The Getty

Public Programs Coordinator

Job Family
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Villa
Hiring Pay Scale
$22.80 - $27.93 Hourly
Commensurate with experience and internal equity
Museum - 0371-Public Programs Villa
Requisition Number
ERRP Eligible

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

Our Mission


The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance and is one of four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Museum operates two facilities, the Getty Villa in Malibu, which exhibits its collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, and the Getty Center in Brentwood, which displays its collections of European art: Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, drawings to 1900, and photography to the present day (including non-European works).  The Museum mounts approximately 25 temporary exhibitions a year across its two sites; maintains an annual permanent gallery improvement program and offers wide-ranging and ambitious programming for its visitors


The Opportunity


The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual to provide administrative and logistical support to the Public Programs department. Reporting to the Senior Education Specialist, the Public Programs Coordinator is located at the Villa and supports public program activities at both the Getty Villa and Getty Center. Under moderate supervision, this position assists in all aspects of public programming including scheduling, facilitation, and coordination while also providing administrative support.  This includes coordinating on-site, virtual, and hybrid educational programs for adult audiences that are designed around the Getty’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, with a primary focus on ancient Mediterranean cultures.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with Getty colleagues and external presenters in organizing lectures, panels, and symposia, whether on-site, virtual, or hybrid 
  • Provides logistical and technical support to presenters on-site and online
  • Supports Zoom webinars as liaison between programming team, presenters, and support staff
  • Creates and maintains production schedules and event calendars
  • Generates purchasing requisitions, supporting documents, and payments to speakers and vendors
  • Coordinates travel, accommodations, and reimbursements for visiting speakers and staff
  • Writes promotional copy for different media
  • Helps design and edit PowerPoint and Keynote presentations
  • Assists in preparing recorded lectures for posting online: verifies image rights, meets standards for citations, checks closed captions
  • Prepares audience surveys, consolidates responses, and summarizes results
  • Writes program summaries and tracks statistics for quarterly reports
  • Incorporates best practices for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in program planning


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of project/process management and/or event planning experience as well as administrative 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

  • Proficient computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software, digital platforms, and email applications – Microsoft Office, Photoshop Elements, Media Management Database, PeopleSoft, Survey Monkey, and Zoom
  • Communicates clearly with people at multiple levels
  • Integrates ongoing office administration into a project-driven workload
  • Handles last-minute changes and troubleshoots urgent situations
  • Enjoys creative thinking and collaborating with others
  • Experience working in a museum environment and/or the arts is preferred
  • General knowledge of classical antiquity and art history a plus

Benefits and Perks

Here are just some examples that Getty offers/provides for full-time employees:


  • Medical, Dental & Vision – Getty pays 75%-95% of the premium, depending on the plan elected. Coverage starts on date of hire. 
  • 403(b) Plan – with up to 5% Employer Match
  • Getty contribution of 6% to 401(a) plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Vacation, Sick and Personal Days
  • Many positions have bi-weekly Off-Fridays
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • On-Site Fitness Center at Getty Center
  • Community Involvement


To learn more about our comprehensive benefits and long list of perks, go to Getty HR.

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.