Opportunities in the Arts

Love the arts and want to get more involved? Dayton Region cultural organizations are always looking for passionate individuals to join their teams! Check out these job openings and volunteer opportunities:


Air Force Museum Foundation

Development Associate
The Development Associate is an important position for the Foundation; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to speak with donors and represent the Development Office as the primary point of contact to those who support the Foundation through their gifts, grants and other pledges of support. The incumbent provides overall administrative support to the Development Office and processes all incoming gifts. This position works under the direct supervision of the Chief Development Officer.


Creative Manager
The primary purpose of this position is to design and organize material and layouts for the quarterly Friends Journal, publications sold in the Museum Store (three Foundation books and an annual souvenir calendar), and the Foundation’s Annual Report. This position works closely with the Editor, Publications Office, who originates and organizes the content for these publications.


Learn more about these opportunities here.


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The Dayton Art Institute

Chief Financial Officer/Director of Operation
Reporting to the Director and CEO, the Chief Financial Officer(CFO)/Director of Operations is responsible for directing the fiscal and operational functions of the Museum in a manner that allows the organization to fulfill its mission. The CFO/Director of Operations is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and has substantial contact with the Board of Trustees and the Facilities, Endowment and Retirement Plan subcommittees.
As the CFO, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, oversight of day-to-day accounting and financial operations; timely preparation of financial and management reports; overseeing, in conjunction with the Finance and Endowment Committees, investments; developing, presenting, negotiating and implementing cash management strategies; preparation of and reporting against the annual budget; long-range financial planning for fulfilling operating and capital budget needs; managing relationships to ensure the Museum’s investments are prudently managed; establishing effective financial policies and controls ensuring adequate risk management and insurance coverage; ensuring compliance with applicable tax laws; and providing financial analysis and support for various projects.
Submission Deadline: Open until filled.


Development Director
Reporting to the Director and CEO, and leading a team of six, the Development Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team to lead and provide strategic vision for all aspects of the museum’s fundraising activities and constituent relationships including annual memberships (General, Jefferson Patterson Society, Corporate Jefferson Patterson Society, and Carnell Society), planned giving, annual fund, grants and sponsorship of programs and exhibitions while promoting the museum’s visibility, as well as providing centralized gift processing and donor relations services that are in constant alignment with broader organizational objectives.
Submission Deadline: Open until filled.


Member Relations Manager
The Member Relations Manager serves as primary representative of the Membership program daily, and at all Membership events, including exhibition openings, museum programs, Art Ball, Oktoberfest, Jazz & Beyond and members-only events. Leads the cultivation, engagement and retention efforts of members at or below the Sustaining level ($500).
The Member Relations Manager is responsible for defining and implementing best strategies in stewardship, renewal and upgrading of current members- acquiring new members and visitor conversion; evaluates effectiveness of current membership program services, benefits, and policies, relating to retention and acquisition of members on a regular basis; and recommends, designs, and implements changes to improve effectiveness and efficiencies.
Submission Deadline: Open until filled.


Studio Instructors
The Dayton Art Institute seeks studio 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 follow lesson plans, and relate the art history content of students’ tours in the museum galleries to the studio experience. Classes are scheduled on an on-call basis and usually require two hours of time each, including set-up and clean-up.
Submission Deadline: Open until filled.


Learn more about these opportunities here.


Dayton History – Carillon Historical Park

Guest Experience Team Member
Position Description: Guest Experience Team Members at Carillon Historical facilitate, coordinate and execute Dayton History experiences for Dayton History guests of all ages. This position will perform tasks in guest services and historical interpretation within the Education Department to improve the guest experience through all stages of planning and execution.


Living History Assistant
Position Description: Living History Assistants at Carillon Historical Park are responsible for the instruction of the Park’s educational workshops and for performing historical interpretation in the Park’s exhibit buildings. Through conversation, exhibition and production of traditional crafts and domestic skills, Living History Assistants will interpret the daily life, history and intangible cultural heritage of the early settlement of Dayton, Ohio to Museum guests.


