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Research Assistant, Curatorial

Job Summary
The Getty Research Institute seeks a Research Assistant (part-time, limited term) to work with the Curator of Prints and Drawings. The Research Assistant will assist with a wide range of curatorial work, including collection research and interpretation, collection development, exhibitions, presentations, and publications.

Major Job Responsibilities
• Assists with research on and curatorial care of the GRI’s Prints and Drawings collection and the Getty Trust Art collection
• Provides research and organizational assistance for the development and realization of exhibitions and other collection-based projects
• Assists with collection development, from preliminary research to acquisition proposals
• May contribute to drafting short texts, such as exhibition labels or other interpretive material
• Proofreads, edits, and translates as needed
• Requests images for exhibitions and/or publications; researches and obtains art and image permissions

• Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field; Master’s degree or ABD preferred
• 0-2 years research experience (education may be considered)
• Working knowledge in at least one foreign European language preferred (German desirable)

All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Familiarity with printmaking and print history preferred
• Excellent research and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail
• Excellent writing skills
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
• Ability to work under little supervision and in partnership with others
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty
Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion are essential to our excellence and to the execution of our mission. The Getty community values differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.


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