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Program Assistant
Program Assistant
J. Paul Getty Trust
Post Date: 02 May 2023


Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty
Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are essential to our excellence and to the execution of our mission. The Getty community values differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
At the Getty Foundation, we are seeking to advance art historical scholarship, conserve works of art and architecture, increase access to museum and archival collections, and train the next generation of arts professionals. We work in partnership with the field through strategic grantmaking.

We are seeking a thoughtful, energetic, and detail-oriented professional interested in learning the work of arts philanthropy to join our team as a Program Assistant.

The Grants Programming team at the Foundation consults with experts here at Getty and across the globe in art history, museums, and conservation to identify needs in the field and devise creative solutions that can be achieved through strategic funding. Reporting to the Senior Program Officer responsible for national and international grant initiatives in art history and art archives, this position affords the candidate an exciting opportunity to learn about grant making, from inception—including project development and application review and approval—to implementation, closure, and impact assessment. The role entails a high degree of contact with universities, archives, and research centers worldwide.

The Program Assistant will join a dynamic program team dedicated to advancing Getty’s philanthropic activities in the arts globally. Our beautiful campus is filled with art, archives and special collections, a full slate of speakers and programs, and a world-class research library. We offer paid vacation, every other Friday off, excellent benefits, and a dedication to balancing work and personal life.

We work onsite and the expectation is that the candidate will reside within a commutable distance of Getty. However, the Foundation offers a telework policy, for which this position would be eligible, based on satisfactory job performance. This position offers the opportunity to travel nationally to conferences once or twice a year, and additional opportunities for professional development.

Note: A writing sample is required to apply for this position. Please either include a link or attach a one-page writing sample (can include blog or social media post, review, essay) to the end of your resume before uploading.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Tracking grant applications from initial development through review and award processes
  • Drafting grant recommendations
  • Corresponding with current, potential, and past grantees
  • Researching new and existing grant initiatives
  • Contributing to evaluating grant projects and initiatives at various stages in their lifecycle
  • Monitoring grant reports, including detailed budgets
  • Updating data in digital content management systemsThe position may also include working on internship programs, including review committee meetings and intern-focused events, and/or supervising interns.


  • BA required and MA preferred in art history or a related visual studies field; PhDs will not be considered
  • Minimum three years’ work experience in a nonprofit cultural or educational organization

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

  • Excellent research and writing abilities, particularly in the field of art history
  • Ability to prioritize and manage several projects at once
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Proven experience with data management systems, databases, content management systems, and/or digital or electronic file management systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and manage working relationships with external professionals (e.g., consultants, grantees, etc.)
  • Some knowledge of philanthropy preferred
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language a plus

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.


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