Research Assistant

Research Assistant

locationLos Angeles, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/9/2024
ExpiresExpires: 7/8/2024
Full Time
Some Experience Required

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Job Summary

Conducts research, content development and/or editorial functions in the fields of modern and contemporary art for the Deputy Director of the Getty Research Institute. May assist Deputy Director through library research, transcription, note taking, cataloging and photocopying. May compile, evaluate and interpret results. May contribute to conceptual project development and coordinate projects or events from inception through completion. May write research reports or contribute to academic publications. Assists in preparing public presentations, which requires strong computer skills.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Provides bibliographic assistance, acquisitions research, editing, and organizational assistance related to upcoming exhibitions and programs 
  • Assists in development and coordination of programmatic events 


  • Bachelor's degree; Master's degree, Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate in art history preferred
  • 0-2 years research experience (education may be considered); 2-3 years research experience preferred
  • Strong library skills, computing and word processing ability, the ability to handle many projects and the disposition to interact with many colleagues from a broad range of disciplines
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or German a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to build relationships, work in partnership and work on teams
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred

Benefits and Perks

Here are just some examples that Getty offers/provides for full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance coverage, starting on date of hire. Getty pays 75%-95% of the premium, depending on the plan selected.
  • 403(b) Employee Investment retirement plan – with up to 5% Getty Match
  • Getty contribution of 6%, on behalf of employee, to 401(a) retirement account
  • Educational Assistance and professional development
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Many positions have bi-weekly Off-Fridays
  • On-Site Fitness Center at Getty Center
  • Community service opportunities

To learn more about our comprehensive benefits and long list of perks, go to Getty HR.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.

Required degree level

  • Bachelor Degree

Years of experience

  • Some Experience Required