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  The Getty Research Institute seeks a Library Assistant/Metadata Assistant IV to work with the Research Services team at the Getty Library to fulfill Reproductions and Permissions requests submitted in the Special Collections Reading Room, mostly from Getty staff and onsite requestors. Reporting to the Metadata Specialist I, the Metadata Assistant IV’s primary duties are to assist in the processing of daily requests for image orders, reviewing rights information and entering metadata into the OpenText Media Management System (OTMM) the Getty’s Digital Asset Management System (DAM), thereby facilitating delivery, use, and re-use of each image requested for reproduction. Other duties may include, paging, shelving, and circulating  Special Collections items using the Getty’s integrated library system, Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo, to manage library materials and patron requests, and working with colleagues to maintain storage vaults.    The Metadata Assistant IV provides services to a wide variety of staff and researchers, replies to routine queries, and refers more complex queries to the Metadata Specialist, reference librarians, or curators as appropriate. Participates in additional projects as assigned.   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
2023-4357
Working under general supervision, the Logistics Warehouse and Mail Services Supervisor plans, directs, and administers the Warehouse and Mail Services teams. This includes maintaining and overseeing inventory of supplies, receiving, storing, delivery of items, and coordinating the logistics processes throughout all Getty sites. Ensure all work orders are executed correctly and completed in a timely manner based on specified requirements. Also responsible for all Warehouse and Mail Services assets, auto fleet, and equipment for the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Requisition Number
2023-4356
This is a three-year limited-term position. The Library Assistant will work both in partnership and under limited supervision of the Project Archivist, in processing the papers 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.      Comprising approximately 300 linear feet, the archive documents all phases of Thompson's career and includes a diverse body of original resources and audiovisual material which he used for his research on topics such as Afro-Cuban and Sub-Saharan expressive cultures. 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
2023-4355
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated and knowledgeable archivist to process the papers 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. Comprising approximately 300 linear feet, the archive documents all phases of Thompson's career and includes a diverse body of original resources and audiovisual material which he used for his research on topics such as Afro-Cuban and Sub-Saharan expressive cultures.     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 working in partnership 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 II hired concurrently for a three-year term who will be assigned to help with the processing of the project. The Archivist II will also recruit and hire an additional Library Assistant II for a two-year term to assist with processing and the project’s final stages.    This is a three-year limited-term position.     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
2023-4354
The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of Getty by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, the Foundation strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. All Program Officers have primary responsibility for developing and managing strategic grant initiatives that advance the mission of Getty and the Foundation. In this role, the focus is initiatives that strengthen art conservation practice of movable and immovable cultural heritage domestically and internationally.   We are looking for a dynamic professional who will lead strategic grant initiatives in the field of art conservation and cultural heritage preservation around the world. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, recognized for their expertise, and has deep knowledge of the field. Flexibility, integrity, tact, and intellectual curiosity will be important assets as this position is expected to work across disciplines and diverse cultures in the fields we serve.   This position may be filled at the Program Officer or Senior Program Officer level, based on experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. The targeted hiring salary range for Program Officer position is $93,149 - $123,421 and the targeted hiring range for the Senior Program Officer position is $129,724 - $171,892.
Requisition Number
2023-4353
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 qualified Museum Council Coordinator to provide administrative support for the Museum’s council activities and its two council managers.   The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), excellent ability to interact with all levels of staff, internal and external colleagues and guests, and an ability to multi-task, as well exercising a high degree of confidentiality and discretion. Reporting to the Senior Museum Council Manager, the Museum Council Coordinator will assist in coordinating the ongoing council activities that range between one to two meetings per year for each five councils and maintaining ongoing council member communications.   The team is a small close-knit department and communication between our team, with our colleagues and as a representation of the Museum Director is of great importance. While this position will focus on primarily administrative duties, there is no task too small, and we operate with a sense of a friendly, professional protocol. Collegiality, a strong sense of self and respect for others are mottos we use to navigate what can be a busy work environment. An upbeat and objective perspective will be helpful, with a willingness to help others when needed. We are looking for someone who is intuitive and self-directed; someone who asks questions and is an engaged learner.
Requisition Number
2023-4346
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 experienced project manager to coordinate project related activities in its Preparations Department. Reporting to the Head of Preparation, the Senior Project Manager will perform multifaceted management work coordinating the planning and initiation of short to medium term projects at various levels of completion; monitor scheduling and progress; and communicate with project stakeholders, management, and relevant parties.   The Senior Project Manager will join a large, dedicated team of technical specialists skilled in art handling and installation; packing, crating and storage; specialist furniture fabrication and finishing; gallery lighting and digital media hardware installation. The department ensures safe handling, movement, and storage of the Museum’s permanent collection, and installs its temporary exhibitions and permanent collection galleries, at both sites. The team comprises twenty full-time staff at the Getty Center and four full-time staff the Getty Villa.   The ideal candidate will be an experienced planner and project manager in construction, fabrication, or fine art logistics capable of addressing changes in scope, schedule and budget with a working knowledge of project management software. They must be able to demonstrate the ability to establish goals and objectives; prepare reports and schedules; communicate effectively with all stakeholders; and capable of planning, assigning and supervising work of others.  The successful candidate will also exercise sound judgement in making critical decisions; analyze information; develop plans to address identified issues and risk; and demonstrate sound negotiation and facilitation skills. 
Requisition Number
2023-4345
The Getty Library seeks an experienced candidate to work as a Reference Librarian I with the Reproductions and Permissions team assisting with public services activities. Reporting to the Head of Reproductions and Permissions, the Reference Librarian I’s primary duties are to assist with the management and fulfillment of requests for digitization and permission to publish Special Collections materials, many of which are complex and require knowledge of a variety of systems and a general knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues. Additionally, the Reference Librarian I staffs a public service desk as assigned, and assists with queries from a diverse group of library users (including the public, staff, residential scholars, and registered readers) while referring more complex queries to the Head of Reproductions and Permissions or additional Reference Librarians as appropriate. 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. Serving an international community of scholars and the interested public, the Getty Library is one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world, with holdings of more than 1.5 million volumes, digital resources, and Special Collections including rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints and drawings dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, art multiples, film, audio and video recordings, digital content, and extensive archival collections.
Requisition Number
2023-4344
Maintains HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
Requisition Number
2023-4334
Maintains record drawings and exhibits to reflect new construction/alterations using project drawings, engineering sketches, verbal instructions, specifications and supporting documentation according to latest industry and client standards. Collects and analyzes field data and applies it to design drawings and exhibits. Ensures accuracy of drawings and maintains production schedules. Performs calculations and applies to detailed drawings and exhibits. Demonstrates attention to detail and ability to communicate with team members.
Requisition Number
2023-4332