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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 junior developer interested in joining our Research Application Development team, working on initiatives focused on the discovery and presentation of cultural heritage information.
Our software stack is Vue.js, Python, and ElasticSearch. Our team is highly collaborative, with regular co-working sessions, pair programming, and opportunities to learn from and share with others.
As a Software Engineer Associate, you would work under the supervision of the team to help maintain existing software, collaborate on new features, and join us as we implement new systems across the Getty. You’d also work with our user experience team and with experts across the Getty to understand how we can provide the best possible experience for our users around the world.
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 lead developer to manage our Research Application Development team. This team of five is responsible for the online presentation of the Getty Research Portal, the Getty Museum collection online, the Provenance Index, AATA Online, the Getty vocabularies, and other initiatives focused on the discovery and presentation of cultural heritage information. This team is highly collaborative, with regular co-working sessions, code review, and pair programming as common practices.
As team lead, you will report to the Assistant Director of Information Systems, taking direction from the Enterprise Software Architect. 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 leading a talented team of software developers, helping implement policies and best practices. You will work to improve the overall quality of experience both for our users and for our developers. You will be responsible for fostering a collaborative environment and for working with subject matter experts across the Getty's programs. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and mentoring of the team, helping them grow as developers and experts, both at the Getty and within the field.
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.
Under periodic supervision, works on limited-term German Sales II project. May create, select, evaluate, capture, manipulate, and edit metadata. May create and manage digital assets and ingest them into systems. May reformat collection materials. May assist in the research and development of controlled vocabularies.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is one of the world’s leading cultural and philanthropic organizations dedicated to the visual arts. The Trust’s Investment Department manages a diversified portfolio of $7.2 billion in investment assets. We employ some of the top investment managers across all asset classes and have generated top quartile returns. We are seeking an Investment Analyst to join our team of nine investment professionals.
While the Investment Analyst will have exposure to investments across all asset classes, the primary focus will be on our more liquid asset classes: Domestic Equity, International Equity, and Fixed Income. The Investment Analyst will help evaluate, select, and monitor investment managers and co-investments based on a variety of metrics and strategic considerations. From time to time, the Investment Analyst will also perform market- and industry-level research.
Evaluating potential investment managers for our portfolio requires the Investment Analyst to use both quantitative and qualitative skills. The Analyst will participate in meetings and calls, not just with investment managers, but also with peers and other industry professionals. The Analyst will be responsible for gathering, processing, and documenting a variety of data on investment managers, markets, and opportunities. The Investment Analyst will be the primary resource for portfolio analysis and holdings-level analysis using a variety of tools. Domestic and International travel should be expected.
Candidates should be familiar with a variety of hedge fund, private equity, and other alternative investment strategies; as well as traditional equity and fixed income markets.
To be considered for this position you must have work experience performing investment manager due diligence.
The Antiquities Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum is looking for a Curatorial Assistant who can assist the senior curator in developing a special exhibition on the relations between the Classical World and ancient Persia and Mesopotamia. Primary responsibilities include research on loan requests from a variety of international museums, correspondence with museums and scholars, organizing meetings, and preparing documents in the collection database (TMS) and other formats, as well as editing various exhibition documents. This is a one year limited term position with the possibility of an extension.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a creative and strategic thinker to join the award-winning design team. Come create exceptional interactions and experiences with our collection at both sites: the Getty Center, Los Angeles, and the Getty Villa, Malibu. Reporting to the Head of Design, the Designer II is responsible for design and production of the visitor experience from gallery installations, special exhibitions and wayfinding, to promotional graphics. Under moderate supervision develops moderately complex design concepts and solutions to facilitate public engagement and interaction with works of art, the campus, both in public and staff-only spaces. Collaborates across departments and with outside entities to define project goals, context, scope and strategy. Works closely with project teams and other participants to develop solutions. Creates accurate plans, prototypes, pilots, models, drawings, samples and specifications and suggests methods, materials and techniques throughout the project process. This is a one-year limited term position with the possibility of extension.
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.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Senior Exhibition Coordinator to support exhibitions, installations and special projects. Reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions, the successful candidate coordinates the planning, management and execution of complex exhibitions and related efforts. Works on special projects or analysis, such as permanent collection re-installations and other public facing projects, as required.
The Office of Associate Director/Chief Librarian at the Getty Research Institute seeks a highly organized, personable, proactive, and flexible individual to join the Research Library' 3-person administrative team, and provide support for the activities of the Chief Librarian, department heads and senior managers, and their individual section heads and staff as needed. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills (written and verbal), excellent interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of staff, internal and external colleagues and guests, vendors and contractors, and an ability to exercise discretion with matters relating to human resources, budget, collections, and library users.
As support for a team of very active managers, this position often handles a wide variety of tasks daily, particularly in providing calendar, meeting, travel, and event support, ordering and maintaining supplies, and attending to various other administrative duties and projects as assigned, including maintaining files, coordinating contracts and reports, and gathering information on a variety of topics at various times throughout the year.
Supports the Buyer in the back office business operations and facilitates purchases for all Getty stores including online.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a limited-term Curatorial Assistant to work in the Department of Photographs. This one-year limited term position is responsible for completing and/or reviewing for accuracy the essential cataloging documentation for objects in the Department of Photographs. The position is under supervision by the Research Associate for Collections Management. Responsibilities include handling artwork, gathering data related to the maker, title, date, medium, dimensions, inscriptions, and credit line for each object, and entry of this data in the TMS (The Museum System) database. Additional research related to provenance, exhibition and publication history, and copyright and privacy rights may be required. Preparation and submitting of imaging requests for the cataloged material to be digitized and made available through the Open Content program may also be required. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.