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Reporting to the Manager of Technical Support, the Supervisor of Technical Support Services will plan, direct and supervise the day to day helpdesk operations, which includes supervising a team of helpdesk technicians.
Requisition Number
2021-3767
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 Education Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an Education Specialist for K-12 School Communities to oversee and manage the Museum’s onsite, virtual, and digital K-12 school initiatives and Title 1 bus program.  As a member of the Education and Public Programs Department, the Education Specialist for School Communities will have broad knowledge of K–12 and museum education best practices, curriculum development, and diversity, equity, access, and inclusion values, as well as familiarity with educational ecosystems. This position is accountable for administering the Getty’s Arts Access program, which is one of the largest K–12 school visit programs in the country. The individual in this role will oversee complex daily school programs at the Getty Center and oversee the significant bus transportation funding program for under resourced Title 1 schools. In a post-COVID closure environment, a successful candidate will have experience creating digital and asynchronous art museum content for a segmented audience. This individual would be able to demonstrate innovation in virtual and remote learning and help the team to conceptualize new models for digital learning strategies. Under minimal supervision, the Education Specialist supervises an Associate Education specialist and oversees a team that includes two School Program Coordinators, work study students and interns throughout the year, and reports to the Head of Education.
Requisition Number
2021-3758
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.
Requisition Number
2021-3756
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
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
The Getty Library seeks an experienced candidate as a Library Assistant IV 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 IV’s primary duties are to assist in overseeing the daily operations of the Special Collections Reading Room. This position will serve as the primary team leader in absence of the Supervisor. The Library Assistant IV provides services to a wide variety of staff and researchers, monitors the Special Collections Reading Room, assists with classes, tours and workshops. The Library Assistant IV also responds to routine queries from staff and researchers; refers more complex queries to reference librarians and curators as appropriate. Serves as the point person for specific tasks and projects, and oversees and/or supervises the work of others.  
Requisition Number
2021-3746
The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, the Foundation strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. The Program Officer oversees the development and administration of grants within one or more broad areas of expertise, including initiatives that advance art history and museum practice domestically and internationally.   We are looking for a Program Officer to join our team, contribute to our ongoing strategic initiatives, develop new initiatives in alignment with the mission of the Foundation, and collaborate with colleagues across Getty. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following fields: library and archives, leadership development, museums, and digital art history/digital humanities. The Program Officer will have the opportunity to contribute to emerging strategic funding initiatives, including an initiative designed to support archives relating to African American art history and an initiative to support professional and leadership development of alumni of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program. Flexibility and intellectual curiosity will be important assets as this position is expected to work across the fields we serve.   The Getty is committed to promoting equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion and to building a climate of mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. The Program Officer will have an opportunity to contribute to the exchange of ideas relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Getty and, in particular, at the Foundation.
Requisition Number
2021-3743
Maintains the workflow of Warehouse operations and the Warehouse space, prioritizes daily tasks with Supervisor and the other Senior Warehouse Associates (SWAs).
Requisition Number
2021-3740
Position is located at the Getty Center.  Works under regular supervision and reports to the Cash Office/AP Supervisor supporting the Finance staff.  Performs moderately complex technical accounting support work.  Work involves performing detailed assignments in recording, classifying, examining and verifying financial records, documents, or reports. This position is part of a support team and provides back-up as required including commuting between our Villa location in Pacific Palisades and the Getty Center as needed.
Requisition Number
2021-3738
Oversees and participates in the daily operations of the Getty bookstore through the exercise of supervisory skills/responsibilities to promote and ensure both a positive work environment and a positive customer experience.
Requisition Number
2021-3736