The Getty

  • Project Manager

    Posted Date
    2 months ago(10/12/2018 8:42 AM)
    Requisition Number
    LT Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    GRI - 0451-Digital Initiatives
    Project Management
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $54,992.08 - $68,745.04 Annually
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    Digital Initiatives within the Getty Research Institute is helping to develop new ways to access collections and conduct art historical research in the digital age.

    We are looking for a Project Manager to work on our team and in collaboration with colleagues across the Getty Research Institute and Getty Digital. The Project Manager will support the transformation of the Provenance Index and its ongoing innovative research program, using Linked Open Data to re-imagine the study of the history of collecting and provenance, and PhotoTech, a pilot study of how digital technologies can advance the use of photo archives as research tools, as well as other projects in digital art history.

    As Project Manager, you will report to the Project Leads, and be responsible for working with them and the rest of the team, including content experts as well as software developers, to help plan and execute these initiatives. You will be responsible for coordinating activities and ensuring smooth workflows; monitoring progress and schedules; supporting user experience and user interface analysis; and communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. You will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to these innovative projects as well as participate in scholarly convenings.

    The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts. Its Research Library with special collections of rare materials and digital resources serves an international community of scholars and the interested public. 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 employee funded through June 24, 2022.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Coordinates projects using accepted project management methodologies
    • Communicates and explains project methodology and processes to interested groups and team members
    • Facilitates project communication and supports project documentation
    • Compiles and distributes project information, project status reports and other relevant project components
    • Monitors and manages project schedules to ensure deliverables are provided on time to relevant team members and other stakeholders
    • Monitors and manages project quality to ensure project deliverables are acceptable
    • Monitors and manages project costs in collaboration with project leaders and budget managers
    • Identifies project risks and difficulties and designs strategies to mitigate or avoid them
    • May coordinate the work of others



    • BA degree in art history, data science, library and information science, cultural heritage field or related discipline
    • 2-5 years of project/process management and subject area experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

      • An interest in the intersections of art history, digital technologies, and data science
      • Knowledge of project management theories and practices applicable to projects emphasizing data management and standardization
      • Skill in project management monitoring and in the operations of computers and applicable software
      • Ability to exercise sound judgement in making critical decisions, to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues, to demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills, to identify project risk, to prepare reports and charts, and to coordinate the work of others
      • Strong written and oral communication skills



      • A deep understanding of museum, library and archival practice, systems and metadata standards
      • Understanding of linked data principles and technologies as well as software development
      • Understanding of the principles of user experience in developing online resources