Servers, Bartenders, Cooks, Dishwashers, Hostesses (Carillon Brewing Company)


Learn more about these opportunities here.


Five Rivers MetroParks

Youth Education Apprentice
Apprentice responsibilities include delivering hands-on learning opportunities with an emphasis on science, nature and academic advancement to school age youth. Duties include: planning and conducting programs, homework assistance, leading field trips, providing transportation, and other duties associated with delivering a positive youth development program. Apprentices aid in all phases of programming, exhibit maintenance, and building upkeep and must work well as part of a team.


Learn more about these opportunities here.


The Human Race Theatre Company

Technical Director
Hours: Full-Time
Reports to: President & Artistic Director
The Technical Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of set construction along with the coordination of the load-in/strike schedule with other departments. A high level of interaction with designers is required in this position. The Technical Director also becomes the de facto representative for the venue when other organizations rent or use the facility.


Learn more about this opportunity here.


Muse Machine - Be Inspired LogoMuse Machine

Secondary Program Coordinator
Hours: Part Time 15 hours/week
Reports to: Executive Director and Teacher Leadership & Education Director
The Secondary Program Coordinator advances the mission of the Muse Machine
through oversight of logistical operations for the Secondary Program, including but not limited to: in-school scheduling of artists, school ticket sales, club advisor meetings, Muse Captains Program and summer institute.


Learn more about this opportunity here.


Town Hall Theatre

Town Hall Theatre is looking to fill the following positions for their 2017-2018 season:
Lighting Designer
Music Director
Performance Instructor – These performers work alongside students and serve as a mentor and assist in the rehearsal process.
Teaching Artists – Teaching artists are responsible for teaching a variety of courses ranging from acting, creative drama, musical theatre, dance, improve, technical theatre and design.
All positions are paid and require working with and around young people and will require the individual to pass a background check prior to employment. Individuals interested should submit a resume/portfolio to David Cotter, Artistic Director [email protected].


Learn more about Town Hall Theatre here.



Zoot Theatre Company

Zoot is currently seeking submissions for the following positions:


Send a headshot/resume and a link to a short online clip of your work to [email protected].


Production Intern
5-10 hours per week – Flexible
Unpaid- however, School credit can be offered in some cases. The Zoot Theatre Company management will make every effort to collaborate with colleges to fit the internship so that students may receive credit.
Possible opportunities to tour with shows specific to individuals interest.
Length of internship varies depending on season
Supervisor: Artistic Director
Possible Duties May Include:
-Creating puppets from start to finish alongside our Artistic Director.
-Assisting in shop, building, painting, organizing as needed.
-Represent Zoot Theatre Company at public events assisting puppeteers with needs during performance.
-Assisting during workshops on and off-site.
-Making calls to theaters about ZTC products.
-Documenting productions and events.
-Must be able to lift 50lbs.
-Must provide own transportation and phone.
-Must show initiative, self-motivation, and follow-through.
-Ability to take instruction and critical feedback and to work independently.
References provided and possibilities through Zoot Theatre Company are a point of conversation at the conclusion of the internship.
Experience in theater or an art-related field is strongly recommended, but not necessary.
Submit a resume and 3 references to [email protected].


Learn more about these opportunities here.


Gem City Ballet LogoGem City Ballet

Gem City Ballet, based in Springboro, OH, is seeking board members. If you’re interesting in serving on the board, please contact Barbara Pontecorvo at 937-550-9245 or email her at
[email protected].
Learn more about Gem City Ballet here.



Musica, Dayton’s Chamber Choir, is seeking board members. If you’re interested in serving on the board, please contact Diane Gentner at 937-619-9755 or email her at [email protected].
Learn more about Musica here.


