The Getty

  • Research Assistant

    Posted Date
    1 month ago(11/14/2018 1:46 PM)
    Requisition Number
    LT Part-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    GRI - 0440-Curatorial
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $19.13 - $20.90 Hourly
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    Conducts research, content development and/or editorial functions, and assists the exhibition curator with diverse tasks in preparation for the exhibition, "At the Crossroads: Qandahar in Images and Empires."  Assists with all aspects of exhibition preparation of facsimiles, working with original materials in special collections; interacting with curatorial and special collections staff, digital media management, and communications.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Applies advanced knowledge of research procedures and protocols to assignments of moderate complexity, including extended online searching
    • Drafts labels and texts; performs basic editing functions
    • Compilation of object lists; object tracking; taking measurements; ordering photography; preparing digital surrogates; creating and managing TMS (the collection management system) records; research and compilation of collection information for exhbition texts




    • Bachelor's degree in art history or related field; Master's degree, or possibly Ph.D. in South Asian studies highly preferred.  Knowledge of Afghan culture preferred.
    • 0-2 years research experience, preferably more
    • Foreign language skills essential, especially Pashto and Dari

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
    • Ability to build relationships, collaborate and work on teams
    • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred