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Supports the Getty Villa Museum Store as a professional and outgoing sales associate. Operates a POS system, applies basic computer skills, handles money, and communicates effectively with visitors. Demonstrates knowledge of current museum exhibits, store merchandise and museum layout. Helps with receiving and processing of goods.
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The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks an experienced development professional to serve as Director of Individual Giving. The Director will play a central role in the fast-paced Development Office at the Getty with a focus on leading and developing the Getty Patron Program.     The Getty’s institutional advancement program was established in 2012 to build a community of donors and to cultivate support for key initiatives relevant to our donor community. This position will be essential to our next phase of departmental growth, serving as a combination of manager and strategic planner, as well as fundraiser and relationship-builder. Responsibilities, detailed further below, include driving continued, accelerated growth of the Getty Patron Program; developing strategies for inspiring and supporting gifts at every giving level; coaching and leading a team of direct reports; and working with colleagues to develop new giving opportunities to inspire donor support.   The incumbent must be a skilled and experienced manager and fundraiser, with strong communication skills, and an energetic and entrepreneurial work style.  
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Prepares merchandise for sale in the Getty stores, organizes merchandise and supplies in the warehouse and warehouse annexes. Supports the Getty stores.
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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.
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We are looking for a Sr. Project Coordinator.  The position will be based in the GCI office at the Getty Center and will support a variety of complex international projects in the Building and Sites department.     The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is dedicated to finding ways to improve the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage—its art objects, museum collections, historic buildings, and archaeological sites. We are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and our work often takes us to heritage sites across the globe including locations in South America, Asia, and the Middle East, where we work in partnership with heritage professionals from the region. Our staff come from diverse disciplines including architecture, archaeology, conservation, information science, chemistry, engineering, operations management, and communications.
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We are looking for a candidate to provide Linux technical expertise and solutions to teams and staff at The Getty. The Linux Engineer will be required to work with other teams and staff to make recommendations, solve problems and implement standards and solutions. You will be managing systems and services in the cloud and on premise as you assist in the deployment of applications and services. You will help manage existing and new technologies and policies to create scalable solutions.
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Performs high-level digital imaging of collection materials for research, archival, exhibition, publication and online access, including photography and post production. Assists with digitization initiatives, executes production-level digital capture using a variety of hardware, software and methodologies. Performs expert level post-processing of image files to specifications, ensures digital asset are appropriately organized for imaging initiatives. Stays current regarding emerging trends, equipment, and standards.
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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   The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an experienced arts professional to oversee the complex installation and maintenance of permanent galleries, special exhibition and temporary exhibition spaces, and art storage areas, under minimal supervision. Reporting to the Head of Preparations, and working collaboratively with curators, conservators, designers and exhibitions specialists, the Senior Lead Preparator supports the Getty’s mission by fulfilling the Museum’s requirements for the safe handling, movement, and storage of its collection and in the installation of its temporary exhibitions and displays.   The Senior Lead Preparator manages a dedicated and experienced team of technical specialists skilled in art handling and installation based at the Museum’s Getty Center site. The ideal candidate will ensure appropriate materials, equipment, and methods are used to display, store, pack and transport works of art, and oversee the fabrication, installation, disassembly, and storage of works of art, associated materials and furniture.   The Preparations Department plans and delivers the fabrication of all changing exhibition and permanent collection installations; collections movement; packing and crating of permanent collection loans and special projects; fabrication and finishing of display assets; gallery lighting and scheduling; and manages collection storage.   The Museum’s Exhibitions Division comprises four Departments: Exhibitions Coordination; Registration; Design and Preparations.  The Division’s mission is to realize ambitious, impactful exhibitions, including tours and special projects, and successful gallery installations, working collaboratively to ensure excellence and creativity in scholarship, design, display, and interpretation, supported through disciplined budget management and systematic planning.
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Assists in maintaining HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
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Oversees and directs one or more teams to complete grounds maintenance activities. Assures standards for safety and workmanship are met. Assists Supervisor with planning, estimation, problem solving, labor coordination and reporting.
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