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Performs high-level digital imaging of collection materials for research, archival, exhibition, publication and online access, including photography and post production. Assists with digitization initiatives, executes production-level digital capture using a variety of hardware, software and methodologies. Performs expert level post-processing of image files to specifications, ensures digital asset are appropriately organized for imaging initiatives. Stays current regarding emerging trends, equipment, and standards.
Requisition Number
2022-3899
The Getty Research Institute’s (GRI) Conservation and Preservation Department seeks applicants for a position of Associate Paper Conservator in charge of exhibition preparation. The Associate Paper Conservator will join a dynamic team of conservators, mount-makers, pre-program and graduate interns and will report to the GRI’s Head of Conservation and Preservation. This full-time position is primarily in charge of the examination and treatment of paper-based artifacts in preparation for exhibitions. The Associate Paper Conservator will participate in the planning and installation of exhibitions, provide input into the exhibition process and may contribute research and writing in preparation for exhibition didactics and catalogues. The Associate Paper Conservator is expected to contribute to research into the collections and methodologies for its long-term preservation including preventative care, and is required to remain current with research and advances in the conservation field. The position will work closely and in partnership with colleagues within the department, across the GRI and other Getty programs. 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. Its Research Library and Special Collections of rare materials and digital resources serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute's activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange.
Requisition Number
2022-3893
Our Mission   The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance and is one of four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust.  The Museum operates two sites, the Getty Villa in Malibu, which exhibits its collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, and the Getty Center in Brentwood, which displays its collections of European art: Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, drawings to 1900, and photography to the present day (including non-European works).  The Museum mounts approximately 25 temporary exhibitions a year across its two sites; maintains an annual permanent gallery improvement program and offers wide-ranging and ambitious programming for its visitors.   The Opportunity   The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an experienced arts professional to oversee the complex installation and maintenance of permanent galleries, special exhibition and temporary exhibition spaces, and art storage areas, under minimal supervision. Reporting to the Head of Preparations, and working collaboratively with curators, conservators, designers and exhibitions specialists, the Senior Lead Preparator supports the Getty’s mission by fulfilling the Museum’s requirements for the safe handling, movement, and storage of its collection and in the installation of its temporary exhibitions and displays.   The Senior Lead Preparator manages a dedicated and experienced team of technical specialists skilled in art handling and installation based at the Museum’s Getty Center site. The ideal candidate will ensure appropriate materials, equipment, and methods are used to display, store, pack and transport works of art, and oversee the fabrication, installation, disassembly, and storage of works of art, associated materials and furniture.   The Preparations Department plans and delivers the fabrication of all changing exhibition and permanent collection installations; collections movement; packing and crating of permanent collection loans and special projects; fabrication and finishing of display assets; gallery lighting and scheduling; and manages collection storage.   The Museum’s Exhibitions Division comprises four Departments: Exhibitions Coordination; Registration; Design and Preparations.  The Division’s mission is to realize ambitious, impactful exhibitions, including tours and special projects, and successful gallery installations, working collaboratively to ensure excellence and creativity in scholarship, design, display, and interpretation, supported through disciplined budget management and systematic planning.
Requisition Number
2022-3878
Assists in maintaining HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
Requisition Number
2022-3874
The Getty Research Institute seeks an experienced and forward-thinking Head, Library Technical Services (Manager II) to provide management and direction for all activities, staff, and budgets involved with selecting, ordering, purchasing, receiving, and making accessible the current, antiquarian, and rare print monographs, serials and electronic resources that comprise the Getty Library’s growing research collections   Reporting to the Chief Librarian, this senior library manager oversees a team of 20 staff (librarians and paraprofessionals) in two units: Library Collection Development & Acquisitions and Bibliographic Cataloging, plus additional project-based contract catalogers.   The ideal candidate will have skills and knowledge in all aspects of technical services including e-resource management, emerging metadata standards, a broad range of acquisitions programs, linked data technology, and open access.   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. The Getty Library uses the Ex Libris suite of hosted products: Alma, Primo, and Rosetta.
Requisition Number
2022-3861
Please note: This is a limited-term position though March 2025.   Getty Communications seeks to inspire joy and insight by sharing art and the intellectual output of Getty.  It seeks to increase global, national, and regional awareness of Getty, its programs, and its impact as a leading institution advancing visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all. Through creative content development, digital communications, public relations, and marketing efforts, it expands access to Getty content and engages both professional and public audiences. 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, it 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. Getty Communications is seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager to join a team working on Getty’s Pacific Standard Time (PST). PST is a partnership of dozens of museums and cultural organizations throughout Southern California that in 2024 will present an impressive range of exhibitions and public programs exploring the connections between the visual arts and science, from prehistoric times to the present and across different cultures. Among the themes exhibitions will explore are climate change, environmental justice, indigenous forms of knowledge, and artificial intelligence and surveillance technology. The Senior Project Manager will work with Getty Communications, the Getty Foundation, and partner with institutions throughout Southern California to coordinate an ambitious PR and marketing campaign throughout the run of the initiative.
Requisition Number
2022-3859
Under general supervision, performs complex fundamental investment research and evaluation.
Requisition Number
2021-3817
The Villa Events Specialist will work full-time at the Getty Villa.   Plans, coordinates and supervises a wide variety and heavy volume of events, meetings and performances sponsored by Getty institutes, departments and external organizations. Manages or assists in all stages of event planning, preparation and execution. Assists with the development of the event concept, budget, promotional materials and production/project and logistics schedules. Negotiates with external vendors.
Requisition Number
2021-3792
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.
Requisition Number
2021-3781
Maintains HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
Requisition Number
2021-3777