Dayton Metro Library

Dayton Metro Library has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at different branches. Click the toggle below to see the full list:

Dayton Metro Library Opportunities

Brookville Branch:
120 Blue Pride Drive
Brookville, Ohio 45309
• Reading Buddies
 Thursday July 6th – 6:00pm
 Thursday July 20th – 6:00pm
 Thursday August 10th – 6:00pm
 Thursday August 24th – 6:00pm
• Program Helper – Sensory Storytime – Assist children services Librarian with craft and activity. Program is geared towards children ages 3 – 8 with ASD.
 Saturday July 1st – 9:45 – 11am
 Saturday August 12th – 9:45 – 11am
• Program Helper – Homeschoolers Club
 Thursday August 17th – 11:45am – 1:45pm
• Program Helper – Hidden Art – Program participants will have the opportunity to write messages of compassion and hope on raw building materials. Finished pieces will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
 Wednesday June 28th – 3:15 – 4:45pm
• Program Helper – Tool Time – assisting families and children using tools (hammer/screwdriver/wrench/etc.)
 Thursday June 29th – 12:45pm – 2:15pm
• Program Helper – Hidden Art – Knowledgeable volunteer who knows how to put woodworking projects together, or someone who has done carpentry work of some sort before.
 Wednesday July 5th – 3:30 – 5:00pm
• Program Helper – DIY Marble Run – Assist participants in building a marble run using cardboard, plastic bottles and more.
 Thursday July 6th – 12:45 – 2:45pm
• Program Helper – Snap Circuits
 Thursday July 13th – 12:45 – 2:15pm
• Program Helper – Perler Bead Fun
 Monday July 24th – 5:45 – 8:15pm
• Program Helper – Life Size Board Games
 Thursday July 27th – 12:45 – 2:45pm



Burkhardt Branch:
4680 Burkhardt Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45431
• Homework Helper
 Monday September 11th – 3:30pm
 Monday September 18th – 3:30pm
 Monday September 25th – 3:30pm
 Monday October 2nd – 3:30pm
 Monday October 9th – 3:30pm
 Monday October 16th – 3:30pm
 Monday October 23rd – 3:30pm
 Monday October 30th – 3:30pm
 Monday November 6th – 3:30pm
 Monday November 13th – 3:30pm
 Monday November 20th – 3:30pm
 Monday November 27th – 3:30pm
 Monday December 4th – 3:30pm
 Monday December 11th – 3:30pm
• Teen Library Task Force
 Friday July 7th – 4:00 – 5:00pm
 Friday August 18th – 4:00 – 5:00pm



East Branch:
2008 Wyoming Street
Dayton, Ohio 45410
• Conversation Partner
 September – December TBD



Huber Heights Branch:
6160 Chambersburg Road
Huber Heights, Ohio 45424
• Conversation Partner
 September – December dates to be determined
• Reading Buddies
 Monday August 14th – 10am
 Monday August 21st – 10am
 September – December dates to be determined
• Homework Helper
 September – December dates to be determined
• Program Helper – T-Shirt Program
 Wednesday July 5th – 1:30 – 2:15pm
o Helping children decorate t-shirts; prior to each program. The Children’s Librarians can show the volunteers how to tape the shirts and do a “mini” training session. (2 volunteers preferred)
• Program Helper – Tween Minecraft Lab (ages 11 – 14) – looking for someone who currently plays Minecraft, can be adult or teen, to assist (2 volunteers preferred)
 Thursday June 29th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday July 6th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday July 20th – 4:30-5:30pm
• Program Helper –  Minecraft Survival Camp (ages 8 – 14) – looking for someone who currently plays Minecraft, can be adult or teen, to assist (2 volunteers preferred)
 Monday July 10 – 4:30-5:30pm
 Tuesday July 11th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday July 13th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Monday July 24th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday July 26th – 4:30-5:30pm
• Program Helper –  Kids Minecraft Lab (ages 7 – 10) – looking for someone who currently plays Minecraft, can be adult or teen, to assist (2 volunteers preferred)
 Monday July 3rd – 4:30-5:30pm
 Tuesday July 18th – 4:30-5:30pm
• Program Helper –  Tool Time with Home Depot Kits – assisting families and children using tools (hammer/screwdriver/wrench/etc.)
 Wednesday June 28th – 12:45pm – 2:15pm
• Program Helper –  Summer Challenge Finale Fun Day – setup and take down, making popcorn, making/pouring lemonade, running carnival games, assisting with puppet shows, giving prices, making balloon animals(only if already can), juggling (only if already can), riding a unicycle (only if already can) (6 volunteers preferred)
 Saturday July 29th – 9am – 1pm



