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Getty Publications produces award-winning books that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The approximately 35 books published each year cover the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for the general public, children, and specialists. Most books are published in print, and an increasing number are published digitally as well.   As a member of the Design and Production Department within Getty Publications, the Designer will work closely with editors, production coordinators, and other Getty staff and freelancers to produce a wide range of high-quality illustrated art books, including collections-based titles, academic monographs, trade titles, and children’s books, for both print and digital formats.   Getty Publications offers a collegial, family-friendly, and collaborative work environment, where work-life balance is prioritized. We support a hybrid work schedule with some days at our Getty Center offices and some days at home. Staff members can participate in community service, serve on committees on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and on mentorship and community building, and contribute to the book-acquisition process.    
Requisition Number
2022-4065
The Senior Accountant performs complex accounting functions, including analyzing balance sheets and P&L accounts, analyzing large data sets, reconciling complex accounts, preparing monthly and year-end closings, assisting in preparing annual audits, and performing other assigned accounting duties upon request. Must be detail-oriented and have strong problem and analytical skills.
Requisition Number
2022-4062
The Getty Research Institute seeks a fulltime Library Assistant III.  The position handles both collection maintenance and circulation tasks. The Library Assistant III will work both under little to no supervision and within a team environment, focusing on the ongoing tasks associated with the circulation of materials in a library setting, including pulling, sorting, and reshelving books, charging and discharging materials, and editing online records. The Getty Library uses the Ex-Libris suite of hosted products: Alma, Primo, and Rosetta. A primary duty of this Library Assistant III position will be working on collection maintenance and the “end processing” of material such as marking, housing, repairing, and evaluating the condition of materials. 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
2022-4061
The Getty Research Institute’s (GRI) Conservation and Preservation Department seeks applicants for a full-time position of Associate Conservator of Photographs. The Associate Photographs Conservator will join a dynamic team of conservators, mount-makers, pre-program and graduate interns and will report to the GRI’s Head of Conservation and Preservation. This position is primarily in charge of the care of the GRI large collection of photographic items which includes prints and a wide range of glass negatives and transparencies, from the 19th century to present day. Duties will include examination, evaluation, documentation, and treatment of photographs, and preventive care. The Associate Photographs Conservator is expected to contribute to research into the collections’ materials and photographic processes, and into methodologies for its long-term preservation. They may participate in the planning and installation of exhibitions and contribute research and writing in preparation for exhibition didactics and catalogues as needed. The Associate Photographs Conservator will be required to remain current with research and advances in the conservation field and to work closely and in partnership with colleagues within the department, across the GRI and other Getty programs.   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. Its Research Library and Special Collections of rare materials and digital resources serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute's activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange.
Requisition Number
2022-4057
Participates in the delivery and execution of audio/visual materials for Getty programs including exhibitions, orientation theater and live performances. Evaluates and interprets users' 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. Experienced running hybrid programming preferred.
Requisition Number
2022-4054
Getty is seeking a talented and experienced Learning and Development Specialist who will identify needs, recommend solutions, develop, deliver and manage a mentoring program and professional learning opportunities Getty-wide. The Learning and Development Specialist will partner with multiple stakeholders, managers and staff across the organization to create focused, integrated programs. This role will continuously seek and champion new approaches, practices and processes to improve the effectiveness and success of all employees across the Getty and help ensure consistent and equitable practices.    The position reports to the Director, Human Resources.  
Requisition Number
2022-4053
Accountable for providing administrative aid or project coordination for the Facilities Auxiliary Services department including Events, Audio-Visual, Logistics, Mail Services, Support Services, Bon Appetit Food Services, and Uniserve Custodial Services.
Requisition Number
2022-4052
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 two openings for an Assistant Registrar position within the Registrar’s department, one position located at the Getty Center and the other position located at the Getty Villa.  These experienced individuals will assist coordinating loans for approximately 25 exhibitions held each year.  At the Getty Center, the successful candidate will report to the Senior Registrar of Exhibitions and the other successful candidate will report to the Villa Registrar at the Getty Villa. These individuals will have experience with automated collections management systems as well as Windows-based software packages; an understanding of and familiarity with various means of local, national and international transport and how each affect works of art; strong administrative skills to handle paperwork and meet deadlines; excellent verbal and written communication skills required.  They must be flexible and able to work on several projects at once.
Requisition Number
2022-4051
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.
Requisition Number
2022-4048
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 seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual to provide administrative and logistical support to the Public Programs department. Reporting to the Senior Education Specialist, the Public Programs Coordinator is located at the Villa and supports public program activities at both the Getty Villa and Getty Center. Under moderate supervision, this position assists in all aspects of public programming including scheduling, facilitation, and coordination while also providing administrative support.  This includes coordinating on-site, virtual, and hybrid educational programs for adult audiences that are designed around the Getty’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, with a primary focus on ancient Mediterranean cultures.  Some evening and weekend work is required.
Requisition Number
2022-4047