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The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated, collaborative and knowledgeable archivist to process and catalog special collections related to modern and contemporary art history with a focus on African American art. With the goal of promoting collection discovery, access, preservation, and use, the archivist will apply professional standards and best practices to arrange, re-house, and describe mixed-format collections including the archives of artists, curators, collectors, dealers, educators, and scholars such as Maren Hassinger, EJ Montgomery, and Betye Saar, among others. The archivist will participate in activities related to the GRI’s African American Art History Initiative, a program focused on the history, practices, and cultural legacies of artists of African American and African diasporic heritage, and may contribute to other scholarly, outreach, and collection management activities related to special collections.     Reporting to the Manager of Special Collections Cataloging and Processing, the archivist will work closely with colleagues throughout the Research Institute, engage with the archival profession, and may supervise interns, student workers and project staff.     Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing awareness of the visual arts and their histories. 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 and digital resources. Special Collections include 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 archives and manuscript collections.    The position may be filled at the Archivist I, Archivist II, or Archivist III level, based on qualifications. The targeted hiring salary range for Archivist I is $58,371 - $70,523; for Archivist II it is $66,156 - $86,015; and for Archivist III it is $78,111 - $101,546.    Applications received by November 27 will receive priority consideration.
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The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) will be Katherine Fleming’s first appointment to the Getty’s leadership team as President and CEO. A highly visible position within the Getty, the CDO has tremendous potential for institution-wide impact.   The CDO leads all cross-collaborative digital projects, embracing the strategic objectives of the Getty, while innovating to enact digital transformation. The CDO strategizes, negotiates, and builds partnerships, implementing projects that uphold the Getty's inclusive mission, “to share the world's visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all,” by embracing and adapting to emerging technology.   The CDO is broadly responsible for the technology enablement of institution-level and key program-level strategic initiatives. Included in this is ensuring a sustainable, resilient, and secure technology infrastructure and ensuring that IT governance at the Getty appropriately assigns and enforces decision making related to IT investment and policy development.   The CDO is responsible for creating a governance structure to make decisions and set priorities for Getty’s technology projects and digital portfolio (web sites, distribution platforms, applications, social media accounts, publicly accessible databases). They will pursue a governance structure that will encourage all future proposals to consider digital potential and outreach potential at their inception, establish strategic priorities for the Getty’s many digital products, focusing on those that are core to the Getty mission and merit attention and resources, evaluate new proposals in the context of this strategy.   The CDO will take ownership of the Digital First Initiative and take appropriate steps to adjust the plan and ensure that it meets the expectations and needs of the varied Getty stakeholders. Current Getty Digital leadership has determined a set of digital/technology priorities, including upgrading the institutional data network (RFP out), upgrading and improving the Getty’s procurement system, automating the process for imaging work, replacing the intranet system, creating a Frank Gehry Disney Concert Hall immersive experience, a massive digital archiving project with Johnson Publishing Company, and upgrades to a number of systems (museum audio guide, digital publishing platform, and cultural heritage data management). As the Getty considers further modernization to its IT infrastructure through the accelerated adoption of cloud technologies and the demand on Getty Digital services and products, it will be vital for the new CDO to chart a clear path forward.   Reporting to the President and CEO, the CDO will be focused on the Getty’s vast and diverse community of users and potential users and be responsible for leading Getty’s “Digital First” initiatives. As the head of Getty Digital, the CDO leads an overall team of approximately 125 staff through a team of 6 direct reports that oversee the following areas: digital workspace; high speed data network and telecommunications; enterprise financial, human resources and payroll systems; application development; server, data storage, and backup systems both on premise and in the cloud; point of sale systems; museum collection systems; library information systems; imaging and scholarly research technologies; web infrastructure management; emerging platforms supporting immersive experiences; and a variety of other applications and systems that support Getty’s work as a leading cultural institution (Organizational Chart can be found in Appendix A).   The CDO oversees an annual budget of roughly $24 million, with an average annual capital expenditure of $2-$3 million.
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Oversees and directs all aspects of enterprise IT education and communications for end users, using primarily digital materials. Applies comprehensive knowledge of advanced training and web development techniques to current and future environment. Manages the most complex communications and education projects, and provides assistance for all IT application implementation projects, primarily using web technologies.
