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The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an Associate Interpretive Content Specialist to support our ambitious display and exhibition program. This permanent position within the division of Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Content will serve a pivotal role crafting our interpretation from draft to public presentation. Directly supporting our mission to “inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts,” you will shape our content narrative, strategy, and language for audience and platform needs through thoughtful writing, editing, and communication.
Are you passionate about art and the stories it tells? Do you believe in the beauty and power of precisely crafted language? Can you bring an optimistic and collaborative attitude to our team each day?
Collaborating across Curatorial, Exhibitions, Design, Interpretive Content, and other departments, the Associate Interpretive Content Specialist is a central part of the content development for both permanent collection displays and exhibitions. You will serve as a key editorial authority over public-facing didactic and interpretive texts. You will bring to bear our collective passion, knowledge, and research to develop inventive content that engages diverse audiences both in-gallery and off-site.
With the project team, you will review the hierarchy, structure, and content of interpretive materials in relation to the exhibition/installation interpretive goals, audience needs, and Getty accepted guidelines. You will recommend or execute changes to wording, sequencing, and design; you will identify strategies and tools to advance interpretive goals; and you may advise or spearhead didactic sections of exhibitions or other content platforms.
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated and knowledgeable archivist to process and catalog special collections with an emphasis on archives related to modern and contemporary art, including the archives of artists, collectors, dealers and critics. The GRI is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their histories. The Research Institute’s special collections contain rare books, prints and drawings, rare photographs, 20th-century art multiples, extensive audiovisual material, and more than 25,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts. Reporting to the Manager of Special Collections Cataloging and Processing, the archivist will work closely with colleagues throughout the Research Institute, and may supervise interns, student workers and project staff. The archivist may also contribute to scholarly and social media activities related to special collections.
The position may be filled at the Archivist I or Archivist II level, depending on qualifications. The hiring salary range for Archivist I is: $47,799 - $59,754. The hiring salary range for Archivist II is: $54,992 - $68,745.
Experienced sound engineer. Participates in the delivery and execution of audio/visual materials for Getty programs including exhibitions, orientation theater and live performances. Evaluates and interprets users' needs and project objectives and assists with determination of appropriate presentation medium. Sets up and adjusts audio and visual equipment to meet production requirements. Performs routine maintenance of equipment. Ensures that the style and quality of presentations and live performances are consistent with Getty standards.
Coordinates and directs facilities planning, renovation, and relocation projects for the Getty. Develops space requirements and design criteria with architects to ensure efficient space management and operation and to anticipate long- term needs and technological developments. Analyzes space, logistical requests and solutions for conformity with the Getty’s overall goals. Ensures that design, processes, and specifications align with Getty needs and goals. Establishes project budgets and timetables, monitors expenditures and schedules and coordinates meetings with outside contractors, consultants, and personnel affected by the projects. Monitors the progress of work in the field in order to ensure adherence to program and budget. Researches problem areas and recommends cost effective solutions that meet program requirements. Performs complex project management work including all aspects of project management during development, planning, design, construction, and final close-out. This position is required to interface with a variety of departments, including staff, administrators, curators, LA Department of Building and Safety, LA Fire, various professional consultants, contractors, and vendors, etc.
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is seeking a creative, forward-looking, and collaborative Assistant Editor to support AATA Online, a comprehensive database of over 147,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. A major reference work for the conservation field, AATA Online has been freely available online since 2002. Updated quarterly, AATA Online adds approximately 4,000 new records to the resource annually.
This position reports to the Managing Editor of AATA Online and is primarily responsible for subject indexing of articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and other research materials intended for heritage conservation professionals. The Assistant Editor has a leading role in AATA workflow and assists in establishing and maintaining records in the database.
Plans, coordinates and supervises a wide variety and heavy volume of events, meetings and performances sponsored by Getty institutes, departments and external organizations. Manages or assists in all stages of event planning, preparation and execution. Assists with the development of the event concept, budget, promotional materials and production/project and logistics schedules. Negotiates with external vendors.
Procures goods and services at the best possible price by managing all aspects of the contract life cycle from gathering requirements to monitoring post-award compliance for various internal clients. Provides contract services in a timely manner with a high level of customer service/client satisfaction. Reviews and drafts contractual documents, negotiates the terms and conditions in contracts, prepares contracts for execution, monitors vendor's compliance with contractual terms, prepares amendments and renewals when necessary. The Contract Administrator manages transactions of a low to moderate level of complexity.
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced editor to ensure the accurate and timely editing of scholarly print and electronic books from manuscript through proofs. The editor’s duties include copyediting books; communicating with authors and translators; overseeing image permissions and reproducible art; overseeing freelance proofreaders and indexers; editing indexes; serving as a liaison between authors and production, design, and marketing staff; evaluating book interior and jacket designs; training junior staff and monitoring their work; and editing or repurposing promotional copy for catalog and dust jackets. The editor must also be detail-oriented; possess superior organizational skills; have a firm grasp of standard American English; and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
We are especially interested in candidates with experience editing scholarly books with large art programs.
Responsible for providing administrative support and project coordination for the Head of Auxiliary Services.
Seeking a highly organized professional to serve as Executive Assistant to the John E. and Louise Bryson Director of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and oversee day-to-day operations for the director’s office, including complex travel and scheduling arrangements, internal and external communications, and information management. The Executive Assistant serves as a representative of the director while interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization, as well as high-level external contacts, and develops effective working relationships with colleagues across the Getty. In all work, the Executive Assistant manages and accesses confidential material; sensitivity, discretion, professionalism, and sound judgement are required.