The Dayton Art Institute’s employees and volunteers are ambassadors of our Mission. Through art, we create transformative and diverse experiences, strengthen community connections and inspire imagination. With less than 100 employees and nearly 500 volunteers, the DAI volunteers are essential to this organization. Day after day, our volunteers support willingly, as individuals, couples or in a group, to ensure the museum’s success. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities with a minimum age limit of 15.
Volunteer Positions Consist Of:
- High School Summer Volunteers – Click Here for more information
- Auditorium Support (House Manger & Ushers)
- Department Support
- The Lange Family Experiencenter
- Building Rental Support
- Membership Scanner
- Program and Event Support
- Team Captains
- Summer Camp
- Ticket Scanners (programs and events)
- Other positions as needed
A volunteer commitment may be temporary or long–term. Volunteers making a long–term commitment are encouraged to become museum members and complete a minimum of 25 hours annually.
We Offer Three Volunteer Categories
Occasional: For an annual special event such as Oktoberfest, Art Ball or special projects
Frequent: Seasonal special events, theatre seasons or event series (parties, jazz, etc.)
Regular: Monthly or weekly schedules at a regular time for events and museum support
Regardless of the time and commitment you are able to provide, what you can contribute is honored and greatly appreciated. We value any time you can give to ensure our continued success.
Becoming a Volunteer
The Dayton Art Institute is accepting volunteer applications for 2023.
Email a completed volunteer application to Amber Todd, Museum Experience Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop it off at the DAI Administrative Entrance, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Attn: Amber Todd, 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH, 45405.
Questions or Concerns?
Contact Amber Todd, Museum Experience Coordinator
Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility
The Dayton Art Institutes vision is that through art, we are dedicated to collection stewardship, creative engagement and inspirational experiences. With intentional momentum, we nurture inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.
Volunteer Hub makes it easy to schedule your volunteer activities at the DAI! All volunteer scheduling is now done online, and volunteers may schedule their commitments months in advance. Once a volunteer is selected, they will be provided with a username, password and guide to the Volunteer Hub. A complete list of currently available volunteer opportunities may be found on the Hub.
Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program. We look forward to welcoming you as the newest member of our volunteer family!
The Dayton Art Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer