High School Summer Volunteers

**Important Update Regarding the DAI Volunteer Program**
The health and safety of our community is our top priority. As a result, volunteer opportunities for 2020-2021 have been suspended in response to concerns related to COVID-19. Please check back for status updates.

The Dayton Art Institute’s Summer High School Volunteer program is designed to expose high school students to the field of art education by learning the behind the scenes skills needed for implementing public programming in an art museum. Responsibilities include assisting with public programs such as PNC Tiny Thursdays, Summer Art Camp, and ARTventures. Duties may also include interacting with kids and parents through educational activities; assisting instructors with preparation and execution of projects and art activities; preparing materials and supplies for classes; clean up; and maintaining order of supplies in studios.

Preferred Qualifications

Volunteer must be at least 16 years of age; enjoy working with children of all ages and able to engage children through planned activities; able to work in a team environment and watch for ways to assist.  Knowledge of a variety of art media and materials desired.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this assignment, the volunteer is regularly required to move throughout the museum and classroom; see, talk, hear, handle or feel, and reach.  Must be comfortable moving internally throughout the museum and externally on the museum grounds.

Time Commitment

The volunteer program runs between June and August, 2020. Volunteers are required to assist at least 2 days a week for a 4-week minimum commitment.

Compensation / Volunteer Hours

This is a volunteer position, therefore, it is an unpaid opportunity.  All volunteer hours, however, will be logged and recorded for those students who are completing service hours for graduation.

How to Sign-up or Apply

The DAI is not accepting applications at this time. Contact Maria Dunphy, mdunphy@daytonart.org, with questions or for more information.

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