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Responsible for providing administrative support or project coordination for a department, program or project team.
Requisition Number
2023-4118
Getty’s Communications department seeks a collaborative and empathetic problem-solver and communicator to provide front-end content strategy expertise to the redesign and maintenance of Getty.edu, the institutional website of the J. Paul Getty Trust. This multi-year project is re-envisioning the site’s user experience and technical infrastructure so it might better serve our various audiences and institutional goals to advance research, conservation, and everyday engagement with the visual arts and cultural heritage the world over.   The Sr. Content Strategist will join the Digital Content Strategy and User Experience team and work with the UX Manager, UX Designer, internal stakeholders, and external partners to develop and implement content strategy for Getty.edu within a structured content environment. Responsibilities include aspects of UX strategy and design (e.g., identifying users, gathering requirements, UX research), content design (e.g., creating content for design and build phases, UX writing), and governance and training (e.g., documenting purpose and use of new content types and page templates, and training web editors).   We are seeking a digitally savvy candidate with 7+ years of experience developing strategy, utilizing UX research and design methodologies to inform strategy and content design, and building and stewarding structured content. The successful applicant will also demonstrate excellent communication skills—listening, writing, speaking, and presenting—and sound judgment when weighing, deciding, and explaining solutions to complex issues.   This is a full-time position reporting to the UX Manager.
Requisition Number
2023-4110
Digital Production Assistant Reporting to the Design and Production Manager and working closely with the Digital Publications department, the Digital Production Assistant will assist in a range of duties supporting Getty’s digital publishing activity. This includes new, multiformat digital publications produced with Quire (Getty’s publishing software, https://quire.getty.edu/), reflowable e-book and PDF editions of recent and forthcoming print titles, and short-run-digital and print-on-demand printings and reprints. The job entails tracking, processing, and managing image assets and other media; digital text markup in a variety of formats; trafficking of digital book production files; and ongoing quality control and maintenance of past and forthcoming digital titles. Successful candidates will be meticulous, organized, and have a keen interest in working with modern digital production and publishing tools of all kinds. On-the-job training will be provided. Getty Publications produces award-winning books that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The approximately 35 print and digital books published each year cover the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for the general public, children, and specialists. Getty offers a collegial, family-friendly, and collaborative work environment, where work-life balance is prioritized. We support a hybrid work schedule with some days at our Getty Center offices and some days at home. Staff members can participate in community service and serve on committees on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and on mentorship and community building. Note:Los Angeles-area residency required. This position is NOT fully remote and consists of a hybrid in-office and work-from-home schedule.
Requisition Number
2023-4105
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is seeking a 3-year full-time limited-term Research Specialist through June 2026. This position fosters and contributes to the GRI’s 3-year planning phase for the Latin American and Latinx Art History Initiative (LALAI), which is a multi-departmental and multi-disciplinary project that started in July 2022.   Reporting to the three managers of the initiative and working closely with the initiative’s Sr. Project Manager, the Research Specialist’s primary task will be to assist the conception and development of the initiative during the planning phase and the early implementation phase. LALAI has the following key goals: to foster research and programming on Latin American and Latinx art, to make archival collections available digitally, and to build institutional partnerships. Work will entail research on existing GRI Special Collections related to these fields. Simultaneously LALAI will develop scholarly and institutional partnerships to strengthen a network of partnerships around these fields of study. A long-term goal is to generate greater access to digitized primary research materials at the GRI and at partner institutions. This goal fosters the activation of archives and collections through research, publications, and programming, which will significantly help to diversify the narrative about Latin American and Latinx art. Most importantly, LALAI will stimulate critical approaches to Latin American and Latinx art that reveal their complexities, tensions, and ambiguities.   The GRI’s strong holdings of Latin American materials will be key in the development of the initiative, offering a foundation for research projects, digitization, partnership projects, and new acquisitions that will cover existing voids, such as Latinx art. The strengths of the Latin American collections include fifteenth- to eighteen-century rare books of colonial Latin America, books and prints of nineteenth century travelers in Latin America, a collection of nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century photography, archives on modern artists and materials related to conceptual art, and the provenance and historiography of Pre-Columbian art. They can be expanded to create a world-class collection that aligns with other significant collecting areas at the GRI around thematic areas, such as urbanism, abstraction, indigenism, or transregional art movements. We aim to focus these activities around three broad themes: Afro-Latino and Indigenous Perspectives, Off-Centers, and Latinx Art in LA.   The ideal candidate will have experience in project management, expert knowledge of the fields of Latin American and Latinx art history, and advanced research and editorial skills. Developing new and innovative approaches in consultation with the initiative’s managers, the Research Specialist will conduct research in the GRI’s Special Collections and, possibly, in Spanish and Portuguese-language archives in Latin America and elsewhere. They will also help to develop strategic partnerships and other long- and short-term relationships with arts institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. Additional advantageous skills include: experience working with databases, metadata, and digital projects and with colleagues in a team environment.
