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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.
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.
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.
Getty Digital seeks a Systems Support Specialist to join the Collection & Content Management Systems (CCMS) team. This position helps to support the Getty’s suite of collection management systems, including platforms focused on museum, library, and archives collection management functions, digital asset management, digital preservation, and discovery. A major component of this role is working directly with systems staff and personnel from across campus to provide front-line assistance, manage metadata and system processes, optimize workflows, and improve user experiences (public and staff). This position is co-supervised by two senior CCMS application managers.
This is an opportunity for a technical and service-oriented candidate with excellent communication skills, attention to detail, research skills, the ability to work independently, and a desire to continuously learn and expand their skillset.
The position is a full-time, limited term employee funded for one year. The possibility exists that during or at the end of that term that the position is converted to a full-time, regular employee with no promised stated or implied.
Supports curators of Modern and Contemporary Collections in the Getty Research Institute's Curatorial Department by facilitating their research and/or assisting with their research projects, exhibitions or publications. Primary attention will be devoted to research of African American artists and related collections. Requires experience in modern and contemporary history, with particular expertise in African American art history; knowledge of recent research, publications, and exhibitions in both African American and in contemporary art is essential.
The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks a smart, highly motivated, and collaborative UX designer for web and interactive media. The role is a part of the Digital Content Strategy and User Experience Design team within the Communications Department, which creates content and digital experiences in support of the Getty’s mission of inspiring human connections and mutual understanding through art.
This is a full-time position reporting to the Lead UX Designer.
The UX Designer is a strong, well-informed user advocate who is able to synthesize business goals, gather requirements, gain user insights, and distill feedback in order to deliver highly functional, engaging and scalable design solutions across digital platforms. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of full-time work experience and a command of user-centered design principles and methodologies and interaction design, along with some knowledge of art history, museums, and/or academic environments.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Semantic Engineer, with the experience and passion to design and lead the execution of data oriented projects to support, connect, enrich and ensure the persistence of the institution's cultural heritage knowledge bases. Our aim is to provide a deeply connected and consistent experience for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the complex information held across the organization, and your participation is crucial for that to be successful.
You will report to the Enterprise Semantic Architect, and interact with software engineers, data engineers and content specialists in the cultural heritage programs. Your work will improve the quality, reliability, connectedness, and consistency of our data by designing ontologies and models to represent the institution's broad knowledge, configuring Linked Open Usable Data (LOUD) platforms. You will have a hands on role with both content specialists in the programs and with the wider community, and be responsible for working with both to understand data requirements and then ensure those requirements are correctly represented and able to be easily implemented.
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 information systems, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is looking for an enthusiastic Data Engineer, with the experience and passion to carry out the execution of technical projects to enhance the institution's cultural heritage knowledge bases, through the application of machine learning and other data transformation techniques. Our aim is to provide a deeply connected and consistent experience for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the complex information held across the organization, and your participation is crucial for that to be successful.
You will report to the Enterprise Semantic Architect, and interact with software engineers, data engineers and content specialists in the cultural heritage programs. Your work will improve the quality, reliability, connectedness, and consistency of our data by engineering project-specific data pipelines to produce new knowledge from existing internal and external data sources. You will have a hands-on role with content specialists in the programs, and be responsible for working with them to understand data requirements and then implement those requirements in software.
The initial focus of this role is to assess and gather the necessary data to apply computer vision tools to a collection of more than half a million digitized photographs of paintings, drawings and prints. The aim of this work is to enhance our descriptions of these objects with high confidence metadata generated without expert curatorial intervention. The use of computer vision is a high priority in the institution's digital strategy and the success of this work will lead to further exciting projects that put the developed skills, transformation workflows and systems to good use.
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 information systems, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer paid vacation, personal and sick leave plus every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
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.
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.