Project Manager

Los Angeles, California 90049, United States
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Salary: $58,371 - $72,954/Year
Created: August 26, 2022


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Job Summary

The Research and Knowledge Creation Division within the Getty Research Institute is developing new ways to access collections and conduct art historical research in the digital age.

We are looking for a full-time Project Manager to join our team and work in partnership with colleagues across the Getty Research Institute and Getty Digital. The Project Manager's primary area of focus will be to assist with two innovative digital initiatives: 1) the transformation of the Getty Provenance Index and its ongoing research program, using Linked Open Data to re-imagine the study of the history of collecting and provenance, and 2) understanding the Architectural Model, an exploration of the use of 3D technologies for broadening access to the GRI's collection of architectural models. In addition, as a full time Project Manager in this division, this person will also be asked to provide assistance to other DAH projects as needed, as well as contribute to the discovery and planning process for upcoming projects.

As Project Manager, you will be in charge of working closely with projects' leads as well as the rest of the projects' teams, including content experts and software developers, to help plan and execute these initiatives. You will be in charge of coordinating activities and ensuring smooth workflows; creating and maintaining project documentation, including project proposals, budgets and close out reports; monitoring progress and schedules; fostering user experience and user interface evaluation; and communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. You will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to these innovative projects as well as participate in scholarly convenings.

The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing knowledge of the visual arts. Its Research Library with special collections of rare materials and digital resources serves an international community of scholars and the interested public. You will work on an amazing campus, partnering with prominant curators, librarians, archivists, and academics. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off and excellent benefits.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates projects using accepted project management methodologies
  • Communicates and explains project methodology and processes to interested groups and team members
  • Facilitates project communication and assists with project documentation
  • Compiles and distributes project information, project status reports and other relevant project components
  • Monitors and manages project schedules to ensure deliverables are provided on time to relevant team members and other stakeholders
  • Monitors and manages project quality to ensure project deliverables are acceptable
  • Monitors and manages project costs in partnership with project leaders and budget managers
  • Identifies project risks and difficulties and designs strategies to mitigate or avoid them
  • May coordinate the work of others


  • BA degree in art history, data science, library and information science, cultural heritage field or related discipline
  • 2-5 years of project/process management and subject area experience


All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • An interest in the intersections of art history, digital technologies, and data science
  • Knowledge of project management theories and practices applicable to projects emphasizing data management and standardization
  • Skill in project management monitoring and in the operations of computers and applicable software
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical choices, to evaluate complex information and develop plans to address identified issues, to demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills, to identify project risk, to prepare reports and charts, and to coordinate the work of others
  • Strong communication skills


  • A deep knowledge of museum, library and archival practice, systems and metadata standards
  • Knowledge of linked data standards and technologies as well as software development
  • Knowledge of the foundations of user experience in developing online resources

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.



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Published: Friday, August 26, 2022 14:49 UTC

Last updated: Friday, August 26, 2022 14:49 UTC