The Getty

Research Associate I

Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
GRI - 0425-Scholars Program
Targeted Hiring Range
$25.17 - $31.46 Hourly
ERRP Eligible
Commensurate with experience and internal equity

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Job Summary

Assists scholarly staff by facilitating their research and/or assisting with their research projects, exhibitions or publications. Under direct supervision, realizes programmatic projects related to important topics in the field of art history and related disciplines. Fosters communications and partnerships across other departments and other programs of the Getty. May carry on stand alone research that will result in outcomes, such as contributions to conference presentations and peer review journal articles.

Major Job Responsibilities


  • Handles administrative and research needs of Getty Center and Villa Scholars. May recommend research of specific items in Research Institute’s special collections for visiting scholars
  • Assists in the realization of research and programmatic projects
  • Conducts tours for scholars, classes and VIPs at Getty Center and Villa
  • May coordinate scholar application review and selection panel. May coordinate scholar year theme development process including production of promotional materials. May manage and develop scholar research dossier
  • Fosters communication and partnerships across departments and programs of the Getty
  • May represent program’s initiatives and projects at public and private symposia, panels, workshops, and seminars, locally. 
  • May assist with organizing art programs for publications by communicating with authors, updating essay drafts, assisting editors in checking page proofs, proofing indexes, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • 0-2 years research experience (education may be considered)
  • Working knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred


All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced research writing and editorial skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to build relationships, work in partnership with others and work on teams
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.