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The Dayton Art Institute

The following positions are open at this time; please check back often for updates. If you are applying for a position at The Dayton Art Institute, we encourage you to explore our website, in order to learn more about the museum!

Current Openings (click link to jump to listing):

The Dayton Art Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Lead Guest Services Representative

Posted 4/12/16

The Dayton Art Institute seeks a charismatic and approachable Lead Guest Services Representative to oversee the daily operations of the Guest Services Desk (GSD). With a goal of making the DAI one of the most desired cultural affiliations in the region, the lead representative will develop, manage and maintain a Guest Services team that strives to create a highly positive experience for Museum guests that is conducive to repeat visitation, membership conversion, and positive word of mouth marketing.

In conjunction with general GSD functions, additional supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Foster a GSD team that is organized and efficient ensuring visitors are attended to professionally and promptly.
  • Orient guests and new members to the building and providing information about Museum exhibitions, programs, services, and amenities.
  • Coordinate with third party vendors (e.g., Etix, Blackbaud, Virtual Merchant, etc.) to ensure compliance with Museum policies and procedures, technical support and services, system updates and upgrades, and provide vendors and service providers with updates regarding the Museum, events, closures, and other relevant information.
  • Gather, analyze and maintain historical data on Museum general admission, special exhibition pricing, fees, member and visitor statistics, demographic trends, and other museum related audience research.
  • Develop, train, implement and maintain procedures for admission ticketing system (Etix); membership database (Raiser’s Edge); cash handling and credit card compliance; and other policies and procedures as required.
  • Stay abreast of current and upcoming exhibitions, events and programs, educational programs, and marketing campaigns.
  • Oversee the promotion, registration and implementation of public programs at GSD. 
  • Generate proactive membership sales efforts.
  • Resolve general complaints from guests and members to their satisfaction and in accordance with Museum standards.

This position is full-time (based on 40 hours per work week) and works collaboratively with all museum departments, particularly membership, accounting, curatorial, education and marketing. Familiarity with Etix or a comparable web-based ticketing system and Raiser’s Edge or a comparable fund raising software package is strongly preferred.  Ideal candidates will have a background in team leadership and customer service, be able to maintain a positive attitude under stress, and have an enthusiastic and amiable demeanor to provide a positive museum experience for members and guest of all ages.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates degree;
  • Two (2) years of related customer service or box office work experience and at least one year of supervisory experience preferred; or
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective initiatives and strategies to ensure consistent excellent customer service.
  • Skilled at gathering and using evaluation and analysis to improve visitor experience.
  • Ability to understand and implement the Museum's mission, activities, services and programs; interpret Museum policies and procedures for the visitor; suggest solutions and initiatives to refine policies and systems.
  • Ability to train, direct, supervise, evaluate, and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Able to thrive in a multi-tasking and changing work environment and have the initiative to undertake and complete projects accurately, on deadline, and at times with minimal supervision. The work is detailed and requires a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills with close attention to details; exceptional resourcefulness and displays good professional judgment, problem solving, exercising tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • A service attitude and cash handling experience essential. 
  • Strong oral and written communications skills are essential, as is the ability to interact professionally, effectively and sensitively with staff, board members, volunteers, museum members, guest and supporters, professional colleagues, and the public.
  • Must maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality with credit card and donor information and must be able to respond graciously and forthrightly to requests and communications from a variety of callers and correspondents.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as the Internet for research is required.
  • Knowledge of admissions, POS, and online ticketing systems.  Familiarity with Etix or a comparable web-based ticketing system and Raiser’s Edge or a comparable fundraising software package is strongly preferred.  Comfortable with technology, including use of social media, mobile devices and other relevant media.  

This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule.  Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and special events as necessary. 

For consideration, please submit letter of interest including desired salary range (or hourly rate), resume and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, HR/Administration Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org. Email is the preferred method for applying, with all attachments in MS Word or .pdf format only.  The subject line of your email must include your full name and title of the position for which you are applying (for example: Monica Walker, Lead Guest Services Representative).  Please do not include the cover letter and resume in the body of your email. 

