Job Posting 

Job Title: Manager of Engineering and Maintenance

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California 

The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. Through the collective and individual work of its constituent programs—the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute—it pursues its mission in Los Angeles and throughout the world, serving both the general interested public and a wide range of professional communities with the conviction that a greater and more profound sensitivity to and knowledge of the visual arts and their many histories are crucial to the promotion of a vital and civil society.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Manager of Engineering and Maintenance is a key leader within the Getty Trust with responsibility for over 800 acres on 2 major sites at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa with 2.1M square feet of space. The role manages subordinate supervisors and acts as an advisor to staff members to meet schedules or resolve technical, operational problems or performance. The Engineering Manager has five key direct reports with a total of approximately 50 FTEs across HVAC, Electrical, Maintenance, and Central Plant. Key trades include: plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and building management systems.

The successful candidate will demonstrate sound understanding of facilities engineering operations, computerized work order processing, automated building control systems and support services; will have a customer service orientation and a focus toward continuous quality improvement, and strong team-oriented leadership along with excellent interpersonal skills. The position requires an individual who is disciplined and diplomatic, to effectively interact with and manage at all levels of the organization and to work successfully in a collaborative manner, and demonstrates a strong understanding of finance and accounting principles to effectively manage budgets, contracts, utility costs and contractors.

In addition, this position requires progressive experience in a large, complex organization, preferably in a world-class cultural organization, university, pharmaceutical, and/or medical center; a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related field; a Master’s degree preferred; a Professional Engineer license and demonstrated senior-level administrative experience in facilities engineering management and a minimum of ten years’ supervisory experience.  Technical proficiency in facilities engineering operations that includes a high-level of experience with managing complex central plant systems, fire protection systems, building controls which strictly regulate building environmental conditions and high-rise experience preferred.

The Getty has retained Opus Partners ( to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner and Thomas Lapierre, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to Katie ([email protected]) or Thomas ([email protected]).

The Getty is an equal opportunity employer. The Getty does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military service status or other basis protected by law.