Docents

  • No museum or art history background required
  • Volunteer any day of the week
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Never stop learning
Teach Creatively. Teach Art. Become a Docent at the Getty Center or Getty Villa

Getty docents connect with people, inspiring a love of art and shaping memorable experiences of the architecture and gardens of the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. We welcome diverse applicants who are eager to share their creativity and passion with visitors from all walks of life and around the world.

The docent program is designed to be flexible, with a variety of opportunities every day of the week at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. We ask that docents commit to between 8 and 16 hours per month in 4 hour shifts. Each docent receives personal, hands-on training from Getty experts in both classroom and gallery settings, and is supported with on-going opportunities to learn and grow.

The Getty is not currently recruiting new docents. Please check back soon!

Questions? Write to us: docent@getty.edu. We would love to hear from you.

The J. Paul Getty Trust is an equal-opportunity employer.