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

Planned Giving Officer
The Planned Giving Officer/Donor Relations Manager will function as a key strategist, working closely with the Development team to refine and implement fundraising and donor engagement strategies focused on retaining and inspiring greater gifts from donors, and to strategize on how to steward current donors up the fundraising pyramid to secure an enhanced commitment in the form of a planned gift. This position works under the general supervision of the Director of Major Gifts.


Learn more about these opportunities here.


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The Dayton Art Institute

Guest Services Representative
The Dayton Art Institute currently seeks a part-time Guest Services Representative to deliver the highest level of customer service to members and guest of the museum by assisting with general admission, special exhibition, program and event ticket purchases and answering any questions they may have about the museum and surrounding Dayton area.
Submission Deadline: Open until filled.


Development Assistant
The Dayton Art Institute currently seeks a Development Assistant to provide administrative support to all aspects of the museum’s Development Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, donor database support (e.g., data entry, gift processing, batching and updates) and assisting the Development staff with reports and other departmental administrative tasks as assigned. This position works collaboratively with other departments, such as accounting, guest services and marketing. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or a comparable fund raising software package is strongly preferred.
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.


Museum Instructors
The Dayton Art Institute seeks museum 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.


Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Director of Giving & Special Initiatives
Position Description: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Giving & Special Initiatives will be responsible for relationships with board of trustees, long-time donors, among others to cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts in coordination with the CDO. This role will lead the way for planned gift donor stewardship strategy and will effectively steward planned gifts.
Download the full job description.


Director of Individual Giving & Annual Fund
Position Description: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Individual Giving will be responsible for relationships with board of trustees and long-time donors as well as cultivating current annual fund donors and soliciting new donor relationships. The role will focus on following an established annual fund campaign strategy and securing gifts from individuals through face-to-face solicitation.
Download the full job description.


Learn more about the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance here.


Dayton Visual Arts Center

Director of Development
DVAC is now entering a period in which we will seek to accelerate the growth of our audience, program and budget. We are looking for a highly organized, ambitious, entrepreneurial individual who is eager to hel grow DVAC into a national leader in arts journalism. In our 25+-year history this will be the first time we are investing in a Director of Development position. This is an opportunity to build your career and build your own program from scratch, while meeting interesting people in the region and in the art world.
Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017


Learn more about this opportunity 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.


Springfield Arts Council

Office Manager
Hours: Part Time
The Springfield Arts Council Office Manager reports to the Executive Director, and provides support to a four-member administrative staff. The position is part-time and includes healthcare benefits and several paid holidays.


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
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.


Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc.

Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc is seeking Board Members. Prospective Members should have a passion for outdoor theatre, history, and classic literature. If you are interested and require further informatiobeavern, please Contact Timothy A. Haney at 937-376-857 or e-mail him at [email protected].
Learn more about Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc. 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 And Then There Were None
Audition Dates: November 13 & 14, 2017
Additional Info: Based on the 1939 book by the same author, in this stage classic ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one, they are accused of murder. One by one, they start to die!
Auditions for Stuart Little
Audition Dates: January 14 & 15, 2018
Additional Info: This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte’s Web. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation.
Auditions for A Streetcar Named Desire
Audition Dates: March 5 & 6, 2018
Additional Info: A tragic and effective drama which is one of the great classics of American theatre, this play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely “normal” young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.
Auditions for Company
Audition Dates: April 16 & 17, 2018
Additional Info: This Broadway classic revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends as they celebrate his 35th birthday. Winner of 6 Tony awards including best musical for the original production, as well as multiple awards for subsequent productions, including best revival of a musical in 2007.
Learn more about auditioning for Beavercreek Community Theatre here.


The Dayton Playhouse

Auditions for Beehive: The Sixties Musical
Audition Dates: November 6 & 7, 2017
The Dayton Playhouse will hold open auditions for BEEHIVE: THE 60’S MUSICAL on Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00 pm. Call backs may be held Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 pm (if needed). Production dates are January 19th – February 4th. Those auditioning should bring one prepared song that shows off their range and an additional song to sing if asked. Please dress comfortably for dance auditions. An accompanist will be provided. NO “A CAPPELLA” SINGING, PLEASE!
Learn more about auditioning for The Dayton Playhouse here.


Dayton Theatre Guild

Auditions for The Christians
Audition Dates: October 9 & 10, 2017, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Pastor Paul’s modest church of twenty years ago now has a congregation of thousands, classrooms for Sunday school, a coffee shop, and much more. But today Paul will preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s beliefs. What happens when something we believe will always remain the same suddenly changes? A finalist at the Humana Festival in 2014, this play opened off-Broadway soon afterward. In 2016, it was chosen as the eighth most-produced new play by American Theatre Magazine.


Learn more about auditioning for Dayton Theatre Guild here.

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