Getty Research Database Editor

Research Database Editor – Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance

The Getty Research Institute

Researches, creates and edits records using primary and secondary source material for inclusion in the Getty Provenance Index®.

Supervises the work of editors, and is responsible for their training.

Ensures accuracy of data by applying thorough knowledge of current best practices in database design; carefully applies this knowledge to the production of records for electronic publication. 

Sets and implements editorial standards, including rigorous standards for quality assurance and quality control.

Sets editorial priorities and assignments to meet production deadlines.

Resolves complex database and editorial issues.

Communicates with current collaborators and works with key GRI staff to initiate new collaborations as appropriate. 

Within the framework of the GRI digital strategy and in collaboration with other key GRI staff develops and implements new search tools and strategies for management and provision of access to Provenance datasets.

Audits and advises on both publication formats and content of the PSCP Web site.

Closely monitors and assesses both users and uses of the Getty Provenance Index®.

Responds to queries from researchers.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in art history; with work in the history of collecting and provenance preferred; seven plus years editing, cataloguing, or comparable experience in the filed of art history; reading knowledge of two European languages or fluency in at least one European language. 

Please send resume and cover letter to:

J. Paul Getty Trust

Attn: Human Resources

1200 Getty Center Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90049

or email resume and cover letter to jobs@getty.edu  and indicate “Research Database Editor IV” in the subject line.

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