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Getty Center Seeks Visitor Services Volunteers

Application deadline is December 31, 2000

October 26, 2000

Los Angeles--The Getty Center, which serves nearly 1.4 million visitors a year from around the world, is now seeking volunteers to participate in the Visitor Services Volunteer Program. Successful candidates should be enthusiastic, flexible, and enjoy working with the public. Multilingual candidates are welcome. Prior experience in the arts is not required. Volunteers do not receive financial compensation, but they are offered discounts in the Getty cafe and bookstore, free parking, and other opportunities.

Visitor Services Volunteers welcome and assist the public by answering questions and participating in the many programs of the Getty Center and the offerings at the Getty Museum. Volunteers receive ongoing training during hours that can accommodate students and those with full-time jobs. Volunteer shifts are available on weekday afternoons, weekends, or evenings. Weekday shifts are three hours once a week. Weekend and evening shifts are three hours every other week. The application deadline for Visitor Services volunteer positions is December 31, 2000. To receive an application form, please call the Volunteer Hotline at 310-440-7303.

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The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that features the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. 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.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum collects in seven distinct areas, including Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts, and European and American photographs. 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.