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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   This Assistant Digital Media Producer position in the J. Paul Getty Museum is part of a pilot program to support entry-level positions for individuals who are alumni of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship (MUI) program. The intended purpose of the Emerging Professionals program is to provide an intentional strategy to develop a foundation for career development and mentorship. Getty has made a commitment of two years for this position, which is intended for emerging professionals who are seeking to gain professional experience and deepen their knowledge of careers in museums, specifically as outlined in the position description below.   Reporting to the Assistant Director for Education and Public Programs, the Assistant Digital Media Producer will support the museum’s Education Department to create getty.edu as a destination for dynamic and relevant resources to inspire teachers from across the country to integrate the visual arts into their curriculum. They will be responsible for supporting the expansion of virtual programming and digital resources for K-12 school communities by developing new online content as part of the Getty’s website for teachers and students in collaboration with education staff.   As part of the pilot program, the Education department will integrate the Assistant Digital Media Producer into all relevant project and department meetings.  Additional supervision provided by department staff in school and teacher audiences, as well as mentoring by the Head of Education and external mentor.  Additionally, they will have opportunities to collaborate and learn with leaders in the museum education field, as well as applying skills to independent digital project development and programming and training in all administrative support systems: budget tracking, purchase order development, contracts, expenditure reconciliation. And they will have access to related project (content and/or conferences) travel opportunities.
Requisition Number
2022-4008
Responsible for providing administrative support or project coordination for a department, program or project team.
Requisition Number
2022-4003
Manages and coordinates Getty Research Institute (GRI) programs - from pre-planning phases through post-event follow-up. 
Requisition Number
2022-4002
The Getty Research Institute seeks a service-oriented and creative Reference Librarian II to join the Getty Library’s Research Services department and work in partnership with colleagues. The Reference Librarian II provides high-level and wide-ranging in-person and virtual reference, instruction, and outreach services to a diverse and international user community (including the public, staff, residential scholars, and registered readers). As a member of the Reference team, the Reference Librarian works closely and in partnership with librarians, library assistants, archivists, curators, and various staff across the Getty. The ideal Reference Librarian II candidate will be passionate about the arts, architecture, and visual culture and advancing the mission and goals of the Library and Getty Research Institute. They will foster relationships with staff across the Getty and thrive in assisting researchers to facilitate their work in the extensive collections.   The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing awareness of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, ongoing collecting program, public programs, institutional partnerships, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars’ programs. Among the world’s premier art libraries, the Getty Library and its Special Collections include over 1.5 million volumes, rare materials, and digital resources, which serve a vast international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute's activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and collectively provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange.  (We have two Reference Librarian positions available).
Requisition Number
2022-3998
Under close supervision, installs, configures, and maintains integrity of the operating system and server environments.
Requisition Number
2022-3996
Assists director of the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the Associate Director by facilitating research and/or assisting with research projects, exhibitions, and publications. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student with a strong working knowledge in Spanish and a background in Pre-Columbian art history and/or archaeology or Latin American studies.
Requisition Number
2022-3995
In Getty Digital, the Collection & Content Management Systems (CCMS) team assists Getty Programs and departments through the administration of a suite of data management systems, technical project management, and digital preservation activities. We are seeking a Software Engineer to maintain and enhance multiple Arches data management platforms and assist with engineering needs, including legacy data migration, across the department.   Arches in an open source platform built jointly by the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund (find out more about Arches here). This position reports to the IT Project Manager Specialist in charge of our Arches instances. Additionally, the Software Engineer will work with technical and content-focused teams across the organization, our consulting semantic architect, as well as external vendors, as needed. This is an opportunity for an engineering and/or information professional with development experience and an interest in cultural heritage, linked data, data management processes, systems, and documentation. Desired candidates are both technical and energetic about working directly with stakeholders. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, the desire to partner with others, the ability to work under little to no supervision, and a desire to continuously learn and expand their skill set is a must. The Getty, one of the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, is dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art, advancing conservation practice, and promoting public knowledge and appreciation of art. Our dynamic and beautiful campus is filled with art, archives and special collections, and a world-class research library. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a strong dedication to balancing work and personal life.    This position is a hybrid work environment opportunity; this is not a permanent remote assignment. The successful candidate must be a California resident when employment begins, and will be required to work one day per week on campus with the CCMS team.
Requisition Number
2022-3993
We are seeking a Publications Manager to run the Getty Conservation Institute’s growing publications program and be responsible for all aspects of editorial development of publications content—from initial proposals to peer review, editing, design, and production.    Reporting to the Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Publications, you will oversee the production and dissemination of conservation-related publications that meet the highest scholarly standards and provide relevant, timely information to professionals and organizations involved in conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.  Your work will be based in our offices at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and will focus on peer-reviewed books, which are produced in collaboration with Getty’s publishing arm, Getty Publications, and sold internationally, and online publications in PDF format, often with a print-on-demand option, which are produced by you and your team.   Mission The Getty Conservation Institute(GCI) works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and the dissemination of information. In all its endeavors, the GCI creates and delivers knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.
Requisition Number
2022-3992
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 an Assistant Curator of Manuscripts to become a vital member of a team working with one of the foremost collections of medieval and Renaissance (ca. 800-1550) illuminated manuscripts in the United States. The Assistant Curator will play an instrumental role in supporting the collection and its many publics through acquisitions, exhibitions, original research, and innovative interpretation. The department is currently engaged in developing programming that is engaging and meaningful to diverse, contemporary audiences. The successful candidate will bring creative ideas and fresh perspectives, key attributes for our ongoing work to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, both through our internal work and our public-facing programs. Many of the duties of the Assistant Curator will revolve around the Manuscripts Department’s schedule of 3-4 exhibitions per year, the primary means by which the collection is presented to the public. The Assistant Curator will have the opportunity to conceive and develop these exhibitions and to work with other curators on larger exhibition projects that seek to advance the field through new research, engaging interpretation, and international collaboration.   The Assistant Curator will contribute to the ongoing work of cataloguing the collection for the museum website, including updating information and writing descriptions of individual objects. The Assistant Curator will support the department’s administrative functions, including processing loans, overseeing the study room, and supervising photography of the collection. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with exceptional organizational skills and experience managing projects in an iterative, fast-paced environment. A natural consensus-builder, the candidate understands how to collaborate successfully in a team with other curators in the department, as well as with colleagues across the campus, including Conservation, Design, Exhibition, Education, Interpretive Content, Imaging Services, Preparators, and Registrars.
Requisition Number
2022-3991
Will work with Project Team to build new intranet, including web writing, building pages, images, documenting best practices, and helping to train Getty colleagues how to use the system.  Under close supervision, assists in the development and publication of basic end user training materials, including web sites, PDFs, videos and instructional guides. Assists in evaluation of key content needs. Updates and maintains simple web sites. May coordinate and conduct basic classroom training and demonstrations. 
Requisition Number
2022-3990