Main Library:
120 S Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
• Conversation Partner
 Saturday July 1st – 11am
 Saturday July 29th – 11am
 Saturday August 12th – 11am
 Saturday August 26th – 11am
 September – December dates to be determined
• Reading Buddies
 September – December dates to be determined
• Homework Helper
 September – December dates to be determined
• New Facilities Greeter – Various shifts available starting June 17th – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4bafaa2ba4ff2-main
• Program Helper – Home Depot Tool Time – Assist Library staff and Home Depot staff with hands-on program where kids, grades K-6 use basic tools to building a simple craft out of wood.
 Saturday July 15th 10:15 – 11:45am (2-4 volunteers desired)
 Saturday July 15th 1:15 – 2:24pm (2 – 4 volunteers desired)



Miami Township:
2718 Lyons
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
• Summer Challenge Helper – Assist staff in manning the Challenge Prize table. Volunteer will update tracking list and pass out prizes.
 Tuesday June 27th – 4-6pm
 Wednesday June 28th – 930am -1130am
 Thursday June 29th – 4-6pm
 Friday June 30rd – noon-3pm
 Saturday July 1 – noon – 3pm
 Monday July 3 – 4-6pm
 Wednesday July 5 – 930 – 1130am
 Thursday July 6th – 4-6pm
 Friday July 7 – noon – 3pm
 Monday July 10th – 4-6pm
 Tuesday July 11 – 4-6pm
 Wednesday July 12th 930 – 1130am
 Thursday July 13th 4-6pm
 Friday July 14 – noon – 3pm
 Saturday July 15 – noon – 3pm
 Monday July 17 – 4-6pm
 Tuesday July 18 – 4-6pm
 Wednesday July 19 – 930 -1130am
 Thursday July 20 – 4-6pm
 Friday July 21 – noon – 3pm
 Saturday July 22 – noon – 3pm
 Monday July 24 – 4-6pm
 Tuesday July 25 – 4-6pm
 Wednesday July 26 – 930-1130am
 Thursday July 27 – 4-6pm
 Friday July 28th – noon – 3pm
 Saturday July 29th – noon – 3pm
• General Library Helper
 Weekly 1 hour – clean and sanitize children’s toys and tables.



Miamisburg Branch:
545 E Linden Ave.
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
• Program Helper – Tween Tuesday – Assist with running drop-in activities at a weekly program to include: games, crafts, and snacks. Needs to be comfortable working with kids ages 8 – 12. Experience with age group would be very helpful. The ability to commit with at least several dates is preferred.
 Tuesday June 27th – 3:30 – 5:15pm
 Tuesday July 11th – 3:30 – 5:15pm
 Tuesday July 18th – 3:30 – 5:15pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 3:30 – 5:15pm

• Thursday Fun (Summer Challenge Events) – assist with running stations: Crafts, games, Snacks etc. Needs to be comfortable directing children with simple instructions and engaging them in activities.
 Thursday June 29th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
 Thursday July 6th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
 Thursday July 13th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
 Thursday July 20th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
 Thursday July 27th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
• Homework Helper
 Any day Monday – Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 or 4:00 – 6:00pm September – December



New Lebanon Branch:
715 W Main St
New Lebanon, Ohio 45345
• Reading Buddies
 September – December TBD



