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Getty is the world’s largest cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Getty’s Investment Department manages a diversified portfolio of $8.5 billion in investment assets. We are seeking an Investment Operations Manager to join our team.   The Investment Operations Manager will oversee an operations team that will provide analytical and operational assistance in managing the endowment portfolio across all asset classes. The operations team will work in partnership with the investment team to develop accounting and financial processes, procedures, protocols and controls to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the investment function. This includes participating in operational due diligence and managing the on-boarding and monitoring of investments. The team will also be in charge of gathering, organizing, and presenting data on investment performance and risk attributes with the goal of improving investment evaluation and selection.
Requisition Number
2022-4089
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 Associate Conservator to join the Department of Antiquities Conservation located at the Getty Villa. The ideal candidate will have a background in archaeological conservation and in the technical study of works of art, as well as experience in exhibition conservation and installation. A demonstrated knowledge of ancient materials and technologies and a desire to conduct technical research will be an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient using portable analytical equipment, 3D scanners, and laser cleaning, and who have a keen interest in following innovations in conservation science and their applications. A collegial and engaged team member, the Associate Conservator will work closely with other Getty Villa conservators and mount makers, as well as with curators and other Museum staff across two campuses. The Associate Conservator will take part in implementing the Museum's exhibition program, special conservation projects, and the ongoing study, maintenance and treatment of the permanent collection.
Requisition Number
2022-4088
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 Drawings to become a vital member of a team working with one of the foremost collections of European drawings 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 continues to develop 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 Drawings Department’s schedule of 6-8 annual exhibitions/displays of varying sizes, 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 doing research, 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 professional 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
2022-4086
The Research Projects & Academic Outreach Department (RP&AO) at the Getty Research Institute is seeking a 20 hour per week research assistant who will work across all functional areas of the department. This includes working with the institutional research agenda, with academic outreach programs and events, with the African American Art History Initiative (which is anchored in this department), and with specific research projects. In particular, the RA will contribute to the Samella Lewis research project, facilitating research and/or assisting with exhibitions, and publication. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student with experience in art history, African American/Black studies, or visual culture, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management expertise, facility with research- and office-related technologies, and diverse research experience.
Requisition Number
2022-4085
The Senior Digital Media Producer will be a key member of the Digital Media and Content Strategy team at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and will be in charge of optimizing and streamlining department operations and resource allocation, advancing on production processes, and working in partnership with the team to adapt and monitor workflows as new projects and tools emerge. The Senior Digital Media Producer will work closely with the department head and our team to conduct quarterly planning assessments, monitor progress and sequencing of team resources, communicate with project stakeholders, and develop project plans and documents that may include project charters and problem statements, content briefs, RACI charts, stakeholder communications plans, content intake forms, gap evaluation summaries and recommendations, slide decks, and closeout reports.   The GRI’s Digital Media & Content Strategy department is a creative, united, highly productive, and award-winning team dedicated to publishing human-centered stories, multimedia content pieces, and websites about the GRI’s work and mission, including exhibitions, public programs, publications, archives and special collections, and research projects. Our content is featured across getty.edu and a wide range of heavily trafficked social media channels and outlets in service of advancing the GRI’s legibility and meeting user needs both locally and globally.      The ideal candidate for this Senior Digital Media Producer role is a highly organized self-starter and implementer, and thoughtful   team player who can work in partnership with others and has a thorough knowledge of the digital content production lifecycle from early creative iteration and ideation on through to publication and metrics evaluation and closeout report.   The Getty Research Institute is an international center for the study of visual culture and houses one of the largest art libraries in the world, with vast special collections materials ranging from the 15th century to the present.
Requisition Number
2022-4076
The Editor in Chief leads the Getty Publications editorial team and oversees the editorial development of a wide range of high-quality illustrated art books, including exhibition catalogues, collections-based titles, scholarly monographs, trade titles, and children’s books. The approximately 30 to 35 books published each year in print and digital formats cover the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, cultural heritage, and the humanities for the general public, children, and specialists. These titles result from or complement exhibitions, research projects, collections, and archives of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation.   As a key member of the Getty Publications team, the Editor in Chief helps to shape and refine Getty’s publications, which are known for their high editorial and production standards, inspired design, and lasting impact. Getty offers a collegial, collaborative, family-friendly work environment. We support a hybrid work schedule with some days at our Getty Center offices and some days at home. Staff members can participate in community service and serve on committees on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and on mentorship and community building.
Requisition Number
2022-4072
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's Interpretive Content department seeks an Assistant Digital Media Producer to provide support for the Head of Interpretive Content and department, which produces analog and digital resources including gallery text, audio tours, videos, and interactives to engage audiences with art. Reporting to the Head of Interpretive Content, the successful candidate will be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, digital platforms, and data systems, have strong administrative, project coordination, communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, and exercise discretion in dealing with departmental information.  Duties include supporting the development and execution of media content and production assignments, coordinating meetings and events, and composing and tracking a wide range of financial and project documents, as well as preparing reports.  Performs a variety of routine accounting, budget tracking and forecasting, travel and expense reporting, and other clerical tasks.
Requisition Number
2022-4070
Under general supervision, monitors and controls the organization's network and server environments. Manages performance and maintains security. Ensures that security procedures are up-to-date, implemented and enforced. Installs and monitors network and server software. Troubleshoots network and server problems.
Requisition Number
2022-4069
The Senior Accountant performs complex accounting functions, including analyzing balance sheets and P&L accounts, analyzing large data sets, reconciling complex accounts, preparing monthly and year-end closings, assisting in preparing annual audits, and performing other assigned accounting duties upon request. Must be detail-oriented and have strong problem and analytical skills.
Requisition Number
2022-4062
The Getty Research Institute’s (GRI) Conservation and Preservation Department seeks applicants for a full-time position of Associate Conservator of Photographs. The Associate Photographs Conservator will join a dynamic team of conservators, mount-makers, pre-program and graduate interns and will report to the GRI’s Head of Conservation and Preservation. This position is primarily in charge of the care of the GRI large collection of photographic items which includes prints and a wide range of glass negatives and transparencies, from the 19th century to present day. Duties will include examination, evaluation, documentation, and treatment of photographs, and preventive care. The Associate Photographs Conservator is expected to contribute to research into the collections’ materials and photographic processes, and into methodologies for its long-term preservation. They may participate in the planning and installation of exhibitions and contribute research and writing in preparation for exhibition didactics and catalogues as needed. The Associate Photographs Conservator will be required to remain current with research and advances in the conservation field and to work closely and in partnership with colleagues within the department, across the GRI and other Getty programs.   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. Its Research Library and Special Collections of rare materials and digital resources serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute's activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange.
Requisition Number
2022-4057