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Maintains, repairs, inspects, installs and replaces plumbing systems, pipes, fittings and fixtures to maintain the heating, water, gas and drainage systems. Cuts, bends, threads and fits pipes with adjoining pipe assemblies. Repairs leaks and clears clogged drains. Installs sinks, showers, toilets, water heaters and related plumbing fixtures. May replace tile, replaster or paint walls through which holes have been made to gain access to plumbing. Interprets blueprints and works from sketches or verbal instructions. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
Requisition Number
2021-3781
Applies paint, lacquer or other coating onto a variety of surfaces and materials, including walls, woodwork, fixtures, metal, Woodstock or fabricated items using a brush or spray gun. Uses hand scraper, wire brush, sandpaper or turpentine to clean surfaces and prepare for painting or retouching. Scrapes old paint from surfaces and places putty or filler in nail holes and cracks. Mixes colors, oils, thinners and other paint ingredients to obtain proper color or consistency.
Requisition Number
2021-3780
Maintains HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
Requisition Number
2021-3777
Maintains, repairs, inspects, installs and replaces plumbing systems, pipes, fittings and fixtures to maintain the heating, water, gas and drainage systems. Cuts, bends, threads and fits pipes with adjoining pipe assemblies. Repairs leaks and clears clogged drains. Installs sinks, showers, toilets, water heaters and related plumbing fixtures. May replace tile, replaster or paint walls through which holes have been made to gain access to plumbing. Interprets blueprints and works from sketches or verbal instructions. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
Requisition Number
2021-3775
This limited term position (36 months) catalogs books and other published materials from the Whitney and Lee Kaplan African American Visual Culture Collection, consisting of over 3600 publications on African American artists and Black visual culture.  Publications include catalogs, magazines, artist’s books, pamphlets, and zines.  The Library Assistant III may also catalog other publications acquired as part of the Getty Research Institute’s African American Art History Initiative.  The position creates and updates bibliographic, holdings, and item records while performing a range of copy cataloging from simple to complex.  Reporting to the Cataloging Supervisor, the Library Assistant III works in the Getty Library’s Technical Services Department, operating within the GRI’s Collection and Discovery Division.
Requisition Number
2021-3766
This limited term position (36 months) catalogs books and other published materials from the Whitney and Lee Kaplan African American Visual Culture Collection, consisting of over 3600 publications on African American artists and Black visual culture.  Publications include catalogs, magazines, artist’s books, pamphlets, and zines.  The Metadata Specialist II may also catalog other publications acquired as part of the Getty Research Institute’s African American Art History Initiative.   The position creates and updates bibliographic, holdings, item, and authority records while performing a range of cataloging from simple copy cataloging to complex original cataloging.  Reporting to the Cataloging Supervisor, the Metadata Specialist II works in the Getty Library’s Technical Services Department, operating within the GRI’s Collection and Discovery Division.
Requisition Number
2021-3765
Supports the Getty bookstore 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.
Requisition Number
2021-3733
Provides a wide range of visitors with an informative, enjoyable and memorable experience by supporting all functions (posts) of Visitor Services, including assisting with parking operations and ticketing, handling general information calls, ticketing for events, assisting with business visitors, staffing the information desk, the coat check, the audio guide distribution desks, ticket offices, event welcome tables and ushering duties at performance and lecture events among other tasks. May be required to work with cash handling and financial transactions. Provides assistance with general information and directions.   $1,200 signing bonus*   *Individuals hired on or after April 4, 2022, and no later than June 30, 2022 are eligible for a one time signing bonus, which will be paid after successful completion of the introductory period (generally 90 days of employment).
Requisition Number
2021-3722
Provides a wide range of visitors with an informative, enjoyable and memorable experience by supporting all functions (posts) of Visitor Services, including assisting with parking operations and ticketing, handling general information calls, ticketing for events, assisting with business visitors, staffing the information desk, the coat check, the audio guide distribution desks, ticket offices, event welcome tables and ushering duties at performance and lecture events among other tasks. May be required to work with cash handling and financial transactions. Provides assistance with general information and directions.   $1,200 signing bonus*   *Individuals hired on or after April 4, 2022, and no later than June 30, 2022 are eligible for a one time signing bonus, which will be paid after successful completion of the introductory period (generally 90 days of employment).
Requisition Number
2021-3721
Supervises grounds and gardens operations under the direction of the department head. Provides management, direction, and long range/short term planning and directs/documents operational policy including safety.   Establishes performance criteria for the assigned area in conjunction with departmental plans, goals, and procedures required to maintain Getty landscape and site(s) at the expected level.  Manages department scheduling needs, safety, and training and aligns resource with department priorities.
Requisition Number
2021-3715