The J. Paul Getty Trust: Research Assistant

Job Summary

Conducts research, content development and/or editorial functions in the fields of modern and contemporary art for the Deputy Director of the Getty Research Institute. May assist assigned scholar through library research, transcription, note taking, cataloging and photocopying. May compile, analyze and interpret results. May contribute to conceptual project development and coordinate projects or events from inception through completion. May write research reports or contribute to academic publications.  Assists in preparing public presentations, which requires strong computer skills.

Major Job Responsibilities

* Provides bibliographic support, acquisitions research, editing, and organizational support related to upcoming exhibitions and programs 

* Assists in development and coordination of programmatic events 



  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree, Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate in art history preferred
  • 2-3 years research experience preferred
  • Strong library skills, computing and word processing ability, the ability to handle many projects and the disposition to interact with many colleagues from a broad range of disciplines

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to build relationships, collaborate and work on teams
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred


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