Northmont Branch:
333 W National Road
Englewood, Ohio 45322
Book Lunch – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the book club with food, activities, and more.
 Tuesday June 27th – noon – 2pm
 Tuesday July 11th – noon – 2pm
 Tuesday July 18th – noon – 2pm
 Tuesday July 25th – noon – 2pm
• T-Shirt Decorating – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the program with food, activities, and more. Participants will decorating t-shirts based on the Summer Challenge theme.
 Thursday July 20th – 12:45pm – 2:15pm
• Pet Shower for Humane Society – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the program with food, activities, and more. Participants can bring gifts to rescue dogs.
 Thursday June 29th – 12:45 – 2:15pm
• Building a Dance – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the program with food, activities, and more. (2 volunteers needed)
 Thursday July 6th – 12:45 – 2:15pm
• Recycling and Litter – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the program with food, activities, and more. (2 volunteers needed)
 Thursday July 13th – 12:45 – 2:15pm



Northwest Branch:
2410 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45405
Program Helper – Computer Helper – Assist patrons in keeping up with the Library staff instructor when teaching the class.
 Mouse Basics
o Tuesday July 11th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Computer Keyboard
o Tuesday July 18th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Computer Basics
o Tuesday July 25th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Internet Basics
o Tuesday August 1st – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Email Basics
o Tuesday August 8th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 The Cloud
o Tuesday July 11th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
o Tuesday August 15th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Mouse Basics for Older Adults
o Thursday July 13th – 1:45 – 4:15pm
 Computer Keyboard for Older Adults
o Thursday July 20th – 1:45 – 4:15pm
 Computer Basics for Older Adults
o Thursday July 27th – 1:45 – 4:15pm
 Internet Basics for Older Adults
o Thursday August 3rd – 1:45 – 4:15pm
 Word Basics for Older Adults
o Thursday August 24th – 1:45 – 4:15pm
• Program Helper – Anime Club: (teen volunteer)
 Monday June 5th – 530-730pm
 Monday August 7th – 530-730pm
• Program Helper – Teen Art and Making (teen volunteer)
 Monday July 10th – 530-730pm
 Monday July 17th – 530-730pm
 Monday July 24th – 530-730pm
 Monday July 31st – 530-730pm
 Monday August 14th – 530-730pm
 Monday August 21st – 530-730pm
 Monday August 28th – 530 – 730pm
• Program Helper – Teen BookClub (teen volunteer)
 Tuesday July 11th – 4-530pm
 Tuesday August 10th – 4-530pm
• Program Helper – Teen Gaming (teen volunteer)
 Thursday June 29th – 4-6pm
 Thursday July 6th – 4-6pm
 Thursday July 13th – 4-6pm
 Thursday July 20th – 4-6pm
 Thursday July 27th – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 3rd – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 10th – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 17th – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 24th – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 31st – 4-6pm
• Reading Buddies
 Tuesday June 27th – 4pm
 Tuesday July 11th – 4pm
 Tuesday July 18th – 4pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 4pm
 Tuesday August 1st – 4pm
 Tuesday August 8th – 4pm
 Tuesday August 15th – 4pm
 Tuesday August 22nd – 4pm
 Tuesday August 29th – 4pm
• Summer Meal Program Helper
 Tuesday June 27th – 12-2pm
 Wednesday June 28th 12-2pm
 Thursday June 29th 12-2pm
 Monday July 3rd 12-2pm
 Wednesday July 5th 12-2pm
 Thursday July 6th 12-2pm
 Monday July 10th 12-2pm
 Tuesday July 11th 12-2pm
 Wednesday July 12th 12-2pm
 Thursday July 13th 12-2pm
 Monday July 17th 12-2pm
 Tuesday July 18th – 12-2pm
 Wednesday July 19th – 12-2pm
 Thursday July 20th 12-2pm
 Monday July 24th 12-2pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 12-2pm
 Wednesday July 26th – 12-2pm
 Thursday July 27th – 12-2pm
• Teen Advisory Board – Teens who attend will be involved with designing and running programs for the year, as well as giving input in teen services at the Northwest Branch.
 Monday July 3rd – 5-6pm
 Monday August 7th – 5-6pm


