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Job Summary
This is a thirty-nine-month limited-term position. The Library Assistant will work both in partnership and under little to no supervision of the Project Archivist, in processing the papers of Richard Hunt, acclaimed fine art sculptor and creator of public art who was born and based in Chicago. Executed in welded and cast steel, aluminum, copper, and bronze, Hunt’s abstract creations make frequent references to plant, human, and animal forms as well as classical music, traditional African American spirituals, and African and African American history and mythology.

The archive, estimated at approximately 630 linear feet, contains detailed notes and correspondence, notebooks, sketchbooks, photographic documentation, financial records, research, ephemera, blueprints, posters, prints, as well as a selection of wax models for public sculptures. At the heart of the archive are Hunt’s project files which contain project files on his commissions, projects, exhibitions, and bodies of work.

The Library Assistant’s duties will include physical processing, arrangement, description, and re-housing of collection materials according to archival standards and best practices.

Major Job Responsibilities
Assists with archival processing, arrangement, and re-housing of delegated series within the Richard Hunt papers
Ensures proper handling, care, storage, preservation, and tracking of collection items
Contributes to the development of a DACS-compliant finding aid and bibliographic record for the collection based on current standards, best practices, research, and analysis
May identify conservation concerns and liaise with conservation staff
May retrieve, assess, and track collection materials for digitization
May oversee work-study students or undergraduate interns

Bachelor’s degree in art history or related discipline preferred
Minimum 3 years related experience
Some supervisory and training experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong organizational skills, ability to work with a wide variety of audiences, and attention to detail
Knowledge of archival standards such as DACS, EAD, LCSH, AAT helpful
Experience handling rare and unique materials with care, familiarity handling photographic and audiovisual materials helpful
Introductory knowledge of bibliographic metadata structure and standards
Experience with information and/or collection management systems preferred, knowledge of ArchivesSpace helpful
Interest in art history and African American art helpful
Ability to work in partnership with others
Ability to meet deadlines and apply policies and procedures consistently
Ability to lift boxes and push book trucks up to 40 pounds
Ability to climb ladders
Must have means of transportation to work sites at both the Getty Center in Brentwood and the Getty’s off-site facility approximately 30 miles to the north

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.

Application deadline: April 30, 2024


Date posted: February 8, 2024