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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 facilities, 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's Public Affairs department seeks a highly organized, responsible, and flexible person to provide administrative support as a Senior Staff Assistant to a dynamic team of seven. The successful candidate will be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and data systems, have strong administrative, communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills and exercise discretion in dealing with information about the Museum.   Duties require largely independent execution, including:  coordinating meetings, events, and domestic and international travel; composing and tracking a wide range of documents, including foreign language correspondence, and preparing reports; drafting, processing and monitoring contracts and payments for outside consultants. Undertakes editorial, research, and 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 maximize workflow productivity.  Handles complex written and phone inquiries and interacts with all levels of internal personnel and external colleagues and guests. 
Requisition Number
2024-4383
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) Research Library seeks a creative, forward-looking, collaborative, and service-oriented Cataloging Librarian. The position has a leading role in the workflows that establish and maintain discovery of and access to the library’s published electronic, digital, physical resources, and data sets supporting the African American Art History Initiative (AAAHI). Focusing on the history, practices, and cultural legacies of artists of African American and African diasporic heritage, AAAHI aims to provide a more robust and accurate history of American art, one that will have a decisive impact on the narrative of global culture. The position accomplishes this by creating and processing various metadata independently and collaboratively to provide and enhance access to these resources. The position uses professional judgment, applies bibliographic metadata standards and principles to clearly describe materials in order to provide effective access to them using a variety of scholarly research tools. The position has a supporting role in ensuring the integrated discovery and access across this same set of resources. In addition, the position works collaboratively in a metadata team with other catalogers, and with other internal units and external organizations that provide or use the metadata.
Requisition Number
2024-4380
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) Research Library seeks a creative, forward-looking, collaborative, and service-oriented Cataloging Librarian. The Metadata Specialist I catalogs books and other monographic resources as a member of the Getty Library’s Published Materials Cataloging & Metadata team within the Getty Research Institute’s Collections and Discovery Division. This position creates and processes various bibliographic metadata under little to no supervision and in partnership to provide and enhance access to published resources relating to scholarly art history, humanities, and conservation in a variety of languages. The position creates and updates bibliographic, holdings, item, and authority records while performing a range of cataloging from simple copy cataloging to complex original cataloging.
Requisition Number
2024-4379
The Getty Research Institute seeks a full-time Library Assistant III. This limited-term (48 months) position is focused on processing the library of art historian Robert Farris Thompson, one of the foremost scholars of the artistic and linguistic connections and continuities within the African Diaspora and Afro-Atlantic world.  The library consists of between 5,000 and 7,000 volumes, covering a wide range of topics supporting Thompson’s interests and research. The Library Assistant will work under limited supervision and in partnership with other catalogers and archivists to sort and catalog the collection according to library standards and best practices. Specializing primarily in monograph cataloging functions, this position will create, maintain, and update bibliographic, holdings, item, and authority records. Copy cataloging work will range from simple to complex and will require bibliographic searching or use of reference sources to complete or verify data. Duties will include other processing tasks such as preparing labels, data entry, and paging materials from storage. Primary workplace will be at the Getty Center, but will require work at site in Valencia.
Requisition Number
2024-4378
At Getty Digital, we're re-imagining how we can use data, software, and systems to provide a deeply connected and consistent experience for staff, scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the rich and complex information held across the organization. This position plays a central role in this effort by managing large and complex technical projects to advance Getty’s work.        We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to join the Collection & Content Management Systems (CCMS) team within Getty Digital. This position reports to the CCMS Assistant Director and works closely with staff from across the organization, including other assistant directors, librarians, archivists, imaging specialists, engineers, subject-matter experts, and technologists to implement innovative solutions that address our user and business needs. Additionally, a key aspect of this position is collaborating with external partners on high-profile cross-institutional projects.       This position manages high-risk and complex technical projects and drives them to completion. Two major projects will kick off the incumbent’s project portfolio. The first is managing Getty’s digital component of the Johnson Publishing Company Archive project. This is a joint project between Getty and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture to bring the Johnson Publishing Company Archive, an amazing collection of over 5 million photographs documenting Black history in America, to the public. The second project is an initiative to rearchitect Getty’s internal imaging and data pipelines and will transform how work is performed at Getty. These two projects demonstrate the exciting scope of work this position will be engaged in managing.       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 four weeks of accrued vacation a year, every other Friday off, and excellent benefits. Learn more about our benefits.      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 must work at least one day per week on Getty’s campus. Relocation assistance may be available.  
