The main role of a volunteer is to welcome visitors to the Getty Center and the Getty Villa and answer general questions about the sites. Volunteers are an integral part of Visitor Services and may also be asked to assist at special events, and help with special projects. We are also looking for Volunteers to help with the safe and orderly arrival of school groups on weekday mornings. We ask for a 2-year commitment to the Volunteer Program. Volunteers do not give tours and must be at least 18 years of age.

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

Being a Getty Volunteer is:
  • A hospitality/customer service role.
  • Enjoying face-to-face contact with visitors at outdoor and indoor locations (everyone must do both).
  • Being part of an enthusiastic, energetic group made up of students, professionals, homemakers and retirees who love interacting with the public.
  • Fun!

Being a Getty Volunteer is not:

First name:
Last name:
E-mail address:
Home phone:
Cell phone:
Birthday: M:     D:     Y (optional):
Street address:
City, state:
Zip code:
Have you ever used or been known by other names?
Yes        No       Other names:

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.
Other languages spoken fluently (besides English):

How did you learn of the Getty Volunteer program?

Have you previously applied at the J. Paul Getty Museum to be a
Volunteer?        Docent?    
Why do you want to be a Volunteer at the Getty Museum?

Please describe any customer service experience or background you feel would be relevant to the Getty Volunteer Program:

What is your educational background (schools attended and major fields of study)?

Please describe recent work or volunteer experience:

Please checkmark the site and the times you are available to volunteer. You must make a selection between the Getty Center OR the Getty Villa. You may not choose both. (Please note that there is no availability for Volunteers in the shaded areas.)
The Getty Center - Brentwood Regular Volunteer

Shifts Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
The Getty Center - Brentwood School Group Program (Every Other Week)

Shifts Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
The Getty Villa - Malibu Regular Volunteer

Shifts Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
The Getty Villa - Malibu School Group Program (Every Other Week)

Shifts Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Interviews for Volunteer positions will take place at the Getty Center on Wednesday, March 18th and Saturday, March 21st, 2015. Are you available on either day for a one-hour in-person interview?

Yes        No
Training involves FOUR MANDATORY Training Sessions for those accepted to the volunteer program. The following are the training dates for accepted Volunteers for both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. Are you available on the following Saturdays?
Saturday, April 11, 2015: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. At the Getty Center - All New Volunteers Yes        No       
Saturday, April 18, 2015: 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. At the Getty Villa - Villa Volunteers Only Yes        No       
Saturday, April 25, 2015: 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. At the Getty Center - Center Volunteers Only Yes        No       
Saturday, May 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. At the Getty Center - All New Volunteers Yes        No       
All Volunteers will begin their new shifts during the first week in June 2015. Will you be available to begin volunteering effective June 1, 2015?

Yes        No
Alternate phone:
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 volunteer 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.