LOS ANGELES—Help visitors get the most out of their visits to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Volunteer docent positions are available for both the Getty Center and Getty Villa. Find applications at getty.edu.
Getty Docents work within 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 K-12 students. Applications are due March 12, with interviews taking place in March 2014 for training sessions that begin in April 2014.
“The Getty is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people who are lifelong learners, passionate about art, and want to share their experience with museum visitors in a variety of ways,” says Elizabeth Escamilla, education manager for the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Docents receive ongoing behind-the-scenes educational opportunities, free parking, dining and gift store discounts, and annual recognition events. For more information visit
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is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.
The J. Paul Getty Museum collects in seven distinct areas, including Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and photographs gathered internationally. The Museum's mission is to make the collection meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by presenting and interpreting the works of art through educational programs, special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and research.
Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 5 p.m. on Saturdays and for evening events throughout the week. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.
Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special Saturday hours until 9 p.m. October 12–December 7, 2013. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at www.getty.edu/visit or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.
Same day parking at both Museum locations (Getty Center and Getty Villa) is available for $15 through the Getty's Pay Once, Park Twice program.
Additional information is available at www.getty.edu.
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