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At Getty Digital, we're re-imagining how we can use data, software, and systems to provide a deeply connected and consistent experience for staff, scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the rich and complex information held across the organization. You will play a central role in maintaining robust systems, and identifying and implementing strategic solutions in an environment that is committed to collaboration and continuous improvement.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, and user-centered professional to join the Collection & Content Management Systems team within Getty Digital. You will report to the Digital Preservation and Library Systems Manager and interact with librarians, archivists, curators, and subject matter experts from our cultural heritage programs, working primarily with colleagues from the Getty Research Institute. Additionally, you will engage with project managers, technologists, software developers, and infrastructure staff in Getty Digital.
You will be responsible for the administration of a suite of information systems that support core library and archival operations, including inventory and metadata management, enhanced collection discovery and fulfillment, and digital preservation. In addition to daily management activities, you will work directly with staff to keep abreast of current operations and needs, leverage system capabilities to increase departmental efficiencies, integrate applications, advance interoperability, and advocate for system improvements with our vendors. As a member of a future-oriented team, you will have a broad impact on operations locally and advance discovery of our collections globally.
The J. Paul Getty Trust, one of the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, is dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art, advancing conservation practice, and promoting public knowledge and appreciation of art. You will work on a dynamic and beautiful campus filled with art, archives and special collections, and a world-class research library. We offer an excellent benefits package and a strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.
Procures goods and services at the best possible price by managing all aspects of the contract life cycle from gathering requirements to monitoring post-award compliance for various internal clients. Provides contract services in a timely manner with a high level of customer service/client satisfaction. Reviews and drafts contractual documents, negotiates the terms and conditions in contracts, prepares contracts for execution, monitors vendor's compliance with contractual terms, prepares amendments and renewals when necessary. The Contract Administrator manages transactions of a low to moderate level of complexity.
The Getty is seeking an energetic and dedicated Community Manager to collaborate with the team responsible for developing Quire (https://gettypubs.github.io/quire/), a unique open source software framework developed by the Getty to create multi-format digital books. We are entering a two-year development phase to further Quire’s utility for the Getty’s own projects and for potential adoption by other museum and academic publishers and institutions.
The Quire Community Manager will take the lead in growing and developing our nascent community of users and volunteer contributors, with a broad aim to diversify and deepen participation and eventually moving Quire to a community-supported model for long-term sustainability and growth. The Community Manager will create and implement tools and processes that foster a sense of belonging for individuals in the community and that facilitate their use of—and contributions to—Quire as an open source project. They will ensure effective and transparent communication within the community, and between the community and the core Quire team at the Getty. They will also oversee the creation and maintenance of documentation and training materials, and will organize and host Quire sharing and community-building events both online and in-person.
The Quire community manager will also become a Quire user as they dedicate some of their time collaborating with staff on a number of the Getty’s own Quire projects to better understand and address potential technical and documentation issues community members themselves might face.
This is a full-time, two-year term position, with full benefits.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an Associate Interpretive Content Specialist to support our ambitious display and exhibition program. This permanent position within the division of Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Content will serve a pivotal role crafting our interpretation from draft to public presentation. Directly supporting our mission to “inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts,” you will shape our content narrative, strategy, and language for audience and platform needs through thoughtful writing, editing, and communication.
Are you passionate about art and the stories it tells? Do you believe in the beauty and power of precisely crafted language? Can you bring an optimistic and collaborative attitude to our team each day?
Collaborating across Curatorial, Exhibitions, Design, Interpretive Content, and other departments, the Associate Interpretive Content Specialist is a central part of the content development for both permanent collection displays and exhibitions. You will serve as a key editorial authority over public-facing didactic and interpretive texts. You will bring to bear our collective passion, knowledge, and research to develop inventive content that engages diverse audiences both in-gallery and off-site.
With the project team, you will review the hierarchy, structure, and content of interpretive materials in relation to the exhibition/installation interpretive goals, audience needs, and Getty accepted guidelines. You will recommend or execute changes to wording, sequencing, and design; you will identify strategies and tools to advance interpretive goals; and you may advise or spearhead didactic sections of exhibitions or other content platforms.
This is a limited-term position for one year. The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated and knowledgeable archivist to process and catalog special collections including the papers and records artists, collectors, dealers and critics. The GRI is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their histories. The Research Institute’s special collections contain rare books, prints and drawings, rare photographs, 20th-century art multiples, extensive audiovisual material, and more than 25,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts. Reporting to the Manager of Special Collections Cataloging and Processing, the archivist will work closely with colleagues throughout the Research Institute, and may contribute to scholarly and social media activities related to special collections.
Getty Digital seeks a Systems Support Specialist to join the Collection & Content Management Systems (CCMS) team. This position helps to support the Getty’s suite of collection management systems, including platforms focused on museum, library, and archives collection management functions, digital asset management, digital preservation, and discovery. A major component of this role is working directly with systems staff and personnel from across campus to provide front-line assistance, manage metadata and system processes, optimize workflows, and improve user experiences (public and staff). This position is co-supervised by two senior CCMS application managers.
This is an opportunity for a technical and service-oriented candidate with excellent communication skills, attention to detail, research skills, the ability to work independently, and a desire to continuously learn and expand their skillset.
The position is a full-time, limited term employee funded for one year. The possibility exists that during or at the end of that term that the position is converted to a full-time, regular employee with no promised stated or implied.
Supports curators of Modern and Contemporary Collections in the Getty Research Institute's Curatorial Department by facilitating their research and/or assisting with their research projects, exhibitions or publications. Primary attention will be devoted to research of African American artists and related collections. Requires experience in modern and contemporary history, with particular expertise in African American art history; knowledge of recent research, publications, and exhibitions in both African American and in contemporary art is essential.
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to developing leading ways to access and discover collections, develop knowledge, and disseminate research. Our digital initiatives provide crucial support to these endeavors and the practice of art history in the digital age.
We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to work on our team and in collaboration with colleagues across the Getty Research Institute and Getty Digital. The Senior Project Manager will support the Florentine Codex Initiative, which includes a digital critical edition as well as a scholarly digital publication, and the Pre-Hispanic Art Provenance Initiative, which includes the transformation of the Stendahl Gallery Archive from analog to digital form and a cross-institutional collaborative study of the provenance of Pre-Hispanic Art. In all these enterprises, we are seeking ways in which digital technologies can advance our work.
As Senior Project Manager, you will report to the Digital Initiatives area, work closely with the Project Leads, and be responsible for working with them and the rest of the team, including content experts, software developers, and systems and semantic architects, to help plan and execute these initiatives. You will be responsible for managing, overseeing, and coordinating activities and ensuring smooth workflows; monitoring progress and schedules; making certain we follow best practices in our data standardization, management, and curation; supporting user experience and user interface analysis; creating and maintaining project documentation; and communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. You will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to these innovative projects as well as to participate in scholarly convenings.
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts. Its Research Library with special collections of rare materials and digital resources serves an international community of scholars and the interested public. You will work on an amazing campus, collaborating with leading curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off, and excellent benefits.
The position is being offered as a full-time, limited term employee funded through June 10, 2022.
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.
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 support, 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 engineering project-specific data pipelines and validation tools, configuring Linked Open Usable Data (LOUD) platforms such as Arches and assisting with the implementation of our, and the community's, overall data model. 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 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.