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This Assistant Registrar position in the Getty Research Institute is part of a pilot program to promote entry-level positions for alumni of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship (MUI) program. The intended purpose of the Emerging Professionals program is to provide an intentional strategy to develop a foundation for career development and mentorship.  Getty has made a commitment of two years for this position, which is intended for emerging professionals who are seeking to gain professional experience and deepen their knowledge of careers in museums, specifically as outlined in the position description below.   Reporting to the Senior Registrar, the Assistant Registrar will support the Registrars section with particular focus on incoming acquisitions and exhibition activities. As part of the pilot program, the Assistant Registrar will receive training in handling a variety of objects and materials in Special Collections, mentoring by the Senior Registrar as well as an external mentor. This position will work in partnership with a team of registrars and interact with GRI curators, exhibition coordinators and conservators on relevant projects. Tasks include coordinating and receiving shipments, creating object records and tracking collection objects in TMS, and other duties related to exhibitions and special collections management. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend workshops and/or conferences.  
Requisition Number
2022-4016
The Getty Research Institute seeks an experienced project manager for cross-departmental projects related to special collections. Beginning with the multi-year project to preserve and make the acclaimed Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) Archive publicly accessible, the Sr. Project Manager will collaborate with colleagues throughout the Getty Research Institute (GRI), other Getty programs, and external partners.   For the JPC Archive project, the Sr. Project Manager will work with colleagues in the GRI, Getty Digital, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and the Smithsonian Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) on a project that encompasses five components: archival processing, conservation, digitization, metadata enhancement, and digital preservation and access. The Sr. Project Manager will coordinate activities across project teams in three locations, monitor progress to ensure adherence to the project budget and timeline, identify problem areas and partner on solutions, monitor expenditures across programs, schedule and coordinate cross-departmental meetings, manage project documentation, provide guidance regarding vendor contracts and submit procurement requisitions, prepare and present reports, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.   The JPC Archive is regarded as one of the most significant and substantial collections documenting Black American culture in the 20th century, and features images from the iconic Ebony and Jet magazines, among many other JPC publications. Dating from 1942, when John H. and Eunice W. Johnson founded the Johnson Publishing Company, to the 21st century, the JPC Archive contains more than four million photographic images; about nine thousand video and audio recordings; more than two terabytes of digital content; as well as textual records, annotated mock-ups, press releases, company memoranda, ephemera, and print materials. In 2019, the JPC Archive was acquired by a nonprofit consortium comprising the Ford Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the MacArthur Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and NMAAHC to safeguard the unparalleled treasure of African American history for the public benefit. In July 2022, ownership of the JPC Archive was transferred to the GRI and NMAAHC, and the Getty Trust committed $30 million in support processing and digitizing the archive over seven years.   While the Sr. Project Manager will initially focus on the JPC Archive project, over time there will be opportunities to manage and contribute to other large and complex projects related to GRI special collections. 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. One of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world, the Getty Library and its Special Collections include over 1.5 million volumes, rare photographs, prints and drawings dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, art multiples, audio and video recordings, digital content, and extensive archives and manuscript collections.   Reports to the GRI Head of Special Collections Management in Los Angeles.   Applications received by October 19 will receive priority consideration. 
Requisition Number
2022-4014
Assists curator by facilitating their research and/or assisting with their research projects, exhibitions or publications.
Requisition Number
2022-4012
The Office of Associate Director of Collections & Discovery at the Getty Research Institute seeks a highly organized, personable, proactive, and flexible candidate to provide administrative assistance to the Associate Director of Collections & Discovery and the Chief Curator. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), excellent ability to interact with all levels of staff, internal and external colleagues and guests, and an ability to exercise discretion with matters relating to human resources, budgets, and collections.   This position will assist both the Associate Director of Collections & Discovery and the Chief Curator. This position faces a variety of tasks daily, particularly in balancing management of busy and complex calendars, providing meeting assistance, and attending to many deadlines while at the same time ensuring successful coordination and outreach for a variety of local and international programs, events, and projects. Including but not limited to VIP visits, tours, events for staff, graduate interns, and scholars.
Requisition Number
2022-4009
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   This Assistant Digital Media Producer position in the J. Paul Getty Museum is part of a pilot program to support entry-level positions for individuals who are alumni of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship (MUI) program. The intended purpose of the Emerging Professionals program is to provide an intentional strategy to develop a foundation for career development and mentorship. Getty has made a commitment of two years for this position, which is intended for emerging professionals who are seeking to gain professional experience and deepen their knowledge of careers in museums, specifically as outlined in the position description below.   Reporting to the Assistant Director for Education and Public Programs, the Assistant Digital Media Producer will support the museum’s Education Department to create getty.edu as a destination for dynamic and relevant resources to inspire teachers from across the country to integrate the visual arts into their curriculum. They will be responsible for supporting the expansion of virtual programming and digital resources for K-12 school communities by developing new online content as part of the Getty’s website for teachers and students in collaboration with education staff.   As part of the pilot program, the Education department will integrate the Assistant Digital Media Producer into all relevant project and department meetings.  Additional supervision provided by department staff in school and teacher audiences, as well as mentoring by the Head of Education and external mentor.  Additionally, they will have opportunities to collaborate and learn with leaders in the museum education field, as well as applying skills to independent digital project development and programming and training in all administrative support systems: budget tracking, purchase order development, contracts, expenditure reconciliation. And they will have access to related project (content and/or conferences) travel opportunities.
Requisition Number
2022-4008
Responsible for providing administrative support or project coordination for a department, program or project team.
Requisition Number
2022-4003
Manages and coordinates Getty Research Institute (GRI) programs - from pre-planning phases through post-event follow-up. 
Requisition Number
2022-4002
Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Associate Editor will perform numerous tasks related to editorial development of publication content, working closely with Getty Publications colleagues, other Getty staff, authors, and freelancers to produce high-quality illustrated art books in print and digital formats.   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. Ranging from exhibition and collection catalogues to scholarly monographs and edited collections to trade and children’s books, most titles are published in print but an increasing number are published digitally as well.   Getty Publications offers a collegial, family-friendly, and collaborative work environment where work-life balance is prioritized. We support a hybrid work schedule with some days at our Getty Center offices and some telework days. Staff members can participate in Getty-sponsored community service and serve on committees on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and on mentorship and community building.   Under moderate supervision, the Associate Editor performs all editorial functions—which may include copyediting, proofreading, and image research—for publications on a variety of topics and with different levels of complexity, from concept through transmittal. Provides editorial support throughout the editing and production stages, including coordinating the work of freelance contractors. May serve as lead project editor on less complex projects.
Requisition Number
2022-4001
The Getty Research Institute seeks a service-oriented and creative Reference Librarian II to join the Getty Library’s Research Services department and work in partnership with colleagues. The Reference Librarian II provides high-level and wide-ranging in-person and virtual reference, instruction, and outreach services to a diverse and international user community (including the public, staff, residential scholars, and registered readers). As a member of the Reference team, the Reference Librarian works closely and in partnership with librarians, library assistants, archivists, curators, and various staff across the Getty. The ideal Reference Librarian II candidate will be passionate about the arts, architecture, and visual culture and advancing the mission and goals of the Library and Getty Research Institute. They will foster relationships with staff across the Getty and thrive in assisting researchers to facilitate their work in the extensive collections.   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.  (We have two Reference Librarian positions available).
Requisition Number
2022-3998
Assists director of the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the Associate Director by facilitating research and/or assisting with research projects, exhibitions, and publications. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student with a strong working knowledge in Spanish and a background in Pre-Columbian art history and/or archaeology or Latin American studies.
Requisition Number
2022-3995