The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced registrar to lead all registration activities for GRI Special Collections and the J. Paul Getty Trust corporate art collection. Reporting to the Head, Special Collections Management within the GRI Research Library, the Senior Registrar plays a vital role in developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures based on professional best practices for collection care. The Senior Registrar oversees administration of the GRI’s robust outgoing and incoming exhibition loan program; collaborates with curatorial colleagues and others on acquisitions, in-house and traveling exhibitions, and special projects; and liaises with General Counsel and Risk Management on collections-related legal, ethical, and risk-management issues.
The Senior Registrar supervises a staff of 5 FTE responsible for a broad range of activities including, but not limited to: documentation, tracking, safe storage and display of Special Collections objects; packing and shipping logistics; import/export documents; fine arts insurance details; and courier arrangements. The Senior Registrar will perform the more complex registration functions while providing direction and guidance to staff and interns. The Senior Registrar will serve as a member of the Library Management Team and contribute to institutional initiatives.
Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their histories. Serving an international community of scholars, the Research Library is one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world, with holdings of more than one and one half million books and periodicals. Special Collections include rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints and drawings dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, art multiples, Film, audio and video recordings, digital content, and extensive archives and manuscript collections.