The Getty Docent Program requires a substantial amount of time and energy. The first year is the probationary period.

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:
Have you ever used or been known by other names?
Yes        No

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?
(Note: Answering yes does not preclude individuals from being selected.)
Yes        No

If you answered yes, please explain and include the date, city, and state of the conviction. Exclude the following: convictions that have been expunged, sealed, discharged, rendered confidential, sequestered, or impounded; convictions that appear as a juvenile record; convictions that resulted in referral to and participation in a pre- or post-trial diversion program; convictions of minor traffic offenses such as possession of marijuana or other marijuana-related offenses for which the convictions occurred more than two (2) years ago and misdemeanor convictions for which probation has been successfully completed or otherwise discharged. "Conviction" includes a plea of guilty or no contest.



Have you ever been dismissed from any other volunteer program?
Yes        No

If you answered yes, please explain.
Please list other languages (besides English) in which you are fluent.


Are you a current or past Getty docent?
Yes        No    
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. In three sentences, tell us about your teaching experience.
GALLERY PROGRAM APPLICANTS
1. In three sentences, tell us about your museum experience.


2. In three sentences, tell us about your art experience.
SITE PROGRAM APPLICANTS
1. In three sentences, tell us about your experience with architecture and gardens.


2. In three sentences, tell us about your experience working with the general public (all ages).
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.