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Under general supervision, performs complex fundamental investment research and evaluation.
Requisition Number
2021-3817
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 the public, children, and specialists. Most books are published in print, and an increasing number are published digitally as well.   As a member of the Rights Department within Getty Publications, the Rights Assistant will work closely with editors, production coordinators, designers, and other Getty staff and freelancers to produce a wide range of high-quality illustrated art books, including collections-based titles, academic monographs, trade titles, and children’s books, in both print and digital formats.   Getty Publications offers a collegial and family-friendly work environment where work-life balance is encouraged. We support a hybrid work schedule with some days at our Getty Center offices and some days at home. Staff members can participate in community service, serve on committees on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and on mentorship and community building, and contribute to the book-acquisition process.   Under direct supervision of the Rights Manager, and working closely with other Rights Department staff, the Rights Assistant sources and purchases reproduction-quality images for Getty publications, secures reproduction permission for images, manages the files for transmittal to Design/Production, and processes invoices for payment. The Rights Assistant also supports the licensing of Getty publications to third parties by preparing materials for book fairs and online promotional efforts, by creating copublication contract requisitions, and by handling other administrative duties related to the acquisition of images and licensing of Getty content. 
Requisition Number
2021-3816
In Getty Digital, the Digital Workspace (DW) team works with all Getty users through our Technical Support, Training & Communications, and Technology Asset Management units.  We are seeking an IT Project Manager to join our team to help manage our projects, assist with end user applications, and the operation of Technology Asset Management.   Reporting to the Assistant Director of Digital Workspace, this position will manage departmental projects (such as application/OS implementation, upgrade, physical inventory, vendor evaluation/RFP) user communications (such as hosting user forums) and user assistance. This position may have a dotted line to Technology Asset Management and receive assignments to assist their operation. This IT Project Manager will work with technical and end user teams across the organization. This job requires background in user assistance, excellent communication skills, attention to details, and the ability to work with little supervision. The ideal candidate will have strong evaluation and problem-solving abilities, a passion to help/assist Getty colleagues in advancing the institution’s digital literacy, and a desire to continuously learn and expand their skill set.
Requisition Number
2021-3815
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 a Senior Conservator to guide the department of Paper Conservation, which oversees for the long-term study and care of three collecting areas: European master drawings to 1900, Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, and Photographs from its origins to today. The Senior Conservator oversees a lively program of study and treatments of works of art, including technical and materials analyses, and participates in an international program of loan exhibitions. The Senior Conservator is a respected member of the profession who represents the institution in the negotiation of joint projects with other institutions while advancing its position at the forefront of conservation matters internationally. They also oversee department staffing, hiring, performance reviews, staff development, and the budget.   The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree, ten years’ experience as a conservator specializing in works on paper, a record of successful treatments and professional publications, and proven ability as a manager. The Senior Conservator will recommend treatments, assess potential acquisitions, and propose research and collaborative projects and will contribute to researching, developing, and overseeing innovative methodologies for long-term preservation of art in support of the Getty's leadership role among museums and cultural institutions. The Senior Conservator reports to the Associate Director for Collections and works closely and collaboratively with the Senior Curators of Drawings, Manuscripts, and Photographs, as well as with other Getty Museum conservators (in Antiquities, Paintings, and Decorative Arts & Sculpture) and with colleagues across the Getty campus.   The Senior Conservator supervises a conservation department of four conservators (one specializing in Drawings, one in Manuscripts, and two in Photographs), three mount-makers, and one Senior Staff Assistant. They will encourage staff development and review staff performance as well as setting broad departmental and personal goals. The Senior Conservator is accountable for managing the department’s budget and for ensuring that all safety procedures are followed. They will participate in the activities of two support groups, the Photographs Council and the Disegno Group. The Senior Conservator works collaboratively with Museum curators, scientists and staff of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), colleagues across the two Getty campuses, and internationally to further the programs and mission of the J. Paul Getty Museum under the auspices of the Getty Trust.
Requisition Number
2021-3810
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 Curator of Decorative Arts with expertise in French Decorative Arts of the 17th and 18th centuries. This position within the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts will play a key role in a proposed redisplay and reinterpretation of the Museum's world-renown collection of French Decorative Arts. The successful candidate will have a track-record of curating engaging and meaningful exhibitions and displays of decorative arts and sculpture; the broad art historical background to bring context and insight to the interpretive program; and the ability and willingness to develop compelling and inclusive narratives for diverse audiences. Reporting to the Senior Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, the Curator of Decorative Arts will be a team player, working closely with other curators in the Department, as well as with colleagues from Conservation, Design, Exhibition, Education, Interpretive Content, Registrars, Imaging Services and Preparators. They will also oversee for all the curatorial duties related to the collection and exhibitions, as listed below.
Requisition Number
2021-3809
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, and Institutional Archives.  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
2021-3808
Working under supervision of the Manager of Retail Systems and Logistics, supports day-to-day operations of the Getty e-Commerce Retail and Wholesale websites.
Requisition Number
2021-3803
Reporting to the Cataloging Supervisor, the Library Assistant III assists in copy cataloging materials in all formats and performs original cataloging of auction sales catalogs. The Library Assistant III may also assist in the ordering, receiving, invoicing, and/or claiming for materials in all formats and languages for the Library’s General Collections
Requisition Number
2021-3802
The Digital Media Producer develops, writes, edits, and publishes content across the Getty Research Institute’s website and other adjacent digital channels. The ideal candidate has a thorough grasp of publishing content for online platforms, content design, writing and editing for the web, and has a proven track record of coordinating, managing, and producing useful and captivating content for various audiences in accordance with established editing and branding guidelines. The Getty Research Institute is an international center for the study of visual culture and houses one of the largest art libraries in the world, with vast special collections materials ranging from the 15th century to the present.
Requisition Number
2021-3799
Designs, installs, and maintain state of the art security Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems and related components. Areas of specialization include video management systems, digital video recorders, programming, network configuration, coordinates the work of vendors/contractors as needed. Works on assignments that are varied in complex and nature. Works on other technical systems such as access control/intrusion detection, and Fire/Life Safety.
Requisition Number
2021-3798