The J. Paul Getty Museum is recruiting volunteers and docents to help visitors get the most out of their visits to the Getty. Volunteer and docent positions are available for both the Getty Center and Getty Villa locations. Applications can be accessed on the Getty’s volunteer and docent page.
Getty Docents are managed by the Getty’s Education and Public Programs Department, and introduce visitors of all ages to the art, architecture, gardens, and educational opportunities through a variety of facilitated experiences. Currently, the Getty Docent Program is seeking art-loving individuals to provide tours of the museum’s collection for the general public and K-12 students. Interviews will take place in January 2014 for the next training session that begins in April 2014.
Getty Volunteers are managed by the Getty’s Security & Visitors Services Department, and primary responsibilities include greeting and assisting visitors and providing directions and information. Fluency in more than one language is helpful but not required, and no previous arts experience is necessary. Weekend, weekday, and evening shifts are available. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2013.
“The Getty is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people who are life-long learners, passionate about art, and want to share their experience with museum visitors in a variety of ways,” said Elizabeth Escamilla, education manager for the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Docents and volunteers receive ongoing behind-the-scenes
educational opportunities, free parking, dining and gift store discounts, and
annual recognition events.
— Getty press release