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At Getty Digital, we're re-imagining how we can use software to provide access to our collections and research.  We intend to provide a deeply connected, consistent experience for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the complex information held across the Getty.   At Getty Digital we believe that the best software is built by teams with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We strive to provide an environment where all team members have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to the software we build and our overall vision.    We are looking for an engineering manager to join an existing team of software engineers focused on the narrative, interpretive, and visitor-focused experiences across the Getty.  This team is responsible for supporting and improving the core Getty.edu website, which includes exhibitions, digital publications, and other initiatives.  They also maintain Quire, Getty’s open-source digital publication platform.   As an engineering manager reporting to the Assistant Director, Software and UX, you’ll manage a team of five software engineers, empowering and supporting them in their work together to build software products.    This role is human-focused, with an emphasis on team dynamics, accountability, and priority-setting.  This is a hybrid role, with a current schedule of one day a week on-site at Getty’s fabulous campus in Los Angeles and the other days remote.   In this role, you’ll work closely with a product manager, content team, and our UX team.  Your primary task will be to keep the team productive and focused on the product roadmap, aligning engineering resources with the project schedule.  You’ll oversee day-to-day priorities, team oversight, work estimation, and task assignment, as well as overseeing the work of external consultants and developers as needed.  You’ll also manage team growth—helping existing staff grow, providing advice and support in their professional development, and managing hiring searches as positions become available.  This role will also help represent the work of the team outward—both within the organization and externally, showcasing Getty’s work in both software and cultural heritage.  You’ll also write code as time permits, often pair-programming or focusing on areas where you can use your expertise to make the team more effective.   Our primary software stack is Vue.js and Nuxt with occasional backend implementations in Python, Node, REST APIs, and custom search interfaces using Elasticsearch.  Our applications are hosted in AWS and built within Docker containers.  Our primary infrastructure tools are Github, CircleCI, Kubernetes, Jira, and Confluence.   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 dedication to balancing work and personal life.
Requisition Number
2023-4182
The Getty Research Institute The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is an international center that provides resources, expertise, and an open environment for art-historical research and publication. It is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing comprehension of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, ongoing collecting program, public programs, institutional partnerships, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars’ programs.   The GRI’s Research Library and Special Collections of rare materials and digital resources serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. Its activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange. The Getty Research Institute, an institutional partner dedicated to the scholarly work of academicians, students, and aficionados worldwide, acquired these special collections. The Getty Research Institute has the resources and the intent to continue to acquire and manage significant collections that reflect and document the overall development of humanity. Head of Special Collections Management Reporting to the Associate Director of Collections & Discovery and working in close partnership with other members of the GRI management team, the Head of Special Collections Management (SCM) will develop and implement the GRI’s strategic priorities for Special Collections in an academically stimulating environment. The position is charged with the care, preservation, and risk management of the GRI’s special and with ensuring that the unique materials are available for current and future visitors. To accomplish this ongoing effort, the incoming Head of SCM will oversee and manage a team of 25 staff, plus approximately 13 limited-term project staff and interns, including the Registrar, Cataloging and Processing, and Digital Special Collections teams, to collectively manage roughly 27,000 single prints and drawings, 800 collections of rare photographs, and over 120,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, along with optical devices, architectural models, audiovisual recordings, and digital assets. The position oversees all department activities, collection management, and digital initiatives and collections. The Head of SCM oversees the policies and procedures for the special collections, digital assets, out of the institute.
Requisition Number
2023-4176
Getty Communications increases awareness of The J. Paul Getty Trust, its programs, and its impact. The department expands access to art and engages public audiences through creative content development, media relations, marketing, social media, and digital communications strategies.   The Associate Director, Getty Communications (AD) will help develop and implement strategic communication plans that enhance Getty’s brand and reputation and improve access, engagement, and reach for external and internal audiences.   The AD will be charged with establishing content priorities, developing effective positioning, and executing strategic communication plans aligned with organizational goals and objectives. They will also direct content creation that spans organizational communications, earned media, social media, audio and video production, and Getty-owned channels. The AD will also, on occasion, serve as a Getty spokesperson and help to manage the institutional response to critical and breaking issues and crises.   The AD reports to and works closely with the Vice President, Communications, and leads a team of 23 responsible for media relations and digital content development in Getty’s Communications office. Direct reports include Editorial Director, Lead Creative Producer, and Assistant Director for Media Relations.   This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the world’s most influential cultural and philanthropic institutions dedicated to advancing the visual arts. Getty presents limitless opportunities to engage audiences in the appreciation, celebration, and conservation of visual art.   To apply, please click here or visit howe-lewis.com and click on the “Assignments” tab on the top menu. 
