Thank you for your interest in joining our community of volunteer docents. Please apply below; once we receive your application, we will contact you. If you have any questions about the program or about applying, write to us at: docent@getty.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

In addition to the online application below an interview is required.


First name:
Last name:
E-mail address:
Preferred phone number:
Street address:
City, state:
Zip code:
Please list other languages (besides English) in which you are fluent.


What is your educational background?

Briefly summarize your employment history:

Pleased indicate your site preference:

The Getty Center in Los Angeles        The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades
Please indicate your program preference:

Gallery (General Audiences)        Gallery (Student Audiences)        Site (General Audiences)
ALL APPLICANTS
1. Why do you want to be a Getty docent?


2. Please tell us about any special talents, skills, or related experience you have to the selected program area (teaching the public, artistic skills, etc.).


3. Describe any other qualities that you feel make you a strong applicant for the selected program area and why you chose this program area.


4. What would you hope to gain as a Getty Docent?


5. What do you feel will be your strongest contribution to the Getty Docent program?
GALLERY PROGRAM APPLICANTS
1. Tell us a little about your knowledge of art history and history.


2. Describe a favorite artwork and why it resonates with you.


3. Define what a valuable learning experience is to you.


4. What qualities make a good teacher?
SITE PROGRAM APPLICANTS
1. Tell us about your experience with the architecture and gardens at the Getty.


2. Why are you interested in working with the general public at the Getty?
Getty docents work one four-hour shift every week or one four-hour shift every other weekend at their assigned time. Please indicate your availability below. Leave days that you are not available blank.
Mondays (Getty Villa only): A.M.        P.M.
Tuesdays (Getty Center only): A.M.        P.M.
Wednesdays: A.M.        P.M.
Thursdays: A.M.        P.M.
Fridays: A.M.        P.M.
Saturdays: A.M.        P.M.        EVENING (5:00–9:00 p.m.)
Sundays: A.M.        P.M.
I certify that the answers and statements provided by me in this application are true, correct, and without omissions. I authorize the Getty to investigate and/or verify information provided and any other information that might assist it in determining my qualifications for volunteering, including as a volunteer working with children. I release the Getty and my former employers and all others from liability from damage, which may result from such investigation, if upon such investigation, anything contained in this application is found to be untrue.

By checking this box, I certify that all information provided is true and complete.
The Getty values a diverse docent program and welcomes enthusiastic individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Each applicant will be considered on the basis of individual ability and merit, without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender or marital status. In order to ensure a safe and secure working environment, all volunteers are required to undergo a background check, including a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) request.

I certify that the answers and statements provided by me in this application are true, correct, and without omissions. I authorize the Getty to investigate and/or verify information provided and any other information that might assist it in determining my qualifications for volunteering, including as a volunteer working with children. I release the Getty and my former employers and all others from liability from damage, which may result from such investigation, if upon such investigation, anything contained in this application is found to be untrue.