Senior Mountmaker

J. Paul Getty Museum (Getty Villa)

Malibu, California


The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Senior Mountmaker to join the Department of Antiquities. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in museum mountmaking with experience in designing mounts for a diverse collection, including archaeological materials and large-scale objects, as well as exhibition installation. Preference will be given to applicants who are proficient in seismic mountmaking and have an interest in advancing knowledge and practices in this field. Working as a collegial and engaged team member with other mountmakers, conservators, and curators at the Getty Villa, and with Museum staff across two campuses, the Senior Mountmaker will design and fabricate mounts for exhibitions, during special conservation treatments, and supports for photography.


  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, studio arts, conservation, design, engineering or industrial arts
  • 7-10 years experience in design and fabrication of mounts and handling of art objects, 5 years of which in a museum

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