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J. Paul Getty Museum Seeks Volunteers for Museum Docent Program

The J. Paul Getty Museum is recruiting volunteers for its newly expanded docent program. Docents will be responsible for weekly tours for K-12 students at the Getty Center and K-8 students at the Getty Villa.

“We are looking for broadly educated individuals who themselves want deeper experiences with art, and who are committed to deepening student engagement with artworks in our galleries,” explained Toby Tannenbaum, assistant director for Education at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Gallery docents must be able to facilitate one-hour tours in a large building with multiple floors. They must be available for one four-hour shift a week, on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. An intensive training program focusing on the museum’s collection and gallery teaching skills will take place in July and August, 2012, and new docents will be mentored by Education department staff. Docents receive ongoing behind-the-scenes educational opportunities, free parking, restaurant and gift store discounts, and annual recognition events.

More information and applications are available at Applications must be submitted by June 8, 2012.

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