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211 N. Record StreetSuite 100Dallas, TX 75202


Each spring and fall, the Dallas Holocaust Museum accepts a select group of volunteers in its Docent Training Prgoram. This course is designed to introduce volunteers to Holocaust history (as it is presented in the Dallas Holocaust Museum’s permanent exhibit), the Museum’s design, history, and museum educational methodology so they can join a team of Museum-based docents. The course offers a solid foundation in policies, procedures, and touring techniques.

Why become a docent? 

  • Receive in-depth training in Holocaust and Museum history 
  • Help educate school groups and the public on the Holocaust 
  • Teach new generations about becoming UPSTANDERS 
  • Work as a team with other docents and Museum education staff
Course Requirements: 
  • Attendance is mandatory for all 9 training sessions. Each sessions is 3 hours. 
  • Participation is encouraged. Docent training is interactive with multiple opportunities for participants to share their experiences with other trainees and staff. 
  • Course includes several reading and writing assignments.

Program Requirements:

  • Minimum commitment of 2 years to the Docent Program
  • Minimum of 12 volunteer hours per year
  • Adhere to Dallas Holocaust Museum standards and mission
  • Attend supplementary training

Applications for our Fall 2016 class are due August 1, 2016!


  • Public Speaking
  • General Education
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 9 week training (3 hrs per week) then 12 hrs/year

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