Job Posting: Part-time hourly Research Assistant, The Getty, LA

Job Summary:

  1. Supports curator by facilitating their research and/or assisting with their research projects, exhibitions or publications.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research in the Getty Research Institute Special Collections related to the Concrete Poetry exhibition and to acquisitions
  • Requests images for exhibitions, researches and obtains art and image permissions
  • Proofreads, edits, and translates label and caption copy as needed
  • Assists with creation of Concrete Poetry exhibition website and PowerPoint presentations
  • May deliver exhibition tours
  • Assists curator with acquisition research comprising evaluation of asking prices, database research, assessment of research value through literature search and bibliographic research
  • Assembles and organizes online and paper files for complex archival acquisitions and assists with writing acquisition forms
  • Assists with organizing public programs related to exhibitions


  • *  Master’s degree in art history or related field

    *  0-2 years research experience (education may be considered)

    *  Working knowledge in at least one foreign language, preferably German

    *  Specialization in the modern period, or modern and contemporary, preferred

    *  Working knowledge of music history a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 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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