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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.
Performs digital imaging services of collection materials for research, archival, exhibition, publication and online access, including photography and post production. Supports digitization initiatives, executes production-level digital capture using a variety of hardware, software and methodologies. Performs post-processing of image files to specifications, organizes completed files in appropriate directories. Stays current regarding emerging trends, equipment, and standards.
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.
Under direction from Facilities staff, assists in monitoring all BMS systems to ensure the environmental systems are within specified ranges and operating systems are functioning properly. Observes deviations from systems specifications and works with Facilities staff to correct or resolve these discrepancies. May assist in calibrating and fine‐tuning controls.
Maintains HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
The J. Paul Getty Trust’s Procurement & Contract Services department is seeking a full-time limited-term position to provide records management and project support, with some additional contract drafting and tactical buying. This role would suit someone with existing expertise in procurement document control and project administration, who is looking to gain exposure to procurement buying and contract drafting.
Main focus (50%) is document control of the Procurement department’s daily generation of paper and digital purchasing records. This includes the timely and efficient entry of the records into electronic storage systems to ensure adherence to department standards and accurate indexing. The department is working towards implementing a contract drafting tool in PeopleSoft which will ultimately remove the need for separate offline document control; the successful candidate will be expected to advise and assist with this transformation. In addition, the successful candidate will work with Getty’s Institutional Records and Archives department to review a large collection of historical paper records and categorize them according to a set retention policy.
Additionally, approximately 25% of time will be spent providing project support for the department’s other strategic initiatives and projects, including, but not limited to, administration of the Getty’s Amazon Business and OfficeMax accounts.
The remaining 25% of time will be undertaking contract drafting and tactical buying for the department. Training will be given.
Maintains HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
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.