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As a member of the Getty Digital’s management team, the Head of Getty Digital Imaging provides vision and guidance across the Getty organization, facilitating a sustainable, strategic digitization program. This position will be charged with meeting the goals of ensuring increased visibility of and access to the Getty’s vast collections, and enhancing the Getty’s leadership role nationally and internationally. Acknowledging the valuable innovative work currently being undertaken by the Getty’s programs will be paramount. The position holder will be required to have sufficient expertise and management skills to actively and productively engage with and facilitate the success of multiple projects at once across the organization, and the ability to foster positive engagement around the organization. These efforts will support of the unique missions of each institute and the Getty as a whole, resulting in the coherent and efficient creation of digital content throughout the Getty.
Operating across programs to identify and pursue strategic objectives, the position holder will facilitate short and long range planning for the Getty’s digital imaging initiatives. This approach will afford both strategic coherence and an economy of scale. The Head of Getty Digital Imaging will also represent the Getty’s interests pertaining to digitization and related digital scholarship initiatives internally and externally. The coordination this position provides will seek to position the Getty as a center of excellence within the library, museum, and science communities, developing the Getty’s role as a model institution and advisor.
Working closely with the Getty Digital Architect Team, the Head of Getty Digital Imaging will ensure that all aspects of digital media creation and repository deposit processes are working to support the Getty’s deployment systems.
Maintains, troubleshoots, replaces and may install electrical circuits, equipment and appliances. Inspects and tests electrical equipment, lighting, signal, communication and power circuits. Responsible for changing lighting ballasts and all exterior lighting including fiber optic lights in pools. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures. Inspects completed work for conformance with requirements of local building codes.
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced registrar to lead all registration activities for GRI Special Collections and the J. Paul Getty Trust corporate art collection. Reporting to the Head, Special Collections Management within the GRI Research Library, the Senior Registrar plays a vital role in developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures based on professional best practices for collection care. The Senior Registrar oversees administration of the GRI’s robust outgoing and incoming exhibition loan program; collaborates with curatorial colleagues and others on acquisitions, in-house and traveling exhibitions, and special projects; and liaises with General Counsel and Risk Management on collections-related legal, ethical, and risk-management issues.
The Senior Registrar supervises a staff of 5 FTE responsible for a broad range of activities including, but not limited to: documentation, tracking, safe storage and display of Special Collections objects; packing and shipping logistics; import/export documents; fine arts insurance details; and courier arrangements. The Senior Registrar will perform the more complex registration functions while providing direction and guidance to staff and interns. The Senior Registrar will serve as a member of the Library Management Team and contribute to institutional initiatives.
Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding 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 and one half million books and periodicals. Special Collections include rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints and drawings dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, art multiples, Film, audio and video recordings, digital content, and extensive archives and manuscript collections.
Schedules and deploys workforce and ensures adequate staff coverage for assigned Getty functions or programs at multiple locations, and/or external clients. Documents and may assist in developing scheduling procedures. Prepares daily deployment sheets showing the assignments and duty status of staff on shifts, filling required posts as needed and recording absences. Compiles statistics and creates reports of various aspects of workforce deployment as requested. Maintains records of overtime requests and assignments. Coordinates activities with other internal and external clients via correspondence, phone calls, meetings etc. Works on a variety of complex assignments.
The Getty Research Institute seeks a Metadata Assistant IV to support the creation and maintenance of its digital collections. The scope of the GRI’s digitization program ranges from scholar requests for individual items to multi-year, grant-funded mass digitization projects of large archival collections. The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment of shifting priorities and deadlines, able to collaborate and communicate effectively across departments, manage complex projects and apply strong technical skills to the GRI’s digital initiatives.
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a motivated and knowledgeable archivist to process the papers of Claes Oldenburg, one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century, and critic, art historian and artist Coosje van Bruggen, who collaborated with Oldenburg on more than 40 public sculptures over three decades. Comprising 450 linear feet, the 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 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 national standards; consulting regularly with colleagues throughout the GRI as appropriate; 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 3 years.
Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding 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.
Experienced sound engineer. 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.
The Staff Assistant will be based in the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) office supporting the day to day operations for the GCI Information Center and Dissemination and Communications departments.
The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks nominations and applications for an Archivist to assist in managing the institutional records of the Trust and its operating programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The Institutional Records and Archives Department is administratively located in the Getty Research Institute. It provides records management services for, and acquires and provides access to archival records of, approximately 145 departments across all programs.
Reporting to the Head of Institutional Records and Archives, the Archivist will be a member of a highly integrated records and archives department. The candidate must have knowledge of both archives and records management practices and demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively towards integrating access to information assets across the organization. Within the department's environment, the position will take responsibility for supporting basic records and archives activities in one of the Trust's core programs. Depending on the strengths of the candidate, the position will also act as a specialist/resource in certain core areas of records and archives functions.
The Getty Conservation Institute’s Buildings and Sites Department is seeking a Senior Project Specialist (Built/Archaeological Heritage) who will provide high-level professional conservation expertise to strategically advance conservation practice internationally in relation to archaeological site management.
The Senior Project Specialist leads a selection of GCI initiatives and projects—from visioning and designing to implementing and monitoring the work. Manages and provides direction to project staff, project partners, and consultants. Develops, tests, and applies new research and practical approaches that address current conservation challenges of international or regional relevance. Contributes to policy and best practice in the field through research, dissemination of information resulting from projects, and capacity building. Develops and sustains relationships with the international conservation community.