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Curatorial Assistant, Works on Paper — J. Paul Getty Museum


Conducts research on the permanent collection of over 850 works on paper contributing to the development of the online catalog, with a specific focus on provenance and collecting history, bibliography, and exhibition history. As part of a team, reviews historical documentation, undertakes bibliographic research, builds object files, enters data into TMS (The Museum System) database, performs editorial functions to assure accuracy and consistency. Assists staff and scholars in accessing the collections, responds to reference inquiries, and participates in curatorial projects as needed. May offer public gallery tours and contribute to academic publications. This position is Limited Term for 1 year.


Applies knowledge of art history, research procedures, and online resources and databases to the documentation of the permanent collection
Prepares reports on research results and may prepare in-house reports
Performs basic collection management and editing functions


Bachelor’s degree in art or art history required; Master’s preferred
0-2 years art historical or museum experience
Competent to work in basic curatorial functions
Reading fluency in at least one foreign language (modern or ancient) required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proven ability to collaborate in teams across disciplines and build relationships
Experience with art historical research and writing
Familiarity with collections database software preferred (TMS - The Museum System)

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