The Getty

  • Associate IT Project Manager

    Posted Date
    5 days ago(12/7/2018 11:17 AM)
    Requisition Number
    Regular Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    Trust - 1206-Collection Management Systems
    Information Technology
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $37.25 - $48.42 Hourly
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    Under the direction of the Systems Architect, the Associate IT Project Manager works with the J. Paul
    Getty Trust’s Enterprise Architect team to oversee and coordinate assigned technical projects that
    promote the exploration and sustainability of the Getty’s complex information landscape. The Architect
    team’s work focuses on the development of the imaging, semantic, systems, and software ecosystem to
    advance the work of the four Getty programs – the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation,
    the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. The successful candidate will work on
    internal Getty Digital projects as well as act as a liaison between the Architect team and program
    representatives, as needed.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Assists with the preparation of project proposals, technical specification research and writing,
      sequencing of project phases, and formulation of workplans
    • Coordinates related activities for multiple technical projects, including task and milestone
      tracking, scheduling project meetings, documentation writing, and regular communication with
      stakeholders (architects, software engineers, system administrators, program clients, and
      external collaborators)
    • Ensures that projects proceed according to approved schedules, budgets and workplans
    • Reviews, evaluates, and tests technical solutions
    • Organizes and leads project meetings
    • Conducts research to present best practices, case studies, and approaches relevant to project
    • Fosters communication and collaboration across departments and programs of the Trust
    • Collaborates with internal and external partners as a representative of Getty Digital
    • Develops a large professional network that is leveraged in the course of the work
    • May provide leadership and supervision to junior colleagues and graduate interns


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or a combination of education and relevant experience
    • Minimum of 3 years progressive software analysis, development and implementation experience
    • 0-2 years IT project management experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Proven ability to coordinate projects with technical components, scope time management, cost,
      quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components
    • Familiar with IIIF, Linked Open Data, Linked Art and emerging technical frameworks in the
      cultural heritage domain
    • Working knowledge of metadata schema and standards, and imaging practices within libraries,
      archives, and museums
    • Demonstrated understanding of the academic research environment
    • Skillful at multitasking, motivating team members, and keeping activities moving on multiple
    • Effectively communicates complex information across technical com and non-technical
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to contribute to cross-functional teams and explain technical concepts to non-technical
    • Enjoys working with both technology and people
    • Experience working on digitization, software development, data modelling, and system-related
      projects with knowledge of advances in these fields, highly desirable