The J. Paul Getty Trust: Rights Coordinator

Job Summary

With minimum supervision, oversee the illustration program for individual Getty publications. Source and purchase reproduction-quality images for use in publication projects. Negotiate licenses and permissions for reproduction of images, identify legal restrictions in their use, and develop and maintain records of these agreements.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Works with illustration program for individual publications as provided by Editorial, determines the source of reproduction quality images required, and negotiates licenses for their use with image vendors, museums, galleries, private art collectors and artists. Tracks progress against book project budget and alerts management to any significant variance
  • Works collaboratively with staff in GRI Curatorial, who order images for exhibition-related objects that will be illustrated in Getty publications
  • Develops and maintains logs of images and text rights to ensure that legal restrictions for image use are recorded and available for future reference
  • Produces materials to show illustration sequence in each publication, and handles digital asset management of image files for transmittal to design and production teams
  • Approves payment of image permissions-related invoices


    • GED required; bachelor’s degree preferred
    • 3-5 years experience in photo licensing industry and experience working with digital images

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud, especially MS Excel and Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat
  • Familiarity with one or more European languages a plus
  • Knowledge of art history and of intellectual property and copyright issues as applied in the visual arts required
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills


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