Research Assistant

Job Family
LT Part-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Workplace Type
Hiring Pay Scale
$25.68 Hourly
Commensurate with experience and internal equity
Research Institute - 0425-Scholars Program
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

The Getty Scholars Program seeks a departmental research assistant who will facilitate research on projects and/or assist with programs, departmental activities, and publications. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student in Art History, or a related field, who possesses diverse research experience, strong organizational skills, and has worked in an academic institution. Field of specialization is open.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Provides Scholars Program staff with research and publication assistance.
  • Creates and distributes theme-relevant bibliographies, references, and documents.
  • Assists with creation of website content and departmental Power Point presentations, as well as organizing departmental photographs and records.
  • May assist with publications by communicating with authors, updating essay drafts, and assisting editors in checking page proofs, proofing indexes, etc.
  • Proofreads, edits, and translates as needed.
  • May assist with other departmental activities, such as internal and external communication with current and future scholars, disseminating the yearly scholar theme announcement, and the running of the Consortium Seminar
  • May assist with departmental events, such as scholar orientation and the meetings associated with the selection process.


  • Bachelor's degree in art history or related field required; Master's degree preferred
  • 0-2 years research experience (education may be considered) and/or experience working in an academic institution
  • Working knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to build relationships and work on teams
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred; ability to design and/or produce outward-facing materials for the department is highly desirable.

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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