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 - 0406-Research Projects and Academic Outreach
Requisition Number
ERRP Eligible

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty

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Job Summary

Assists curatorial staff by facilitating research and/or assisting with research projects, exhibitions or publications.  This is a part time limited term position for 10 hours per week until June 21, 2024.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Research on literature and complementary collections for inter-institutional partnerships and potential acquisitions
  • Copying and organizing literature on East German art
  • Digitization requests, copyright research, and tracking movement of materials in the collection
  • Data entry in Airtable database to link GRI images to records
  • Assist with creation of Library Research Guides
  • Assist with concept of Google Art & Culture project and PowerPoint presentations
  • May write and copyedit essays


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 0-2 years research experience (education may be considered)
  • Advanced knowledge of German language required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to build relationships, work in partnership and work on teams
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred

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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