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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.
Requisition Number
2022-3931
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.
Requisition Number
2022-3928
Procures goods and services at the best possible price by managing all aspects of the contract life cycle from gathering requirements to monitoring post-award compliance for various internal clients. Provides Procurement and Contract services in a timely manner with a high level of customer service/client satisfaction. Reviews and drafts contractual documents, negotiates the terms and conditions in contracts, prepares contracts for execution, monitors vendor's compliance with contractual terms, prepares amendments and renewals when necessary. The Contract Administrator manages transactions of a low to moderate level of complexity.
Requisition Number
2022-3926
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.
Requisition Number
2022-3925
The Getty’s Office of Scholars, Interns and Professionals (OSIP) is seeking an International Advisor with experience in J-1 visas and SEVIS. Position advises scholars, interns, trainees, researchers, library grantees, and Getty staff on a broad spectrum of immigration, visa, grant payments, and life in Los Angeles.
Requisition Number
2022-3923
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.
Requisition Number
2022-3921
We are looking for a Sr. Project Coordinator.  The position will be based in the GCI office at the Getty Center and will support a variety of complex international projects in the Building and Sites department.     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
2022-3920
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.
Requisition Number
2022-3919
The Getty Research Institute seeks a creative, thoughtful, and energetic Digital Collection Development Librarian to oversee and develop the content and programs associated with the Getty Research Portal as well as the GRI’s own digitization program for published materials. Reporting to the Chief Librarian, this position takes a principal role in defining, developing, managing, and marketing the Portal’s collections and future roadmap, working closely with a wide variety of colleagues in various roles at the Getty, overseeing a functional team, and in managing an international advisory group and working one-on-one with potential and current contributors. Launched in 2012 with 20,000 volumes, 8 contributors, and the goal of providing unified and free access to the digitized literature of art history, today the Portal hosts metadata bringing together over 170,000 digitized volumes from over 40 institutions, and offers Virtual Collections to support pedagogy and public programs. In addition to working with colleagues at the Getty Research Institute and Getty Digital to maintain and develop the Portal, this position may also assist with some of the external digital library partnerships in which the Getty Library participates, including but not limited to Hathi Trust, DPLA, and web archiving projects.   The ideal candidate will be experienced and knowledgeable in digital librarianship, project management, external partnerships, book digitization, the coordination of the work of others, and art historical research, gained through a combination of education and experience.   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.
Requisition Number
2022-3918
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 Museum Designer II position 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.  The successful candidates will provide design expertise to project teams working on temporary exhibitions, permanent collection rotations and refurbishments while collaborating across departments and with outside entities to define project goals, context, and scope. Additionally, this role is responsible for creating 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
2022-3917