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Reporting to the Design and Production Manager, the Senior Designer will work closely with Getty staff, freelancers, and vendors to produce a wide range of high-quality illustrated art books, including exhibition catalogues, academic monographs, trade titles, and children's books for both print and digital formats.   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 books published each year cover the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists. Most books are published in print, and an increasing number are published digitally as well.   Getty Publications 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 telework days. Staff members can participate in Getty-sponsored community service and serve on committees on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) and on mentorship and community building.   Please submit resumes by July 31, 2022. All applications should include samples of your work - please provide a link or upload with your resume (10MB max. file size).
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The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks an experienced development professional to serve as Director of Individual Giving. The Director will play a central role in the fast-paced Development Office at the Getty with a focus on leading and developing the Getty Patron Program.     The Getty’s institutional advancement program was established in 2012 to build a community of donors and to cultivate support for key initiatives relevant to our donor community. This position will be essential to our next phase of departmental growth, serving as a combination of manager and strategic planner, as well as fundraiser and relationship-builder. Responsibilities, detailed further below, include driving continued, accelerated growth of the Getty Patron Program; developing strategies for inspiring and supporting gifts at every giving level; coaching and leading a team of direct reports; and working with colleagues to develop new giving opportunities to inspire donor support.   The incumbent must be a skilled and experienced manager and fundraiser, with strong communication skills, and an energetic and entrepreneurial work style.  
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This position is part-time for 10 hours per week. Candidates interested in more hours need not apply. Working under general supervision of the Scholar Housing Coordinator, assists with apartment unit inventories and assessments. Performs basic, but varied general duties. Applies department policies and procedures and utilizes general knowledge of other department's functions. Interacts with multiple levels of staff addressing residential needs with care and diplomacy for a vast array of cultural figures from around the world.
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Prepares merchandise for sale in the Getty stores, organizes merchandise and supplies in the warehouse and warehouse annexes. Supports the Getty stores.
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Reporting to the Director of Advancement Services, the Development and Raiser’s Edge Administrator upholds the critical role of ensuring efficient operation and function of the Raiser’s Edge (RE NXT and RE Database View) donor database in Development and across the Getty. The Administrator determines the department’s application requirements and implements the selection, maintenance, and customization of the software solutions to fit goals and objectives. Working closely with leadership in Development, the Administrator oversees the performance, integrity, and security of the Raiser’s Edge database and related systems. The Administrator serves as the liaison to Getty Digital to coordinate Development’s activities related to the development, staff training, testing and use of information management applications used in Development. Serves in a lead capacity and directs the work of assigned staff and is also a specialist who works independently and deals with complex and/or sensitive projects.
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Conceives and realizes programmatic projects related to important topics in the field of art history and related disciplines, developing new and innovative approaches. Has subject matter expertise in American and African American art history, including their intersection with dance, film, and media. Initiates strategic partnerships and other long- and short- term partnerships with arts institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. Initiates and/or contributes to major research projects of strategic importance to the GRI. Carries on high-level research that will result in outcomes such as book-length publications and scholarly exhibitions. Manages cross-departmental teams.
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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   The J. Paul Getty Museum has two openings for a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Photographs. Reporting to the Research Associate for Collection Management, these individuals are responsible for conducting research on the permanent collection of over 150,000 photographic works contributing to the development of the online catalog, including identifying and describing images, researchingprovenance and collecting history, bibliography, exhibition history and TMS (The Museum System) descriptive text. The Curatorial Assistants enter data into TMS database, review historical documentation, undertake bibliographic searches, perform editorial functions to assure accuracy and consistency, and engage in various aspects of collection documentation management. Assists staff, scholars, and study room visitors with accessing the collections and responding to reference inquiries as needed, as well as preparing collection materials for imaging, housing, inventory, and other collection management tasks. The core function of this job is cataloging the collection, which requires working onsite daily in order to directly access accessioned collection materials in a secure workspace.
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This is a full time position that will support the work of the DEAI Council and its co-chairs. Getty established the DEAI Council, a diverse and inclusive group of employees, in early 2020 to make recommendations and partner with senior leadership on strategies for change.   The DEAI Council’s Purpose Statement:   As Getty advances and shares the world’s visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all, the DEAI Council’s purpose is to listen to, value, and embrace all members of our community, including their many backgrounds, experiences, needs, and challenges.   As advocates, we, the DEAI Council, will collaborate with everyone within the organization to champion the benefits of diversity.   We will develop strategic initiatives that result in meaningful change.   We will hold ourselves, our leaders, and our Getty community accountable for the ongoing process of creating a more accessible, healthy, equitable, and inclusive environment.   This position reports to and works closely with the Director of Human Resources, while supporting the work of and receiving oversight and guidance from the DEAI Council’s co-chairs.   The DEAI Administrative Assistant will handle administrative tasks and manage logistics for work being carried out by DEAI Council members and others engaging with the Council in these efforts. The Administrative Assistant will need to perform duties with a high degree of confidentiality, independence, initiative and judgment, prioritizing the workload efficiently, be able to work independently, and meet deadlines under changing conditions.
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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.
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We are looking for a candidate to provide Linux technical expertise and solutions to teams and staff at The Getty. The Linux Engineer will be required to work with other teams and staff to make recommendations, solve problems and implement standards and solutions. You will be managing systems and services in the cloud and on premise as you assist in the deployment of applications and services. You will help manage existing and new technologies and policies to create scalable solutions.
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