Volunteers

Volunteer at the Getty Center or the Getty Villa

Volunteer applications are now being accepted for the class of 2019 through January 10, 2019. Please complete the online application.
Questions? Please email us at volunteer@getty.edu.


The Getty Volunteer Program is made up of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who provide excellent customer service and program support. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about art, and enjoy interacting with the public; providing the most up-to-date information available about the Museum’s collections and programs.

Museum volunteers help visitors get the most out of their experience by welcoming and assisting visitors throughout public areas; answering questions, and directing visitors to programs, events, and exhibitions. Volunteers assist with carrying out daily operations throughout various campus locations at both the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.

The School Group Program Volunteers assist with the safe and orderly arrival of visiting school groups consisting of students, educators and chaperones by effectively communicating the details of their visit. School Group Volunteers should enjoy interacting with students of all ages, and be available for morning shifts.

The annual recruiting process begins every November. We look for volunteers who are 18 years of age or older and can commit two years of service on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Fluency in more than one language is helpful but not required; no previous arts experience is necessary. Ongoing training and education is provided. Weekday, weekend, and evening shifts are available and we can accommodate a variety of schedules.


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

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