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The Senior Museum Store Associate oversees and participates in the daily operations of the Getty Villa museum store through the exercise of supervisory skills/responsibilities to promote and ensure both a positive work environment and a positive customer experience.   Please note:While we are still accepting applications on a rolling basis, our hiring committee will not be reviewing applications received in November and December until January 2023.
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As Getty continues to develop its storytelling, we’re looking for a curious, art-loving podcast producer / reporter to join our communications team. The ideal candidate is an audio lover who is ready to dive into our multifaceted organization to bring human-centered stories about art, conservation, visual culture, and the work we do to Getty’s podcast audiences.    We’re looking for someone who not only loves to visit museums to ponder a painting but wants to know the story behind it; someone who is curious about cultural heritage and the arts and how they connect to today’s world.     Reporting to Getty’s Editorial Director in Trust Communications and working closely with Getty’s editorial and podcast teams, the podcast reporter/producer is responsible for sourcing, producing, and mixing stories, from ideation to distribution.    This is a full-time position in Getty Communication’s editorial department. Together, our team tells stories about the visual arts and cultural heritage to reach broad audiences in support of Getty's institutional vision.
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Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Sr. Budget Analyst assists with planning, tracking, reporting on an annual operating budget of nearly $50M and works with the capital projects team planning over an additional $50M for project-related work.  The Facilities Sr. Budget Analyst works closely with Facilities operations department heads and management preparing budgets and monitoring performance. Facilities operations teams consist of the Director’s Office (real estate, planning and programming), Grounds and Gardens, Auxiliary Services (property management, food service, events, audio visual, logistics, custodial), Engineering, Government/Community Affairs and Capital Projects.  The Facilities Sr. Budget Analyst provides guidance and interprets budget/operational policies and procedures for management and staff, audits various revenue and expense accounts and works closely with finance and procurement teams.
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The Curatorial department at Getty Research Institute (GRI) is seeking a Research Assistant to assist the curator heading one of the world’s largest collections of rare books related to art history and visual culture. Will assist curator by conducting research, writing and other curatorial work related to acquisitions, exhibitions, publications and public presentations.  This position offers 10 hours/week and is limited-term.   Preference for consideration will be given to applicants who hold a higher education degree appropriate to their area of study, e.g., MA or Ph.D. candidacy in the following fields: Art History, Classical Studies, History (Early Modern to the present, whether Euro- or non-European), Library Science or a related humanities field with strong scholarly skills and facility in navigating a major research library. Reading knowledge of European languages, as well as proficiency in Latin and/or Arabic highly desirable, as is previous experience in dealing with rare books, manuscripts, and primary archival materials.   The successful candidate will also demonstrate a proficiency with bibliographic searching in a multitude of languages, comfort with database, spreadsheet and graphic design software, excellent organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and the ability to flexibly adapt and multitask on concurrent curatorial projects.
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The Office of Associate Director of Collections & Discovery at the Getty Research Institute seeks a highly organized, personable, proactive, and flexible candidate to provide administrative assistance to the Conservation and Curatorial departments and associated staff. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills, excellent ability to interact with all levels of staff, internal and external colleagues and guests, and an ability to exercise discretion with matters relating to human resources, budgets and collections.   This position will report to the Head of Preservation & Conservation and as well as assisting two curators. This position faces a variety of tasks daily, particularly in balancing management of busy and complex calendars, providing meeting assistance, and attending to many deadlines while at the same time ensuring successful coordination and outreach for a variety of local and international programs, events, and projects. Including but not limited to VIP visits, tours, events for staff, graduate interns, and scholars. This position will also serve as the programming coordinator for the GRI Preservation & Conservation Study Days and Special Collections Trainings.
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As a partially remote role reporting to the Compensation and Retirement Plan Manager, the Compensation & Retirement Plan Specialist efficiently provides support for and assists with administration of Getty’s compensation and defined contribution retirement programs. This role requires a fully skilled and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills and knowledge of policies and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. This position will work autonomously with general supervision; exercising judgment within defined guidelines and practices to finalize appropriate action.
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Prepares merchandise for sale in the Getty stores, organizes merchandise and supplies in the warehouse and warehouse annexes. Supports the Getty stores.
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