The Getty

  • Senior Exhibitions Coordinator

    Posted Date
    3 months ago(8/15/2018 2:43 PM)
    Requisition Number
    Regular Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    Museum - 0312-Exhibitions
    Museum Operations
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $62,342.80 - $81,055.52 Annually
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Senior Exhibition Coordinator to support exhibitions, installations and special projects.  Reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions, the successful candidate coordinates the planning, management and execution of complex exhibitions and related efforts. Works on special projects or analysis, such as permanent collection re-installations and other public facing projects, as required.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Manages the planning and execution of complex exhibitions and related efforts.

    • Oversees the project coordination of major permanent collection gallery renovations and works on special projects or analysis, as required by the Associate Director of Exhibitions.

    • Assembles, manages and monitors detailed budgets for exhibitions and other special initiatives. Includes fiscal development, analysis and reporting; and the implementation of policies and procedures.

    • Develops and maintains shared costs budgets, and prepares final reconciliations with outside partners.

    • Manages the production and dissemination of project information and the organization of resources. Includes schedules, tasks, funds, materials and people, working collaboratively across multiple departments.

    • Develops exhibition agreements with national and international museums, cultural partners, lenders, and guest curators.

    • Coordinates the work of exhibition contributors and stakeholders. For example, registrars; preparators; designers; educators; interpreters; curators; public affairs; and events staff; among others.

    • Assigns and monitors tasks, enforces deadlines and oversees installation progress, anticipates and troubleshoots issues, facilitates team collaboration.

    • Communicates exhibition progress through dissemination. Includes initiating and leading a variety of exhibition planning and development meetings.

    • Conducts exhibition-related administrative tasks: compiles and analyses statistics, creates and processes payments for vendors, exhibition lenders and others, schedules travel.

    • Monitors the work of outside consultants and vendors.

    • May prepare, maintain and monitor consolidated department budgets and provide budget variance analysis. Includes guidance to sub- departments in budget tracking and analysis.


    • Bachelor's degree in art history, museum studies or related field, masters preferred

    • 5-7 years exhibition coordination, project management experience or complex budget management

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Proven skills in budgeting, financial accounting and financial analysis

    • Proven organizational and interpersonal skills

    • Strong written and oral communication skills

    • Proven ability to address complex issues and resolve conflicts

    • Proven ability to multi-task and coordinate high-volume work

    • Foreign language skills preferred

    • May require proven knowledge of computer based financial reporting applications