Research Associate I

Job Family
Administrative and Support Staff
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Workplace Type
Hiring Pay Scale
$25.92 - $33.05 Hourly
Commensurate with experience and internal equity
Research Institute - 0425-Scholars Program
Requisition Number
ERRP Eligible

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Job Summary

The Research Associate I plays a key role in the daily operations of the Getty Scholars Program, which offers fellowships to international scholars. This role entails assisting with the full cycle of scholar recruitment, including the yearly theme launch and the application, selection, and recruitment processes, working closely with other staff members in the department, in the Getty Research Institute, and across the whole Getty campus. This role also entails developing a comprehensive communication strategy, in conjunction with the GRI Digital Media and Content Strategy department, including managing departmental web content, the scholar research dossier, and other presentation materials produced by the program. This position may entail handling some issues that arise in relation to the scholars whose offices are located at the Getty Villa in Malibu.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Handles administrative and research needs of Getty Center and Villa Scholars
  • Assists in the realization of programmatic projects
  • May coordinate scholar application review and selection team
  • May organize tours for scholars, classes and VIPs at Getty Center and Villa
  • May coordinate scholar year theme development process including production and dissemination of promotional materials
  • May manage and develop scholar research dossier
  • Fosters communication and partnership across departments and programs of Getty
  • May represent program’s initiatives and projects at public and private symposia, panels, workshops, and seminars, locally, nationally, and internationally


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • 0-2 years experience working in an academic environment or scholarly research setting (education may be considered)
  • Working knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred
  • Knowledge of the arts and cultural heritage scholarly field is required
  • Administrative experience appropriate to the listed responsibilities; experience managing, writing, or editing web content, including social media, preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills
  • Advanced research writing and editorial 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
  • Ability to work in partnership with other staff members and to cross-train in related skillsets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required; ability to work with Adobe and Google software suites and/or Airtable 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

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