Special Collections Archivist II
| The J. Paul Getty Trust|
|vision insurance, paid holidays, 403(b), retirement plan|
United States, California, Los Angeles
1200 Getty Center Drive (Show on map)
|September 17, 2023|
Special Collections Archivist II
Hiring Pay Scale
$66,868 - $88,604 Annually
Commensurate with experience and internal equity
Research Institute - 0420-Special Collections Management
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The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks two motivated, knowledgeable archivists to work in partnership to process and catalog special collections with an emphasis on archives related to modern and contemporary art history. With the goal of promoting collection discovery, access, preservation, and use, the archivists will apply professional standards and best practices to arrange, re-house, and describe mixed-format collections including the archives of artists, curators, collectors, dealers, educators, and scholars of a variety of cultures, ethnicities, races, and genders. One of the two positions will be particularly oriented toward archives of artists of African American and African diasporic heritage; for more information see Getty's AAAHI Initiative.
Reporting to the Manager of Special Collections Cataloging and Processing, the archivists should have multiple years of practical processing and cataloging experience, a demonstrated ability to work in partnership with colleagues, and may supervise interns, student workers and para-professional staff. The archivists may contribute to other scholarly, outreach, and collection management activities related to special collections.
Located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing awareness of the visual arts and their histories. Serving an international community of scholars and the interested public, the Getty Library is one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the world, with holdings of more than 1.5 million volumes and digital resources. Special Collections include rare books and journals, rare photographs, prints and drawings dating from the 15th century to the present, architectural drawings and models, art multiples, film, audio and video recordings, digital content, and extensive archives and manuscript collections.
Major Job Responsibilities
Work under little to no supervision on assigned projects to improve access to archives and other special collections
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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