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In Getty Digital, the Collection & Content Management Systems (CCMS) team work with Getty Programs and departments through the administration of a suite of data management systems, technical project management, and digital preservation activities. We are seeking an Associate IT Project Manager to join the CCMS team to help manage our assets and ensure they are preserved for future use.   This position manages, coordinates, and carries out technical aspects of projects related to digital asset metadata management and digital preservation. This position reports to the IT Project Manager in charge of our digital asset management (DAM) system, namely OpenText’s Media Management, and works closely with the Digital Preservation Manager. Additionally, the Associate IT Project Manager will work with technical and content-focused teams across the organization. This is an opportunity for an information professional with a deep interest in cultural heritage metadata, preservation, and systems who also possesses excellent communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to work with little supervision, keen research abilities, and a desire to continuously learn and expand their skill set.   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. Our dynamic and beautiful campus is filled with art, archives and special collections, and a world-class research library. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a strong dedication to balancing work and personal life.    Due to COVID, the Getty campus is currently closed to non-essential staff members. This position will begin as a work-from-home position; this is not a permanent remote assignment. The successful candidate must be a California resident when employment begins.
Requisition Number
2021-3690
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks nominations and applications for a strategic, forward-thinking leader to serve as the Associate Director for Dissemination and External Affairs (AD-DEA). This new position is an excellent opportunity for an innovative, visionary, and enthusiastic individual who – in conjunction with the Director, Deputy Director, and GRI senior staff – will lead a creative, coordinated initiative to communicate the research and activities of the GRI to new and existing target audiences, with attention to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, and inspiring new levels of engagement among researchers, enthusiasts, and the broader public.    With a staff of approximately 30 and an overall budget of $3 million, the AD-DEA will report to the Director of the GRI and will oversee exhibitions, publications, programs, web and digital media, and development and communications, bringing these areas together to foster an innovative and consistent public profile for the GRI.   The successful candidate may come from arts administration, academia, or from a foundation, museum, or other institution focused on humanistic inquiry. This is an exceptional opportunity for a professional who is passionate about the centrality of visual culture to join the leadership team at one of the world’s premier humanities-based research institutes. About The Getty Research Institute Since its modest founding in 1983 as The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, the GRI has combined programs launched with their own identity, purpose, and mission. The 2020 strategic reorganization creates a unified GRI to tackle the challenges that all institutions dedicated to the arts and humanities face in the 21st century, and to become more than the sum of individual parts. The reorganization creates a structure for communication among departments, the definition of roles and responsibilities between departments, and a re-distribution of direct reports among senior managers. Through this reorganization, and under new, coordinated leadership, departments will work together on overarching institutional projects, objectives, and mission.   The GRI’s chief purpose is to contribute to Getty’s mission to advance and share the world’s visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all humanity. The GRI provides intellectual leadership through its research, exhibition, and publication programs, and supports scholarship through its Scholars Program, digital resources, and the Getty Library and Special Collections, the largest art history library in the world. The GRI is, in particular, driven by three major directives: to promote discovery of materials related to art and art history; to create new knowledge based in visual culture; and to advance scholarly and public understanding of such knowledge through the dissemination of research. For more information on the GRI, please visit: https://www.getty.edu/research/. Leadership Mary Miller is Director of the Getty Research Institute. A longtime member of the Yale University faculty, she served as Dean of Yale College from 2008-2014 and held many University leadership roles. Named a Sterling Professor at Yale in 2008, she delivered the 59th A. W. Mellon lectures at the National Gallery of Art in 2010 and the Slade Lectures at Cambridge University in 2015; she will give the 8th OCAT lecture series in Beijing later in 2021.   For both her curatorial and scholarly work on ancient Mexico and the Maya, Dr. Miller has won national recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Getty Grant. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society; in 2021 she received Yale’s Wilbur Cross Medal, the university’s highest award to its graduate alumni.   The author of many books and articles on ancient Mesoamerica and the Maya, Dr. Miller is currently leading the Pre-Hispanic Art Provenance Initiative, a collaborative initiative centered at the Getty Research Institute, to develop both comprehensive and individual provenance for the vast corpus of archaeological materials that were sold out of Mexico (and points south) to the United States and Europe, principally from 1939 onward, when the center of commerce moved to Los Angeles. The Role of the Associate Director for Dissemination and External Affairs Reporting to the Director of the GRI, the AD-DEA will oversee exhibitions, publications, programs, digital media and content strategy, along with development and external affairs, bringing these areas together to foster an innovative and consistent public profile for the GRI. The AD-DEA will work across GRI departments and Getty programs to articulate a compelling vision of the GRI’s mission, as positioned within the fields of the humanities, arts, cultural studies, and library and archival resource management.   