Requisition Number
2024-4377
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
2024-4375
This is a thirty-nine-month limited-term position. The Library Assistant will work both in partnership and under little to no supervision of the Project Archivist, in processing the papers of Richard Hunt, acclaimed fine art sculptor and creator of public art who was born and based in Chicago. Executed in welded and cast steel, aluminum, copper, and bronze, Hunt’s abstract creations make frequent references to plant, human, and animal forms as well as classical music, traditional African American spirituals, and African and African American history and mythology.    The archive, estimated at approximately 630 linear feet, contains detailed notes and correspondence, notebooks, sketchbooks, photographic documentation, financial records, research, ephemera, blueprints, posters, prints, as well as a selection of wax models for public sculptures. At the heart of the archive are Hunt’s project files which contain project files on his commissions, projects, exhibitions, and bodies of work.    The Library Assistant’s duties will include physical processing, arrangement, description, and re-housing of collection materials according to archival standards and best practices.
Requisition Number
2024-4373
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated and knowledgeable archivist for a thirty-nine-month limited-term position to process the papers of Richard Hunt, acclaimed fine art sculptor and creator of public art who was born and based in Chicago. Executed in welded and cast steel, aluminum, copper, and bronze, Hunt’s abstract creations make frequent references to plant, human, and animal forms as well as classical music, traditional African American spirituals, and African and African American history and mythology.       The archive, estimated at approximately 630 linear feet, contains notes and correspondence, notebooks, sketchbooks, photographic documentation, financial records, research, ephemera, blueprints, posters, prints, as well as a selection of wax models for public sculptures. At the heart of the archive are Hunt’s project files relating to his commissions, projects, exhibitions, and bodies of work.    Reporting to the Special Collections Archivist III who will oversee the project, the Archivist’s duties will include physically processing and arranging the material according to archival best practices; creating an online finding aid in compliance with local guidelines and national standards; communicating and closely partnering with curatorial, conservation, and digitization staff; and writing blog posts and participating in outreach activities related to the collection. The Archivist II will supervise a Library Assistant III hired concurrently for a thirty-nine-month term who will be assigned to help with the processing of the project.   Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their histories. Serving an international community of scholars, the Research Library is one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world, with holdings of more than one million books and periodicals, rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, audiovisual recordings, digital content, and extensive archives and manuscript collections.
Requisition Number
2024-4372
Maintains, repairs, inspects, installs and replaces plumbing systems, pipes, fittings and fixtures to maintain the heating, water, gas and drainage systems. Cuts, bends, threads and fits pipes with adjoining pipe assemblies. Repairs leaks and clears clogged drains. Installs sinks, showers, toilets, water heaters and related plumbing fixtures. May replace tile, replaster or paint walls through which holes have been made to gain access to plumbing. Interprets blueprints and works from sketches or verbal instructions. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
Requisition Number
2024-4366
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is looking for a Budget Analyst to play a key role in budget development and financial analysis for the GCI. Providing accounting and financial management assistance to GCI departments, the Budget Analyst will have oversight of an operating budget of $17M and is in charge of the coordination, analysis, forecasting, and reporting of overall institutional budgets. The Budget Analyst prepares the GCI’s annual budget based upon actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenues, estimated expense reports, Purchase Orders, and other factors. Analyzes and prepares quarterly budget forecasts for the GCI that project estimated expenses against annual budget targets. Reviews expenditures for conformance with policies and budgetary limitations. Provides guidance or interpretation of budget/operational policies and procedures to all GCI staff, as well as auditing various expenses.   This job will be based in our office at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It will begin in the office full-time and the opportunity to request a telework schedule may be available after an initial period of training and orientation and will be discussed and approved by your supervisor. Typically, staff with approved telework schedules at the GCI are in the office more than half of the time.   About Us The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is dedicated to improving 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 and business management, and communications.
Requisition Number
2023-4359