Getty Publications produces award-winning books that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The approximately 35 books published each year cover the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for the public, children, and specialists. Most books are published in print, and an increasing number are published digitally as well.
As a member of the Rights Department within Getty Publications, the Rights Assistant will work closely with editors, production coordinators, designers, and other Getty staff and freelancers to produce a wide range of high-quality illustrated art books, including collections-based titles, academic monographs, trade titles, and children’s books, in both print and digital formats.
Getty Publications offers a collegial and family-friendly work environment where work-life balance is encouraged. We support a hybrid work schedule with some days at our Getty Center offices and some days at home. Staff members can participate in community service, serve on committees on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and on mentorship and community building, and contribute to the book-acquisition process.
Under direct supervision of the Rights Manager, and working closely with other Rights Department staff, the Rights Assistant sources and purchases reproduction-quality images for Getty publications, secures reproduction permission for images, manages the files for transmittal to Design/Production, and processes invoices for payment. The Rights Assistant also supports the licensing of Getty publications to third parties by preparing materials for book fairs and online promotional efforts, by creating copublication contract requisitions, and by handling other administrative duties related to the acquisition of images and licensing of Getty content.