The Getty

The J. Paul Getty Trust is the world's largest cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. 

Through conservation work, publications, exhibitions, grant initiatives, training programs, and other efforts, we work to make a lasting difference in conservation practice and art historical research and to promote knowledge and appreciation of art among audiences of all ages. 

Jul 16, 2019
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a highly experienced Senior Public Program Specialist with a passion for innovative visual arts programming to manage the museum’s acclaimed lecture series at the Getty Center. This position serves a pivotal role in connecting our diverse audiences with an array of diverse speakers, both nationally and internationally, through a variety of formats that offer multiple perspectives on the visual arts. Under broad direction, the Senior Public Program Specialist collaborates across curatorial, exhibition, education, communications and other trust programs and departments to program over 30 lectures, panel discussions, symposia, screenings, and performances with commentary in two venues:  450-seat Harold Williams Auditorium, 150-seat Museum Lecture Hall.  Reports directly to the Head of Museum Public Programs within the Education, Public Programs and Interpretive Content Department.   Major Job Responsibilities Directs research, development, implementation and assessment of innovative public speaker programs for academic and general interest audiences Work directly with curators and other museum professionals to understand exhibition and collection objectives in order to design effective programs which enhance a visitor’s appreciation, as well as deepen their engagement with works of art Manages financial resources and administers budgets for 30 to 35 programs annually Manages internal communications necessary for execution of events such as work orders budget reports, activity reports, and statistical reports Negotiates external contracts and oversees procurement processes for public programs including local, national and international presenters/vendors Monitors daily operations, providing direction to internal staff and external vendors and presenters Supervises events, coordinates event staff and maintains program standards Establishes and maintains working relationships with other cultural and educational organizations as well as publishers, opinion makers, and popular speakers Advocates for the audience(s); strives to create a positive, engaging and inclusive experience for all Improves, augments, revitalizes and balances the overall programming slate in response to visitor feedback, evaluation data and best practices   Qualifications Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in museum education, art education, art history, or closely related field strongly preferred 8+ years of project/process management and subject area experience Foreign language skills Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Proven ability to manage projects, beginning to end Proven ability to shape dynamic and topical speaker programs that appeal to diverse audiences. Strong communication skills and proven ability to work with people at multiple levels throughout the organization Proven ability to manage, multiple, sometimes competing deadlines Very proficient in all basic office software and procedures Proven ability to manage last-minute changes and troubleshoot urgent situations Proven ability to lead a team, managing both people and work assignments Proven ability to report on/represent work to the larger organization through various formats Proven ability to think creatively and use new technologies to expand outreach and program impact Excellent ability to manage budget and departmental resources to ensure department is aligned with strategic goals and objectives Strong ability to plan effectively and to manage/supervise projects and departmental operational objectives Familiarity with art history and the collecting areas of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Antiquities, Drawings, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, European Paintings, Manuscripts, Photography  
The Getty Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Jul 16, 2019
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an Associate Conservator of Paintings to join the department of Paintings at the Getty Center. With the department conservators, this position shares responsibility for the care and study of the Museum’s holding of paintings with an active exhibition, publication, and loan program. The Paintings collection encompasses over 400 notable European paintings produced before 1900. While its parameters reflect J. Paul Getty’s own interests, in the decades following his death in 1976 the collection expanded considerably beyond his predilection for Italian Renaissance and seventeenth–century Dutch and Flemish painting to include major examples of early Italian and Netherlandish painting, eighteenth– and nineteenth–century French painting, and the Spanish and German schools. Conservation is an integral part of the core activities of the museum and the broader J. Paul Getty Trust.   