Human Resources

Other Programs, Discounts & Benefits

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Last updated date: 4/24/2024


As part of the Getty benefits package, you have access to a variety of additional programs that can help with work/life balance, save you money and provide important assistance with everyday needs.

The Getty also provides numerous employee discounts to help make certain purchases more affordable and convenient for you. Our discounts apply to a range of brand-name products and services. Whether you’re making a big ticket purchase or organizing a night out at the theater, chances are our program can make it more affordable.

Off Fridays and Holidays

Many departments at the Getty work an alternate schedule, with every other Friday off. The Getty also observes 11 paid holidays each year.

Staff Previews

Staff are invited to view select exhibitions before they are open to the public. These are usually at a time when the Museum is not open, so you can view the works of art with a smaller group of people.

Educational Assistance

To encourage and support your efforts to increase your expertise and effectiveness, the Getty offers educational assistance benefits to reimburse the cost of education that is related to your job and/or your professional development. Please review the information posted in the Employee Staff Handbook for more details.

Student Aid Forgiveness

Working for a not-for-profit organization that is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code may entitle you to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Information about the program, including eligibility and how to apply, can be found here.

If you choose to apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), Cathy Pericone in Human Resources can sign the Employment Certification form that is part of the application process. Please note that this program is administered by the U.S. Department of Education and FedLoan Servicing. The Getty does not review or approve PSLF applications.

On-site Fitness Center

Looking for the fitness center schedule?

The Getty has a fully equipped, professionally managed Fitness Center at the Getty Center location. Employees can work out on their own, have a personal training session with Fitness Center staff, or participate in a group fitness class, taught by Fitness Center staff and specialty instructors.

The professional staff who manage the Fitness Center work with Getty as part of our contract with Health Fitness who also provide regular programs, teach some classes, and offer fun challenges and other activities for members, to boost their health routines.

Employees who are Regular or Limited-Term Getty staff, regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week, Scholars or Interns (over the age of 18) are eligible to join the Fitness Center. Membership is free. Fees for classes are posted on our Class Schedule, found on Getty Online (the Getty’s Intranet site).

Members are required to complete an in-person orientation with Fitness Center staff and, if needed, medical consultation to help determine whether there is anything that could pose a health risk to the member while they are working out. The Fitness Center staff can also provide optional blood pressure/resting heart rate measurement and a more in-depth fitness assessment, on request.

Basic orientation includes a review of the Fitness Center’s policies, tour of the facility, brief discussion regarding equipment usage/purpose, use of locker rooms, etc.

Registration in the Fitness Center’s member management system (Club Automation) is also required. Click here for instructions on how to set up your account. Once your account is set up, members may schedule an appointment for their assessment and orientation, after which members have access to the fitness center 24 hours/day, 7 days per week.

For additional information, review the Fitness Center policies and procedures. Contact the Fitness Center at FitnessCenter@getty.edu, or 310-440-6215 to schedule your new-member appointment or with any questions.

To access Wellbeats, click here.


The Getty supports work flexibility with a teleworking option, which allows some positions to work from home for a limited number of days. See the Employee Staff Handbook to see whether this may be an option for you.

MetLife Legal Plan

The MetLife Legal Plans offers economical access to attorneys for legal services such as will preparation, estate planning, and family law:

  • Give yourself, your spouse, and your dependents access to a nationwide network of 13,000 attorneys.
  • Legal advice is a phone call away, and representatives will help you find an attorney in your area.

For more information, visit the MetLife Legal Plans website or call 800-821-6400.  

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance (MetLife) provides coverage to help you cover the costs of veterinary care:

  • Protect against the financial impact of veterinary care while using any veterinarian worldwide.
  • You are eligible to receive a discount of 5% or more on premiums.

For more information, visit the Pet Insurance (MetLife) website or call 866-792-4638 .


The Getty’s Community Service Team — a volunteer team which is open to all — plans regular projects throughout the year which offer staff an opportunity to get involved.

Two such opportunities to get involved are our Annual Day of Service, when we work in groups spread throughout the area to assist local organizations, and our biennial Getty Underground which showcases the artistic talents of those in the Getty community.

More information may be found on Getty Online (the Getty’s Intranet site).


The opportunity to develop your public speaking and leadership skills at twice-a-month meetings in the Herculaneum conference room. Visit the Getty Toastmasters Club website.


Getty Digital provides access to LinkedIn Learning, an online library with extensive content that you can use to further your professional development at no cost to you or your department. To sign up, send an e-mail to gettydigitalhelp@getty.edu

LinkedIn Learning

Access LinkedIn Learn here.

The Getty Store Discount

Getty employees, docents, volunteers, and scholars with a valid Getty ID badge (as well as their spouses and domestic partners) enjoy a 25% staff discount on most purchases in The Getty store locations at the Center and the Villa; discount excludes sale or markdown merchandise and cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. For items that are short-discounted, a 10% discount applies. Before your purchase is rung up, tell the store associate that you’re a staff member and show your Getty ID badge.

The Main Store at each location stays open 30 minutes after the Museum’s closing time, except on days the Museum is open until 9 PM. The satellite shops close at the same time as the galleries.

Payment types accepted in the stores: cash, personal check, traveler’s check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and China UnionPay.


Apple offers discounts on select Apple products. The program is available to the Getty employees and their family members via the Working Advantage store. See the Working Advantage section on how to become and member. Once you are a member, type “Apple” in the Search box and click the Apple Employee Purchase Program icon.


Dell offers up to 12% off of Dell Home Sales regular prices year-round through the Dell Employee Purchase Program. Dell also offers in-home PC installation and wireless network set-up services and 24/7 telephone technical support. For questions, call 888-243-9964. Customer service representatives are available 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST on Saturday and Sunday. (The Member ID is GS25973944.)

Verizon Wireless

Verizon offers discounted cellular service to Getty employees.

Verizon also offers Getty employees a discount on home services (phone, DirectTV, internet).

For information about Verizon Wireless, contact: Jorri Olmos.

Discounted Tickets and Entertainment

The Getty is registered with Working Advantage for online purchases for movie tickets, theme parks, shopping, and attractions. Please see the Working Advantage flyer for additional information.

Please note that all transactions, including opening an account, are between you and Working Advantage and are subject to its privacy and other policies. The Getty is not responsible for any transactions.

Contact Working Advantage (or call 800-565-3712).

Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is offering Getty employees an easy way to purchase discounted tickets. The Getty has signed up for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Employee & Affiliate Online Discount eTicket Program. As a member of this program, you will save time and money! After you purchase your discounted eTickets, print them out and go straight to the main entrance bypassing ticket lines! Purchase tickets now by clicking here. (Or copy and paste the following into your browser: https://affiliatetickets.aquariumofpacific.org/affiliate.asp?ID=8CB54C68-6D44-4F77-8864-FEC437AA47B4.)

University Credit Union

Employees of the Getty can join the University Credit Union (UCU). You may authorize payroll deductions to the UCU for savings and/or loan payments. Direct deposit of your paycheck is also available. For information about the UCU, please visit the UCU website or call 424-320-4700.