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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!

Workshop Instructors

Posted 06/19/15

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.  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.
  • 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 letter of interest 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, Human Resources Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org

Submission deadline: Position will remain open until filled.  Initial Review Date is July 10, 2015. Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

Temporary Museum Educator for Curriculum Development

Posted 06/19/15

The Dayton Art Institute seeks a Museum Education Coordinator to work with the Curator of Education and education staff to revise and update K-12 tours and materials to align with Common Core and Ohio core curriculum standards.

Responsibilities include rewriting lesson plans and workshops; identifying and preparing materials that can be scanned for upload, including relevant free access image and video links; developing promotional materials to be sent to educators; creating program evaluation forms.  Topics may include the relationship of art to: math, science, writing, world history.

This is a full-time temporary position (40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) for 8-12 weeks.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. in education or art education.
  • Experience writing lesson plans.
  • Experience with classroom teaching and curriculum development.
  • Experience teaching an interdisciplinary curriculum (such as visual art in relation to humanities, science or math), preferred but not required.
  • Ability to use technology to create, revise, identify, scan, and upload printed and electronic materials.
  • Ability to work as a team player in an arts organization.
  • Attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and work effectively both as part of a team and independently.
  • Enthusiasm for arts education.
  • Excellent project management – organizational, multi-tasking, prioritization – skills essential. Effective interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong organizational and research skills; exceptional resourcefulness and flexibility; displays good judgment; problem solving; exercises tact and diplomacy at all times.

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

For consideration, please submit letter of interest including desired hourly rate, resume and four (4) professional references, statement of teaching philosophy, and an example of a lesson plan for a K-12 grade level to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources Director or email to mwalker@daytonart.org

Submission deadline: Position will remain open until filled.  Initial Review Date is July 10, 2015. Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

 

Safety/Security Officers

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.  

Qualifications
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 mwalker@daytonart.org. EEOC

Submission deadline: Open until filled

The Dayton Art Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Dayton Art Institute is a smoke, nicotine and tobacco free workplace.  In an effort to improve the overall health of the workforce and while reducing health care benefit costs, The Dayton Art Institute has enhanced its Nicotine/Tobacco Free Workplace Policy to no longer hire nicotine/tobacco users. The use of any nicotine products including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and any other products containing nicotine and/or other nicotine products that are not approved by the Federal Drug Administration for tobacco cessation are prohibited. The use of electronic smoking devices (also known as electronic cigarettes or “e-cigarettes”) is prohibited in any place where smoking of tobacco products are prohibited.




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.
SPECIAL HOURS:
JULY 2 11 a.m. - 5 p.m
JULY 4 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.