The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary strategic plan focused on creating an integrated approach to dissemination planning, with particular emphasis on: fostering cooperation and communication among and across dissemination-related and public-facing GRI departments; creating iterative approaches to external information-sharing, publicity, and on-site and online engagement; and producing research deliverables of the highest quality, impact, and importance that gain widespread traction among scholarly and public audiences. The AD-DEA will think inventively and will be an active partner in building connections, open communication, and relationships—both inside and outside the organization—that strengthen the GRI and help it attain its strategic goals. The following departments and sections report to the AD-DEA: - Exhibitions. Executes a scholarly and compelling slate of exhibitions to be held at the GRI and beyond, including off-site exhibitions held at venues in Los Angeles and around the world. This department works closely with staff in other departments, particularly Special Collections Curatorial, Special Collections Management, and the Director’s Office. It also increasingly explores new ways for the GRI to showcase its collections beyond the physical GRI galleries, including but not limited to multi-platform digital content and programming. - Digital Media and Content Strategy. Leads three main areas of activity: external communications, web and social media content, and ambitious digital projects that disseminate GRI collections and initiatives. Digital Media and Content Strategy works closely with Research Projects, Special Collections Curatorial, and Digital Art History. - Programming. Oversees all GRI programming that is open to the public, including symposia and conferences, lectures, film screenings, and performances. Public programming not only enhances GRI exhibitions and research projects, it is one of the main ways that the GRI engages with diverse communities both in Los Angeles and internationally. - Development and Communications. An increasingly important aspect of the GRI as it has become more welcoming and public facing. The GRI has an excellent track record in securing major grants from foundations and government sources, and an engaged support council that supports acquisitions, programs, and strategic initiatives. - Publications. Publishes books and volumes that present new ideas and foster critical inquiry into all forms of visual culture, from architecture to video. GRI publications deliver innovative scholarship generated by the Research Institute and Getty Scholars, and document its collections of rare and unique materials. GRI Publications develops and publishes 10 to 12 books each year, including digital publications, and two issues of the Getty Research Journal. It maintains a mission-driven list of titles, working in close collaboration with staff across the Research Institute and Getty Publications.
Requisition Number
2021-3689
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks nominations and applications for a creative, transformative, and dynamic leader to serve as the Associate Director for Collections and Discovery (AD-CD). This position is an excellent opportunity for a thoughtful and pragmatic individual who – in conjunction with the Director, Deputy Director, and GRI senior staff – will lead efforts to unify the GRI’s full scope of collections, which have undergone dramatic growth and which range from the bibliographic and electronic resources of the Library to special collections and institutional archival holdings. The AD-CD will bring existing departments and work processes into alignment, and with attention to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, so that the GRI can more effectively advance the local and global discovery of research materials essential to the study of art history and visual culture.   With a staff of 108 and an overall budget of $13 million, including a robust acquisitions budget, the AD-CD will have the opportunity to create world-class services and collections in support of research at the Getty and around the globe. Reporting to the Director and working in close partnership with other members of the GRI leadership team, the AD-CD will develop and implement the GRI’s strategic priorities for the Library, Special Collections, and Institutional Archives in an intellectually stimulating environment.   The successful candidate may come from the worlds of art libraries, rare book libraries and special collections, university libraries, academia more generally, or from a foundation, museum, or other institution focused on humanistic inquiry. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the centrality of visual culture to join the leadership team at one of the world’s premier humanities-based research institutes.   About The Getty Research Institute Since its modest founding in 1983 as The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, the GRI has combined programs launched with their own identity, purpose, and mission. The 2020 strategic reorganization creates a unified GRI to tackle the challenges that all institutions dedicated to the arts and humanities face in the 21st century, and to become more than the sum of individual parts. The reorganization creates a structure for communication among departments, the definition of roles and responsibilities between departments, and a re-distribution of direct reports among senior managers. Through this reorganization, and under new, coordinated leadership, departments will work together on overarching institutional projects, objectives, and mission.   The GRI’s chief purpose is to contribute to Getty’s mission to advance and share the world’s visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all. The GRI provides intellectual leadership through its research, exhibition, and publication programs, and supports scholarship through its Scholars Program, digital resources, and the Getty Library and Special Collections, the largest art history library in the world. The GRI is, in particular, driven by three major directives: to promote discovery of materials related to art and art history; to create new knowledge based in visual culture; and to advance scholarly and public understanding of such knowledge through the dissemination of research.   For more information on the GRI, please visit: https://www.getty.edu/research/. Leadership Mary Miller is Director of the Getty Research Institute. A longtime member of the Yale University faculty, she served as Dean of Yale College from 2008-2014 and held many University leadership roles. Named a Sterling Professor at Yale in 2008, she delivered the 59th A. W. Mellon lectures at the National Gallery of Art in 2010 and the Slade Lectures at Cambridge University in 2015; she will give the 8th OCAT lecture series in Beijing later in 2021.   For both her curatorial and scholarly work on ancient Mexico and the Maya, Dr. Miller has won national recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Getty Grant. