Manager of Capital Projects

Job Family
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Workplace Type
Hybrid/Partially Remote
Hiring Pay Scale
$129,724 - $171,892 Annually
Commensurate with experience and internal equity
Facilities - 1430-Capital Project Support
Requisition Number
ERRP Eligible

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty

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Job Summary

The J. Paul Getty Trust (“Getty”) is the world’s largest - and one of its most influential - cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Through its work in Los Angeles and around the world – including conservation, research, publication, exhibitions, grants, and education – the Getty’s leadership advances the understanding, presentation, and conservation of the world’s cultural heritage. Getty makes a lasting difference in conservation practice and art historical research and promotes knowledge and appreciation of art among audiences of all ages. Getty pursues its mission internationally, serving both the general interested public and a wide range of specialized professional communities to promote a vital society through an understanding of the visual arts.  


Nearly two million visitors each year enjoy art, architecture, and gardens at Getty’s two locations in Los Angeles: Getty Villa, which first opened in 1974, and which was extensively remodeled and reopened in 2006 to house the Getty Museum’s antiquities collection; and Getty Center, which opened in 1997 and where the offices are housed, together with the Getty’s four programs: Museum, Getty Research Institute (GRI), Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), and Foundation.


For more information on The J. Paul Getty Trust, please visit their website.



Reporting to the Head of Capital Projects, the Manager of Capital Projects is responsible for the planning and management of the Getty building design and construction of capital projects, including renovation, new construction, and project administration including financial forecasting and budgeting. The manager oversees a team of design and construction consultants, senior project managers in the preparation and execution of the design and architectural programs, procurement and contract documents, and project management administration.  The manager assures projects comply with safety and regulatory standards, applicable building codes and conform with the Getty’s overall goals and policies including protection of its real estate, visitors, staff and cultural property.


The Manager of Capital Projects works closely and in strong partnership with the four constituent programs across the institution in the development, implementation, and coordination of the Getty's capital and renewal project initiatives. 



The Getty has retained Opus Partners to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner and Marisea Rivera, Senior Associate & Certified Diversity Recruiter are leading the search. For more information or to apply, please contact Katie at

Major Job Responsibilities

Project Management Program

  • In alignment with the Head of Capital Projects, manage the implementation of Getty’s long-range capital and renewal project plan.
  • Thorough knowledge of architecture, construction management, structural, civil, mechanical, and electric engineering, and contract management
  • Excellent management skills related to project development and construction, including scheduling, budget, and accounting practices.
  • Effectively lead internal project staff, vendor and consultant teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to organizational, procedural, policy, and technological changes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of safety in the workplace and ability to observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required.
  • Strong conflict resolution and negotiations skills, to resolve disagreements quickly and effectively and reach clear agreements on conflicting approaches and priorities with all parties involved regarding project expectations.
  • Ability to understand problems from a broad perspective and discern underlying causes of the problem when developing solutions. Ability to conceive new approaches to complex problems and issues.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of work, initiative, problem-solving, commitment, creativity, professional responsibility, and judgment. Ability to represent the Getty and its interests in a professional and conscientious manner.
  • Excellent written communications skills, with a thorough knowledge of English usage, grammar and punctuation. Demonstrated proficiency in developing, analyzing, composing, and preparing letters, correspondence, reports, and presentations.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals and groups at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the Getty, with demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully and professionally.
  • Excellent personnel management and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to coach and counsel team members in a positive manner to achieve desired results. Comprehensive knowledge of effective personnel management practices and supervisory skills, including recruitment, training, performance assessment and metrics management, motivation and professional development, corrective actions, and progressive discipline.
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize campus resources during emergency situations.



  • Align project work with Getty’s climate action planning and implementation to reduce greenhouse emissions. Through a lens of sustainability, plan and execute project work through the Getty’s vision on collections preservation, land stewardship, building and facilities planning, design/construction, energy, water, waste and recycling, transportation, and procurement.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a computer to produce or assist in the preparation of quality construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, contracts, records, presentations, and reports.
  • Ability to plan and program complex projects.
  • Ability to assemble and present project proposals and graphics.


 Financial Budgeting and Reporting

  • Demonstrated ability to produce cost estimates for projects, forecast expenditure, and reliable project budgets.
  • Ability to develop long-range budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Ability to develop and analyze spreadsheets and reports to manage all aspects of business including expenditure trends, shifting needs, and response times.
  • Ability to report to leadership project financial performance in clear and effective documents and presentations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field.
  • Eight to ten years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in the area of project management, planning of capital and facilities renewal work and budgeting.
  • Management experience in a higher education or institutional setting with a demonstrated customer service-oriented attitude.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Architectural or Professional Engineering License.
  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Sustainability certification such as LEED, WELL etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience leading capital programs with a strong knowledge of program management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to inspire confidence and to motivate and persuade diverse groups to work together collectively, in order to meet common objectives.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Creative problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of construction practices, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ability to analyze and understand research and execute solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget planning and prioritization of projects, programs, and activities, using sound judgment while meeting organizational requirements.
  • Strong results-orientation skills and a commitment to measuring program performance.

Benefits and Perks

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


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance coverage, starting on date of hire. Getty pays 75%-95% of the premium, depending on the plan selected.
  • 403(b) Employee Investment retirement plan – with up to 5% Getty Match
  • Getty contribution of 6%, on behalf of employee, to 401(a) retirement account
  • Educational Assistance and professional development
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Many positions have bi-weekly Off-Fridays
  • On-Site Fitness Center at Getty Center
  • Community service opportunities


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.

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