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

Museum Store Inventory Control Associate

Re-Posted 08/13/14

The Dayton Art Institute seeks a part-time (20 hours a week) Museum Store Inventory Control Associate to maintain its computerized inventory system. Primary responsibilities include computerized tracking of inventory, receiving, staging and prepping inventory, quality control checks and facility maintenance.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining accurate information, inventory levels, and updates with on-line store; filling customer orders and shipping merchandise; and generating reports.  Associate will also manage museum store volunteers by scheduling, orienting, and engaging them in store policies and procedures. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate's degree in  any field is preferred;
  • One to three years retail and inventory experience;
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered, as long as the applicant has at least three years in a retail, inventory or related position; 
  • Ability to maintain retail records associated with inventory to include receipt forms, and purchase orders as needed to prepare reports and monitor budget;
  • Knowledge of customer service practices including: courteous interaction with visitors and vendors; responsible decision-making regarding customer-related concerns and issues; creating a welcoming environment and ensuring the safety of the Museum and its collections;
  • Knowledge of computer operation and ability to learn and use POS software;
  • Knowledge of webstore platforms a plus;
  • Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and evenings;
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 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;

For consideration, please submit a cover letter including hourly rate, 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

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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