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The Office of Scholars, Interns, and Professionals (OSIP) Supervisor position builds relationships and develops, designs, and implements Getty-wide interdepartmental processes and procedures to ensure excellent service for all Getty scholars, interns, library grantees, and professionals.  The Supervisor provides OSIP with management, direction, and long range/short-term strategy and planning. The position provides day-to-day management and hires, trains, and supervises OSIP staff. The Supervisor reports to the Assistant Director of Administration at the Getty Research Institute (GRI).   The position will remain open until filled. Applications received by April 30 will be given first consideration.
Requisition Number
2024-4406
With up to 20 staff members and a robust acquisitions budget, the Getty Research Institute's (GRI) Chief Curator will have the opportunity to create world-class collections to advance research at the Getty and around the globe.   Reporting to the Associate Director of Collections & Discovery and working in close partnership with other members of the GRI management team, the GRI Chief Curator will develop and implement the GRI’s strategic priorities for Special Collections in an academically stimulating environment. To accomplish this ongoing effort, the GRI Chief Curator will oversee a team of 11 Curators who collectively manage roughly 72,000 rare books, 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-born materials.   The focus of the GRI Chief Curator will be to oversee the acquisition and collection process from a wide variety of perspectives reflecting a collection mission and strategy that focuses on shifts in scholarship, engaging new audiences, and creating access and amplifying the acquired and newly-acquired content with the curators and institutional partners while emphasizing a current initiative to promote cataloging of large collections alongside reducing the number of incoming acquisitions.   The efforts of the GRI Chief Curator and curators will be anchored in a strong interest to bring existing departments and work processes into alignment and center the work along the core set of values: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, as well as Sustainability and Education so that the GRI can more effectively advance the local, transnational, and global discovery of research materials essential to the study of art history, visual culture, and the built environment.   The GRI Chief Curator works closely with other institutions within Getty, including the Museum, Conservation Institute, Foundation, Getty Digital, Development, Communication, and the Trust, to encourage further discourse and partnership (acquisitions, exhibitions, and programming) and strengthen this department's work in furthering Getty’s mission.   THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will be a scholar and a strong administrator and manager who may come from art libraries, rare book libraries, special collections, university libraries, academia more generally, or from a foundation, museum, or other cultural institution focused on humanistic inquiry. They will manage a department noted for its collegiality among the staff who embody a willingness to experiment with new ideas and approaches. The department will continue to work on generating groundbreaking exhibitions, publications, and research projects that the ideal candidate will influence.   The new GRI Chief Curator will oversee the growth and shift of this department into one that reflects 21st-century collection best practices, with particular attention to ethical stewardship, and will be noted for their administrative, management, and problem-solving abilities. Growth, passion, and excitement will result from inspired partnership from the curators advocated by the new GRI Chief Curator, particularly with the institutions within the Getty and, most importantly, with The Getty Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity for a candidate passionate about the centrality of visual culture to join the management team at one of the world’s premier humanities-based research institutes.   APPLY The position will remain open until filled. Applications received by May 30 will be given first consideration. The letter of interest should outline your interest in joining GRI and relevant accomplishments. Please provide two examples of why you would be a strong candidate and the key attributes you would bring to this .   COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS The Hiring Pay Scale for the position is $150,077 - $206,353 annually. Getty offers a comprehensive full employment benefits package. To learn more about our comprehensive benefits and a long list of perks, go to GettyHR.com.  
Requisition Number
2024-4403
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a full-time Library Assistant III to work as a member of the Circulation team at the Getty Library off-site Annex facility in Valencia, California, 91355. Reporting to the Circulation Annex Supervisor, the Library Assistant III’s primary duties are; managing the book digitization preparation workflow, which includes working from selected lists of general collections materials, pulling titles, assessing materials for digitization, and updating lists post-digitization, and general collection maintenance “end processing”, which includes marking, housing, repairing, and evaluating the condition of library materials. The Library Assistant III will work in a team-based environment but also under little to no supervision. The Library Assistant III will work on some additional circulation tasks including pulling, sorting, and shelving books, charging materials, and editing online records. The Getty Library uses the Ex-Libris suite of hosted products: Alma, Primo, and Rosetta. The Library Assistant III may work on occasion at the Library’s main location at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA.   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.
Requisition Number
2024-4402
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a full-time Library Assistant III to work as a member of the Circulation team.  Reporting to the Manager of Circulation, the Library Assistant III’s primary duties are; managing the book digitization preparation workflow, which includes working from selected lists of special collections materials, pulling titles, assessing materials for digitization, and updating lists post-digitization, and collection maintenance “end processing”, which includes marking, housing, repairing, and evaluating the condition of library materials. The Library Assistant III will work in a team-based environment but also under little to no supervision. The Library Assistant III will work on some additional circulation tasks including pulling, sorting, and shelving books, charging and discharging materials, and editing online records. The Getty Library uses the Ex-Libris suite of hosted products: Alma, Primo, and Rosetta.  The Library Assistant III may work on occasion at the Library’s Annex location in Valencia, CA.   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.
