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At Getty Digital, we are re-imagining how we create meaningful digital experiences for our research, publications, and projects in the study, conservation and preservation of art and shared cultural heritage. Our digital tools support scholars and researchers to explore the complex information held across the Getty and to share their work with the world online. We encourage the public to explore and engage with the outcomes of these activities through online experiences and digital publications.   The Getty Digital Interpretative Development Team is primarily responsible for the Getty.edu website, digital publications and rich media experiences. We are seeking an experienced software developer with a passion for web based publications for a two-year limited term contract to work with us on our digital publication tool, Quire. Quire is a static build tool for long-form scholarly publications with a focus on art historical, conservation, and preservation research. We are a highly collaborative team where thoughtful communication; co-working sessions, code reviews, and pair programming are common practices.   As a Software Engineer, you will report to the team lead, and will be responsible for working with that individual and the rest of the team to help plan improvements and implement stable features of the Quire build tool, the Getty.edu redesign, and web software initiatives across The Getty. In this role you will collaborate with a talented team of software developers, subject matter experts, UX researchers, designers to build experiences that present the work done across The Getty with the larger world.   Our preferred software stack is Vue.js for user interfaces with data provided by RESTful APIs served by implementations in Python. The Getty is committed to using Linked Open Data across our architecture and the use of IIIF for access to rich media assets.   The Getty is among the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world. Scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics are drawn here by a shared dedication to furthering the study of art and advancing the fields of art history, conservation, and cultural heritage preservation. We offer excellent benefits, and a strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
Requisition Number
2019-3514
Maintains, troubleshoots, replaces and may install electrical circuits, equipment and appliances. Inspects and tests electrical equipment, lighting, signal, communication and power circuits. Responsible for changing lighting ballasts and all exterior lighting including fiber optic lights in pools. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures. Inspects completed work for conformance with requirements of local building codes.
Requisition Number
2019-3508
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an experienced individual for a full-time position of Associate Registrar to secure images and reproduction rights for exhibition-related publications and promotional materials. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years publications or registration experience; experience in negotiating rights for image reproduction; knowledge of different types of digital and photographic materials and imaging software; experience with an automated collections management system and/or digital asset management systems; a solid understanding of license agreements and copyright law; and strong administrative skills to handle paperwork and meet deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with editorial and proofing experience required. Must be detailed-oriented, flexible, and able to work on several complex projects at once.
Requisition Number
2019-3503
The J. Paul Getty Museum invites applications to the position of Head of Design. The ideal candidate will be an expert creative and strategic thinker with demonstrative skills in leading a large team of talented, multidisciplinary designers. Reporting to the Associate Director of Exhibitions, the ideal candidate will be responsible for design strategies and solutions that synthesize the needs of the visitor, internal clients, and project stakeholders through multiple outputs, including major exhibitions and permanent-collection galleries. Working across departments, he/she will collaborate to assess needs and conceptualize environmental and visual solutions that showcase the Museum’s collections, build the Getty brand, and champion the Getty’s international reputation. The ideal candidate will practice sophisticated design methodologies and demonstrate excellence and creativity in the areas of architecture, interior design, exhibition scenography, narrative and promotional graphics, wayfinding, and the use of commercial and digital products. The J. Paul Getty Museum is one of four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Museum operates two facilities, the Getty Villa in Mailbu, 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 20 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 Design Department supports the Getty’s mission to “inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts” by creating meaningful experiences for diverse audiences. Through a collaborative process, its multidisciplinary team develops engaging and accessible design solutions, achieving international recognition in the museum field.
