including administration of workshops or collaborative projects conducted in partnership with external researchers; leveraging domain expertise to offer insight on the technical aspects of the project (such as metadata creation, use of computer vision techniques, data modeling); and communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. The Research Specialist will also work closely with the project’s Metadata Lead in developing a metadata strategy for the project by contributing information about potential research use cases.
The Research Specialist may also research and analyze topics as a subject specialist, helping to develop new and innovative research applications for Photo Archive visual and textual data through the development and support of projects related to research in one or more of the following fields: history of photography; historiography of art history; iconographic or other formal analysis of European paintings, drawings and/or prints. The work may also include high-level independent research that leads to outcomes such as peer review journal articles and catalog essays. Candidates who have experience with linked open data and digital humanities techniques and tools are preferred. The term of this position is two years, with a possibility of renewal.