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In Getty Digital, we are building the most advanced data architecture in the field of cultural heritage. Using Linked Data principles along with international and web standards, we are unifying and combining collections, research, and scholarly information into a common representation for internal and external uses. Working on a team with five other developers, you will be helping to manage some of the most unique sets of information and digital assets in the museum and library world.   We are looking for a software engineer with strong Python skills and a good knowledge of extract, transform and load (ETL) processes who can help us pull data from source systems and move it throughout our ecosystem. To perform this mission, we rely on a microservice-based architecture that is containerized using Docker and deployed to a Kubernetes cloud environment. We use the Python Flask framework to create custom APIs and the Celery task queuing system to coordinate all processes. The transform modeling takes proprietary schemas and turns them into web compatible representations that conform to standards such as Linked.Art, Web Annotations and IIIF.   As a software engineer on the Infrastructure team, you will work in partnership with team members and stakeholders on a variety of applications that provide public APIs and services for online collection pages, search interfaces, reconciliation tools and the delivery of digital media. These services can also apply to backend systems and integrations between internal vendor products to provide seamless and automated user experiences.   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, partnering with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics.  We offer every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong dedication to balancing work and personal life.
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The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated, collaborative and knowledgeable archivist to process and catalog special collections related to modern and contemporary art history with a focus on African American art. With the goal of promoting collection discovery, access, preservation, and use, the archivist will apply professional standards and best practices to arrange, re-house, and describe mixed-format collections including the archives of artists, curators, collectors, dealers, educators, and scholars such as Maren Hassinger, EJ Montgomery, and Betye Saar, among others. The archivist will participate in activities related to the GRI’s African American Art History Initiative, a program focused on the history, practices, and cultural legacies of artists of African American and African diasporic heritage, and may contribute to other scholarly, outreach, and collection management activities related to special collections.     Reporting to the Manager of Special Collections Cataloging and Processing, the archivist will work closely with colleagues throughout the Research Institute, engage with the archival profession, and may supervise interns, student workers and project staff.     Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing awareness of the visual arts and their histories. Serving an international community of scholars and the interested public, the Getty Library is one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world, with holdings of more than 1.5 million volumes and digital resources. Special Collections include rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints and drawings dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, art multiples, film, audio and video recordings, digital content, and extensive archives and manuscript collections.    The position may be filled at the Archivist I, Archivist II, or Archivist III level, based on qualifications. The targeted hiring salary range for Archivist I is $58,371 - $70,523; for Archivist II it is $66,156 - $86,015; and for Archivist III it is $78,111 - $101,546.    Applications received by November 27 will receive priority consideration.
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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 experienced individual to lead their Registrar’s department reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions. The Head of Registration demonstrates leadership in all areas of registration, establishing departmental objectives and developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures to maximize the effectiveness of resources. Managing a highly competent team of 14, this leader will apply new ways of working where appropriate, overseeing personnel actions and evaluating performance. The Head of Registration represents the Museum externally on registration matters, maintaining active relationships with registrars at peer institutions, attending museum registration and other industry conferences; may act as a courier for art shipments.   With a data-driven philosophy and approach, this leader will have had extensive experience overseeing record-keeping and tracking of works of art, particularly data and files pertaining to acquisition, loan, and deaccessioning. This person devises policies and procedures for creating and maintaining accurate documentation, providing data to other departments as necessary. The Head of Registration oversees the quality of and access to information on the Museum's collections, working closely with curatorial and administrative staff and ensuring appropriate maintenance of the collections database and the collections pages on the Getty’s website, serving collections staff and others, such as Accounting, General Counsel, and Institutional Archives, through reports or electronic transfer of data. Oversees audits of permanent and loan collections by Museum staff, Trust Accounting, and outside auditors.   With fiscal responsibility for the department’s operation and numerous delegated budgets supporting the successful delivery of exhibitions program, this leader oversees all shipping and security arrangements for works of art arriving and departing the Museum, ensuring maximum standards are followed for their safe, professional handling, and transport and that US Transport Security Administration (TSA) regulations are followed.     How to Apply:   Naree W.S. Viner and Christy Farrell of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here or email Christy directly here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
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Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Sr. Budget Analyst assists with planning, tracking, reporting on an annual operating budget of nearly $50M and works with the capital projects team planning over an additional $50M for project-related work.  The Facilities Sr. Budget Analyst works closely with Facilities operations department heads and management preparing budgets and monitoring performance. Facilities operations teams consist of the Director’s Office (real estate, planning and programming), Grounds and Gardens, Auxiliary Services (property management, food service, events, audio visual, logistics, custodial), Engineering, Government/Community Affairs and Capital Projects.  The Facilities Sr. Budget Analyst provides guidance and interprets budget/operational policies and procedures for management and staff, audits various revenue and expense accounts and works closely with finance and procurement teams.
