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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

Stage Production Coordinator

Posted 5/6/16

The Dayton Art Institute currently seeks a part-time Stage Production Coordinator to deliver technical services and a positive experience for events in the DAI auditorium.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assuring clear communications with building staff, security, clients and stage hands; participating in event planning to identify specific expectations and plan deliverables; advise DAI Events Team on technical matters of other DAI venues (e.g. Cloisters, Great Hall, etc.); being the principal DAI contact for outside designers and production management teams; and creating a highly positive experience for Museum guests that is conducive to repeat visitation and positive word of mouth marketing. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • One to three years related experience and/or training; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Training or equivalent experience with related equipment, infrastructure and operations of a theatre/auditorium. 
  • 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 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.

This position 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: Jane Doe, Stage Production Coordinator).  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 20, 2016.  Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

Guest Services Representative

Posted 5/3/16

The Dayton Art Institute seeks a part-time, 20 hours/week Guest Services Representative to deliver the highest level of customer service to members and guest of the museum by assisting with general admission, special exhibition, program and event ticket purchases and answering any questions they may have about the museum and surrounding Dayton area.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting management in the implementation of member and guest related initiatives; communicating and implementing special offers and promotions to guests; resolving guest complaints or other issues by determining optimal solutions; instructing and overseeing volunteers on expectations and responsibilities; and ensuring guest services desk area is neatly arranged and meets museums “photo ready” standards.

Applicant must possess an ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and a non-traditional work week.  Hourly rate will be commensurate with education, experience and degree of qualifications met.

Qualifications:
Associate’s degree; or a minimum of one - two years sales or customer service related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Previous box office experience is helpful.

Proficiency with ticketing management system or similar database application software program preferred. Good telephone and speaking skills, a service attitude and cash handling experience essential.  The work is detailed and requires a high degree of accuracy.

Must also be strategic with an outgoing personality and experience in high-volume of visitation; a passion for excellence and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment is a must.​

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter including desired 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 should include your full name and title of the position for which you are applying (for example: Jane Doe, 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.

Initial review date: May 20, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.  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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