Outreach Services
• Homebound Delivery Helper
• Ipad Instructional Helper – 
This opportunity allows you to be the 2nd or 3rd helper in the class. The Information Services Assistant teaches the class. The volunteer’s role is to be a pair of eyes that can assist people and make sure they are keeping up with the instructor.
 Wednesday August 2nd – 9am – noon
 Monday August 7th – 1-4pm
 Wednesday August 9th – 9am – noon
 Monday August 14th – 1-4pm
 Wednesday August 16th – 9am – noon
 Monday August 21st – 1-4pm
 Wednesday August 23rd – 9am – noon
 Monday August 28th – 1-4pm



Trotwood Branch:
651 E Main St.
Trotwood, Ohio 45426
• Homework Helper
 September – December Dates to be determined
• Program Helper – Home Depot Tool Time – Assist Library staff and Home Depot staff with hands-on program where kids, grades K-6 use basic tools to building a simple craft out of wood.
 Thursday July 13th – 1:45 – 3:30pm



Vandalia Branch:
500 S Dixie Drive
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
• Reading Buddies
 Tuesday June 27th – 11am
 Saturday July 1st – 10am
 Monday July 10th – 6pm
 Tuesday July 11th – 11am
 Saturday July 15th – 10am
 Tuesday July 18th – 11am
 Monday July 24th – 6pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 11am
 Saturday July 29th – 10am
 Tuesday August 1st – 11am
 Monday August 7th – 6pm
 Tuesday August 8th – 11am
 Saturday August 10 – 10am
 Tuesday August 15th – 11am
 Monday August 21st – 6pm
 Tuesday August 22nd – 11am
 Saturday August 26th – 10am
 Tuesday August 29th – 11am



West Carrollton Branch:
300 E Central Ave.
West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
• Program Helper – Monday Funday – Assist the Children’s Services Librarian in setting and cleaning up the room, and running activity stations:
 T-Shirt and Hospital Bag Decorating – Monday July 3rd – 2-5pm
 Life-size Games and Gaga Ball – Monday July 10th – 2-5pm
 Lunar Base Creation – Monday July 17th 2-5pm
 Tool Time – Monday July 31st 2-5pm



Westwood Branch:
3207 Hoover Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45407
• Summer Meal Program Helper – Assisting children with lunches, wiping tables down, setting up meeting room.
 Wednesday June 28th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday June 29th – noon – 130pm
 Friday June 30th – noon – 130pm
 Monday July 3 – noon – 130pm
 Wednesday July 5th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday July 6th – noon – 130pm
 Friday July 7th – noon – 130pm
 Monday July 10th – noon – 130pm
 Tuesday July 11th – noon – 130pm
 Wednesday July 12th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday July 13th – noon – 130pm
 Friday July 14th – noon – 130pm
 Monday 17th – noon – 130pm
 Tuesday July 18th – noon – 130pm
 Wednesday July 19th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday July 20th – noon – 130pm
 Friday July 21st – noon – 130pm
 Monday July 24th – noon – 130pm
 Tuesday July 25th – noon – 130pm
 Wednesday July 26th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday July 27th – noon – 130pm
 Friday July 28th – noon – 130pm



Wilmginton Stroop Branch:
3980 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, Ohio 45429
• Reading Buddies
 Friday July 21st – 4pm
 Saturday May 27th – 11am
 Saturday June 10th – 11am
 Saturday July 22nd – 11am
 Saturday August 12th – 11am
 Saturday August 26th – 11am
• Program Helper – LEGO Challenge – Listen to children describe what they created using LEGOS and then picking winners in each age group from 1st – 3rd place. Being a good listener and being familiar with LEGOS would be a plus. (3 volunteers needed)
 Saturday July 8th – 2:15 – 4:15pm



For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Dave Hicks, Volunteer Services Manager, at [email protected] or 937-496-8638.



FilmDayton is looking for volunteers to help build their location database. Photographing and writing short descriptions of Dayton area locations that could be used in filming movies. Some basic website knowledge required to upload photos to web-based database required. An orientation meeting with FilmDayton required, but hours are totally up to you. For more info please contact [email protected].
Learn more about FilmDayton here.