Requisition Number
2024-4400
Participates in the delivery and execution of audio/visual materials for Getty programs including exhibitions, orientation theater and live performances. Evaluates and interprets users´┐Ż needs and project objectives and assists with determination of appropriate presentation medium. Sets up and adjusts audio and visual equipment to meet production requirements. Performs routine maintenance of equipment. Ensures that the style and quality of presentations and live performances are consistent with Getty standards.  Experience with sound engineering.
Requisition Number
2024-4399
The J. Paul Getty Trust, one of the world’s most influential cultural and philanthropic institutions dedicated to advancing access to visual arts, is currently seeking a Vice President of Communications and Community Engagement (VP). Reporting to and working closely with the Getty’s President and CEO, the VP will lead and oversee the development and execution of communication and marketing strategies, ensuring that the entire range of Getty’s identity is communicated effectively and that messages are well-received and in a global context, align with diverse cultural norms. Leading a team of 44, the VP will manage public relations efforts, incorporating awareness of geopolitical events and trends; maintain Getty’s brand domestically and internationally, and across diverse markets; and oversee Getty’s digital presence and social media strategies that resonate locally, nationally, and globally.   Additionally, the VP will lead and expand Getty’s engagement with the Los Angeles community, working in collaboration with colleagues to build positive relationships that support Getty’s goals and further the institution’s connections with the diverse local community as well as with other cultural and education organizations and institutions.   **Getty has engaged executive search firm Howe-Lewis, International for this role. Interested and qualified persons should visitthis linkto submit their candidacy materials. Only individuals who express interest on the Howe-Lewis site will be considered for this search.
Requisition Number
2024-4398
Under the general direction of the Head of Procurement, the Senior Procurement Administrator provides contract services in a timely manner with a high level of customer service/client satisfaction. Reviews and drafts contractual documents, negotiates the terms and conditions in contracts, prepares contracts for execution, monitors vendor’s compliance with contractual terms, and prepares amendments and renewals when necessary. This position manages transactions of a moderate to high level of complexity.
Requisition Number
2024-4396
This is a one-year limited-term position in the Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute. The Library Assistant III will work with minimal supervision under a Special Collections Archivist to process the Merrill C. Berman Collection of U.S. twentieth-century posters.   The collection is 68 linear feet and contains approximately 600 posters and accompanying materials such as photographs, catalogs, journals, and ephemera. The thematic focus revolves around the social roles of artists and graphic designs during key social movements in the United States, notably the federally funded initiative Work Progress Administration (WPA), American social justice movements, LGBTQ rights, African American activism, and civil rights protests. The collection features work by prominent artists: Emory Douglas, Richard Floethe, Hugo Gellert, Kenneth Anger, Dorothy Fellnagel, Katherine Millhous, Donald Moffett, Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, Dorothy Waugh, and David Wojnarowicz.   The Library Assistant III’s duties will include re-housing, arrangement, and description of collection materials according to archival standards and best practices.   Applications submitted by April 15 will be fully considered.
Requisition Number
2024-4393
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is seeking a limited-term Archivist I to facilitate description and access to the GRI’s unique materials. The focus of this position will be to enhance description of the Photo Archive, a collection of over 2 million documentary photographs of western art from antiquity through the early 20th century, organized by chronology, medium and culture. This is a fifteen-month limited-term position.   Reporting to the Special Collections Archivist III who will oversee the project, the Archivist I will concentrate on issues of arrangement and discovery in several large painting and drawing collections, especially Italian and French. They will provide folder-level description of sections of the archive, finalize DACS-compliant finding aids for those sections, and update MARC records in the repository’s catalog and in OCLC. A substantial element of the position involves identifying works of art depicted in the photographs. The archivist should be able to visually classify paintings and drawings by national/regional schools and chronological periods.
Requisition Number
2024-4389
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is seeking a limited-term Library Assistant II to facilitate description and access to the GRI’s unique materials. The focus of this position will be to enhance description of the Photo Archive, a collection of over 2 million documentary photographs of western art from antiquity through the early twentieth century, organized by chronology, medium and culture. This is a one-year limited-term position.   Reporting to the Special Collections Archivist III who will oversee the project, the Library Assistant II will concentrate on increasing discovery of material by adding folder-level description to existing box-level finding aids for the various sections of the Photo Archive. They will also work on basic maintenance tasks, such as replacing loose box labels, placing fragile or damaged photographs in Mylar sleeves and creating circulation records.
Requisition Number
2024-4388