Requisition Number
2023-4171
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 Associate Conservator of Photographs to join the Department of Paper Conservation at the Getty Center. With the Department Conservators and Mountmakers, this position shares responsibility for the care and study of the Museum’s large holding of fine art photographs with an active exhibition, publication, and loan program. Located in Los Angeles, California, the J. Paul Getty Museum is dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of art. Conservation is an integral part of the core activities of the museum and the broader J. Paul Getty Trust.   Duties in this full-time position include treatment, examination and preventative care of the permanent collections as well as participation in the planning and installation of exhibitions and loans. The Associate Conservator will provide input into exhibition and acquisition processes; is expected to research and work toward the development of improved understanding of the collection and methodologies for its long-term preservation; is required to remain current with research and advances in the conservation field. The position will report to the Senior Conservator and work closely and collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum and other Trust programs, including direct involvement with the scientific staff of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). The ability to work on several projects simultaneously is essential. Experience working with modern and contemporary photography is desirable. In addition, a general knowledge of paper conservation is required.
Requisition Number
2023-4143
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 has an opening for a Museum Designer II position within the department of Museum Design.  Reporting to the Head of Design, this position plans and develops welcoming, accessible, and engaging design solutions for moderately complex projects concerning the presentation of art and ideas, through an iterative and collaborative process.  The successful candidate will provide design expertise to project teams working on temporary exhibitions, permanent collection rotations and refurbishments while collaborating across departments and with outside entities to define project goals, context, and scope. Additionally, this role is responsible for creating accurate design plans, prototypes, models, fabrication drawings, production files and specifications, suggests methods, materials and techniques, sources and procures samples, and oversees the production and execution of designed assets.   NOTE:When applying, you will be prompted to upload your resume. Please upload your cover letter, resume, and samples from your portfolio as a single PDF.
Requisition Number
2023-4141
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 a qualified Mountmaker to join the Department of Antiquities Conservation located at the Getty Villa. Reporting to the Senior Conservator of Antiquities, and under minimal supervision, the ideal candidate will design and fabricate mounts for the display and storage of art objects. Undertakes material research and develops advanced knowledge of the safe display and housing of works of art. Collaborates with conservators by providing expertise and fabricating fixtures, supports during conservation treatments. Designs packing systems for traveling collection items and may install and deinstall objects in exhibitions and permanent galleries.
Requisition Number
2023-4140
Maintains and monitors all BMS systems to ensure that environmental systems are within specified ranges and operating systems are functioning properly. Observes deviations from systems specifications and takes actions to correct or resolve these discrepancies. May be responsible for calibrating and fineā€tuning system controls.
Requisition Number
2023-4137
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 facilities, 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's Public Programs department seeks a highly organized, responsible, and flexible individual to provide administrative and project support for the Head of Public Programs, as well as the Department, as a Senior Staff Assistant. Reporting to the Head of Public Programs, the successful candidate will be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, digital platforms, and data systems, have strong administrative, project coordination, communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, and exercise discretion in dealing with departmental information.   Duties require largely independent execution, including coordinating meetings, events, composing and tracking a wide range of documents, and preparing reports. Undertakes editorial, research, and administrative projects and conducts data analysis.  Regularly performs a variety of routine accounting, budget tracking and forecasting, expense reporting, data entry, filing, desktop computer support, and other clerical tasks.  Anticipates departmental administrative needs and develops efficiencies to minimize workflow disruptions.  Handles complex written inquiries and interacts with all levels of internal personnel and outside colleagues and guests.
Requisition Number
2023-4123
Getty is the world’s largest cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Getty’s Investment Department manages a diversified portfolio of $8.5 billion in investment assets. We are seeking an Operations Analyst to join our team.   The Investment Operations Analyst will report to the Investment Operations Manager. The operations team will provide analytical and operational assistance in managing the endowment portfolio across all asset classes: Public Equity, Fixed Income, Absolute Return, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Assets and Private Credit. The operations team will work in partnership with the investment team to develop accounting and financial processes, procedures, protocols and controls to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the investment function. This includes participating in operational due diligence and managing the on-boarding and monitoring of investments. The team will also be in charge of for gathering, organizing, and presenting data on investment performance and risk attributes with the goal of improving investment evaluation and selection.
Requisition Number
2022-4090
Under the general direction of the Head of Capital Projects within the Capital Projects Support (CPS) group, the Senior Project Manager for space utilization primary role is to provide strategic space and occupancy planning, programming, workplace design, space analysis and project management. This role is responsible for developing workplace solutions that are driven by the Trust and the Programs’ objectives. The incumbent will collaborate with the Getty space occupants to identify goals, create and implement space and occupancy strategies and execute work. The Sr. Project Manager will serve as the primary point of contact interface with the Trust and Programs Administrators and is a subject expert.
Requisition Number
2022-4055