Curatorial Assistant

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Los Angeles, California


Job Summary:

The J. Paul Getty Museum has an opening for two Curatorial Assistants in the Department of Photographs. Reporting to the Research Associate for Collection Management these curatorial assistants are responsible for conducting research on the permanent collection of over 150,000 photographic works contributing to the development of the online catalog, including identifying and describing images, researching provenance and collecting history, bibliography, exhibition history and TMS (The Museum System) descriptive text. They enter data into the TMS database, reviews historical documentation, undertakes bibliographic searches, performs editorial functions to assure accuracy and consistency, and engages in various aspects of collection documentation management. The Curatorial Assistants provide support for staff, scholars, and study room visitors with accessing the collections and responding to reference inquiries as needed, as well as preparing collection materials for imaging, housing, inventory, and other collection management tasks. The core function of this job is cataloging the collection, which requires working onsite in order to directly access collection materials in a secure workspace.

Salary information: $25.92 - $33.05 Hourly 

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