Docent training is held every year in the fall. 

Our next docent training class will begin in September 2020 and meet weekly for 12 weeks. 


In the words of one of our docents,

"Participating in the docent training program at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has been an incredibly rewarding and life changing experience. Not only do I have a deeper understanding of Holocaust history, but the experience has left me with a deep sense of responsibility to share what I have learned with the students who visit the museum. Giving tours has been such an enlightening experience, especially when I see those “aha” moments in the eyes of the students.

Join our Museum community and become part of a dedicated group of volunteer docents. This is a great opportunity if you:

  • Love working with people, especially middle and high school students
  • Have a passion for history
  • Believe the Holocaust should never be forgotten
  • Want to make a difference

As a docent you will:

  • Lead tours of the Museum for groups of all ages
  • Educate the public about the history of the Holocaust
  • Assist the Museum in fulfilling its mission to commemorate, educate and inspire 

To become a docent, you must participate in and complete the docent training program.

During the training you will learn about the history of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, participate in museum tours and special lectures, master gallery teaching techniques, learn about the history of the Holocaust, and become familiar with the Museum’s collection and exhibits.

All docents must:

  • Volunteer for at least 18 three-hour time slots each year
  • Conduct 90-minute tours of the galleries
  • Attend at least 10 of the 12 docent training sessions
  • Successfully complete written and oral walk-through tests within 35 days of the end of training
  • Adhere to business casual dress code

All sessions take place at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. All materials are provided.


For more information, please contact our Director of Museum Tours, Katherine Semel, at