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Employment: Open Positions

The following positions are open at this time. Please check back often for updates.

Assistant to the Director/CEO

Posted 09/23/14

The Assistant to the Director/CEO serves as the primary point of contact for the Director and CEO (hereinafter referred to as “CEO”).  Position provides clerical, administrative, and project support to CEO, Chief Financial Officer and Board of Trustees.  On occasion, may assist Human Resources Director by providing administrative support with various research and/or special projects.  Acts as a key liaison between the CEO, Board of Trustees and staff, volunteers, and the public.  Ability to deal with all levels of employees/people internally and externally, including high-level executives, board members, customers, vendors, and professional colleagues through a variety of channels, i.e., face-to-face, phone, or written form.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s Degree is preferred;
  • Minimum five years of experience as an Executive Assistant, including experience working directly with high-level executives preferably in a non-profit and/or arts related organization;
  • Nonprofit experience in the arts and event management experience desired;
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with a Board of Directors;
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software preferred;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, ability to take dictation preferred;
  • Self-motivated and directed, outgoing, pleasant, diplomatic, energetic, creative, flexible and open to new ideas, highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and deadlines, set priorities and able to perform well in a changing work environment;
  • High attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and work effectively both as part of a team and independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional resourcefulness and flexibility, displays good judgment, problem solving, exercises tact and diplomacy at all times;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office;
  • Comfortable with technology, including use of social media, mobile devices and other relevant media;  
  • Passionate about being a member of a team that is developing new art initiatives with a strong visitor-centered community dynamic;
  • Able to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience; 
  • Position requires the ability to work weekend and evening hours, as well as to prepare for and attend early morning meetings. 

For consideration, please submit a cover letter including salary expectation, resume and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org.

To assure full consideration, submissions must be received no later than Friday, October 10, 2014.

Kettering Assistant or Associate Curator of Asian Art

Posted 07/25/14

The Dayton Art Institute Asian collections are ranked among the top twenty in the country.  The Kettering Assistant or Associate Curator of Asian Art (title commensurate with qualification, education and experience) will be responsible for the care and maintenance of the Asian art collections and programming, including collections development, permanent collection and special exhibition installations, publications, and programming. 
Duties include developing and overseeing the safekeeping of the Museum’s diverse historical Asian art collections, developing exhibitions and publications that enhance understanding of and appreciation for Asian art, cultivating donors, developing and monitoring project budgets, writing grants for ongoing and special projects, and interpreting Asian art to multiple audiences through diverse media. As a member of the curatorial team produces exhibition overviews, descriptions, and checklists; writes and produces catalogues and wall text; oversees installation.

Qualifications:
Titles will vary depending on qualification, education and experience. 

  • Assistant curator: Master's degree (M.A.) in Asian art history or Asian Studies; one to three years of curatorial/museum experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; Associate curator: Master's degree (M.A.) in Asian art history or Asian Studies; three to five years progressive museum experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; Ph.D. preferred;
  • Applicants must have experience organizing exhibitions, writing catalogue essays, developing programs, and working with donors and trustees.  Excellent public speaking, strong English language skills, and proficiency in one Asian language required; 
  • Passionate about being a member of a team that is developing new art initiatives with a strong visitor-centered community dynamic;
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and management skills;
  • Attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and work effectively both as part of a team and independently; 
  • Able to handle multiple projects and prioritize duties;
  • Able to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience; 
  • Adept at donor interaction and fundraising;
  • Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, and The Museum System (TMS), as well as web content management; 
  • Comfortable with technology, including use of social media, mobile devices and other relevant media;
  • Self-motivated and directed, outgoing, pleasant, diplomatic, energetic, creative, flexible and open to new ideas, highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and able to perform well in a changing work environment; 
  • Position requires the ability to work weekend and evening hours, as well as to prepare for and attend early morning meetings.  In general, meeting times and needs for coverage of non-traditional hours are known in advance. 

For consideration, please submit a cover letter including salary requirements, curriculum vitae or resume, two (2) writing samples and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org.

Submission deadline: Open until filled

Registrar Assistant/Museum Technician

Posted 07/25/14

The Registrar Assistant/Museum Technician will assist the Registrar and Preparations Department staff in the planning, and performing all art preparation activities for the museum including but not limited to packing, handling, and installing works of art; art storage, gallery and database/ records maintenance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, or a related field.
  • Minimum of one to three years art handling experience and/or registration experience in an art museum or similar institution.
  • Position requires familiarity with museum registration methods, as well as proficiency with collections database systems, TMS, Microsoft Office Suite, digital photography and scanning.
  • Knowledge of basic carpentry tools and machinery, and knowledge about materials used in the care and handling of works of art, with an understanding of professional museum standards and methods worldwide. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. 
  • Ability to work as a team player in a multidisciplinary arts organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional resourcefulness and flexibility; displays good judgment; problem solving; exercises tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Passionate about being a member of a team that is developing new art initiatives with a strong visitor-centered community dynamic;
  • Attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and work effectively both as part of a team and independently. 
  • Able to handle multiple projects and prioritize duties.
  • Able to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience. 
  • Comfortable with technology, including use of social media, mobile devices and other relevant media.
  • Self-motivated and directed, outgoing, pleasant, diplomatic, energetic, creative, flexible and open to new ideas, highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and able to perform well in a changing work environment. 
  • Position requires the ability to work weekend and evening hours, as well as to prepare for and attend early morning meetings.  In general, meeting times and needs for coverage of non-traditional hours are known in advance. 

For consideration, please submit a cover letter including salary requirements, curriculum vitae or resume and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org.

Submission deadline: Open until filled

Volunteer Development Records Manager

Posted June 17, 2014

The Dayton Art Institute seeks a Development Records Management volunteer to assist the Development Department with its paperless conversion.  This is an extensive project that is anticipated to take a lengthy amount of service. The volunteer(s) will scan records and enter the scanned documents into the organization’s donor / membership software system. The Development Records Management Volunteer will coordinate with members of The DAI's Development team.

VOLUNTEER(S) MUST:

  • Respect and work with confidential records
  • Be able to perform basic tasks such as scanning and linking records
  • Be able to work independently
  • Record completed tasks for proper record destruction

HOW TO APPLY:
If you are a current DAI Leonardo League Volunteer or Docent, contact Monica Walker, Human Resource and Volunteer Services Director, at mwalker@daytonart.org. If you are not a regular DAI Volunteer or Docent, please complete a volunteer application (Click here to download) and send the completed application to: The Dayton Art Institute, Monica Walker, Human Resource and Volunteer Services Director, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton OH 45405-4700; or email application to mwalker@daytonart.org.  Please be sure to include “Volunteer Development Records Manager” at the top of your application.

The Dayton Art Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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SATURDAY 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
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