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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
Getty Publications produces award-winning books that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The approximately 35 books published each year cover the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists. Most books are published in print but an increasing number are published digitally.   As a member of the Design and Production Department within Getty Publications, the Production Coordinator will work closely with editors, designers, and other Getty staff and freelancers to produce a wide range of illustrated books.
Requisition Number
2020-3560
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 a motivated and knowledgeable archivist to process the papers of Claes Oldenburg, one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century, and critic, art historian and artist Coosje van Bruggen, who collaborated with Oldenburg on more than 40 public sculptures over three decades. Comprising 450 linear feet, the archive covers every period of both Oldenburg’s and Van Bruggen’s careers, including their independent work as well as their collaborations. The archive contains more than 2,000 sketches and collages, 450 diaries and notebooks, and extensive correspondence, photography, ephemera, and audiovisual materials, as well as plans and templates related to projects.   Reporting to the Manager of Special Collections Cataloging and Processing, the Archivist’s duties will include physically processing and arranging the material according to archival best practices; creating an online finding aid in compliance with national standards; consulting regularly with colleagues throughout the GRI as appropriate; writing blog posts and participating in outreach activities related to the collection. The Archivist II will supervise a Library Assistant assigned to help with the processing for one year of the project.   This is a limited term position for 3 years.   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 million books and periodicals, rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, audiovisual recordings, digital content, and extensive archives and manuscript collections.
Requisition Number
2019-3526
The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks nominations and applications for an Archivist to assist in managing the institutional records of the Trust and its operating programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The Institutional Records and Archives Department is administratively located in the Getty Research Institute.  It provides records management services for, and acquires and provides access to archival records of, approximately 145 departments across all programs.    Reporting to the Head of Institutional Records and Archives, the Archivist will be a member of a highly integrated records and archives department.  The candidate must have knowledge of both archives and records management practices and demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively towards integrating access to information assets across the organization.  Within the department's environment, the position will take responsibility for supporting basic records and archives activities in one of the Trust's core programs.  Depending on the strengths of the candidate, the position will also act as a specialist/resource in certain core areas of records and archives functions.
Requisition Number
2019-3523
The Getty Museum seeks a Manager, Audience and Interpretation to inform and shape our ambitious program of exhibitions, collection display, and media.   The Manager will lead a team of interpretation staff tasked with maintaining standards of excellence in written and media interpretation of our art collection and exhibitions. They will develop and lead a program of research into audience needs and use those audience insights to establish and deliver best practices for interpretation. Together, we will make interpretation recommendations to our curatorial teams and inform content decisions with measurable audience data, creating content that connects with our audiences emotionally and intellectually and is inclusive by design. Our aim is to support and expand a real-world, diverse audience in ways that enhances their experience of art and their visit to the museum.   The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in audience and market research, including the synthesis of data into actionable insights and an ability to translate it into effective educational communication both in-gallery and online. They will have exceptional written and verbal communication, strong editorial skills, and the ability to effectively advocate for inclusivity and the needs of diverse audiences.   This position is based in Los Angeles and is part of the museum’s Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Content division.
Requisition Number
2019-3515