Company Name
J. Paul Getty Trust
Job Title
VP of Communications and Community Engagement

VP of Communications and Community Engagement

ABOUT GETTY: The J. Paul Getty Trust (“Getty”) is the world’s largest—and one of its most influential—cultural and philanthropic organizations dedicated to the visual arts. Through its work in Los Angeles and around the world—including conservation, research, publication, exhibitions, grants, education, and community engagement—Getty’s leadership advances the understanding, presentation, and conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

Through the collective and individual work of its four constituent programs—the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute—Getty pursues its mission internationally, serving both the general interested public and a wide range of specialized professional communities to promote a vital society through an understanding of the visual arts.

Two million visitors each year enjoy art, architecture, and gardens at Getty’s two locations in Los Angeles: the Getty Villa Museum, and the Getty Center. To learn more about how Getty seeds, supports, inspires, and engages an extraordinarily broad range of audiences around the globe, please visit

THE OPPORTUNITY: This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the world’s most influential cultural and philanthropic institutions dedicated to advancing access to visual arts. The individual in this role will create and lead an overarching strategic communications and community engagement plan that takes into consideration the entirety of Getty’s work.

The Vice President of Communications and Community Engagement (VP) will lead and oversee the development and execution of communication and marketing strategies, ensuring that the entire range of Getty’s identity is communicated effectively, and that messages are well-received and in a global context, align with diverse cultural norms. The VP will manage public relations efforts, incorporating awareness of geopolitical events and trends; maintain Getty’s brand domestically and internationally, and across diverse markets; and oversee Getty’s digital presence and social media strategies that resonate locally, nationally, and globally.

Additionally, the VP will lead and expand Getty’s engagement with the Los Angeles community, working in collaboration with colleagues to build positive relationships that support Getty’s goals and further the institution’s connections with the diverse local community as well as with other cultural and education organizations and institutions.

The VP reports to and works closely with the Getty’s President and CEO, Katherine Fleming, and leads a team of 44.


  • Intellectually curious with a genuine interest in/passion for Getty’s mission and values.
  • Prior experience, including at least 5 years at an executive level in corporate/organization/university communications and community engagement or closely related roles, with a track record of success in building strong community partnerships.
  • A graduate degree in a relevant field.
  • An inspiring leader able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the principles and practices of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing and developing a team—attracting, retaining, and growing talent through performance management, goal setting, and accountability.
  • Track record of developing and implementing multifaceted strategic marketing and communication plans that position and elevate the perception of a complex institution.
  • Full understanding of the content creation process from creative conceptualization to fulfillment, including expert knowledge of traditional and new media and the latest tools for social media outreach.
  • Demonstrated experience and outstanding abilities in strategic leadership, operational management/administration including managing budgets and resources, and skilled at developing effective working relationships within a complex environment as well as with external partners.
  • Knowledge of community development principles, best practices, and current trends.
  • Familiarity with cultural arts and/or educational not-for-profit organizations is preferred.
  • Strong work ethic and the willingness and ability to regularly participate in evening and weekend events, as required.
  • The hiring pay scale is $500,000 in addition to very attractive benefits. Los Angeles area residency is required. Hybrid in-office and remote work schedule.

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