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Are you interested in Holocaust and World War II studies? Do you enjoy learning and engaging with others? Become a docent at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance!

The Dallas Holocaust Museum provides an intensive and rewarding Docent Training Program twice yearly. Any person who joins the program will become an important part of the Museum’s mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and to advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference.

The docent training program introduces volunteers to Holocaust studies (as presented in the core exhibit), the Museum’s design and history, and museum educational methodology. The course offers a solid foundation in policies, procedures and touring techniques.

As a docent, you will expand your knowledge of Holocaust history through ongoing training provided by the education staff and enhance your public speaking skills. You will also educate school groups and the public about the Holocaust and teach new generations about becoming Upstanders.

Volunteers are required to attend all nine docent training sessions and complete course reading and writing assignments. Group participation is strongly encouraged. Docent training is an interactive program with multiple opportunities for participants to share their experiences with other trainees and staff.

If you are interested in joining the next docent training course, please fill out the Docent Training Course online application. The Fall 2016 Docent Training application deadline is August 1, 2016.

Want more information? Contact Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Assistant Director of Education, at or visit

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