History & Historical Programs

Exhibit Design, Installation, and Program Policy: Writers, Artists, and Historians NEEDED

The DJHS Archive is bursting with documents and cultural artifacts dating back to the early 1800's. Come help us design, build, and document physical and digital exhibits that illustrate the rich history of the Dallas Jewish Community.
May 01, 2017
2 Hours
10 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Leah Hayden
  • Megan Rollins
  • Natalia Gochicoa

More Details

Who We Are

Our mission is to preserve and protect collections of written, visual, and audible materials that document the history of the Dallas Jewish community, to make these materials available to the public and researchers, and to keep the past as a living legacy for our community. Our vision is to help present and future generations CONNECT with Jewish Dallas. 


What We Do

After more than 40 years of actively collecting materials and recording Oral Histories, the DJHS Archive is bursting with primary documents, sound and audio recordings, photographs, and cultural artifacts that illustrate the rich history of the Dallas Jewish Community from the 1800’s to today.  We use our collections to develop programs and exhibits keep Dallas Jewish history alive and share the story of the community.


Volunteering at the DJHS

The DJHS Volunteer and Internship Program promotes community involvement to increase awareness of our collections and train future historians, archivists, and museum professionals. Our summer volunteer placements and internships allow us to offer intensive and in depth archive and non-profit organization training to dedicated and focused young people. 



Volunteer shifts may be served in 2 hour increments, and we require a commitment of at least 4 hours per week.  Our internships require a minimum of 8 hours per week, but you can certainly serve more than 8 hours per week, and it is encouraged so that our interns are able to get the most from their summer experience.  While occasional weekend or evening opportunities do exist, the bulk of this service time will need to be served during the DJHS business hours (Monday-Friday, 9AM to 5PM). 


Average Day

Located within the Dallas JCC, daily work may include some direct contact with patrons, but primarily, interns will work on projects with DJHS staff in either as a group or individually depending on the project. 

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