The Getty


Posted Date
1 month ago(8/28/2020 8:22 AM)
Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Trust - 0118-General Counsel
Targeted Hiring Range
$123,401.20 - $160,411.68 Annually
Commensurate with experience and internal equity

Job Summary

Provides general legal advice to J. Paul Getty Trust and its four operating programs (museum, research library, conservation, foundation) including contract review and preparation, employment, litigation, real estate, insurance, security, privacy, intellectual property, development, grants, tax and other matters.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares and reviews contracts to procure various goods and services, including technology applications, capital projects, content for education and public programming, and special projects
  • Assesses legal risks involved in contracts, operations and programming
  • Provides general legal advice to a wide variety of client groups, including human resources, communications, digital technology, development, facilities, security, and four operating programs.


  • Law degree
  • 4+ years legal experience at a law firm or in-house preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings and of laws, regulations, and rules related to the institution
  • Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; in using a computer and applicable software; in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in prioritizing workloads; and in using judgment to identify courses of action
  • Ability to prepare opinions and briefs, to conduct research, to summarize findings, to interpret and apply laws, to use legal reference materials, to communicate effectively, and to train others