This is a contract position in the Getty Research Institute (GRI). Founded in 1983 as the research program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Getty Research Institute has been dedicated to advancing understanding of the arts and humanities for more than 35 years. The GRI’s chief purpose is to contribute to Getty’s overarching mission to advance and share the world’s visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all. The GRI is, in particular, driven by three major directives: to promote discovery of materials related to art and art history; to create new knowledge about visual culture and the humanities; and to advance scholarly and public understanding of such knowledge through the dissemination of research.
The Archivist/Project Manager will focus on the administration and management of the photographic and audiovisual archives of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), publisher of Ebony, Jet, and numerous other publications, and creator of the television show, Ebony/Jet Showcase. Dating from 1942, when John H. and Eunice W. Johnson founded the Johnson Publishing Company, to the 21st century, the JPC Archive contains more than four million photographic images, including black & white and color prints, contact sheets, negatives and slides; more than nine thousand video and audio recordings; approximately 2.25 TB of digital content; as well as textual documents, press releases, memoranda, ephemera, memorabilia, and publications.
The JPC Archive was acquired by a nonprofit consortium including Ford Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in July, 2019, in an effort to safeguard the unparalleled treasure of African American history and culture for the public benefit.
The work of the Archivist/Project Manager is directed by the Head, Special Collections Management at the Getty Research Institute.
The primary workspace is located within a storage facility in Chicago, IL.
The targeted hiring range for this position is $95,000 to $120,000 per year, with a benefits package that includes group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick time.
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