Duties in this full-time position include treatment, technical study, and preventative care of the permanent collections as well as participation in the planning and installation of exhibitions and loans. The Associate Conservator will provide input into exhibition and acquisition processes; is expected to research and work toward the development of improved understanding of the collection and methodologies for its long-term preservation; is required to remain current with research and advances in the conservation field. The position will report to the Senior Conservator and work closely and collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum and other Trust programs, including direct involvement with the scientific staff of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). The ability to work on several projects simultaneously is essential. Major Job Responsibilities Examination, study, and treatment of artworks in the paintings collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, as well as from other institutions. Performance of conservation treatments to highest current standards including development and research towards best practices Preparation of comprehensive conservation documentation of objects’ condition and conservation activities Development and maintenance of standards for handling, storage, installation, packing and shipping of collections, including loans Participation in the planning and installation of exhibitions; management of complex projects May advise the curators and other staff on technical issues related to collections and potential acquisitions Collaboration with department colleagues, scientists, curators and other departments on complex projects Publication and presentation of research, including contributions to exhibition and collection catalogues Communication with professional colleagues on a regular basis and participation in professional organizations; remains current in conservation practices Develop and maintains collaborations with other institutions and professionals May supervise graduate interns Guides assistants and technical staff Qualifications MA in conservation or equivalent degree 5-7 years experience in conservation Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Demonstrated abilities in the examination, analysis, documentation and treatment of paintings Advanced knowledge of chemical and physical properties of conservation materials and deterioration processes Expert hand skills including manual dexterity, color acuity, and sensitivity for objects Familiarity and experience with institutional preventative conservation practices for collections and exhibition conservation are required. Accomplished in art historical, scientific and conservation research and writing Advanced knowledge of analytical techniques and a record of successful conservation treatments Advanced knowledge of scientific instrumentation and ability to operate analytical and technical imaging equipment Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of TMS desirable Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines Strong interpersonal skills including written, verbal and listening skills Demonstrated ability to collaborate and direct teams across disciplines and to build longā€term relationships Creative thinking and solutions-based problem-solving abilities Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team Knowledge of personal safety equipment and standards  
The Getty Los Angeles, CA, USA Marketing / PR
Jul 16, 2019
The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks an experienced and versatile editor to oversee the development of a new platform for news and stories for the Getty’s website and digital channels. The editor will develop innovative editorial strategies as well as perform hands-on work to research, develop, write, and edit news and feature stories; they will also serve as a central point of oversight for editorial content for the Getty’s high-traffic digital channels including website, news, blog, social media, and multimedia.   We are seeking a digitally savvy, highly detail-oriented candidate with journalism experience and outstanding news judgment who can effectively and swiftly combine visuals and text into compelling story packages customized for specific digital platforms. As editorial content lead, the candidate will also contribute to editorial standards and strategies for a multi-year project currently in progress to redesign our website.   This is a full-time position reporting to the Assistant Director for Digital Content Strategy. The role is part of the Digital Content Strategy team in the Trust’s Communications Department, which creates and designs digital experiences around the visual arts and cultural heritage in support of the Getty’s institutional vision. Major Job Responsibilities   Serve as editorial lead for the Digital Content Strategy team, developing editorial standards and strategies and reviewing all text that publishes online from this office. Identify, research, write, and edit news stories and feature articles about the Getty’s behind-the-scenes activities, translating the Getty’s story in dynamic, engaging ways inclusive of broad non-specialist audiences. Lead the creation and packaging of essays and op-eds that demonstrate the Getty’s thought leadership in art and cultural heritage. Work directly with subject matter experts to edit, fact-check, and adapt tone and style of text and images for a variety of digital mediums, including webpages, bylined blog articles, news announcements, social media posts, videos, and designed graphics. Ensure consistency of all content with Getty brand, content strategy, and design standards, as well as with Chicago style and in-house guidelines. Lead project to update the Getty’s digital editorial style guide, working with colleagues across the organization; maintain, update, and enforce the guide. Translate complex work, ideas, and research concepts into clear, concise, compelling text to engage and inform broad general audiences, without compromising accuracy. Source and obtain rights and permissions for images and multimedia assets; maintain files of contracts, permissions, and payments. Work with content strategist and content producers to conceptualize and iterate on storytelling methods and formats across digital platforms. Create and maintain editorial schedules. Ensure that all text, including alt text and metadata, meets best practices for accessibility (WCAG 2.1). Work with digital and editorial colleagues across the Getty to share resources, information, and expertise. Manipulate still and multimedia content as needed for publishing on digital platforms, including web and social media. