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As a member of the Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Content (EPPIC) department, the Manager for School Programs will oversee the development, delivery, and evaluation of innovative programs for school communities, and student and teacher audiences. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of K–12 and museum education best practices; Common Core curriculum; diversity, equity, access, and inclusion principles; as well as familiarity with the Los Angeles educational ecosystem. This position is also responsible for one of the largest K–12 school visit programs in the country, and will oversee daily operations for the successful scheduling and deployment of museum staff to accommodate over 700 students participating daily. The individual in this role makes a significant impact on the department’s mission to actively engage student and teacher audiences locally and nationally. He or she may interpret, execute, and recommend modifications to department policies, systems, and efficiencies, and programmatic scope and scale. The Manager of School Programs oversees three School Program Coordinators and the Education Specialist for Teacher Programs, and reports to the Head of Education.
The Getty Museum seeks a Manager, Audience and Interpretation to inform and shape our ambitious program of exhibitions, collection display, and media.
The Manager will lead a team of interpretation staff tasked with maintaining standards of excellence in written and media interpretation of our art collection and exhibitions. They will develop and lead a program of research into audience needs and use those audience insights to establish and deliver best practices for interpretation. Together, we will make interpretation recommendations to our curatorial teams and inform content decisions with measurable audience data, creating content that connects with our audiences emotionally and intellectually and is inclusive by design. Our aim is to support and expand a real-world, diverse audience in ways that enhances their experience of art and their visit to the museum.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in audience and market research, including the synthesis of data into actionable insights and an ability to translate it into effective educational communication both in-gallery and online. They will have exceptional written and verbal communication, strong editorial skills, and the ability to effectively advocate for inclusivity and the needs of diverse audiences.
This position is based in Los Angeles and is part of the museum’s Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Content division.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, self-starting individual for the position of Associate Registrar for Exhibitions for a 15.5 month limited term assignment located at the Getty Villa. The successful candidate will work primarily on the high volume of complex loans for two upcoming exhibitions to be presented at the Getty Villa in conjunction with the Classical World in Context initiative. Working under the Villa Registrar, manages budgeting, loan processing, recordkeeping and shipping and courier arrangements of assigned exhibitions at the Getty Villa Museum, ensuring that the highest standards in the safe, professional handling of works of art are followed. Negotiates and implements loan agreements with lending museums and foreign government entities, including packing, shipping, security, insurance and storage or display conditions of loans to special exhibitions. Assists in maintaining the quality and accuracy of object documentation in the collections information system (TMS): enters and/or proofs records in exhibitions, loans, shipping and insurance modules. Determines insurance requirements for special exhibitions and assists with the preparation of U.S. Indemnity applications.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Preparator III for the Preparations team located at the Getty Center reporting jointly to the Lead Preparator for Lighting and the Head of Preparations. Under minimal supervision, assists with gallery lighting of exhibitions and permanent collections at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. Oversees the routine installation and maintenance of permanent galleries, special exhibition and temporary exhibition spaces, and art storage areas. Uses appropriate materials, equipment, and methods to display, store, pack and transport works of art. Plans and executes the fabrication, installation, disassembly and storage of works of art, and furniture for permanent and special exhibition galleries.
Maintains, troubleshoots, replaces and may install electrical circuits, equipment and appliances. Inspects and tests electrical equipment, lighting, signal, communication and power circuits. Responsible for changing lighting ballasts and all exterior lighting including fiber optic lights in pools. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures. Inspects completed work for conformance with requirements of local building codes.
Conducts research, content development and/or editorial functions in the fields of modern and contemporary art for the Deputy Director of the Getty Research Institute. May assist assigned scholar through library research, transcription, note taking, cataloging and photocopying. May compile, analyze and interpret results. May contribute to conceptual project development and coordinate projects or events from inception through completion. May write research reports or contribute to academic publications. Assists in preparing public presentations, which requires strong computer skills.
Responsible for providing administrative support or project coordination for a department, program or project team.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an experienced individual for a full-time position of Associate Registrar to secure images and reproduction rights for exhibition-related publications and promotional materials. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years publications or registration experience; experience in negotiating rights for image reproduction; knowledge of different types of digital and photographic materials and imaging software; experience with an automated collections management system and/or digital asset management systems; a solid understanding of license agreements and copyright law; and strong administrative skills to handle paperwork and meet deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with editorial and proofing experience required. Must be detailed-oriented, flexible, and able to work on several complex projects at once.
The J. Paul Getty Museum's curatorial department of Manuscripts seeks a highly organized, responsible and flexible individual to provide administrative support for the department as a Senior Staff Assistant. The successful candidate will be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and data systems, have strong administrative, communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, exhibit exceptional attention to detail, and exercise discretion in dealing with information.
Duties require largely independent execution, including: coordinating meetings, events, and domestic and international travel; composing and tracking a wide range of documents, and preparing reports; achieving proficiency with institutional software systems. Undertakes administrative projects and conducts data analysis. Regularly performs a variety of routine accounting, budget tracking and forecasting, expense reporting, data entry, filing, desktop computer support, mailing, and other clerical tasks. Anticipates departmental administrative needs and develops efficiencies to minimize workflow disruptions. Handles complex written and phone inquiries and interacts with all level of internal personnel and outside colleagues and guests.
The J. Paul Getty Museum invites applications to the position of Head of Design. The ideal candidate will be an expert creative and strategic thinker with demonstrative skills in leading a large team of talented, multidisciplinary designers. Reporting to the Associate Director of Exhibitions, the ideal candidate will be responsible for design strategies and solutions that synthesize the needs of the visitor, internal clients, and project stakeholders through multiple outputs, including major exhibitions and permanent-collection galleries. Working across departments, he/she will collaborate to assess needs and conceptualize environmental and visual solutions that showcase the Museum’s collections, build the Getty brand, and champion the Getty’s international reputation. The ideal candidate will practice sophisticated design methodologies and demonstrate excellence and creativity in the areas of architecture, interior design, exhibition scenography, narrative and promotional graphics, wayfinding, and the use of commercial and digital products.
The J. Paul Getty Museum is one of four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Museum operates two facilities, the Getty Villa in Mailbu, which exhibits its collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, and the Getty Center in Brentwood, which displays its collections of European art: Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, drawings to 1900, and photography to the present day (including non-European works). The Museum mounts approximately 20 temporary exhibitions a year across its two sites; maintains an annual permanent gallery improvement program, and offers wide-ranging and ambitious programming for its visitors.
The Design Department supports the Getty’s mission to “inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts” by creating meaningful experiences for diverse audiences. Through a collaborative process, its multidisciplinary team develops engaging and accessible design solutions, achieving international recognition in the museum field.