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Associate Director for Collections and Discovery

Getty Research Institute
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Getty Research Institute

Associate Director for Collections and Discovery

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks nominations and applications for a creative, transformative, and dynamic leader to serve as the Associate Director for Collections and Discovery (AD-CD). This position is an excellent opportunity for a thoughtful and pragmatic individual who – in conjunction with the Director, Deputy Director, and GRI senior staff – will lead efforts to unify the GRI’s full scope of collections, which have undergone dramatic growth and which range from the bibliographic and electronic resources of the Library to special collections and institutional archival holdings. The AD-CD will bring existing departments and work processes into alignment, and with attention to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, so that the GRI can more effectively advance the local and global discovery of research materials essential to the study of art history and visual culture.

With a staff of 108 and an overall budget of $13 million, including a robust acquisitions budget, the AD-CD will have the opportunity to create world-class services and collections in support of research at the Getty and around the globe. Reporting to the Director and working in close partnership with other members of the GRI leadership team, the AD-CD will develop and implement the GRI’s strategic priorities for the Library, Special Collections, and Institutional Archives in an intellectually stimulating environment.

The successful candidate may come from the worlds of art libraries, rare book libraries and special collections, university libraries, academia more generally, or from a foundation, museum, or other institution focused on humanistic inquiry. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the centrality of visual culture to join the leadership team at one of the world’s premier humanities-based research institutes. The AD-CD will hold a Bachelor of Arts degree; an advanced degree is expected.

To view the full position profile, please visit Storbeck Search’s website. Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to:

Naree W.S. Viner, Managing Director, Executive Search

Tenley Bank, Senior Search Associate

Koya Partners                                       

Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate

Storbeck Search

The Getty is 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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