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Become a Getty Docent at the Getty Center or Getty Villa

The Getty accepts applications year-round for annual classes in Spring (Gallery Docents) and Fall (Site Docents). Please complete the online application.

Docents are volunteers in the Museum's Education Department who introduce visitors of all ages to the art, architecture, gardens, and educational opportunities through a variety of programming.

The Getty Docent Program offers volunteer opportunities in the following two areas.

1. Gallery Docents (Getty Center and Getty Villa)

Gallery docents provide tours of the Museum's collection for the general public (which includes K-12 students). The initial training program takes place in April, May, and June on selected Saturdays (general public program) and one weekday (student program) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2. Site Docents (Getty Center and Getty Villa)

Site docents provide tours of the architecture and gardens for visitors of all ages and facilitate in the Sketching Gallery and Family Room (Getty Center) and the Family Forum (Getty Villa). The initial training program takes place on selected Saturdays in September, October, and November, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Become a School Group Volunteer at the Getty Center or the Getty Villa

Volunteer and visitors at the Getty Center
 

Please complete the online application.

Do you love art, helping students, and working in a beautiful, stimulating environment? Are you looking for new pursuits? Do you have four hours to spare every other week? If so, why not consider becoming a School Group Volunteer at the Getty Center in Los Angeles or the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades?

As a School Group volunteer, you'll facilitate the safe and orderly movement of visiting school groups, consisting of students, educators and chaperones on weekday mornings between 8:45am and 12:00pm. School Group Volunteers assist with greeting K-12 student group arrivals by greeting buses, helping with student picnics and escorting student groups to their lessons.

School Group Volunteers do not give tours to students and must be at least 18 years of age. We ask for a 2-year commitment to the Volunteer Program.

Fluency in more than one language helpful but not required; no previous arts experience necessary. Ongoing training is provided. Monday- Friday shifts available at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.

Questions? Please contact us at volunteer@getty.edu.

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

Last updated June 23, 2014