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree preferably related to digital media production Substantive experience in media production and project management Knowledge, Skills and Abilities   Outstanding proficiency with writing and editing. Ability to identify compelling story hooks and write heds and deks for online, email, and other digital formats. Ability to adapt stories for a wide variety of digital formats, including webpages, blogs, audio and video, and social media. Ability to edit authors’ work for clarity and accuracy. Tact and diplomacy in working with subject matter experts. Knowledge of the norms of different digital platforms, including of specific social media platforms (blogs, websites, email, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and of how to adapt text and visuals effectively across these. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, and basic photo and video manipulation. Knowledge of Adobe Premiere desired. Photography skills preferred. Knowledge of Chicago and AP style. Knowledge of copyright, fair use, and IP. Knowledge of SEO and web analytics and how to apply them to improve content performance. Knowledge of best practices for accessible digital content (WCAG 2.1). Interest in UX processes and in iteration and improvement through the gathering and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.    
The Getty Los Angeles, CA, USA Marketing / PR
Jul 16, 2019
The J. Paul Getty Trust is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Semantic Engineer, with the experience and passion to design and lead the execution of data oriented projects to support, connect, enrich and ensure the persistence of the institution's cultural heritage knowledge bases. Our aim is to provide a deeply connected and consistent experience for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts as they explore the complex information held across the organization, and your participation is crucial for that to be successful.    You will report to the Enterprise Semantic Architect, and interact with software engineers, data engineers and content specialists in the cultural heritage programs. Your work will improve the quality, reliability, connectedness, and consistency of our data by designing ontologies and models to represent the institution's broad knowledge, configuring Linked Open Usable Data (LOUD) platforms. You will have a hands on role with both content specialists in the programs and with the wider community, and be responsible for working with both to understand data requirements and then ensure those requirements are correctly represented and able to be easily implemented.    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 information systems, collaborating with world-class scientists, curators, librarians, archivists, and academics.  We offer every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a very strong commitment to balancing work and personal life. Major Job Responsibilities Work with technical and content stakeholders to understand data oriented project requirements With the Semantic Architect, design and document the institution's data model and resulting APIs With Data Engineers, to ensure the accuracy of data transformation pipelines to migrate legacy datasets into Linked Open Usable Data (LOUD) within our data engineering ecosystem With Data Engineers, design and ensure the accuracy of validation services for LOUD models Participate in standardization and adoption efforts for Linked Open Usable Data ontologies, profiles and implementations Integrate external content services to enrich and reconcile our data Participate in agile data management, with continuous integration and deployment Configure institutional LOUD data management instances built on the Arches Platform  Assist software engineering teams by translating stakeholder requirements into feature requests Disseminate results via appropriate academic and industry communication channels Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a related field or a combination of education and relevant experience; Master’s degree preferred 8-12 years software development experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially when interacting with non-technical stakeholders Attention to detail combined with a focus on product usability Direct experience of standardization efforts relevant to the cultural heritage community Expertise in data-oriented work within cultural heritage organizations Expertise in cultural heritage data standards Expertise with Linked Open Data standards and technologies Proficiency in Python, or willingness to translate experience Proficiency in relational and document oriented databases Familiarity with technical productivity tools such as git, docker Familiarity with agile software development methodologies Familiarity with machine learning, data mining or similar concepts  
The Getty Los Angeles, CA, USA Information / Web
Jul 16, 2019
