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

Part-Time Editor, Publishing Office
The primary purpose of this position is to collect, organize and edit content and copy for the quarterly Friends Journal membership magazine, and for all other Foundation publications sold in the Air Force Museum Store. The position also provides editorial expertise to all other Foundation divisions (Development, Attractions, and Food Service).


Attractions Administrative Assistant
The Attractions Administrative Assistant is responsible for performing administrative and sales duties in support of the Attractions Operations’ business lines. This position works under the general supervision of the Chief, Attractions Operations.


Sales Associates/Attractions Services Staff
The purpose of this position is to serve customers visiting the Museum Store, Theatre, and simulators. The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of Ohio.


Learn more about these opportunities here.


Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Manager, Special Events
Position Summary: Provide event management for Society-wide special events. Work with and manage staff and volunteers to plan and execute approximately nine special events yearly.
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2017


Manager, Individual Giving
Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Manager of Individual Giving will implement strategies to generate important investments from individual donors with the aim of increasing annual fund leadership donors, generating major gifts, and establishing and managing a planned giving program.
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2017


Manager, Grant Development
The Manager, Grant Development is responsible for all aspects of grant research, preparation, and reporting for grants that support the programs of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, and the Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve. The position requires strong writing skills and the ability to interact effectively with Museum personnel and the Dayton-area grants community.
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2017


Learn more about these opportunities here.


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The Dayton Art Institute

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.


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

Special Events Coordinator
Engages the public by planning, organizing, and implementing outdoor adventure recreation special events and outreach programs. Promotes and supports the community’s outdoor recreation culture. Cultivates and identifies sponsorships and partnerships to support events, outreach and the Outdoor Recreation programming in coordination with the Philanthropy Functional Group. Supports the Outdoor Recreation program including programming and activities


Learn more about this opportunity here.


Middletown Arts Center

Program Coordinator
Hours: Part Time 20-30 hours per week
Reports to: Executive Director
The Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the Art Education and Interactive Art programming for the center. The Program Coordinator is the primary contact for all class, workshop, outreach and event Instructors. The Programming Coordinator also oversees social media accounts and assists with grant writing.


Learn more about this opportunity here.


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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

Assistant Box Office Manager


Assistant Stage Manager
Manages rehearsals and performances of individual shows. Duties are determined and performed under the direction of production stage manager. Seeking candidates with basic skills in stage management and a desire to work with young people. Accepting applications ages 18 & up. High school diploma or equivalent required. Candidates must demonstrate previous training and experience which provide necessary knowledge and skills. Two or more years of demonstrated experience in a related field preferred. Part-time weekend and evening hours ranging between 8-20 hours per week. Salary: $8.10-$9HR. Position is classified as PT Office Assistant.


Backstage Crew
Assists with production elements during dress rehearsals and stage performances. Seeking candidates with basic skills in scenery/props, lighting and/or sound. Part-time weekend/evening 12-16 hours per week.


Program Aide – Box Office Assistant
Under general direction of Senior Recreation Supervisor, Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Leader assists
staff in implementing programming within recreation facility divisions for Washington Township.


Recreation Assistant – Production Stage Manager
Under general direction of the Senior Recreation Supervisor, Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Leader provides leadership in instruction, staffing, supervising in-service training of staff and maintenance of recreation facilities for Washington Township.


Recreation Assistant – Theatre Educator
Under general direction of the Specialty Coordinator – Theatre Manager or Recreation Supervisor, teaches theatre classes, supervises instructor and coordinates educational programs for Town Hall Theatre.


Theatre Specialty Instructor
The Town Hall Theatre family is looking to expand its roster of teaching artists and is looking for a permanent part time theatre educator to spearhead our community outreach and education programs.


Learn more about these opportunities here.


Victoria Theatre Association

Outbound Sales Agent
Learn how to apply the principles of sales to the exciting world of the performing arts! This is an outbound phone sales position that is conducted in a creative and intelligent way. This position is a fantastic second job for professionals, a great accompaniment to a developing artistic career or a wonderful resume builder for students. You will be a part of a marketing campaign for the purpose of subscription sales. If you have an active interest in the fine arts and a charismatic personality you can be successful at this. If you don’t have an active interest in the arts but have a solid sales or marketing background you can do very well too.


Learn more about this opportunity 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.


