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Seeking a highly organized professional to serve as Executive Assistant to the Director of the Getty Foundation and oversee day-to-day operations for the director’s office, including complex travel and scheduling arrangements, internal and external communications, and information management. The Executive Assistant serves as a representative of the director while interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization, as well as high-level external contacts, and develops effective working relationships with colleagues across the Getty. In all work, the Executive Assistant manages and accesses confidential material; sensitivity, discretion, professionalism, and sound judgement are required.
Requisition Number
2020-3584
The Head of Government and Community Affairs provides strategic leadership for the Getty on government and community relations. The position supports the Getty’s mission and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs. It maintains and nurtures relationships with government, associated authorities, the community, homeowners associations, and the Getty’s internal stakeholders. The position is a key Getty operations leader.
Requisition Number
2020-3582
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an archivist to join a project team for the final year of processing the papers of Frank Gehry. Documenting the developmental stage of this Pritzker Prize-winning architect's career, the archive includes drawings, project records, models, correspondence, photographic material, and ephemera relating to 283 projects designed between 1954 and 1988.   Reporting to the Gehry processing team lead, the Archivist I’s duties will include physically processing and arranging the material according to archival best practices; contributing to the online finding aid in compliance with national standards; consulting regularly with the processing team, and with colleagues throughout the GRI as appropriate; and participating in outreach activities related to the collection.   This is a limited-term position for 1 year.
Requisition Number
2020-3580
- The Getty Research Institute seeks a limited-term fulltime Library Assistant II, General Collections Circulation, Getty Research Institute. - Note: This job is located 30 miles north of the Getty Center.  - This is limited-term position until June 11, 2020. - The Library Assistant will work both independently and within a team environment, focusing on the ongoing tasks associated with the circulation of materials in a library setting, including pulling, sorting, and shelving books and charging and discharging materials using the Alma library system.   - May perform physical processing of material such as marking, housing, repair, and evaluate the condition of materials.  - May work on occasion at the Getty Center. - Additional tasks may include assisting in the management of the workflow for the assessment and circulation of identified books and serials and managing multiple spreadsheets while working on a large-scale Getty Research Portal digitization project (http://portal.getty.edu). 
Requisition Number
2020-3574
Getty Communications seeks a Social Media Producer to join the Digital Content Strategy team. Together with the Social Media Lead and Social Media Manager, the social media team is responsible for developing and producing compelling stories about art, art history, conservation, cultural heritage, and Getty work broadly, and with engaging directly with our social community.   The Social Media Producer will work closely with the rest of the Digital Content Strategy team—and with colleagues across Communications and across the entire Getty organization—in pitching and developing stories that can connect and resonate with our digital audiences on our video, editorial, and social platforms including Getty’s blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.   The Producer should have a strong sense of audience and story, and bring writing and photography skills to the job. Editorial skills, such as copyediting and proofreading, are a strong plus.
Requisition Number
2020-3573
Reporting to the Director of the Getty Research Institute (GRI), the GRI is seeking a 2-year limited term Research Specialist.  This position realizes, conceives, and manages major research, exhibition, programmatic projects (e.g., symposia and workshops), and special scholarly initiatives generated by the GRI’s Director’s Office, which are multi-departmental and multi-disciplinary in nature and related to important topics in the field of art history and related disciplines.   Applies expert knowledge of research procedures and protocols to highly complex questions of significant importance to the Director and the program, developing new and innovative approaches. Works independently to conduct advanced research that shapes program direction. Identifies underdeveloped areas of research in fields of art history and related disciplines, especially as related to Pre-Hispanic and non-Western art. Provides advisory function and research assistance to Director for her own work and the GRI’s projects, which have a strong emphasis in Pre-Hispanic art history and provenance research. Organizes and edits GRI Director’s publications and lecture presentations. Conducts research holdings in the Getty Research Institute’s special collections.   Participates in strategic partnerships and other long- and short- term collaborations with arts institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. Fosters communications and collaborations across other departments and programs of the Trust.  Develops cross-functional and/or cross-entity partnerships and initiates new and productive internal and external alliances. Represents program’s initiatives and projects at public and private symposia, panels, workshops, and seminars, locally, nationally, and internationally.  Publishes results and participates in research project exhibitions. Develops a broad network of local, national, and international contacts within the field of art history, and within the field(s) of specialization.   Researches, presents, and publishes own scholarship. Carries on high-level independent research that will lead to outcomes, such as peer review journal articles, catalog essays, and exhibitions.
Requisition Number
2020-3565
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated, collaborative and knowledgeable archivist to process and catalog special collections with an emphasis on archives related to modern and contemporary art, including the archives of artists, collectors, dealers and critics. 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 and one half million volumes. 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.   Reporting to the Manager of Special Collections Cataloging and Processing, the archivist will work closely with colleagues throughout the Research Institute, and may supervise interns, student workers and project staff. The archivist may also contribute to scholarly and social media activities related to special collections.
Requisition Number
2019-3549
Under direction, supervises Grounds operations for assigned areas, including supervision and coordination of site labor, contractors, equipment, and supplies. Ensures appropriate documentation of operating policies and procedures required to maintain Getty landscape and site(s) at the expected level.
Requisition Number
2019-3545
As a member of the Getty Digital’s management team, the Head of Getty Digital Imaging provides vision and guidance across the Getty organization, facilitating a sustainable, strategic digitization program.  This position will be charged with meeting the goals of ensuring increased visibility of and access to the Getty’s vast collections, and enhancing the Getty’s leadership role nationally and internationally. Acknowledging the valuable innovative work currently being undertaken by the Getty’s programs will be paramount.  The position holder will be required to have sufficient expertise and management skills to actively and productively engage with and facilitate the success of multiple projects at once across the organization, and the ability to foster positive engagement around the organization. These efforts will support of the unique missions of each institute and the Getty as a whole, resulting in the coherent and efficient creation of digital content throughout the Getty.   Operating across programs to identify and pursue strategic objectives, the position holder will facilitate short and long range planning for the Getty’s digital imaging initiatives.  This approach will afford both strategic coherence and an economy of scale. The Head of Getty Digital Imaging will also represent the Getty’s interests pertaining to digitization and related digital scholarship initiatives internally and externally. The coordination this position provides will seek to position the Getty as a center of excellence within the library, museum, and science communities, developing the Getty’s role as a model institution and advisor.   Working closely with the Getty Digital Architect Team, the Head of Getty Digital Imaging will ensure that all aspects of digital media creation and repository deposit processes are working to support the Getty’s deployment systems.  
Requisition Number
2019-3539
Responsible for providing a variety of administrative and project support for the Getty Research Institute's Head of Administration and the department.
Requisition Number
2019-3536