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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 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 a key role in a proposed redisplay and reinterpretation of the Museum's world-renown collection of French Decorative Arts. The successful candidate will have a track-record of curating engaging and meaningful exhibitions and displays of decorative arts and sculpture; the broad art historical background to bring context and insight to the interpretive program; and the ability and willingness to develop compelling and inclusive narratives for diverse audiences. Reporting to the Senior Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, the 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 oversee for all the curatorial duties related to the collection and exhibitions, as listed below.
Requisition Number
2021-3809
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is dedicated to finding ways to improve the conservation of the world’s heritage—its art objects, collections, architecture, and sites. We are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and our work involves heritage sites in Los Angeles and across the globe, where we work in partnership with heritage professionals in the region. Our staff come from diverse disciplines including architecture, architectural history, archaeology, conservation, chemistry, and communications.   We are looking for an Associate Project Specialist to work in our Buildings and Sites department, where work is focused on heritage places including buildings, archaeological sites, and urban environments.   Initially, you will contribute to the Los Angeles African American Historic Places (LAAAHP) project, which is led by the GCI and the Office of Historic Resources (OHR) within Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning. With guidance from GCI and OHR staff, as well as a local advisory committee representing key stakeholders in the city's African American communities, you will play a pivotal role in identifying, protecting, and celebrating African American heritage within the city and rethinking historic preservation policies and practices to support antiracist outcomes. Your work on LAAAHP will offer a potential model for future initiatives related to other communities in Los Angeles and beyond. 
Requisition Number
2021-3806
The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the J. Paul Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts.   We are looking for an experienced Senior Public Programs Specialist to join a team working on Getty’s Pacific Standard Time (PST). PST is a collaboration of dozens of museums and cultural organizations throughout Southern California that in 2024 will present an ambitious range of exhibitions and public programs exploring the connections between the visual arts and science, from prehistoric times to the present and across different cultures. Among the themes PST exhibitions and programs will explore are climate change, environmental justice, Indigenous forms of knowledge, artificial intelligence, and surveillance technology.   The Senior Public Programs Specialist will help shape public programming for PST, including coordinating dozens of partner institutions leading up to and throughout the run of the initiative. The Senior Public Programs Specialist will also have an opportunity to contribute, develop, and implement ideas for several high-profile events in and around Southern California. Additionally, the Senior Public Programs Specialist will be part of a Getty team managing communications and outreach for PST, including serving as a liaison between Getty (and external communications firms) and partner organizations. The position may also involve assessing technical support needed by partner organizations and/or troubleshooting where necessary.      Getty is committed to promoting equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion and to building a climate of mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency and cooperation.
Requisition Number
2021-3805
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 Service.
Requisition Number
2021-3804
Working under supervision of the Manager of Retail Systems and Logistics, supports day-to-day operations of the Getty e-Commerce Retail and Wholesale websites.
Requisition Number
2021-3803
The Digital Media Producer develops, writes, edits, and publishes content across the Getty Research Institute’s website and other adjacent digital channels. The ideal candidate has a thorough grasp of publishing content for online platforms, content design, writing and editing for the web, and has a proven track record of coordinating, managing, and producing useful and captivating content for various audiences in accordance with established editing and branding guidelines. The Getty Research Institute is an international center for the study of visual culture and houses one of the largest art libraries in the world, with vast special collections materials ranging from the 15th century to the present.
Requisition Number
2021-3799
Designs, installs, and maintain state of the art security Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems and related components. Areas of specialization include video management systems, digital video recorders, programming, network configuration, coordinates the work of vendors/contractors as needed. Works on assignments that are varied in complex and nature. Works on other technical systems such as access control/intrusion detection, and Fire/Life Safety.
Requisition Number
2021-3798
Monitors equipment and systems that may include security access and intrusion systems, surveillance systems, radio communication systems and fire/life safety systems. Reports deviations from normal operating conditions to supervisor. Dispatches resources according to defined control room procedures. Updates control room procedures in coordination with management as needed. Assists technical staff in performing programming, preventative maintenance, testing and service of security, fire/life safety and communications equipment. Monitors ongoing operations and serves as a central point in dispatching and coordinating activity. Works on assignments and projects of moderate scope and complexity. Assists in training control room staff. May also be scheduled for other assignments.
Requisition Number
2021-3796
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is currently accepting applications for a Project/Administrative Assistant III to provide support for two departments in the Collections and Discovery division. Reporting to the Senior Curator of Architecture Special Collections and the Head of Special Collections Management the position will provide assistance for: - Architecture Special Collections acquisitions, research projects, logistical assistance for exhibitions, management coordination; - Collection management activities, including registration, cataloging, archival processing, and digitization.   As administrative and project assistance for two very active teams, this position handles a broad range of tasks. Work may require research, handling special collections, critical and reasoning skills, and the ability to draft and revise a wide range of documents using a variety of tools. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills (written and verbal), and excellent ability to communicate professionally and collegially to work with all levels of staff, internal and external colleagues, and guests.
Requisition Number
2021-3795
The Getty Conservation Institute(GCI) is dedicated to finding ways to improve the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage—its art objects, museum collections, historic buildings, and archaeological sites. We are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and our work often takes us to heritage sites across the globe including locations in South America, Asia, and the Middle East, where we work in partnership with heritage professionals from the region. Our staff come from diverse disciplines including architecture, archaeology, conservation, information science, chemistry, engineering, operations management, and communications. We are looking for an Operations Coordinator to join the Getty Conservation Institute’s Administration team and will be responsible for providing a variety of institutional operational and administrative duties for staff across all departments of the Institute.
Requisition Number
2021-3794