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Getty Graduate Curatorial Internships in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (three 12-month positions)

Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications—to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. To learn more about the Graduate Intern experience, follow the #GettyGrad conversation on Facebook.

Curators Naoko Takahatake, Julian Brooks, and Jim Ganz are pleased to invite applications for three 12-month graduate curatorial internships, starting in September 2020:

Curatorial (Prints and Drawings), Getty Research Institute (Naoko Takahatake)
Working closely with the Curator of Prints and Drawings, the intern will participate in two collection assessment and research projects: 1) a curatorial and conservation review of the Getty Trust Art Collection, which includes some 260 works, primarily prints and drawings, by artists active in the United States and Europe since 1945, and 2) a survey of the Prints and Drawings collection, which dates from the 15th century to the present, and comprises more than 30,000 works. The permanent collection area(s) to be addressed can be determined by the intern’s expertise. While focused on these two projects, the intern will have opportunities to engage in a broad range of curatorial and administrative responsibilities. The intern will gain familiarity with various aspects of curatorial practice, including the care, handling, and cataloguing of works on paper, acquisition proposals, object-based research and writing, project management, and collaboration with collection managers, registrars, conservators, and other professional staff throughout the GRI. A background in art history, with some experience with prints and/or drawings, and reading knowledge of German plus French or Italian are preferred.

Drawings Department, J. Paul Getty Museum (Julian Brooks)
The Drawings Department intern will be deeply involved in a variety of curatorial projects, including preparing exhibitions both large and small, researching potential/new acquisitions, and creating labels and web content. He or she will work directly with the curators on the study and display of the Getty’s major collection of European drawings

Photographs Department, J. Paul Getty Museum (Jim Ganz)
The intern in the Department of Photographs will assist the curatorial staff on one or more exhibitions scheduled for 2020-2021 and beyond, including projects related to American, European and Japanese photography. Responsibilities may include conducting research on the permanent collection, cataloging works for display, drafting label copy, and assisting with logistics related to the organization of exhibitions and publications. In addition, the intern will work on acquisition proposals and collections management. The intern will also staff the department’s study room one day per week. Candidates must possess attention to detail, good organizational skills, an ability to multitask, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Art handling and TMS training will be provided, but previous experience is preferred.

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