The Digital Initiatives area within the Getty Research Institute seeks a Research Specialist for its Digital Art History Program, to work on projects at the intersection of art-historical research and digital technologies. The position will be primarily responsible for coordinating research activities associated with PhotoTech, a project to digitize a portion of the GRI’s Photo Archive. This work will entail helping to design and to manage research activities for PhotoTech, including assistance in administration of workshops or collaborative projects; communicating with technical teams (imaging, software development) to offer insight from the researcher’s perspective; and conducting research on the Photo Archive itself to better understand what is contained within it and to assist in formulating relevant art-historical research questions.
The Research Specialist will also contribute to other Digital Art History projects, working with technical experts to ensure that the technological and art-historical aspects of our projects are aligned. The person in this position may also research and analyze topics related to their specialty within art history, helping to develop research applications within digital art history projects. The work may also include high-level research leading to outcomes such as peer-reviewed scholarship. Candidates who have experience with digital humanities techniques and tools are preferred.
The Research Specialist will join the dynamic teams that make up the Digital Initiatives area of the Getty Research Institute. You will work on an amazing campus, collaborating with leading curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off and excellent benefits.
The position is being offered as a full-time, limited term position until June 2020, with a possibility of renewal.
PLEASE NOTE: The application filing may close on 1/31/2019, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.