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.

Please note that due to COVID-19 the Getty Museum is closed until further notice. Unfortunately, the closure will affect docent recruitment in 2020, and the May 1 recruitment start date will be postponed indefinitely. We will continue to update this page as the situation develops. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at