The Getty

Senior Project Manager

Requisition Number
LT Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Trust - 0114-Communications
Project Management
Targeted Hiring Range
$66,156 - $86,015 Annually
ERRP Eligible
Commensurate with experience and internal equity

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty

Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion are essential to our excellence and to the execution of our mission. The Getty community values differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

Please note: This is a limited-term position though March 2025.


Getty Communications seeks to inspire joy and insight by sharing art and the intellectual output of Getty.  It seeks to increase global, national, and regional awareness of Getty, its programs, and its impact as a leading institution advancing visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all. Through creative content development, digital communications, public relations, and marketing efforts, it expands access to Getty content and engages both professional and public audiences.

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of Getty by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts.

Getty Communications is seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager to join a team working on Getty’s Pacific Standard Time (PST). PST is a partnership of dozens of museums and cultural organizations throughout Southern California that in 2024 will present an impressive range of exhibitions and public programs exploring the connections between the visual arts and science, from prehistoric times to the present and across different cultures. Among the themes exhibitions will explore are climate change, environmental justice, indigenous forms of knowledge, and artificial intelligence and surveillance technology.

The Senior Project Manager will work with Getty Communications, the Getty Foundation, and partner with institutions throughout Southern California to coordinate an ambitious PR and marketing campaign throughout the run of the initiative.

Major Job Responsibilities

Under broad direction and working closely with a small Getty team leading PST initiative, serve as liaison to PR, advertising and marketing firms, including: managing and monitoring deliverables, preparing and monitoring budget, and creating frequent project status reports; serving as liaison with partner organizations to obtain materials relevant to marketing, advertising and communications campaigns, including establishing deadlines, monitoring deliverables and creating project status reports; coordinating partner activities leading up to PST, including organizing regional weekends and developing outreach to colleges and universities. Responsibilities may include identifying and working with external vendors; reviewing proposals and recommending bids to management; monitoring project quality to ensure project deliverables are acceptable; proactively identifying and mitigating potential risks, communicating effectively with a variety of stakeholders, and assigning and supervising project staff.


  • B.A. degree minimum
  • 5-8 years of experience in project management, preferably in an art-related organization
  • Knowledge of Southern California arts community preferred
  • Position requires excellent administrative skills, as well as outstanding communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of organizations and individuals


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.

Los Angeles residency required.  This position is NOT fully remote and consists of a hybrid in-office and WFH schedule.

This is a limited-term position though March 2025.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to manage projects, beginning to end
  • Strong communication skills for a variety of audiences and stakeholders
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines and to troubleshoot last-minute changes
  • Proven ability to develop and manage budgets
  • Understanding of marketing and communications
  • Ability to use new technologies

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.