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society; in 2021 she received Yale’s Wilbur Cross Medal, the university’s highest award to its graduate alumni.   The author of many books and articles on ancient Mesoamerica and the Maya, Dr. Miller is currently leading the Pre-Hispanic Art Provenance Initiative, a collaborative initiative centered at the Getty Research Institute, to develop both comprehensive and individual provenance for the vast corpus of archaeological materials that were sold out of Mexico (and points south) to the United States and Europe, principally from 1939 onward, when the center of commerce moved to Los Angeles. The Role of the Associate Director for Collections and Discovery Reporting to the Director of the GRI, the AD-CD will oversee five core departments that collectively engage in the processes of collections development, acquisitions, processing, cataloguing, circulation and loans, research services, conservation, digitization, and long-term preservation and storage of both published and archival materials. The AD-CD will work closely with the heads of these departments and GRI leadership to articulate a clear vision for the future of GRI collections, access, and discovery, with a focus on amplifying GRI efforts to expand access to and visibility of digitized collections, electronic research resources and datasets, and online Library services.   The position-holder will lead the development of an integrated and comprehensive vision for the future of GRI collecting, showing keen awareness of how a major subject-area research library needs to adapt its collecting practices in response to the needs of researchers with multidisciplinary backgrounds, hybrid (digital-physical) needs, and academic and alternative careers. The GRI has expanded beyond Eurocentric collecting to a global art history, with archives that include Paul Revere Williams, Robert Farris Thompson, and Betye Saar, to name a few. GRI is committed to building the resources for 21st century art history and visual culture.   The AD-CD should bring a fresh vision to Collections and Discovery, starting with a rigorous evaluation of the existing workflows and data management practices that underpin work across the GRI’s portfolio of discovery-related departments. It is essential that the AD-CD draw on the expertise and experience of department managers and other Getty staff, but be willing and able to bring new ideas and methods to the table and implement them with precision and leadership. The AD-CD will think inventively and will be an active partner in building connections, open communication, and relationships—both inside and outside the organization—that strengthen the GRI and help it attain its strategic goals.   The following departments and sections report to the AD-CD: - Special Collections Curatorial. Leads the ongoing development of the GRI’s Special Collections, which encompasses roughly 72,000 rare books, 27,000 single prints and drawings, 800 collections of rare photographs, and over 12,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, along with optical devices, architectural models, and audiovisual recordings. Curators conduct in-depth research on acquisitions and donations of archives and rare materials that will widen the possibilities for scholarly investigation of the history of visual culture worldwide and deepen understanding of art and cultural heritage. Curators follow a process of acquisitions development that is integrated and collaborative, seeking complementary materials in a variety of media and formats that both build on the existing strengths of the GRI’s Special Collections and help it expand into new areas. Curators enable greater access and discovery of special collections by contributing to post-acquisition work, including assisting archivists with research, finding aid creation, and other tasks; working with Library Reference Librarians to lead classes and workshops in Special Collections; researching, writing, and publishing scholarship; and contributing to the GRI’s exhibitions. - Getty Library. Operates as the largest art history library in the United States, collecting, organizing, preserving, and providing access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity as expressed through the visual record. The Library fosters intellectual growth and supports the research missions of the Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, and scholarly communities worldwide. Distinctive strengths include its rich spectrum of resources, including 1.5 million volumes and other published materials. Over the past two decades, physical and online use of Library resources have increased, as have loans for both individual and institutional use. The Library comprises four major sub-areas, including Library Technical Services, Research Services, the Photo Archive, and the Getty Research Portal.  - Institutional Records & Archives. Works with Programs across the Trust to process, deaccession, and retain the records and archival materials associated with the J. Paul Getty Trust. The department collects electronic and paper records of enduring value that document the organization’s history, and strives to preserve the intellectual and physical integrity of archival collections in the Institutional Archives. In addition, the department promotes effective and efficient work practices through improved organization of electronic and paper files, and ensures that appropriate information in all formats is kept for as long as the Getty is legally liable or as required for business purposes. - Conservation and Preservation. Manages the treatment, handling, and display of holdings in Special Collections, the Getty Library, and Institutional Records & Archives. With specialization in media such as works on paper, audiovisual materials of all formats, and architectural models, the department draws on the expertise of its staff as well as that of staff in the Getty Conservation Institute and other organizations to develop short- and long-term preservation plans that adhere to the American Institute of Conservation’s Code of Ethics and uphold the GRI’s commitment to enabling access to rare and unique materials for all researchers. - Special Collections Management. Collaborates with other departments throughout the GRI to ensure that Special Collections materials are safely transported, tracked and stored, re-housed in archival containers, documented in catalog records and finding aids that facilitate discovery of and access to the material, and made available to researchers both physically and digitally. The department includes the GRI’s Registrar’s Office, the Special Collections Cataloguing team, the Johnson Publishing Collection archival and digitization team, and staff who specialize in digitization planning, born-digital assets, and digital deposit and discovery.
