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Volunteer & Tour Coordinator

Posted 04/16/2015

The Volunteer & Tour Coordinator serves as a staff advocate for all volunteers (which includes docents).  The Coordinator will assist the Human Resources Director in recruiting, retaining, and training Leonardo League volunteers upon whom the museum depends on to support the day-to-day operations of the museum. 

The Volunteer and Tour Coordinator will also assist the docents and the Education department as they develop, revise and conduct tours.  The Coordinator will schedule and aid in the sale of all school tours.  Tours are designed for K-12 school groups, both public and private, university and other college classes, families, youth special interest groups, summer camps, etc.

This position is part-time non-exempt (not to exceed 20 hours per workweek).


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Degree in Art History or Museum Studies a plus.
  • At least two years related experience; 
  • Equivalent experience will also be considered, as long as the applicant has at least three years in a full-time related position. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with volunteer groups.
  • Demonstrated management skills in recruiting, selecting, training, coaching, volunteers and/or student workers.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to schedule tours/docents and manage calendar and VolunteerHub or similar databases.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience. 
  • Motivated self-starter, outgoing, pleasant, diplomatic, energetic, creative, flexible and open to new ideas, highly organized, able to manage multiple projects, prioritize duties and meet deadlines, and able to perform well in a changing work environment. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, electronic mail, and calendar software applications.

For consideration, please submit letter of interest including desired hourly rate, 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 is April 27, 2015. Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

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


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.

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