The Getty Research Institute's Curatorial department is seeking a full-time limited-term position until June 2020.  This position will be responsible for providing administrative support and organization for the Central Files on GRI Collections. Major Job Responsibilities Reviews, organizes, and files various curatorial documents concerning purchases and donation presently in Curatorial files including collection descriptions, correspondence, reports, negotiations and contracts, research files, and related materials Coordinates with Curatorial, Registrarial, Conservation, and Institutional Archives staff as well as other GRI departments to gather and organize documentation for the Central Files. In preparation for digitization, these are the historical files on the GRI Collections to be used for future reference concerning materials, licenses, and research. Develops an in-depth knowledge of the Central Files in order to implement organizational policies and procedures Performs administrative duties associated with Curatorial files in order to organize and place them appropriately in the Central Files or Institutional Archive. Oversees day-to-day operations. Implements changes or enhancements to procedures to improve productivity and efficiency of this project   Qualifications High school diploma/GED; Bachelor’s degree preferred, with knowledge of art history, librarianship, and special collections Minimum 3-4 years related experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Excellent organizational skills, especially regarding file management, and demonstrated ability to follow through independently and complete assigned tasks. Proficient computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software, library and museum databases (Filemaker, TMS), and email applications. Strong verbal and written communication skills Excellent collaborative skills Ability to prioritize and multi-task Reading skills in one or more foreign languages desired
The Getty Los Angeles, CA, USA Administration / Clerical
Jul 16, 2019
The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks a Social Media Manager to join the Digital Content Strategy team in the Trust’s Communications Department, which crafts and designs digital experiences around the visual arts and cultural heritage in support of the Getty’s institutional vision.   We want to inspire more people to support visuals arts and cultural heritage. We think that stories about the important and interesting work done at our organization can accomplish this—and we need your help. This role is equal parts visual storytelling, digital project management, and community management: creating visual-first story packages with photography and social video, coordinating with a large group of colleagues across the organization to edit and schedule cohesive central social channels, and ensuring active listening and timely response to visitors and followers. Major Job Responsibilities Organize and manage the Getty’s social media calendar for central Getty channels and coordinate and edit content from internal teams across the organization; serve as point of contact for scheduling social content. Working with the Digital Engagement Lead and staff across the organization, contribute ideas, develop content plans, and execute social media campaigns that inform and engage a broad international public with the value and importance of the visual arts, cultural heritage, and their study and conservation. Produce cross-platform multimedia story packages that spotlight the Getty’s behind-the-scenes work in research, conservation, philanthropy, and cultural heritage policy. This includes original photography, social media video, and writing and editing. Contribute to community management across platforms: respond to followers’ questions in a timely manner and monitor conversations and mentions relevant to the Getty brand. Measure, track, and report on how social content is performing, and advise colleagues how to proceed using that data. Keep up with trends and best practices for social media strategy and execution and share these ideas with colleagues at our organization.   Qualifications Bachelor’s degree preferably related to digital media production Demonstrated experience managing multi medium projects in a production environment using numerous distribution channels such as social media, web, blogs, wikis, etc. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to creatively tell a story across platforms. Immersed in Internet culture. Experience producing original photos, video, and audio appropriate for social media, and adapting existing assets for social use—particularly for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Translate scholarly and specialist content in engaging, friendly ways while maintaining accuracy and integrity. Strong writing skills with impeccable grammar, spelling, and mechanics. Knowledge of journalistic interviewing and writing techniques; experience with in-house brand journalism and web writing or copywriting a plus. Expertise in compiling and reporting on social media analytics, including setting and tracking metrics, creating concise and relevant reports, communicating findings internally, and iterating approaches based on qualitative and quantitative data. User-centered approach to your work; sensitivity to audience needs and interests. Organized and can keep track of the details. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment working on multiple tasks at once. A team player with a self-starting attitude. Excellent social skills; able to communicate and work with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization. An inclusive and open-minded attitude.
The Getty Los Angeles, CA, USA Marketing / PR