Here are our current job openings. Please click on the job title for more information, and apply from that page if you are interested.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Due to the high volume of applications and résumés we receive, we are unable to provide status of applications and résumés. No telephone calls, please.
Click column header to sort
Digital Initiatives within the Getty Research Institute is helping to develop new ways to access collections and conduct art historical research in the digital age.
We are looking for a Project Manager to work on our team and in collaboration with colleagues across the Getty Research Institute and Getty Digital. The Project Manager will support the transformation of the Provenance Index and its ongoing innovative research program, using Linked Open Data to re-imagine the study of the history of collecting and provenance, and PhotoTech, a pilot study of how digital technologies can advance the use of photo archives as research tools, as well as other projects in digital art history.
As Project Manager, you will report to the Project Leads, and be responsible for working with them and the rest of the team, including content experts as well as software developers, to help plan and execute these initiatives. You will be responsible for coordinating activities and ensuring smooth workflows; monitoring progress and schedules; supporting user experience and user interface analysis; and communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. You will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to these innovative projects as well as participate in scholarly convenings.
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts. Its Research Library with special collections of rare materials and digital resources serves an international community of scholars and the interested public. You will work on an amazing campus, collaborating with leading curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off and excellent benefits.
The position is being offered as a full-time, limited term employee funded through June 24, 2022.
Oversees and directs one or more teams to complete grounds maintenance activities. Assures standards for safety and workmanship are met. Assists Supervisor with planning, estimation, problem solving, labor coordination and reporting.
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.
Working under the supervision of the Digital Library Associate, the Digital Library Assistant participates in the creation and maintenance of digital collections for the Getty Research Institute. The scope of the GRI’s digitization program ranges from scholar requests for digitization of individual items to multi-year grant-funded mass digitization of large archival collections. The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment of shifting priorities and deadlines, collaborating effectively with Getty Digital, Collections Management, and other departments across the Getty community.
This is a two-year, full-time limited-term position.
Selects and purchases jewelry of appropriate cultural context for exhibitions and permanent collections for retail sale, generating revenue for the Retail & Merchandise Development Department while supporting the Getty's mission and standards and enhancing the visitors' experience at all store locations.
As a part of the Getty Research Institute’s (GRI) recently established African American Art History Initiative, the GRI seeks a Collection Development Librarian II to serve as a bibliographer who will assess and expand the Research Library’s monograph and serial holdings, focusing particularly, but not exclusively, on the field of African American art history. Reporting to the Chief Librarian, while working within the library’s collection development team and in close collaboration with the newly appointed Associate Curator, the bibliographer’s work will contribute toward establishing the GRI as a research center for the study of African American Art history. This is a two-year limited-term position. Read more about this new initiative at the GRI here.
The Getty Research Institute seeks a motivated and knowledgeable archivist to process, preserve and make accessible several archives related to the historic Los Angeles Woman’s Building. As a major center of the feminist art movement of the 1970s and 1980s, the Woman’s Building played an instrumental role in shaping both the field of feminist art and American arts education. Among the collections included in this project are records of the Woman’s Building and the archives of artist groups such as The Waitresses, Sisters of Survival and Feminist Art Workers, and artists Nancy Buchanan and Faith Wilding. Materials include research, project, and administrative files, photographs, posters, ephemera and audiovisual material.
This is a limited term position for 13 months supported by a Federal Save America’s Treasures grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
At Getty Digital, we're re-imagining how we can use software to provide access to our collections and research. We intend to provide a deeply connected, consistent experience for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the complex information held across the Getty.
We're looking for a strong software architect and hands-on developer to work with our Enterprise Data & Application architect to develop key data management backbone for the research applications at the Getty. The position will collaborate with other developers who may also work on this critical infrastructure.
The position will report to the Enterprise Software Architect and work closely and take direction from that individual. You will be responsible for working with the Enterprise Software Architect and the other team leads to define the scope, plan the implementation, and execute major initiatives across the Getty. You will also be responsible for working with a talented team of software developers, helping implement policies and best practices. You will be responsible for fostering a collaborative environment and for working with subject matter experts across the Getty's programs.
Our software stack is Vue.js on the front end, with backend implementations in Python, data provided via APIs, and custom search interfaces using ElasticSearch. The Getty is committed to using Linked Open Data across our architecture, and to the use of IIIF for access to rich media assets.
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, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer 4 weeks of vacation a year, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
Applies advanced knowledge of payroll processes and federal, state, and company policies to ensure employees are paid accurately and in a timely manner. Ensures employee data is entered accurately in HR/Payroll system. Communicates with and responds to staff regarding inquiries related to payroll.
The J. Paul Getty Museum's Public Affairs department seeks a highly organized, responsible and flexible individual to provide administrative support for the department as a Senior Staff Assistant. The successful candidate will be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and data systems (Raiser’s Edge experience is a strong plus), have strong administrative, communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills and exercise discretion in dealing with confidential information.
Duties require largely independent execution, including: coordinating meetings, events, and domestic and international travel; composing and tracking a wide range of documents, and preparing reports. Heavy involvement with Museum exhibition opening events, from developing the invite lists to managing the mailings, taking RSVPs, and assisting with night-of event needs. Also manages the event budget for quarterly reporting needs.
Regularly performs a variety of routine accounting, budget tracking and forecasting, expense reporting, filing, desktop computer support, mailing, and other clerical tasks. Anticipates departmental administrative needs and develops efficiencies to minimize workflow disruptions. Handles complex written and phone inquiries and interacts with all level of internal personnel and outside colleagues and guests.