Requisition Number
2023-4103
At Getty Digital, we're re-imagining how we can use software to provide access to our collections and research.  We intend to provide a deeply linked, consistent experience for scholars, researchers, and users as they explore the complex information held across the Getty.   We believe that the best software is built by teams with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We strive to provide a collaborative environment where all team members have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to the software we build and the achievement of our overall vision.    We are looking for a developer to join a team of software engineers focused on the narrative, interpretive, and visitor-focused experiences across the Getty.  This team is responsible for maintaining and improving the core Getty.edu website, which includes exhibitions, digital publications, and other initiatives.  They also maintain Quire, Getty’s open-source digital publication platform.   As a software engineer, you’ll report to the team Software Architect and will work with them and the rest of the team to help estimate, plan, and execute software initiatives across the Getty.  You will also work with the team to assist with maintaining our existing applications and projects. You will be partnering with, contributing to and learning from a talented team of software developers, project managers, and UX researchers. You will work with subject matter experts, designers, content managers, and other software development teams, collaborating to build experiences that disseminate the information created by Getty to the larger world.   Our primary software stack is Vue.js and Nuxt with occasional backend implementations in Python, Node, REST APIs, and custom search interfaces using Elasticsearch.  Our applications are hosted in AWS and built within Docker containers.     The Getty is among the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art. You will work on an amazing campus amongst fabulous art, architecture, and archives, working with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics.  We offer paid vacation, sick and personal time, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong dedication to balancing work and personal life.
Requisition Number
2023-4102
The J. Paul Getty Trust (“Getty”) is the world’s largest - and one of its most influential - cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Through its work in Los Angeles and around the world – including conservation, research, publication, exhibitions, grants, and education – the Getty’s leadership advances the understanding, presentation, and conservation of the world’s cultural heritage. Getty makes a lasting difference in conservation practice and art historical research and promotes knowledge and appreciation of art among audiences of all ages. Getty pursues its mission internationally, serving both the general interested public and a wide range of specialized professional communities to promote a vital society through an understanding of the visual arts.     Nearly two million visitors each year enjoy art, architecture, and gardens at Getty’s two locations in Los Angeles: Getty Villa, which first opened in 1974, and which was extensively remodeled and reopened in 2006 to house the Getty Museum’s antiquities collection; and Getty Center, which opened in 1997 and where the offices are housed, together with the Getty’s four programs.   For more information on The J. Paul Getty Trust, please visit their website.   The Head of Sustainability is a newly created position and will work as a visionary leader and organizational strategist to provide thoughtful leadership, creativity, and an experienced perspective on matters related to sustainability and resilience.   Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Head of Sustainability works to develop and execute broad-based Getty-wide strategic sustainability initiatives and will bring subject matter expertise on sustainability to support the institution not only using resources responsibly but preserving cultural property. The Head of Sustainability’s work is poised to impact across the Getty organization.  This position provides an opportunity to work with leaders and colleagues, institution-wide, to synthesize environmental information and partner on sustainable and resilience initiatives.   The Head of Sustainability is a leadership role and will work in close partnership with the four constituent programs and others across the institution in the development, implementation, and coordination of the Getty's strategic sustainability and resilience initiatives.     The Getty has retained Opus Partners to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner and Marisea Rivera, Senior Associate & Certified Diversity Recruiter are leading the search. For more information or to apply, please contact Katie at katie.dean@opuspartners.net  
Requisition Number
2023-4101
Oversees and directs one or more teams to complete grounds maintenance activities. Assures standards for safety and workmanship are met. Assists Supervisor with planning, estimation, problem solving, labor coordination and reporting.
Requisition Number
2023-4100
We are looking for four Senior Project Coordinators to be based in our offices at the Getty Center and provide administrative and project management support for a variety of complex international projects in the Getty Conservation Institute'sBuilding and Sites Department.    About Us   The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is dedicated to finding ways to improve the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage—its art objects, museum collections, historic buildings, and archaeological sites. We are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and our work often takes us to heritage sites across the globe including locations in South America, Asia, and the Middle East, where we work in partnership with heritage professionals from the region. Our staff come from diverse disciplines including architecture, archaeology, conservation, information science, chemistry, engineering, operations management, and communications.
Requisition Number
2022-4096
Our Mission   The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance and is one of four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust.  The Museum operates two sites, the Getty Villa in Malibu, 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 25 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 Opportunity   The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a Museum Designer III within the department of Museum Design.  Reporting to the Head of Design, this position plans and develops welcoming, accessible, and engaging design solutions for moderately complex projects concerning the presentation of art and ideas, through an iterative and collaborative process.  Provides design expertise to project teams working on temporary exhibitions, permanent collection rotations and refurbishments. Collaborates across departments and with outside entities to define project goals, context and scope. Creates accurate design plans, prototypes, models, fabrication drawings, production files and specifications, suggests methods, materials and techniques, sources and procures samples, and oversees the production and execution of designed assets.   NOTE:When applying, you will be prompted to upload your resume. Please upload your cover letter, resume, and samples from your portfolio as a single PDF.
Requisition Number
2022-4092
Getty is the world’s largest cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Getty’s Investment Department manages a diversified portfolio of $8.5 billion in investment assets. We are seeking an Operations Analyst to join our team.   The Investment Operations Analyst will report to the Investment Operations Manager. The operations team will provide analytical and operational assistance in managing the endowment portfolio across all asset classes: Public Equity, Fixed Income, Absolute Return, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Assets and Private Credit. The operations team will work in partnership with the investment team to develop accounting and financial processes, procedures, protocols and controls to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the investment function. This includes participating in operational due diligence and managing the on-boarding and monitoring of investments. The team will also be in charge of for gathering, organizing, and presenting data on investment performance and risk attributes with the goal of improving investment evaluation and selection.
Requisition Number
2022-4090