Holocaust Museum docents wanted

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center is looking for Museum docents with good communication skills to lead tours for diverse groups – from middle-school children to older adults. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers interested in teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust and who also want to gain expertise about one of the most important events of the 20th century.

The time commitment is flexible and may include weekdays, some evenings and Sunday afternoons. No prior experience as a docent or knowledge of European history, World War II or the Holocaust is required.

Training includes:

• Learning about the Holocaust and its historical context

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• Meeting with Holocaust survivors and hearing their stories

• Acquiring skills in conducting tours

• Working with interesting, committed colleagues

Docents are expected to attend all training sessions. Classes will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break at noon, starting Monday, Oct. 4, and ending Tuesday, Nov. 9.  

Here’s the training schedule: Mondays: October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8 (a.m. only), and Tuesdays: October 5, 12, 19 and 26; November 2 and 9.

For more information or to sign up, please call 314-442-3714 or email [email protected].