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Performs grounds maintenance activities required for care of fine gardens, public and back of house areas as well as unimproved areas of Getty properties.
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Getty seeks nominations and applications for an experienced, energetic, and creative manager to oversee the Institutional Records and Archives Department.  The department is administratively located in the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and is in charge of selecting, preserving, and managing institutional records of past, current, and future programmatic units of the Getty in all media formats.  It is also in charge of maintaining a records management program, including developing and monitoring retention schedules, managing inactive records stored offsite, developing strategies and policies for managing electronic records, and advising on managing active records.   Reporting to the GRI Associate Director of Collections & Discovery and working in close partnership with staff across the organization, the Head of Institutional Records and Archives will manage a highly integrated records and archives department.  The candidate must have extensive knowledge of archives and records management practices for both analog and digital formats and demonstrate a willingness to work in partnership toward integrating access to information assets across the organization.  The position is charged with the care, preservation, and management of the Getty’s records and with ensuring that the information is available for staff business needs and eventually for a broader public audience. In addition to being adynamic working member of the department, the Head supervises four full-time professional staff and occasional limited-term staff, volunteers, and interns.
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The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is seeking a Project Archivist II to fill a four-year, limited-term post. Reporting to the GCI Manager of Research Services, you will implement protocols for organizing the GCI’s past, current and future project materials in all formats, according to archival best practices and Getty Institutional Archives standards. As an example, materials may document GCI field projects at cultural heritage sites around the world and may include project planning briefs, scientific research results, condition assessments, conservation treatments, environmental monitoring data, photographs, site protection planning, training records, publications, evaluation reports, and other items that illustrate the development, evolution, and history of the projects.   About Us The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is dedicated to improving 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 and business management, and communications.   This job will be based in our office at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It will begin in the office full-time and the opportunity to request a telework schedule may be available after an initial period of training and orientation and will be discussed and approved by your supervisor. Typically, staff with approved telework schedules at the Getty Conservation Institute are in the office more than half of the time.
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Reporting to the Development Database Administrator, the Coordinator is a crucial member of the Database Team serving the entire J. Paul Getty Trust and its Programs. The Database Services Coordinator performs analytical and specialized database work in the Raiser’s Edge with a focus on gift processing. The position is based in the Development Office of the Trust.
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At Getty Digital, we're re-imagining how we can use data, software, and systems to provide a deeply connected and consistent experience for staff, scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the rich and complex information held across the organization. This position plays a central role in this effort by managing large and complex technical projects to advance Getty’s work.        We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to join the Collection & Content Management Systems (CCMS) team within Getty Digital. This position reports to the CCMS Assistant Director and works closely with staff from across the organization, including other assistant directors, librarians, archivists, imaging specialists, engineers, subject-matter experts, and technologists to implement innovative solutions that address our user and business needs. Additionally, a key aspect of this position is collaborating with external partners on high-profile cross-institutional projects.       This position manages high-risk and complex technical projects and drives them to completion. Two major projects will kick off the incumbent’s project portfolio. The first is managing Getty’s digital component of the Johnson Publishing Company Archive project. This is a joint project between Getty and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture to bring the Johnson Publishing Company Archive, an amazing collection of over 5 million photographs documenting Black history in America, to the public. The second project is an initiative to rearchitect Getty’s internal imaging and data pipelines and will transform how work is performed at Getty. These two projects demonstrate the exciting scope of work this position will be engaged in managing.       Getty, one of the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, is dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art, advancing conservation practice, and promoting public knowledge and appreciation of art. Our dynamic and beautiful campus is filled with art, archives and special collections, and a world-class research library. We offer four weeks of accrued vacation a year, every other Friday off, and excellent benefits. Learn more about our benefits.      This position is a hybrid work environment opportunity; this is not a permanent remote assignment. The successful candidate must be a California resident when employment begins and must work at least one day per week on Getty’s campus. Relocation assistance may be available.  
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Maintains, repairs, inspects, installs and replaces plumbing systems, pipes, fittings and fixtures to maintain the heating, water, gas and drainage systems. Cuts, bends, threads and fits pipes with adjoining pipe assemblies. Repairs leaks and clears clogged drains. Installs sinks, showers, toilets, water heaters and related plumbing fixtures. May replace tile, replaster or paint walls through which holes have been made to gain access to plumbing. Interprets blueprints and works from sketches or verbal instructions. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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