• No Museum or Art History experience required
  • Volunteer any day during 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 and students from all walks of life and around the world. The Docent Program is committed to the ideals of generosity, inclusivity, truth, and the belief that the docent corps should be representative of the great diversity of the city of Los Angeles. You do not need an art degree or any artistic training to be a docent. All you need is a passion to connect our visitors and students with the visual arts through shared gallery experiences.

Please note that Docent recruitment at the Getty takes place on annual basis during the months of May and June. Recruitment for Docent positions is currently closed but if you have any questions about the Docent Program or the role and requirements of a Getty Docent, please feel free to contact us at We would love to hear from you!