Shopping Cart | Newsletter | Share | Contact | Login/Register

Employment: Open Positions

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

Safety/Security Officer

Posted 02/13/15

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.  

High School Diploma or GED required; Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred; 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.

For consideration, please complete The DAI employment application or send letter of interest (including hourly rate), resume and four (4) references to Monica Walker, Human Resources Director, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405 or email to EEOC

Submission deadline: Open until filled

Summer Art Camp Instructors

Posted 1/21/15

The Dayton Art Institute is currently seeking Summer Art Camp Instructors.  Use your imagination to develop and implement your own weeklong art camp using the museum’s art collection as a resource.  Teaching positions include teaching art to campers going into 1st - 3rd grades, 4th - 6th grades and 7th - 9th grades.


  • Developing comprehensive hour by hour lesson plans and material lists under the supervision of the Youth and Family Programs Coordinator
  • Hands-on classroom instruction 
  • Preparing supplies and materials for classes; clean up; maintaining order of supplies in studios
  • Interacting with campers and parents through educational activities
  • Working with a college-age summer camp intern with preparation and execution of projects and art activities 
  • Creating
    and implementing art projects and other engaging activities for campers


  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Enjoy working with children of all ages
  • Ability to engage children through planned activities 
  • Educational background: bachelor’s degree in art education, fine art or other related fields

Week long art camps, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. between the dates of June 15 and August 7, 2015.  You do not need to be available for every week, but you must be able to teach at least three weeks.

Interested applicants should send the following materials no later than
February 23, 2015:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List which weeks between June 15 and August 7 you are available to teach
  • Brief proposals for three summer camps –be sure to specify age range 
  • Suggested, but not required: Images of artwork and/or students’ artwork

Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, resume, writing sample and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources Director or email to

: February 23, 2015


The Dayton Art Institute seeks Bartenders to support the parties and events at the museum.  In addition to serving drinks and providing exceptional customer service, the bartenders must also act as bar back for most events.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interfacing with guest and responding to their inquiries and requests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner;
  • Mixing and garnishing beverages according to recipe and portion control standards;
  • Checking guests for proper identification and serving non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages to guests in accordance with federal, state, local and company laws and regulations;
  • Accurately totaling, processing and collecting payments from guests to include, but not limited to, using the point-of-sale system, handling money, processing credit and debit cards, and making change;
  • Stocking and maintaining the bar and cutting, storing and ensuring product quality of all beverage-related perishables; and
  • Keeping a clean work station.

This is a part-time, non-supervisory position, and the hourly rate will be commensurate with education, experience and degree of qualifications met.

A license or certification in Bartending and/​or at least one to two years of related experience is preferred.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the stamina to function in a fast-paced work environment is essential.​  Basic mathematic skills and the ability to effectively communicate with customers in a friendly manner. Must be able to work on feet and stand for hours at a time.  The ability to organize workload effectively, and prioritize and lead multiple projects is critical.​ Must have solid communication skills, a passion for excellence.​ Applicants must be 21 and older and able to pass a drug and criminal records check.

Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources Director or email to

Submission deadline: Position will remain open until filled; Initial Review Date: November 7, 2014

The Dayton Art Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TUESDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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.
Click here for more information