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This is a full time position that will support the work of the DEAI Council and its co-chairs. Getty established the DEAI Council, a diverse and inclusive group of employees, in early 2020 to make recommendations and partner with senior leadership on strategies for change.   The DEAI Council’s Purpose Statement:   As Getty advances and shares the world’s visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all, the DEAI Council’s purpose is to listen to, value, and embrace all members of our community, including their many backgrounds, experiences, needs, and challenges.   As advocates, we, the DEAI Council, will collaborate with everyone within the organization to champion the benefits of diversity.   We will develop strategic initiatives that result in meaningful change.   We will hold ourselves, our leaders, and our Getty community accountable for the ongoing process of creating a more accessible, healthy, equitable, and inclusive environment.   This position reports to and works closely with the Director of Human Resources, while supporting the work of and receiving oversight and guidance from the DEAI Council’s co-chairs.   The DEAI Administrative Assistant will handle administrative tasks and manage logistics for work being carried out by DEAI Council members and others engaging with the Council in these efforts. The Administrative Assistant will need to perform duties with a high degree of confidentiality, independence, initiative and judgment, prioritizing the workload efficiently, be able to work independently, and meet deadlines under changing conditions.
Requisition Number
2022-3921
Plans, coordinates and supervises a wide variety and heavy volume of events, meetings and performances sponsored by Getty institutes, departments and external organizations. Manages or assists in all stages of event planning, preparation and execution. Assists with the development of the event concept, budget, promotional materials and production/project and logistics schedules. Negotiates with external vendors.
Requisition Number
2022-3919
The Getty Research Institute seeks a creative, thoughtful, and energetic Digital Collection Development Librarian to oversee and develop the content and programs associated with the Getty Research Portal as well as the GRI’s own digitization program for published materials. Reporting to the Chief Librarian, this position takes a principal role in defining, developing, managing, and marketing the Portal’s collections and future roadmap, working closely with a wide variety of colleagues in various roles at the Getty, overseeing a functional team, and in managing an international advisory group and working one-on-one with potential and current contributors. Launched in 2012 with 20,000 volumes, 8 contributors, and the goal of providing unified and free access to the digitized literature of art history, today the Portal hosts metadata bringing together over 170,000 digitized volumes from over 40 institutions, and offers Virtual Collections to support pedagogy and public programs. In addition to working with colleagues at the Getty Research Institute and Getty Digital to maintain and develop the Portal, this position may also assist with some of the external digital library partnerships in which the Getty Library participates, including but not limited to Hathi Trust, DPLA, and web archiving projects.   The ideal candidate will be experienced and knowledgeable in digital librarianship, project management, external partnerships, book digitization, the coordination of the work of others, and art historical research, gained through a combination of education and experience.   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
2022-3918
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 two openings 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 candidates 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
2022-3917
Do you know what it takes to manage web projects, evaluate priorities, find order within complexity, and empower people to do their best work? Do you enjoy working with creative people, passionate developers, and world-famous subject experts? Are you interested in helping to bring the stories behind art, conservation, and the amazing work of Getty to a broad audience? If so, we’d love to talk to you. Getty is building and extending our web presence—and we need your help to orchestrate the process. We are looking for a project manager to join a team of software engineers and UX designers building on the narrative, interpretive, and visitor-focused digital experiences across the Getty. This team is responsible for the core Getty.edu website and maintains a digital design system that is used across Getty digital properties, including exhibitions, digital publications, among other initiatives. We’ve partnered with an outside agency to lay the foundation, develop the design system, and built the initial elements of Getty.edu. We are now taking more of the work in-house, and we need to own and improve our internal processes for coordination, scheduling, and communication. We work closely with Getty’s Communications team on content design and information architecture, with outside experts on web accessibility, and continue to partner with external vendors. 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 amidst fabulous art, architecture, and archives, while working in partnership with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer 4 weeks of vacation annually, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong dedication to balancing work and personal life. This job is located in Los Angeles, and the team currently works a hybrid schedule, with one day on-campus and the other days remote.
Requisition Number
2022-3915
Prepares merchandise for sale in the Getty stores, organizes merchandise and supplies in the warehouse and warehouse annexes. Supports the Getty stores.
Requisition Number
2022-3913
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 Curator of Decorative Arts with expertise in French Decorative Arts of the 17th and 18th centuries. This position within the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts will play an instrumental role in a proposed redisplay and reinterpretation of the Museum's world-renown collection of French Decorative Arts. The successful candidate will have the broad art historical background to curate engaging and meaningful exhibitions and displays of decorative arts; the ability to bring context and insight to their interpretive programs; the willingness to develop compelling and inclusive narratives for diverse audiences; and a high scholarship level to publish on the collection. Reporting to the Senior Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, the Associate Curator of Decorative Arts will be a team player, working closely with other curators in the Department, as well as with colleagues from Conservation, Design, Exhibition, Education, Interpretive Content, Registrars, Imaging Services and Preparators. They will also be responsible for all the curatorial duties related to the collection and exhibitions, as listed below.
Requisition Number
2022-3912
As Getty’s Communications team continues to grow, the News and Media Relations team seeks a Communications Specialist who has a knack for unearthing compelling stories, has experience working with journalists, and is interested in a wide range of topics, including art, theater, antiquities, technology, and conservation. Getty Communications oversees public relations, public affairs, marketing, and digital communications programs for Getty, including the Getty Research Institute, Conservation Institute, Foundation and Museum.  The department seeks to inspire joy and insight by sharing art and the scholary output of Getty.  We seek to increase global, national, and regional awareness of Getty and its impact as a prominent global institution advancing visual art and cultural heritage. Through creative content development, digital communications, media relations and advertising efforts, we expand access to Getty content and engage both professional and public audiences. The Communications Specialist is responsible for various communications projects related to the Getty Center and Villa Museums, including assisting the Communications Manager with drafting press releases, press outreach and relationship development, media research, contributing to Getty’s news platform, and developing communications strategies. Position will also manage media outreach and communications planning for Getty Museum exhibitions, working in partnership with the Digital and Marketing teams. This is a full-time position reporting to the Communications Manager.   Note: Los Angeles residency required.  This position is NOT fully remote and consists of a hybrid in-office and WFH schedule.
Requisition Number
2022-3906
Under minimal supervision, develops, manages, and produces high-quality public programming.
Requisition Number
2022-3904
Organizes and conducts training and institutional programs in coordination with management for promotional development, in-service training, and employee orientation. Prepares lesson plans including the method, media and documentation to be presented. Conducts follow up and maintains records of training activities. Tracks employee progress and analyzes program effectiveness. Participates in the design and development of training materials. Requires knowledge and understanding of adult learning theories. Designs and develops in-house training materials using various media. Prepares and supports staff to perform their job duties. Works with operations management team to identify training opportunities, and partner with operational supervisors and managers in the delivery of training.
Requisition Number
2022-3903