Requisition Number
2021-3688
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks nominations and applications for a creative, innovative leader to serve as the Associate Director for Research and Knowledge Creation (AD-RKC). This position is an excellent opportunity for a thoughtful and visionary individual who – in conjunction with the Director, Deputy Director, and GRI senior staff – will develop and implement research that creates transformative ideas on the history of art and global cultural heritage and conveys those ideas to wider audiences, with attention to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, through both groundbreaking digital alongside established forms of scholarship.   With a staff of approximately 30 and an overall budget around $4 million, the AD-RKC will report to the Deputy Director of the GRI and will oversee the Institute’s overall research agenda, which includes the management of external and internal scholars, research projects, and digital initiatives.   The successful candidate may come from the fields of art history, architectural history, ethnic studies, or archaeology, academia more generally, or from a foundation, museum, or other institution focused on humanistic inquiry. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the centrality of visual culture to join the leadership team at one of the world’s premier humanities-based research institutes. About The Getty Research Institute Since its modest founding in 1983 as The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, the GRI has combined programs launched with their own identity, purpose, and mission. The 2020 strategic reorganization creates a unified GRI to tackle the challenges that all institutions dedicated to the arts and humanities face in the 21st century, and to become more than the sum of individual parts. The reorganization creates a structure for communication among departments, the definition of roles and responsibilities between departments, and a re-distribution of direct reports among senior managers. Through this reorganization, and under new, coordinated leadership, departments will work together on overarching institutional projects, objectives, and mission.   The GRI’s chief purpose is to contribute to Getty’s mission to advance and share the world’s visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all. The GRI provides intellectual leadership through its research, exhibition, and publication programs, and supports scholarship through its Scholars Program, digital resources, and the Getty Library and Special Collections, the largest art history library in the world. The GRI is, in particular, driven by three major directives: to promote discovery of materials related to art and art history; to create new knowledge based in visual culture; and to advance scholarly and public understanding of such knowledge through the dissemination of research.   For more information on the GRI, please visit: https://www.getty.edu/research/. Leadership Mary Miller is Director of the Getty Research Institute. A longtime member of the Yale University faculty, she served as Dean of Yale College from 2008-2014 and held many University leadership roles. Named a Sterling Professor at Yale in 2008, she delivered the 59th A. W. Mellon lectures at the National Gallery of Art in 2010 and the Slade Lectures at Cambridge University in 2015; she will give the 8th OCAT lecture series in Beijing later in 2021.   For both her curatorial and scholarly work on ancient Mexico and the Maya, Dr. Miller has won national recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Getty Grant. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society; in 2021 she received Yale’s Wilbur Cross Medal, the university’s highest award to its graduate alumni.   The author of many books and articles on ancient Mesoamerica and the Maya, Dr. Miller is currently leading the Pre-Hispanic Art Provenance Initiative, a collaborative initiative centered at the Getty Research Institute, to develop both comprehensive and individual provenance for the vast corpus of archaeological materials that were sold out of Mexico (and points south) to the United States and Europe, principally from 1939 onward, when the center of commerce moved to Los Angeles. The Role of the Associate Director for Research and Knowledge Creation Reporting to the Deputy Director of the GRI, the AD-RKC oversees Getty’s world-renowned residential Scholars Program and collaborates with senior staff across the GRI and Getty to establish high-level programs, initiatives, and engagements that advance the GRI’s mission, particularly in the production of new knowledge relevant to visual culture. As a member of the GRI’s senior leadership team, the person in this position will have an immediate and meaningful impact by developing and fostering diverse and comprehensive research platforms that result in actionable deliverables and scholarly output. The AD-RKC will have a track record of outstanding research, will be motivated to inspire others, and will be passionate about visual culture, education, and the future of digital scholarship and humanities. The AD-RKC will model best practices for incorporating leading digital technologies in humanistic research and will embrace the potential and power of data and data-driven scholarship.   For successful projects, the AD-RKC will coordinate closely with other GRI stakeholders to ensure that research deliverables are strategically planned, executed, and distributed broadly to both academic and public audiences.   