Job posting: Research Assistant, Getty

Research Assistant (link)

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

Posted Date: 4/7/2016
 Requisition Number: 2016-2734
 Position Status: LT Part-Time
Salaried/Hourly: Hourly
Category: Research
Getty Location: Getty Center
Program/Dept.: GRI – 0440-Curatorial

Job Summary:

Supports curator, scholar, or other scholarly staff by facilitating their research and/or assisting with their research projects, public programs, exhibitions or publications.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research in the special collections and contributes to the conceptual development of a project by organizing/creating documentation of found materials, such as bibliographies, searching for and ordering texts, writing literature reviews, etc
  • Requests images for exhibitions and/or publications; researches and obtains art and image permissions
  • Proofreads, edits, and translates as needed
  • Assists with creation of project websites and PowerPoint presentations
  • Edits and prepares video for presentations.
  • Works with AV team and projectionists to ensure successful presentation of film and video
  • Copyedits essays, author biographies, endnotes, etc
  • May assist with organizing art programs for publications by communicating with authors, updating essay drafts, assisting editors in checking page proofs, proofing indexes, etc
  • Assists with development and execution of public programs including communicating with guests and managing guest list.

Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field; Master’s degree preferred
    • 0-2 years research experience (education may be considered)
    • Working knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of film, contemporary art and moving image media.
  • 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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