The Getty

Public Programs Specialist

Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
GRI - 0462-GRI Programming
Project Management
Targeted Hiring Range
$57,225 - $71,531 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

Under minimal supervision, develops, manages, and produces high-quality public programming.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Develops, manages and produces public programming; develops program concepts, resources, curricula, budgets, promotional materials and production/project schedules
  • Partners with internal departments to ideate and implement public programming content and logistics; provides technical assistance, subject matter expertise, and direction to ensure successful events
  • Cultivates relationships with multidisciplinary local, national and international artists and entities to generate programming ideas and series
  • Negotiates contracts with experts, artists, partnering institutions, and external vendors participating in public-facing programs
  • Develops, plans, and monitors program schedules and budgets, in coordination with department supervisor
  • Works closely with other departmental staff and supervisor to conduct meaningful assessments of public programs, drawing on quantitative data and qualitative feedback from program stakeholders, participants, and attendees
  • Maintains the departmental programming calendar and facilitates communication with other departments in charge of events and programming across the Getty
  • May supervise section or cross-entity project teams


  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in Museum Education, Arts Administration, Art History, or related field preferred
  • 5-8 years of project/process management and/or event planning experience


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

  • Ability to manage projects, beginning to end
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with people at multiple levels throughout the organization
  • Ability to manage, multiple, sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Very proficient in all basic office software and procedures
  • Ability to manage last-minute changes and troubleshoot urgent situations
  • Ability to oversee a team, managing both people and work assignments
  • Comfortable reporting on/representing work to the larger organization through various formats
  • Ability to think creatively and use new technologies to expand outreach and program impact
  • Proven knowledge of discipline-specific arts practice, artist communities and creative resources

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.