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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!

Summer Art Camp Instructors

Posted 2/3/16

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 grade, 4th-6th grade, 7th-9th grade and 8th-12th grade.

Additional responsibilities include developing comprehensive hour by hour lesson plans and material lists under the supervision of the Museum Educator for Youth and Family Programs; hands-on classroom instruction; preparing supplies and materials for classes; clean up; maintaining order of supplies in studios to leave the space ready for the next teacher; interacting with campers and parents through educational activities; and working with a college-age summer camp intern to prepare and implement projects and art activities.

HOURS/TIME COMMITMENT
Week long art camps, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. between the dates of June 13 and August 5, 2016.  You do not need to be available for every week, but you should be available to teach at least three weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in art education, fine art or other related fields preferred but not required
  • Previous teaching experience required;
  • Must working with children of all ages;
  • Ability to engage children through planned activities
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; 
  • Ability to work as a team player in a multidisciplinary arts organization; Work with minimal supervision and be a motivated member of the team.
  • 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.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter including hourly rate, resume or curriculum vita, lesson plan sample and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, HR/Administration Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org.

Cover letter should list which weeks between June 13 and August 5 you are available to teach and a brief proposal for three summer camps –be sure to specify grade range from those listed above. NOTE:  We want to have a wide variety of artmaking camps available to families so if you have a special art making skill, please share! We also will have an exhibition on The Nature of Art on view in the Lange Family Experiencenter, so please consider a “nature art” camp as one of your proposals.  It is suggested, but not required that you include images of your artwork and/or students’ artwork.

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

Submission deadline: March 7, 2016.  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.

Museum Store Inventory Control & Sales Associate

Posted 1/28/16

The Dayton Art Institute seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Museum Store Inventory Control Associate to maintain its computerized inventory system. Primary responsibilities include maintaining an accurate inventory of merchandise in our system, receiving and pricing merchandise, and stockroom maintenance. Responsible for maintaining, updating and handling orders for the online museum store and working with the museums marketing department to develop and implement social media strategies for the Museum Store using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to increase revenues for the stores.

Additional responsibilities include directing museum store volunteers by scheduling, orienting, and engaging them in store policies and procedures, ordering all supplies for the store. The Associate will also provide the best customer service possible to all patrons and assist them to the best of their abilities, open and close the store and complete all paperwork accurately.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate's degree in any field is preferred;
  • One to three years retail and inventory experience required;
  • 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; work with minimal supervision and be a motivated member of the team.
  • 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, HR/Administration Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org.

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

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




REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS:
MONDAY Closed
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning February 23, the museum will be closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. Read More
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