The AD-RKC will represent the GRI and promote its role in both academic research and digital scholarship across the Getty and to local, national, and international audiences. In collaboration with the Director, Deputy Director, and other GRI staff, the position-holder will also develop strategic partnerships with individuals, institutions, and other organizations that allow for the effective pursuit and execution of research goals.   The following departments and sections report to the AD-RKC: - Scholars Program. Comprises between 50 and 70 scholars in residence each year at the Getty Center, an increasing number of remote scholars, and shorter-term, non-residential scholars through the GRI’s Library Research Grant program. The Scholars Program has an annual research theme that seeks to contribute significantly to current debates in art history and visual culture, hosts weekly scholar talks, and fosters academic exchange and publication. - Research Programs and Academic Outreach. Typically oversees around 15 internally-generated research projects at any time that include both GRI staff and external researchers. These projects host workshops and conferences, with outcomes that may include exhibitions, publications, and increasingly digital products and outcomes. - Digital Art History Program. Fosters innovative digital humanities projects that can serve as models for the field. These include projects that incorporate computational analysis, computer vision, and other approaches at the forefront of the discipline. The Digital Art History program works closely and strategically with the GRI Research Projects and Programs and Academic Outreach department, the Digital Media and Content Strategy team, and GRI curatorial, library, and archival staff. - Getty Provenance Index. A foundational digital initiative of the GRI, actively being remodeled as linked open data (LOD). The Getty Provenance Index is the world’s leading digital resource for the study of the art market and the history of collecting. The remodeled Provenance Index uses LOD to forge semantic connections to millions of records contained within the Index’s databases and to link to related repositories. - Getty Vocabulary Program. The Getty Vocabularies contain structured terminology for art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, visual surrogates, conservation, and bibliographic materials. Compliant with international standards, they provide authoritative information for catalogers, researchers, and data providers and are the glue that unites GRI and Getty digital initiatives across the institution.
Requisition Number
2021-3687
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.   To fulfill this mission, the Museum continues to build its collection through purchases and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts to engage our diverse local and international audiences. All of these activities are enhanced by the stunning architectural and garden settings of the Museum’s two renowned venues: the Getty Center and Getty Villa.  Admission is free at both the Getty Center and Getty Villa, which together welcome nearly two million visitors a year from all over the world.   Committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities served and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more details, please review the Getty’s Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion plan here.
Requisition Number
2021-3683
Provides security and safety of art collection, property, visitors and staff. Observes, detects, reports and responds to threats and/or hazards including, but not limited to, property damage, vandalism, fires, emergency incidents and medical emergencies. May patrol on foot, drive Getty vehicles, stand post in galleries or exterior site posts, perform traffic control duties, or other security responsibilities as needed. Provides excellent customer service. Maintains a professional appearance and manner in keeping with the Getty's desired image.   $18.00 Hour/Immediate Benefits
Requisition Number
2021-3675
Provides guidance and direction to business units, in areas of Human Resources including, but not limited to, recruitment and employment, personnel matters, job evaluation, salary administration, benefits procedures, organization development, training, EEO and special projects. Assists in the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures and their dissemination through documents, communications, and/or meetings. Prepares reports in conformance with legislated requirements or organization needs.
Requisition Number
2021-3670
As a DevOps Engineer, you will provide technical expertise in deploying applications to the Cloud and to internal systems. You will need to have knowledge in Amazon Web Services and containerization as you will be building functional systems to deploy various applications and services. You will be working in conjunction with the development and operations teams to build and manage infrastructure, processes and systems.  A keen attention to detail with strong problem solving skills is required as you will be helping to streamline processes and automate them where applicable.  
Requisition Number
2020-3658
Designs, installs and maintains a variety of state of the art security access/intrusion systems and related components. Areas of specialization include access/intrusion alarms, access control programming, coordinates the work of vendors/contractors as needed. Works on assignments that are varied and complex in nature. Works on other technical systems or projects as needed, such as, Fire/life safety system, closed circuit television and commercial locksmith.
Requisition Number
2020-3653
Under close supervision, provides technical support to end-users for computer hardware, software, and network related problems. Resolves basic problems while referring more complex problems to intermediate and/or senior level.
Requisition Number
2020-3614