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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 two qualified Senior Exhibition Coordinators to manage the planning and delivery of exhibitions, installations, and special projects.  Reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions, the successful candidates coordinate the planning, management and execution of complex exhibitions and related efforts. Works on special projects, such as permanent collection re-installations and other public facing projects, as required.  
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2022-3974
Maintains HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.
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2022-3962
Responsible for providing administrative support for the Security Technical department. 
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2022-3960
Provides general clerical duties for a department, program or project team.
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2022-3957
This is a keyholder role. Oversees and participates in the daily operations of the Getty Museum Store through the exercise of supervisory skills/responsibilities to promote and ensure both a positive work environment and a positive customer experience.
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2022-3956
Develops skills in a variety of functions to support the facilities department. Performs duties related to shipping and receiving, mail services, inventory management, warehousing, support services, fleet management and hazardous materials management on a rotating basis. Duties may include organizing and maintaining files, preparing reports, delivering and sorting incoming/outgoing mail, servicing and/or operating Getty auto fleet and equipment, ordering supplies, moving furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) and other items, providing set up and tear down support, and interacting with Getty visitors as necessary.
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2022-3953
The curatorial department at the Getty Research Institute seeks a candidate to assist its head of exhibitions and modern and contemporary curators in the administration of projects, collection development, and public activities.
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2022-3952
Coordinates and directs facilities planning, renovation, and relocation projects for the Getty. Develops space requirements and design criteria with architects to ensure efficient space management and operation and to anticipate long- term needs and technological developments. Analyzes space, logistical requests and solutions for conformity with the Getty’s overall goals. Ensures that design, processes, and specifications align with Getty needs and goals. Establishes project budgets and timetables, monitors expenditures and schedules and coordinates meetings with outside contractors, consultants, and personnel affected by the projects. Monitors the progress of work in the field in order to ensure adherence to program and budget. Researches problem areas and recommends cost effective solutions that meet program requirements. Performs complex project management work including all aspects of project management during development, planning, design, construction, and final close-out. This position is required to interface with a variety of departments, including staff, administrators, curators, LA Department of Building and Safety, LA Fire, various professional consultants, contractors, and vendors, etc.    
Requisition Number
2022-3949
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated and knowledgeable archivist to finish processing the papers of renowned artist Claes Oldenburg, and critic, art historian and artist Coosje van Bruggen, who collaborated with Oldenburg on more than 40 public sculptures over three decades. Comprising 690 linear feet, , the partially processed archive covers every period of both Oldenburg’s and Van Bruggen’s careers, including their independent work as well as their collaborations. The archive contains more than 2,000 sketches and collages, 450 diaries and notebooks, and extensive correspondence, photography, ephemera, and audiovisual materials, as well as plans, objects and templates related to projects.   Reporting to the Manager of Special Collections Cataloging and Processing, the Archivist’s duties will include physically processing and arranging the material according to archival best practices; creating an online finding aid in compliance with local guidelines and national standards; communicating and closely working in partnership with curatorial, conservation, and digitization staff; writing blog posts and participating in outreach activities related to the collection. The Archivist II will supervise a Library Assistant assigned to help with the processing for one year of the project.   This is a limited term position for 30 months.   Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing awareness of the visual arts and their histories. Serving an international community of scholars, the Research Library is one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world, with holdings of more than one million books and periodicals, rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, audiovisual recordings, digital content, and extensive archives and manuscript collections.   Applications received by July 29 will be priority consideration.  
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2022-3948
The Getty Research Institute Imaging Studios is currently accepting applications for a Senior Imaging Technician. We are seeking a positive, creative, and experienced imaging professional with expertise in digital imaging for cultural heritage. The successful candidate will be joining a team of skilled imaging professionals working on a variety of digitization activities assisting scholarly research, publications, online discovery, exhibitions and preservation.   The Senior Imaging Technician will have primary responsibility for digitization activities related to Research Institute exhibitions and will work closely with curators, exhibition staff, and other stakeholders to develop and execute digitization plans for in-house exhibitions including photography of exhibition objects for publication, preparation of images for large-format signage, and general exhibition documentation.
Requisition Number
2022-3947