The Getty

  • Special Collec Archivist I

    Posted Date
    2 months ago(10/11/2018 2:59 PM)
    Requisition Number
    LT Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    GRI - 0420-Collections Management
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $47,799.44 - $59,754.24 Annually
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    The Getty Research Institute seeks a motivated and knowledgeable archivist to process, preserve and make accessible several archives related to the historic Los Angeles Woman’s Building. As a major center of the feminist art movement of the 1970s and 1980s, the Woman’s Building played an instrumental role in shaping both the field of feminist art and American arts education. Among the collections included in this project are records of the Woman’s Building and the archives of artist groups such as The Waitresses, Sisters of Survival and Feminist Art Workers, and artists Nancy Buchanan and Faith Wilding. Materials include research, project, and administrative files, photographs, posters, ephemera and audiovisual material.


    This is a limited term position for 13 months supported by a Federal Save America’s Treasures grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Surveys collections; develops and implements processing plans in consultation with section manager
    • Arranges, processes, and re-houses collection materials
    • Creates finding aids based on standards, best practices, research, and analysis
    • Identifies conservation concerns and performs basic preservation practices
    • Maintains current knowledge in standards, best practices, and specialized subjects
    • Facilitates digitization of collection materials
    • Contributes to outreach activities
    • May coordinate the work of interns or work-study students
    • May answer reference questions and provide physical access to project collections
    • May research, write, present, and publish about work activities and project collections
    • May contribute to scholarly activities related to the project


    • Advanced degree in Library and Information Studies, Archival Management, Art History, Women’s Studies or a related field
    • May require advanced subject, language, and/or technical expertise

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of feminist art and/or women’s history preferred
    • Knowledge of standards such as DACS, EAD, LCSH, AAT preferred
    • Experience with ArchivesSpace or other collection management systems preferred
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
    • Ability to meet deadlines and apply policies and procedures consistently
    • Ability to climb ladders
    • Ability to lift and move 40 pounds