The Getty

  • IT Project Manager Specialist

    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(11/22/2019 1:21 PM)
    Requisition Number
    LT Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    Trust - 1203-Software Architecture and UX
    Information Technology
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $123,401.20 - $160,411.68 Annually
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    The Getty has launched a major new initiative: Ancient Worlds Now. This initiative promotes a greater understanding of the world’s cultural heritage and its value to global society, including far-reaching education, research, and conservation efforts.

    As part of this initiative Getty Digital is looking for an IT Project Manager Specialist to coordinate our efforts for audience engagement through digital technologies, with an emphasis on virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences.

    Under the direction of the Enterprise Software Architect, and in coordination with the leadership team at Getty Digital, this individual will be responsible for coordinating our effort to create a field-leading series of engagements. These projects will help promote, contextualize, and evangelize the broader Ancient Worlds Now initiative, demonstrating the impact of the initiative to people both physically at the Getty and around the world through technology. It will also require understanding the full scope and impact of the Ancient Worlds Now initiative, ensuring that these engagements enhance and build upon the other aspects and engagements underway across the Getty and the world.

    The Getty is among the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art. You will work on an amazing campus amongst fabulous art, architecture, and archives, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer 4 weeks of vacation a year, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    In order to maximize our potential, this coordination will require undertaking an environment scan to help us understand the state of the art, both within cultural heritage and across the broader technology landscape. This will also require gathering current best practices and lessons learned and communicating this across the Getty.

    The role also requires working with internal stakeholders, outside subject matter experts, technology partners and our internal technology team to identify opportunities, develop concepts, and scope potential experiences. This role will lead in managing relationships with our technology partners and will manage the full life-cycle of multiple simultaneous projects, including developing requirements, RFPs, budgets, and schedules, evaluating partners, coordinating workshops, evaluating deliverables, ensuring successful delivery, and working with Communications to ensure maximum impact for these projects.

    This individual will also be responsible for coordinating these projects with other ongoing Getty Digital efforts, ensuring that the technologies, standards, and methodologies used align with our larger strategic initiatives. They will also be responsible for providing input into other strategic digital initiatives across the Getty.

    They will also be responsible for representing this work in public through conference presentations or other opportunities.


    • Bachelor's degree in a related field or a combination of education and relevant experience
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive software analysis development and implementation experience
    • 5-8 years IT project management experience
    • Project Management Professional (PMP), certified completion of a Project Management program, or certification in process is highly preferred

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • A deep interest in the work of cultural heritage
    • Significant experience working with alternative reality technologies, with an emphasis on using these technologies to provide experiences to the general public.
    • At least 5 years experience managing complex software development projects, preferably with experience in VR/AR/MR. Formal project management training strongly preferred.
    • Experience managing contracts and vendor relationships
    • Demonstrated public speaking experience
    • Willingness and ability to travel
    • An understanding of museum, library and archival practice, systems, and metadata standards
    • Tact, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop positive relationships within a large organization