Reporting to the Director of the Getty Research Institute (GRI), the GRI is seeking a 2-year limited term Research Specialist. This position realizes, conceives, and manages major research, exhibition, programmatic projects (e.g., symposia and workshops), and special scholarly initiatives generated by the GRI’s Director’s Office, which are multi-departmental and multi-disciplinary in nature and related to important topics in the field of art history and related disciplines.
Applies expert knowledge of research procedures and protocols to highly complex questions of significant importance to the Director and the program, developing new and innovative approaches. Works independently to conduct advanced research that shapes program direction. Identifies underdeveloped areas of research in fields of art history and related disciplines, especially as related to Pre-Hispanic and non-Western art. Provides advisory function and research assistance to Director for her own work and the GRI’s projects, which have a strong emphasis in Pre-Hispanic art history and provenance research. Organizes and edits GRI Director’s publications and lecture presentations. Conducts research holdings in the Getty Research Institute’s special collections.
Participates in strategic partnerships and other long- and short- term collaborations with arts institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. Fosters communications and collaborations across other departments and programs of the Trust. Develops cross-functional and/or cross-entity partnerships and initiates new and productive internal and external alliances. Represents program’s initiatives and projects at public and private symposia, panels, workshops, and seminars, locally, nationally, and internationally. Publishes results and participates in research project exhibitions. Develops a broad network of local, national, and international contacts within the field of art history, and within the field(s) of specialization.
Researches, presents, and publishes own scholarship. Carries on high-level independent research that will lead to outcomes, such as peer review journal articles, catalog essays, and exhibitions.