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Reporting to the Compensation and Retirement Plan Manager, the Compensation & Retirement Plan Specialist provides support for and assists with administration of Getty’s compensation and defined contribution retirement programs. This role requires a skilled and productive professional who applies acquired job skills and knowledge to complete assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. This position will work autonomously with general supervision, exercising judgment within defined guidelines and practices.   Getty is among the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world. Our dynamic and amazing campus is filled with art, architecture and archives. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a strong commitment to balancing work and personal life, support for professional development, generous paid time off and, for this position, every-other-Friday off. Detailed information regarding our benefits and other perks for employees can be found at   After an introductory period, this role will be hybrid/partially remote.
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The Office of Associate Director of Collections & Discovery at the Getty Research Institute seeks a highly organized, personable, proactive, and flexible candidate to provide administrative assistance to the Associate Director of Collections & Discovery and the Chief Curator. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), excellent ability to interact with all levels of staff, internal and external colleagues and guests, and an ability to exercise discretion with matters relating to human resources, budgets, and collections.   This position will assist both the Associate Director of Collections & Discovery and the Chief Curator. This position faces a variety of tasks daily, particularly in balancing management of busy and complex calendars, providing meeting assistance, and attending to many deadlines while at the same time ensuring successful coordination and outreach for a variety of local and international programs, events, and projects. Including but not limited to VIP visits, tours, events for staff, graduate interns, and scholars.
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The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced Manager of External and Internal Affairs to provide management and direction for all activities, staff, and budgets involved with public programming and internal communications.   Reporting to the Associate Director, Dissemination and External Affairs, this senior manager oversees a team of 5 staff in two units: Programming and Communications, plus additional project-based contractors, as needed.   The ideal candidate will have skills and knowledge in all aspects of academic and public programming, institutional writing, and internal communications.   The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing awareness 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. Among the world’s premier art libraries, the Getty Library and its Special Collections include over 1.5 million volumes, rare materials, and digital resources, which serve a vast international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute's activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and collectively provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange.
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The Museum Store Associate supports the Getty Center bookstores 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.
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At the Getty Foundation, we are seeking to advance art historical scholarship, conserve works of art and architecture, increase access to museum and archival collections, and train the next generation of arts professionals. We work in partnership with the field through strategic grantmaking.   We are seeking a thoughtful, energetic, and detail-oriented professional interested in learning the work of arts philanthropy to join our team as a Program Assistant.   The Grants Programming team at the Foundation consults with experts here at Getty and across the globe in art history, museums, and conservation to identify needs in the field and devise creative solutions that can be achieved through strategic funding. Reporting to the Senior Program Officer responsible for national and international grant initiatives in art history and art archives, this position affords the candidate an exciting opportunity to learn about grant making, from inception—including project development and application review and approval—to implementation, closure, and impact assessment. The role entails a high degree of contact with universities, archives, and research centers worldwide. The Program Assistant will join a dynamic program team dedicated to advancing Getty’s philanthropic activities in the arts globally. Our beautiful campus is filled with art, archives and special collections, a full slate of speakers and programs, and a world-class research library. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a dedication to balancing work and personal life.    We work onsite and the expectation is that the candidate will reside within a commutable distance of Getty. However, the Foundation offers a telework policy, for which this position would be eligible, based on satisfactory job performance. This position offers the opportunity to travel nationally to conferences once or twice a year, and additional opportunities for professional development. Note: A writing sample is required to apply for this position. Please either include a link or attach a one-page writing sample (can include blog or social media post, review, essay) to the end of your resume before uploading.
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Develops skills in a variety of functions to support the facilities department. Performs duties related to shipping and receiving, mail services, inventory management, warehousing, support services, fleet management and hazardous materials management on a rotating basis. Duties may include organizing and maintaining files, preparing reports, delivering and sorting incoming/outgoing mail, servicing and/or operating Getty auto fleet and equipment, ordering supplies, moving furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) and other items, providing set up and tear down support, and interacting with Getty visitors as necessary.
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