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Library Assistant III - The Getty

Location: USA - CA - Los Angeles

The Getty Library is hiring a Library Assistant III. Reporting to the Cataloging Supervisor, the Library Assistant III assists in copy cataloging materials in all formats and performs original cataloging of auction sales catalogs. The Library Assistant III may also assist in the ordering, receiving, invoicing, and/or claiming for materials in all formats and languages for the Library’s General Collections


  • Assists in complex metadata creation, selection, evaluation, capture, manipulation, and editing for collection access, description, and management in Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Connexion
  • Performs physical processing of materials such as marking, stamping and housing
  • Applies advanced knowledge of libraries, online systems and records
  • Learns and uses various library software applications to execute moderately complex transactions to manage library collections
  • Provides library services to staff and other library users
  • May complete general acquisitions duties for ordering, receiving, and payment for library materials
  • May provide assistance in monitoring the Receiving Room, including unpacking and distributing all materials.
  • May provide training to staff and other colleagues when required
  • May be assigned project related assignments when required
  • Suggests revisions to procedures within assigned area


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related discipline
  • 3-4 years experience in a library setting, with 2-3 years of customer service experience in an academic, arts, or cultural institution preferred
  • Familiarity with at least one foreign language preferred


  • 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

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn library-specific software applications
  • Ability to lift boxes and push book trucks up to 40 pounds
  • Experience with industry-standard software suites as appropriate to assigned duties
  • May require familiarity with laws and standards as appropriate to assigned duties
  • Experience with bibliographic databases and library-specific software applications preferred
  • May require ability to handle rare and unique materials with care

Targeted Hiring Range: $19.95 - $24.44 Hourly

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