Requisition Number
2019-3500
The J. Paul Getty Trust is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Semantic Engineer, with the experience and passion to design and lead the execution of data oriented projects to support, connect, enrich and ensure the persistence of the institution's cultural heritage knowledge bases. Our aim is to provide a deeply connected and consistent experience for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the complex information held across the organization, and your participation is crucial for that to be successful.    You will report to the Enterprise Semantic Architect, and interact with software engineers, data engineers and content specialists in the cultural heritage programs. Your work will improve the quality, reliability, connectedness, and consistency of our data by designing ontologies and models to represent the institution's broad knowledge, configuring Linked Open Usable Data (LOUD) platforms. You will have a hands on role with both content specialists in the programs and with the wider community, and be responsible for working with both to understand data requirements and then ensure those requirements are correctly represented and able to be easily implemented.    The Getty is among the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art. You will work on an amazing campus amongst fabulous art, architecture, and information systems, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics.  We offer every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
Requisition Number
2019-3444
The J. Paul Getty Trust is looking for an enthusiastic Data Engineer, with the experience and passion to carry out the execution of technical projects to enhance the institution's cultural heritage knowledge bases, through the application of machine learning and other data transformation techniques. Our aim is to provide a deeply connected and consistent experience for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the complex information held across the organization, and your participation is crucial for that to be successful.    You will report to the Enterprise Semantic Architect, and interact with software engineers, data engineers and content specialists in the cultural heritage programs. Your work will improve the quality, reliability, connectedness, and consistency of our data by engineering project-specific data pipelines to produce new knowledge from existing internal and external data sources. You will have a hands-on role with content specialists in the programs, and be responsible for working with them to understand data requirements and then implement those requirements in software.    The initial focus of this role is to assess and gather the necessary data to apply computer vision tools to a collection of more than half a million digitized photographs of paintings, drawings and prints. The aim of this work is to enhance our descriptions of these objects with high confidence metadata generated without expert curatorial intervention. The use of computer vision is a high priority in the institution's digital strategy and the success of this work will lead to further exciting projects that put the developed skills, transformation workflows and systems to good use.   The Getty is among the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art. You will work on an amazing campus amongst fabulous art, architecture, and information systems, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics.  We offer paid vacation, personal and sick leave plus every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
Requisition Number
2019-3440
Designs, installs and maintains a variety of state of the art security systems and related components including access control. Areas of specialization include closed circuit television, access intrusion alarms, access programming, fire/life safety, and commercial locksmith. May have vendor/contractor contact responsibilities.  Works on assignments that are varied and complex in nature.
Requisition Number
2019-3414
Supports director of the Getty Research Institute (GRI) 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.  
Requisition Number
2019-3380
Coordinates and directs facilities planning, renovation, and relocation projects for the Getty. Develops space requirements and design criteria with architects to ensure efficient space management and operation and to anticipate long- term needs and technological developments. Analyzes space, logistical requests and solutions for conformity with the Getty’s overall goals. Ensures that design, processes, and specifications align with Getty needs and goals. Establishes project budgets and timetables, monitors expenditures and schedules and coordinates meetings with outside contractors, consultants, and personnel affected by the projects. Monitors the progress of work in the field in order to ensure adherence to program and budget. Researches problem areas and recommends cost effective solutions that meet program requirements. Performs complex project management work including all aspects of project management during development, planning, design, construction, and final close-out. This position is required to interface with a variety of departments, including staff, administrators, curators, LA Department of Building and Safety, LA Fire, various professional consultants, contractors, and vendors, etc.  
Requisition Number
2019-3370
At Getty Digital, we're re-imagining how we can use software to provide a, connected, user-centered experiences for visitors and art enthusiasts as they explore the rich information at the Getty, both on site and online.   We are looking for a developer to join a team of software engineers focused on the narrative, interpretive, and visitor-focused experiences across the Getty.  This team of four is responsible for the core Getty.edu website, as well as exhibitions, digital publications, and other initiatives, including a full redesign of the Getty’s core digital properties.   As a Sr. Software Engineer, you’ll report to the team lead, and will be responsible for working with them and the rest of the team to help estimate, plan, and execute major software initiatives across the Getty, as well as supporting existing applications and projects.  You will also be responsible for collaborating with and sharing expertise with a talented team of software developers, helping to set an example of best practices. You will work with subject matter experts, UX researchers, designers, and other software developers, collaborating to build experiences that help share the information shared across the Getty with the larger world.   Our software stack is Vue.js on the front end, with backend implementations in Python, data and content provided via APIs, and custom search interfaces using ElasticSearch.  Our applications are hosted via AWS and built within Docker containers.    The Getty is among the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art. You will work on an amazing campus amongst fabulous art, architecture, and archives, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics.  We offer every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
Requisition Number
2019-3342