The Dayton Art Institute’s volunteers are committed to enriching lives and serving the community by creating meaningful experiences with art. With less than 100 employees and nearly 500 volunteers, the DAI volunteers are an essential resource 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 Captain, Ticket Scanners & Ushers)
- Department Support
- The Lange Family Experiencenter
- Building Rental Support
- Guest Services Desk
- Membership Scanner
- Museum Store
- Photography Support
- Program and Event Support
- Team Captains
- Summer Camp
- Tech Volunteer
- 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, but not required, 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
Email a completed volunteer application to Maria Dunphy, Human Resource Generalist, at email@example.com, or drop it off at the DAI Administrative Entrance, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Attn: Maria Dunphy, 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH, 45405.
NOTE: Submitting an application to the Dayton Art Institute tells us that you are interested in become a volunteer, it does not mean you are a volunteer. You must complete an interview before you are considered a volunteer. For additional information on becoming a volunteer, contact Maria Dunphy.
Questions or Concerns?
Human Resource/Administration Director
Human Resource Generalist
Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility
The Dayton Art Institute aspires to develop, promote, and sustain an organizational culture and reputation in the communities that we serve as an organization that values, nurtures and leverages inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility in all that we do.
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, he or she 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, and 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