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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 project manager to coordinate project related activities in its Preparations Department. Reporting to the Head of Preparation, the Senior Project Manager will perform multifaceted management work coordinating the planning and initiation of short to medium term projects at various levels of completion; monitor scheduling and progress; and communicate with project stakeholders, management, and relevant parties.   The Senior Project Manager will join a large, dedicated team of technical specialists skilled in art handling and installation; packing, crating and storage; specialist furniture fabrication and finishing; gallery lighting and digital media hardware installation. The department ensures safe handling, movement, and storage of the Museum’s permanent collection, and installs its temporary exhibitions and permanent collection galleries, at both sites. The team comprises twenty full-time staff at the Getty Center and four full-time staff the Getty Villa.   The ideal candidate will be an experienced planner and project manager in construction, fabrication, or fine art logistics capable of addressing changes in scope, schedule and budget with a working knowledge of project management software. They must be able to demonstrate the ability to establish goals and objectives; prepare reports and schedules; communicate effectively with all stakeholders; and capable of planning, assigning and supervising work of others.  The successful candidate will also exercise sound judgement in making critical decisions; analyze information; develop plans to address identified issues and risk; and demonstrate sound negotiation and facilitation skills. 
Requisition Number
2023-4345
The Getty Library seeks an experienced candidate to work as a Reference Librarian I with the Reproductions and Permissions team assisting with public services activities. Reporting to the Head of Reproductions and Permissions, the Reference Librarian I’s primary duties are to assist with the management and fulfillment of requests for digitization and permission to publish Special Collections materials, many of which are complex and require knowledge of a variety of systems and a general knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues. Additionally, the Reference Librarian I staffs a public service desk as assigned, and assists with queries from a diverse group of library users (including the public, staff, residential scholars, and registered readers) while referring more complex queries to the Head of Reproductions and Permissions or additional Reference Librarians as appropriate. 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. 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, digital resources, and Special Collections including 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 archival collections.
Requisition Number
2023-4344
Working under general supervision, the E-Commerce Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Getty Museum Store retail and wholesale e-commerce sites, driving growth of the online business by enhancing customer experience, and managing customer order fulfillment, technology, and infrastructural plans. They are also responsible for generating data-driven commercial insights and managing relationships with retail and marketing working groups. The E-Commerce Manager works in a fast-paced, digitally centered environment where they oversee the end-to-end operations of the e-commerce business. An energetic, collaborative, and results-oriented team leader, they are technology-savvy with strong business acumen, able to effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities. - Reports to General Manager of Retail Operations - Works closely with Manager of Retail Systems & Logistics to coordinate fulfillment of retail and wholesale orders - Works closely with Buying Team on building online assortment and determining stock levels - Manages the E-Commerce Coordinator
Requisition Number
2023-4343
Maintains HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
Requisition Number
2023-4334
Maintains record drawings and exhibits to reflect new construction/alterations using project drawings, engineering sketches, verbal instructions, specifications and supporting documentation according to latest industry and client standards. Collects and analyzes field data and applies it to design drawings and exhibits. Ensures accuracy of drawings and maintains production schedules. Performs calculations and applies to detailed drawings and exhibits. Demonstrates attention to detail and ability to communicate with team members.
Requisition Number
2023-4332
With minimum supervision and reporting to the Associate Director of Dissemination and External Affairs, coordinates image acquisition for publications and communications projects. Sources and acquires reproduction-quality images, identifies legal restrictions in their use, negotiates reproduction rights, processes payments, creates image logs to track caption and credit language, and develops and maintains records of all contracts and obligations. May also acquire assets and rights for other types of media assets, including audio, video, music, and text.   May also assist with publication licensing activity in Getty Research Institute Publications, including research, material preparation, proposal and contract drafting, and contract tracking through Procurement.   May assist the Associate Director with an all-Getty Research Institute right needs assessment.
Requisition Number
2023-4331
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a Budget Coordinator to monitor budgets and expenditures and perform associated duties for a variety of departments within the Collections & Discovery division, including the Chief Librarian’s Office, Research Services & Collections, Special Collections Management, Conservation & Preservation, Institutional Archives, and Associate Director, Collections & Discovery.  Working closely with senior department managers, the GRI’s Senior Budget Analyst and other members of the GRI Administration Department, the Budget Coordinator ensures that all aspects of the various department budgets and other duties are handled in accordance with established Getty Trust protocols and procedures.  As this position works closely with a variety of supervisors and other staff on critical tasks with many deadlines and associated pressures, the successful candidate will enjoy interacting diplomatically with others and exude a calm, self-assured, and professional manner. 
Requisition Number
2023-4321
We are in search of candidates to provide security and safety of our art collection, property, visitors, and staff. Getty has two remarkable campuses, in Los Angeles and in Malibu, with breathtaking views, art, and architecture.   Our Security Officers observe, detect, report and respond to threats and/or hazards including, but not limited to, property damage, vandalism, fires, emergency incidents and medical emergencies. As a Security Officer, you may be expected to patrol on foot, drive Getty vehicles, stand post in galleries or exterior site posts, perform traffic control duties, or other security responsibilities as needed. You are also expected to provide excellent customer service and maintain a professional appearance and manner.   Join our team in Security Operations! We have Part-Time positions available.   We can offer you: - $24.93 per hour - Extensive training program to prepare you for your new role and future career in the field (CPR Training, Fire Extinguisher training are included). - Our generous transportation program also includes Metro/Bus reimbursements. - Getty-provided Security uniforms with free on-site cleaning services  - Paid time off includes vacation, sick, personal and holiday pay - Staff discounts at our Cafe, Coffee Carts, Museum Store           ... and so much more! 
Requisition Number
2023-4304
The J. Paul Getty Trust (“Getty”) is seeking a detail-oriented, organized and flexible professional to provide a variety of administrative duties in support of the Human Resources Director, Associate Director, and HR team. As the administrative assistant to the Director, the duties require largely independent execution and include complex scheduling arrangements,  day-to-day operations for the HR office, internal and external communications, and information management. The Administrative Assistant serves as a representative of the Director and HR team while interacting with staff 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, this role manages and accesses private and/or restricted material; thoughtfulness, discretion, professionalism, and sound judgment are required.   In addition to a comprehensive total rewards package, Getty has a strong commitment to balancing work and personal life and supporting professional development. After a successful introductory period, this role will be hybrid/partially remote.   Please include a cover letter, along with your resume and completed application.
Requisition Number
2023-4285
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 professional for Associate Registrar to secure images and reproduction rights for exhibition-related promotional and educational materials. Reporting to the Senior Registrar for Rights and Reproductions, the successful candidate will have 3-5 years licensing or registration experience and experience in negotiating rights for image reproduction. Additionally, they will have knowledge of different types of digital and photographic materials and imaging software, as well as experience with a collections management system and/or digital asset management systems.  A solid understanding of license agreements and copyright law plus strong administrative skills to handle paperwork and meet deadlines are a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with editorial and proofing experience preferred. Must be detailed-oriented, flexible, and able to work on several complex projects at once.
Requisition Number
2023-4272