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Develops skills in a variety of functions to support the facilities department. Performs duties related to shipping and receiving, mail services, inventory management, warehousing, support services, fleet management and hazardous materials management on a rotating basis. Duties may include organizing and maintaining files, preparing reports, delivering and sorting incoming/outgoing mail, servicing and/or operating Getty auto fleet and equipment, ordering supplies, moving furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) and other items, providing set up and tear down support, and interacting with Getty visitors as necessary.
The Getty Museum seeks a Manager, Audience and Interpretation to inform and shape our ambitious program of exhibitions, collection display, and media.
The Manager will lead a team of interpretation staff tasked with maintaining standards of excellence in written and media interpretation of our art collection and exhibitions. They will develop and lead a program of research into audience needs and use those audience insights to establish and deliver best practices for interpretation. Together, we will make interpretation recommendations to our curatorial teams and inform content decisions with measurable audience data, creating content that connects with our audiences emotionally and intellectually and is inclusive by design. Our aim is to support and expand a real-world, diverse audience in ways that enhances their experience of art and their visit to the museum.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in audience and market research, including the synthesis of data into actionable insights and an ability to translate it into effective educational communication both in-gallery and online. They will have exceptional written and verbal communication, strong editorial skills, and the ability to effectively advocate for inclusivity and the needs of diverse audiences.
This position is based in Los Angeles and is part of the museum’s Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Content division.
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.
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.
Conducts research, content development and/or editorial functions in the fields of modern and contemporary art for the Deputy Director of the Getty Research Institute. May assist assigned scholar through library research, transcription, note taking, cataloging and photocopying. May compile, analyze and interpret results. May contribute to conceptual project development and coordinate projects or events from inception through completion. May write research reports or contribute to academic publications. Assists in preparing public presentations, which requires strong computer skills.
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.
Getty is seeking a writer/editor to join our Communications team. The writer/editor will work collaboratively with the marketing, media relations, and digital content groups to develop content for print, digital/social, and other media. Examples of writing/editing assignments include blog posts, ad copy, magazine content, and internal communications materials.
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.
The Getty Foundation is looking for an internationally recognized professional, who is a demonstrated leader in academic art history, museum practice, or conservation, to take on the position of Associate Director. The successful candidate will have experience working in a multifaceted organization, preferably in grantmaking, higher education, museums, or other relevant settings. The Associate Director will help define and implement the Foundation’s strategic objectives and will lead a team of professionals in developing grant initiatives and awarding grants internationally. They will also be responsible for evaluation of grant initiatives to ensure maximum impact. The Associate Director will work closely with staff across all Getty programs.
The Associate Director will report to the Director of the Getty Foundation. They will be skilled at developing effective working relationships within a complex environment and with external partners across the globe. They will have a collaborative style and be able to lead through influence. The Associate Director will provide broad expertise from a strategic perspective, maintain comprehensive knowledge of the disciplines of art history, museum practice, and conservation, and help establish and implement operational objectives. They will regularly interact with senior management and executive levels on matters concerning diverse issues with organization-wide impact.
Maintains HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.