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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
2021-3784
Under close supervision, provides technical assistance to end-users for computer hardware, software, and network related problems. Resolves basic problems while referring more complex problems to intermediate and/or senior level.
Requisition Number
2021-3779
Are you interested in helping design web applications that showcase some of the best art collections in the world?  Getty Digital is looking for a User Experience Designer with a strong focus on elegant design skills to join our team.   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 believe that the best software is built by teams with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We strive to provide a collaborative environment where all team members have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to the software we build and our overall vision.  We welcome applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and value practical experience and ability as much as credentials and degrees.   We're looking for a User Experience Designer to join our UX team and work with our software development  teams. You’ll report to the UX lead, and will be responsible for working with them and the development teams to help design the look and feel of major software initiatives across the Getty, as well as iterating on and improving the UX of existing applications and projects. You will work with subject matter experts, UX researchers, software development teams, and other designers, collaborating to build experiences that help share the information shared across the Getty with the larger world. We are currently redesigning the Getty Museum’s collection online,  and have recently worked on the Research Institutes archival collections, and a tool to allow the museum’s collections to be used in Animal Crossing.   We practice design thinking and goal-centered design, which means we start with user research. Our ideal candidate loves brainstorming, ideating and problem solving, and isn't afraid of a blank page. You're comfortable with turning user requirements and wireframes into usable design components that make up a cohesive, elegant, and user-friendly application.  In particular, we’re looking for someone whose design abilities can complement our existing usability expertise.   The Getty is among the most prestigious cultural heritage organizations in the world, dedicated to furthering the study of the history of art. We support a hybrid work environment, sometimes working from home, and sometimes on an amazing campus amongst fabulous art, architecture, and archives, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer a family friendly work environment with benefits including accrued vacation, personal and sick time, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a strong commitment to balancing work and personal life.
Requisition Number
2021-3769
Serves as the technical lead in desktop and local area network support and analysis, ensuring resolution of all reported issues. Supervises more junior support staff and oversees basic support operations.
Requisition Number
2021-3763
The Head of Institutional Procurement & Contract Services plans, directs and manages the central procurement activities of the J. Paul Getty Trust (“Getty”) and its four programs (i.e., Museum, Conservation Institute, Research Institute, Foundation), including identification of ways to reduce costs, provide a high level of customer service, streamline processes (i.e., best practices, software enhancements), and serves as a liaison to vendors, contractors and Getty management.   The Getty has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner is leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to Katie (katie.dean@opuspartners.net).
Requisition Number
2021-3756
Under general supervision, provides technical assistance to end-users for computer hardware, software, and network related problems.
Requisition Number
2021-3754
The Getty Library seeks a Library Assistant II to work with the Special Collections Reading Room team to support public service activities and oversee the Special Collections Reading Room. Reporting to the Special Collections Reading Room Supervisor, the Library Assistant II’s primary duties are to assist in the daily operations of the Special Collections Reading Room which include: retrieving and shelving Special Collections materials; working with colleagues to maintain storage vaults; conducting inventories of Special Collections material; monitoring and maintaining Special Collections Reading Room and Seminar Rooms.  Uses online library system Ex Libris’ Alma to create, maintain and update holdings and item records.  The Library Assistant II provides services to a wide variety of staff and researchers.   The Library Assistant II also responds to routine queries from staff and researchers; refers more complex queries to the Library Assistant IV, the Special Collections Reading Room Supervisor, reference librarians and curators as appropriate. Participates in special projects as assigned.
Requisition Number
2021-3753
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) Scholars Program and Getty Villa Museum seek a two-year limited-term Research Associate II. The position works with Villa scholars, especially those working under “The Classical World in Context” themes at the Getty Villa, providing them with logistical and research assistance, securing library and other materials for the scholars’ research, facilitating meetings and lectures, and providing coordination with other GRI and Museum programs. This position additionally participates in programmatic projects related to important topics in the field of art history, archaeology, Classics, and related disciplines.
Requisition Number
2021-3752
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 a Public Programs Specialist for its Malibu location at the Getty Villa, which is dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Reporting to the Senior Public Programs Specialist for Family and Artist-Based Programs, the Public Programs Specialist is accountable for the development, implementation, and assessment of educational programs relating to the Villa’s permanent collection and changing exhibitions, including contemporary artist projects, drawing classes, and artist demonstrations for adult audiences as well as a robust slate of multi-model, multi-sensory family offerings for the diverse communities of visitors we serve onsite as well as online. The Public Program Specialist also assists with visitor engagement by overseeing the Family Forum, the Villa’s designated family space, and liaises with the Villa Docent team.   The position requires a demonstrated ability to produce engaging, accessible, and inclusive educational programs in a museum or related context, work effectively with artists and creative professionals, develop lesson plans, and identify successful teaching practices. The Public Programs Specialist manages all stages of program planning and execution, directs schedules, establishes budgets, develops contracts, creates all project-related communication, and oversees program assessment. The successful candidate should possess knowledge and appreciation of the ancient world, strong production skills, and the ability to work successfully within a collaborative work environment. Knowledge of visual-arts practice, local artists, and other creative resources is desirable, as is the ability to think creatively and use digital technologies to expand outreach opportunities. Some evening and weekend work required.  
Requisition Number
2021-3750
We are looking for a candidate to provide technical expertise to teams in providing solutions with Windows Server based systems. The Senior Windows Engineer will be required to gather business requirements, make recommendations and implement standards and solutions. You will be managing systems and services in the cloud and on premise. You will assist teams by building architectures for their services and in the adoption and deployment of cloud based services. You will help drive new technologies and policies to create scalable solutions.
Requisition Number
2021-3749