Candidates must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen, nicotine/tobacco test and criminal records check.

Submission deadline: May 13, 2016.  Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

Museum Educator for School Programs

Posted 4/8/16

The Museum Educator for School Programs is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of content and programs for all grades, including those focused on middle and high school students, college fellows, and artists-in-residence in alignment with the goals and objectives of the museum.  Revising or writing tours and organizing and teaching art workshops is also required.  By expanding outreach to schools, teachers and colleges via mail, social media and other determined methods, the Museum Educator will work to ensure that all exhibition and programmatic offerings of the museum (including but not limited to museum galleries, Yeck endowment programs, The Lange Family Experiencenter, Draw from the Collection, Muse Machine, etc.) are accessible to all.  The Museum Educator will pursue selected museum initiatives and partnerships related to school programs and events and serve as a liaison for developing the Museum as a resource for promoting visual arts education for school children. The Museum Educator will assist the Curator of Education as needed to develop interpretive focus, organization, and content for special exhibitions using traditional methods and new media, and including tours, interactivities, targeted programs, and online resource development for curriculum-based informal education.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in art education (preferred), museum studies, or a related discipline
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working with education or school programs
  • Classroom teaching and/or Museum education programming preferred
  • Equivalent experience will also be considered as long as the applicant has at least three years in a full-time teaching or art-related position 
  • Administrative and grant support experience desired
  • Ability to read and understand museum audience evaluation reports, program strategy documents, operational plans, and fundamental informal learning theory frameworks
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well both orally and in written form with museum members, visitors and colleagues of different ages, interests, and backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills with close attention to details; exceptional resourcefulness and displays good professional judgment, problem solving, and ability to work under pressure exercising tact and diplomacy at all times
  • Must be able to thrive in a multi-tasking and changing work environment and have the initiative to undertake and complete projects accurately, on deadline, and at times with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of current museum and informal educational practices, as well as visitor studies
  • Research, writing, editing, and information management skills
  • Proven project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills
  • Proven ability to work well within deadlines on multiple and varied projects simultaneously 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as the Internet for research
  • Proficiency with digital technology, new and emerging media, and current social media, mobile devices and other relevant media  
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively.

This position is full-time (based on 40 hours per work week) and requires the ability to work a flexible schedule. Many museum events are on weekends and evenings. Work schedule may vary to accommodate events schedule.

For consideration, please submit letter of interest including desired salary range, Curriculum Vitae or resume and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, HR/Administration Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org. Email is the preferred method for applying, with all attachments in MS Word or .pdf format only.  The subject line of your email must include your full name and title of the position for which you are applying (for example: Monica Walker, Museum Educator for School Programs).  Please do not include the cover letter and/or resume in the body of your email. 

Candidates must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen, nicotine/tobacco test and criminal records check.

Submission deadline: May 13, 2016.  Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

Development Assistant

Posted 3/29/2016

The Dayton Art Institute currently seeks a Development Assistant to provide administrative support to all aspects of the museum’s Development Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, donor database support (e.g., data entry, gift processing, batching and updates), and assisting the Development staff when requested with reports and other departmental administrative tasks as assigned. In addition, Assistant will support the Development Director in the research, preparation and submitting of grant proposals. This position works collaboratively with other departments, such as membership, accounting, guest services and marketing. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or a comparable fund raising software package is strongly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree; at least one (1) year of professional development and/or grant experience preferred, ideally in a non-profit development office; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as the Internet for research is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or a comparable fund raising software package is strongly preferred. Must be comfortable with technology, including use of social media, mobile devices and other relevant media. Must be able to thrive in a multi-tasking and changing work environment and have the initiative to undertake and complete projects accurately, on deadline, and at times with minimal supervision.

Must have strong organizational skills with close attention to details; exceptional resourcefulness and displays good professional judgment, problem solving, exercising tact and diplomacy at all times. Strong oral and written communications skills are essential, as is the ability to interact professional, effectively and sensitively with staff, board members, volunteers, museum members, guest and supporters, professional colleagues, and the public.

Must maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality with sensitive donor, prospect and member information and must be able to respond graciously and forthrightly to requests and communications from a variety of callers and correspondents.

