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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.   The J. Paul Getty Museum 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 Associate Director’s Office comprises the divisions of curatorial, conservation, and interpretive content.   The Opportunity   The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Administrative Assistant to support the office of the Associate Director for Collections. Reporting to the Associate Director for Collections, the Administrative Assistant manages day-to-day tasks for the Associate Director to include budgeting and financial reporting, scheduling meetings, travel, and managing communications with internal and external colleagues and vendors. Additionally, the Administrative Assistant will work closely with support staff for other Museum senior staff and leadership across the Getty Trust. Work will involve significant confidential material, complex travel and scheduling requirements, and will require discretion, diplomacy and tact.   Effective communication skills are required for the position. Ability to be adept with standard industry systems and applications including Outlook; Microsoft Office 2013 (Excel; Word, PowerPoint); Adobe Acrobat. Experience with PeopleSoft Financials a plus.  
Requisition Number
2021-3712
Assists curator, scholar, or other scholarly staff by facilitating their research and/or assisting with their research projects, exhibitions or publications.
Requisition Number
2021-3711
Working under general supervision, oversees and monitors daily operations of the Facilities Maintenance department.
Requisition Number
2021-3708
Repairs and maintains a variety of items including furniture, doors, travertine, and chairs. Creates and assembles wooden parts to form complete units, using woodworking hand and power tools. Reads blueprints, drawings or written instructions to decide method and sequence of assembling parts. Measures, shapes, adjusts, trims and sands parts and joints to ensure they fit snugly, using rules, hand tools and sandpaper.
Requisition Number
2021-3702
Repairs and maintains a variety of items including furniture, doors, travertine, and chairs. Creates and assembles wooden parts to form complete units, using woodworking hand and power tools. Reads blueprints, drawings or written instructions to decide method and sequence of assembling parts. Measures, shapes, adjusts, trims and sands parts and joints to ensure they fit snugly, using rules, hand tools and sandpaper.
Requisition Number
2021-3700
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.   The J. Paul Getty Museum 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 Museum’s Exhibitions Division comprises four Departments: Exhibitions Coordination; Registration; Design and Preparations.   The Opportunity   The J Paul Getty Museum seeks an experienced arts professional to oversee its Preparations Department. Reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions, and working collaboratively with curators, conservators, designers and exhibitions specialists, the Preparations team supports the Getty’s mission by fulfilling the Museum’s requirements for the safe handling, movement, and storage of its permanent collection, including packing and crating of collection loans and special projects. It also plans and executes the installation of the Museum’s temporary exhibitions and permanent collection galleries, at both sites.   The Head of Preparation oversees a large, dedicated and experienced team of technical specialists skilled in art handling and installation; packing, crating and storage; specialist furniture fabrication and finishing; and gallery lighting and digital media hardware installation. The team comprises seventeen full-time staff at the Getty Center and four full-time staff the Getty Villa.   The ideal candidate will be a recognized professional in the field offine art handling and logistics, with significant experience in the policies and procedures of art installation, in the commercial or public arts sector. He/she will display a sound working knowledge of display fabrication and installation, including life/safety and ADA requirements, and be familiar with technical advances in the field.  As an accomplished manager practiced in overseeing large multi-skilled technical teams, he/ she will enjoy working collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders in complex project environments.  He/she will demonstrate sound judgment, a strong sense of integrity and personal responsibility. He/ she will demonstrate the ability to address complex issues, be solution oriented, and remain calm under pressure.  He/she will have excellent organizational skills and the proven ability to manage multiple assignments of different scales simultaneously, plan resources accordingly, cost projects effectively and appropriately, and deliver within procurement guidelines.  Finally, the ideal candidate will have the skills to recruit, manage and develop technical staff, and demonstrate a strong commitment to quality and excellence.
Requisition Number
2021-3699
Provides administrative support to Modern & Contemporary curators at the Getty Research Institute
Requisition Number
2021-3695
At Getty Digital, we're re-imagining how we can use software to provide access to our collections and research. We intend to provide a deeply , consistent experience for scholars, researchers, and as they explore the complex information held across the Getty.   At Getty Digital we believe that the best software is built by teams with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We strive to provide a collaborative environment where all team members have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to the software we build and our overall vision.   We're looking for a senior developer to work with our Research Application Development team. Our team is focused on initiatives for the discovery and presentation of cultural heritage information and is for the Getty Museum’s collection online, the Research Institute’s archival collections, the Getty Research Portal, the Getty vocabularies, and other initiatives. We are a highly collaborative team with regular co-working sessions, code reviews, and pair programming as common practices.   As a Sr. Software Engineer, you will report to the software architect, and have responsibilities that include helping to estimate, plan, and execute major software initiatives across the Getty; existing applications and projects; collaborating, and mentoring, and sharing expertise with a talented team of software developers to set an example of best practices. You will work with subject matter experts, UX researchers, designers, and other software developers, to build experiences that share information across the Getty and with the world.   Our software stack is Vue.js on the front end, with backend implementations in Python, data provided via APIs, and custom search interfaces using Elasticsearch.  The Getty is dedicated to using Linked Open Data across our architecture, and to the use of IIIF for access to rich media assets.   The Getty is among the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art. You will work on an amazing campus amongst fabulous art, architecture, and archives and with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We are committed to balancing work and personal life, offering a family friendly work environment with benefits including accrued vacation, every other Friday off, personal and sick time, and excellent benefits.
Requisition Number
2021-3694
As a Senior Database Administrator, the successful candidate will perform complex database administration tasks essential to the implementation and operation of a variety of database systems and applications running on Linux and Windows server platforms and in the AWS Cloud. These tasks which are in direct support of Getty Digital’s software development and application teams, include database analysis, database information assurance and security, database installation, database configuration, and database performance monitoring and tuning.
Requisition Number
2021-3693
Works under periodic supervision on assignments of complexity.
Requisition Number
2021-3691