The Historic Plaza Theatre

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer and put your service to work for a great community cause? Do you like to work hard and also have fun? Do you like to smile and talk to people and make them happy?
The Historic Plaza Theatre is searching for a few good volunteers to help out at the theatre… from assisting patrons, taking tickets, and answering questions to ushering and working at the concessions. Volunteers work as concessions, ticket takers and ushers at The Historic Plaza Theatre. Ushers are responsible for seating patrons, enforcing house policies, assisting patrons, and answering questions. They may also assist with mailings, staff fair and festival booths, and other tasks if time allows.
Become a Volunteer:
The theatre is now accepting applications! Volunteers will be required to come in at a specified time prior to the event, be trained on the spot, and then, if room allows, will receive free admission to the movie showing. (No vouchers.) They expect the same high standards of professionalism from volunteers as from paid staff members!
If you or someone you know may be interested, send an email to [email protected].
Learn more about THe Historic Plaza Theatre here.


Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

The Museum Gallery Series: 3rd Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 PM February – November. Pyramid Hill is looking for volunteers to help with their monthly opening receptions for the fine art gallery shows.
For more information about this volunteer opportunity, contact:
Jeni Barton
Director of Programming and Administration
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum
[email protected], 513-868-8336
Learn more about Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum here.


In this section, we list short-term volunteer opportunities and those related to specific projects. Many wonderful cultural organizations also have ongoing calls for volunteers. To find organizations that fit your interests, check out our Guide to Arts & Culture in the Dayton Region.


Beavercreek Community Theatre

Auditions for Urinetown
Audition Dates: July 10 & 11
Additional Info: In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the Urine Good Company. If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.” After too long under the heel of the malevolent Caldwell B. Cladwell, the poor stage a revolt, led by a brave young hero, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom to pee “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like, and with whomever you like.” A brilliant satire modeled off the plays of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, Urinetown is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp.
Learn more about auditioning for Beavercreek Community Theatre here.


Bespoke Theatre

Auditions for The Merry Wives of Windsor
Audition Dates: Sunday, July 9, 10am-4pm
Location: Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center, 116 N Jefferson St in Downtown Dayton
Additional Info: Performances will be August 18,19,20 & 25,26,27 at CARILLON PARK.
Actors will be paid a stipend based on audience donations at performances.
Please prepare a 2 minute classical comedic monologue and expect to read from the script. The script has been edited for a run time of 1hr 45 mins. The show will be performed without intermission.
Learn more about auditioning for Bespoke Theatre here.


Caesar’s Ford Theatre

Auditions for The Thirteen Clocks
Audition Dates: By appointment
Additional Info: These are non-paid / non-union acting positions. Auditions are by appointment. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and sing 15 bars from a musical of your choice. You may bring a CD or sing acapella. Head shots and resumes are recommended but not required. To schedule an audition please contact James J. Cain at [email protected].
Learn more about auditioning for Caesar’s Ford Theatre here.


Dare to Defy Productions

Auditions for Bat Boy
Audition Dates: July 15, by appointment
Location: The audition will take place in Studio B at the Victoria. (126 North Main Street) You enter the doors under the red awning the says “The Loft”. This is to the right of the Victoria Theater doors and to the left of Unos restaurant. Please enter the doors and push the button that says Studio A and B. You will walk up the stairs to the 2nd floor, go straight down the hall, round the corner to the right and take a left through double doors. The studio is on your right.

Additional Info: This show will begin rehearsals at the end of September and perform at the Mathile Theater (in the Schuster Center) on October 27th, 28th (two shows) and November 3rd. Please prepare a 1 minute memorized monologue and 32 bars of music. Have a contrasting piece of music prepared as well! Please, bring a recent headshot and resume. All positions are paid non-equity contract positions.
Sign up to audition for Dare to Defy Productions here.


Dayton Theatre Guild

Auditions for All My Sons
Audition Dates: June 26 & 27, 2017


Learn more about auditioning for Dayton Theatre Guild here.



Auditions for Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Audition Date: July 24 & 25, 6:30-9:00pm
Location: MJ’s on Jefferson in Downtown Dayton


Learn more about auditioning for INNOVAtheatre here.


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