Here are our current job openings. Please click on the job title for more information, and apply from that page if you are interested.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Due to the high volume of applications and resumes we receive, we are unable to provide status of applications and resumes.
If you are having technical difficulties with the job application process, please contact us at email@example.com.
Click column header to sort
This position is part-time for 10 hours per week. Candidates interested in more hours need not apply. Working under general supervision of the Scholar Housing Coordinator, assists with apartment unit inventories and assessments. Performs basic, but varied general support duties in accordance with standard procedures to support efficient departmental workflow. Applies knowledge of department policies and procedures and utilizes general understanding of other department's functions. Interacts with all levels of staff addressing residential needs with care and diplomacy for a vast array of cultural figures from around the world.
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.
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.
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated and knowledgeable archivist to process and catalog special collections with an emphasis on archives related to modern and contemporary art, including the archives of 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 supervise interns, student workers and project staff. The archivist may also contribute to scholarly and social media activities related to special collections.
The position may be filled at the Archivist I or Archivist II level, depending on qualifications. The hiring salary range for Archivist I is: $47,799 - $59,754. The hiring salary range for Archivist II is: $54,992 - $68,745.
Coordinates and directs facilities planning, renovation, and relocation projects for the Getty. Develops space requirements and design criteria with architects to ensure efficient space management and operation and to anticipate long- term needs and technological developments. Analyzes space, logistical requests and solutions for conformity with the Getty’s overall goals. Ensures that design, processes, and specifications align with Getty needs and goals. Establishes project budgets and timetables, monitors expenditures and schedules and coordinates meetings with outside contractors, consultants, and personnel affected by the projects. Monitors the progress of work in the field in order to ensure adherence to program and budget. Researches problem areas and recommends cost effective solutions that meet program requirements. Performs complex project management work including all aspects of project management during development, planning, design, construction, and final close-out. This position is required to interface with a variety of departments, including staff, administrators, curators, LA Department of Building and Safety, LA Fire, various professional consultants, contractors, and vendors, etc.
Plans, coordinates and supervises a wide variety and heavy volume of events, meetings and performances sponsored by Getty institutes, departments and external organizations. Manages or assists in all stages of event planning, preparation and execution. Assists with the development of the event concept, budget, promotional materials and production/project and logistics schedules. Negotiates with external vendors.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Preparator for the Preparations team located at the Getty Center reporting jointly to the Lead Preparator for installation and the Head of Preparations. Under direct supervision, and working with the installation team, the Preparator installs and maintains permanent galleries, special exhibition and temporary exhibition spaces, and art storage areas through use of appropriate materials, equipment, and methods to display, store, pack and transport works of art. Additionally, the Preparator executes the fabrication, installation, and storage of works of art, and furniture for permanent and special exhibition galleries.
Limited term part-time AutoCAD (2D) technician-draftsman needed to assist with miscellaneous AutoCAD project edits and the archiving of associated construction documents. Drawings may include (but are not limited to) Architectural, MEP, Landscape, or other construction trades.
At Getty Digital, we're re-imagining how we can use software to provide a, connected, user-centered experiences for visitors and art enthusiasts as they explore the rich information at the Getty, both on site and online.
We are looking for a developer to join a team of software engineers focused on the narrative, interpretive, and visitor-focused experiences across the Getty. This team of four is responsible for the core Getty.edu website, as well as exhibitions, digital publications, and other initiatives, including a full redesign of the Getty’s core digital properties.
As a Sr. Software Engineer, you’ll report to the team lead, and will be responsible for working with them and the rest of the team to help estimate, plan, and execute major software initiatives across the Getty, as well as supporting existing applications and projects. You will also be responsible for collaborating with and sharing expertise with a talented team of software developers, helping to set an example of best practices. You will work with subject matter experts, UX researchers, designers, and other software developers, collaborating to build experiences that help share the information shared across the Getty with the larger world.
Our software stack is Vue.js on the front end, with backend implementations in Python, data and content provided via APIs, and custom search interfaces using ElasticSearch. Our applications are hosted via AWS and built within Docker containers.
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 archives, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer 4 weeks of vacation a year, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
Works closely with the Getty Research Institute’s director to conceive, realize, and contribute a major research initiative about the global, networked market for Pre-Hispanic art and the provenance of Pre-Hispanic artworks. Establishes local, national, and international institutional connections and collaborations with museums and their archives as well as with dealers and collectors of Pre-Hispanic art. Conducts research both within the holdings of the Stendahl Gallery archive in the GRI’s Special Collections and in archives and collections at other institutions, which will require extensive national and international travel. Works closely with project team composed of Getty staff and external scholars and helps direct and manage research agenda. Conceptualizes and organizes an active program of summer research camps, workshops, and symposia. Edits scholarly publications resulting from these events and contributes original research to events and publications and works with GRI Publications to realize publications. Maintains an active scholarly profile in area of expertise (writing, publishing, lecturing). Works with GRI’s grant specialist to identify potential funding sources and writes grant proposals.