The J. Paul Getty Trust: Assistant Book Buyer

Job Summary

Supports the Buyer in the back office business operations and facilitates purchases for all Getty stores including online.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Supports Buyer in the ordering and delivery of books purchase orders as scheduled: enters purchase orders, communicates with vendors, verifies and updates order status.
  • Performs basic bookkeeping, invoices and credits reconciliation, vendor payments
  • Determines customer book needs and expectations through contact with staff, supervisor, dept head, curators and others
  • Provides and coordinates product and service training as required
  • Assists with determining order/reorder quantities for selected vendors, and with reviewing book selection for regular inventory and targeted exhibitions
  • Maintains book database


  • GED/ High School
  • Some college preferred and/or relevant related experience in specialty retail / bookstore
  • 2-3 years Assistant Buyer or related support experience in a merchandise environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of inventory control procedures
  • Strong knowledge of accounting procedures necessary
  • Analytical skills and advanced math skills
  • Time management skills
  • Must be comfortable in deadline-driven environment
  • Requires flexibility to react to the ever changing needs of a fast-paced business


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