This position is part-time at 20 hours per week. It requires the ability to work a flexible schedule. Many museum events are on weekends and evenings and there will be occasions requiring attendance in the mornings. Work schedule may vary to accommodate events schedule.

For consideration, please submit letter of interest including hourly rate, resume and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, HR/Administration Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org.  Email is the preferred method for applying, with all attachments in MS Word or .pdf format only. The subject line of your email must include your full name and title of the position for which you are applying (for example: Monica Walker, Development Assistant). Please do not include the cover letter and resume in the body of your email. Candidates must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen, nicotine/tobacco test and criminal records check.

Submission deadline: Open until filled. Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

Workshop Instructor

Posted 2/1/16

The Dayton Art Institute seeks workshop instructors for art classes in grades PreK-12.  Instructors will teach students skills for painting, drawing, sculpture and other media while guiding their self-expression, and ability to be innovative and think critically.  Instructors must be able to relate the art history content of students’ tours in the museum galleries to the workshops. Classes are scheduled on an on-call basis and usually require two hours of time, including set-up and clean-up, as well as helping to monitor workshop supplies.

This position is part-time and the work schedule will be determined on an on-call as needed basis as workshops are scheduled.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor of arts degree in arts education, or equivalent experience with/teaching of the visual arts;
  • PreK-12 teaching experience; classroom management skills and willingness to work with a team of educators required.
  • Experience with lesson plans;
  • Enthusiasm for arts education; and
  • Excellent project management – organizational, multi-tasking, prioritization – skills essential. Effective interpersonal skills. 
  • Highly developed public speaking skills.
  • Self-directed, able to work independently and effectively. 
  • Strong organizational and research skills; exceptional resourcefulness and flexibility; displays good judgment; problem solving; exercises tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Able to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience. 
  • Position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule.  Work schedule may vary to accommodate business needs. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, electronic mail, and calendar software applications.

Candidates must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen, nicotine/tobacco test and criminal records check. 

For consideration, please submit cover letter including desired hourly rate, resume and four (4) professional references, photographs of your own artwork and/or your work with students, as well as a sample lesson plan for a student art project to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, HR/Administration Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org

Submission deadline: Position will remain open until filled.  Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

Safety/Security Officer

Posted 12/3/15

The Dayton Art Institute seeks to hire Safety/Security Officers to guard and protect museum property and to ensure a safe environment for staff, volunteers and guest.  Additional responsibilities include patrolling areas of assignment to prevent theft, damage and vandalism of the art or other property; daily completion of activity logs and incident reports; radio dispatching; controlling entry to restricted areas; key management, card reader and access control; inspecting areas for security, fire, and accident hazards; watching for museum policy infractions and irregularities in public areas; answering questions and directing visitors; maintaining exceptional customer service with all persons visiting assigned areas; diligence when patrolling parking lot to prevent crime; and maintaining order during special events.

The Security Department maintains a presence at the museum 24-hours a day, 7 days a week within three shifts.  Scheduled hours may fluctuate based upon museum need.  

QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred; High School Diploma or GED required; a minimum of two years’ experience in a relevant professional position, preferably in a security, law enforcement, or other related field.

Ability to manage control room equipment and systems including but not limited to monitoring alarms, CCTV, fire, security and HVAC systems, radio, and site access a plus.  

Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills; strong oral, interpersonal, and written skills with high attention to detail essential.  Able to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience. 

Must be able to work flexible and variable hours that include evenings, weekends and holidays. 

Physical agility required – strength, endurance, in good health and comfortable standing/walking for long periods of time.

This is an excellent opportunity for retired professionals who were previously employed as law enforcement, first responders, firefighters, correction officers, military personnel or those establishing a career in these respective areas.

For consideration, please complete The DAI employment application or send letter of interest (including desired hourly rate), resume and four (4) references to Monica Walker, HR/Administration Director, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405 or email to mwalker@daytonart.org. EEOC

Submission deadline: Open until filled




REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS:
MONDAY Closed
TUESDAY Closed
WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SATURDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m
SUNDAY Noon - 5 p.m.
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