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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
Responsible for providing administrative support or project coordination for a department, program or project team.
Requisition Number
2020-3571
Assists in maintaining HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
Requisition Number
2020-3567
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
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced registrar to lead all registration activities for GRI Special Collections and the J. Paul Getty Trust corporate art collection.  Reporting to the Head, Special Collections Management within the GRI Research Library, the Senior Registrar plays a vital role in developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures based on professional best practices for collection care. The Senior Registrar oversees administration of the GRI’s robust outgoing and incoming exhibition loan program; collaborates with curatorial colleagues and others on acquisitions, in-house and traveling exhibitions, and special projects; and liaises with General Counsel and Risk Management on collections-related legal, ethical, and risk-management issues.   The Senior Registrar supervises a staff of 5 FTE responsible for a broad range of activities including, but not limited to: documentation, tracking, safe storage and display of Special Collections objects; packing and shipping logistics; import/export documents; fine arts insurance details; and courier arrangements. The Senior Registrar will perform the more complex registration functions while providing direction and guidance to staff and interns. The Senior Registrar will serve as a member of the Library Management Team and contribute to institutional initiatives.   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 books and periodicals. 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.
Requisition Number
2019-3531
Supports the Getty Villa Museum Store as a professional and outgoing sales associate. Operates a POS system, applies basic computer skills, handles money, and communicates effectively with visitors. Demonstrates knowledge of current museum exhibits, store merchandise and museum layout.
Requisition Number
2019-3529