Getty Docents connect with people, inspiring a love of art and shaping memorable experiences of the architecture and gardens at the Getty Center and Getty Villa. The Docent Program welcomes diverse applicants who are eager to share their creativity and passion with students and visitors from our community and around the world. We are committed to the ideals of generosity, inclusivity, truth, and the belief that the docent corps should be representative of the great diversity of Los Angeles. You do not need an art degree or any artistic training to be a docent. All you need is a passion to connect our visitors and students with museums and the visual arts through shared experiences.

The Docent Program is extremely happy that Getty is slowly re-opening to the public. However, due to COVID19-related restrictions and Getty policy, certain programs, including tours and recruitment, continue to be suspended indefinitely in 2021. We will continue to update this page as the situation develops. If you have any questions, please contact us at