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 March 30th – 5:30pm
 May – August dates TBD
• Program Helper – Sensory Storytime
 Saturday March 11th – 10:45am – 12:15pm
 Saturday April 8th – 10:45am – 12:15pm
• Program Helper – Homeschoolers Club
 Thursday March 16th – 11:45am – 1:45pm
 Thursday April 27th – 11:45am – 1:45pm
• Program Helper – Paper Quilling
 Monday March 13th – 6:45pm – 8:15pm
• Program Helper – Plant a Seed
 Monday April 24th – 6:45 – 8:15pm



Burkhardt Branch:
4680 Burkhardt Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45431
• Homework Helper
 Monday February 27th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Thursday March 2nd 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Monday March 6th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Thursday March 9th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Monday March 13th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Thursday March 16th 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Monday March 20th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Thursday March 23rd – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Monday March 27th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Thursday March 30th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Monday April 3rd – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Thursday April 6th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Monday April 10th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Thursday April 13th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Monday April 17th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
 Thursday April 20th – 3:30 – 4:30pm
• Teen Library Task Force
 Friday, May 5th 4:30 – 5:30pm
 Friday, June 9th 4:30 – 5:30pm
 Friday, July 7th 4:30 – 5:30pm
 Friday, August 4th 4:30 – 5:30pm



East Branch:
2008 Wyoming Street
Dayton, Ohio 45410
• Conversation Partner
 May – August dates TBD



Electra C Doren Branch:
701 Troy St.
Dayton, Ohio 45404
• Homework Helper
 Thursday March 2nd – 6pm
 Thursday March 16th – 6pm
 Thursday April 13th – 6pm
 Thursday April 27th – 6pm
• Reading Buddies
 Tuesday May 16th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday May 23rd – 3:30pm
 Tuesday May 30th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday June 6th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday June 13th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday June 20th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday June 27th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday July 11th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday July 18th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday August 1st – 3:30pm
 Tuesday August 8th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday August 15th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday August 22nd – 3:30pm



Huber Heights Branch:
6160 Chambersburg Road
Huber Heights, Ohio 45424
• Conversation Partner
 Saturday May 6 – 11:30am
 Saturday May 20 – 11:30am
• Reading Buddies
 Tuesday March 7th – 4:30pm
 Tuesday March 21st – 4:30pm
 Tuesday April 4th – 4:30pm
 Tuesday April 18th – 4:30pm
 Monday May 15th – 10am
 Monday May 22nd – 10am
 Monday May 29th – 10am
 Monday June 5 – 10am
 Monday June 12 – 10am
 Monday June 19 – 10am
 Monday June 26 – 10am
 Monday July 3rd – 10am
 Monday July 10th – 10am
 Monday July 17th – 10am
 Monday July 24th – 10am
 Monday July 31st – 10am
 Monday August 7th – 10am
 Monday August 14th – 10am
 Monday August 21st – 10am
• Homework Helper
 Tuesday March 7th – 3:30pm
 Tuesday March 21st – 3:30pm
 Tuesday April 18th – 3:30pm
• Program Helper – Summer Challenge Kick off & Lego Build
 Tuesday May 23rd 1:15 – 3:45pm
o Lego Build Summer Challenge participants will be building Lego creations. Volunteer will assist with taking photos of children with their creations. Then the volunteer will assist with printing photos, cutting out photos, and helping children frame and decorate their photos to take home at the end of the program. (2 volunteers needed)
• Program Helper – T-Shirt Program
 Wednesday May 31st – 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 – 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 15th 4:30- 5:30pm
 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 June 5th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Tuesday June 6th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday June 8th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Monday June 19th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Tuesday June 20th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday June 22nd – 4:30-5:30pm
 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)
 Tuesday June 13th – 4:30 – 5:30pm
 Tuesday June 27th – 4:30 – 5:30pm
 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



Kettering-Moraine Branch:
3496 Far Hills Avenue
Kettering, Ohio 45429
• Conversation Partner
 Thursday May 11th- 6:30pm
 Saturday May 13th – 2pm
 Thursday May 25th – 6:30pm
 Saturday May 27th – 2pm
 Thursday June 8 – 6:30pm
 Saturday June 10th – 2pm
 Thursday June 22nd – 6:30pm
 Saturday June 24th – 2pm
 Thursday July 6th – 6:30pm
 Saturday July 8th – 2pm
 Thursday July 20th – 6:30pm
 Saturday July 22nd – 2pm
 Thursday August 3rd – 6:30pm
 Saturday August 5th – 2pm
 Thursday August 17th – 6:30pm
 Saturday August 19th – 2pm



Madden Hills:
2542 Germantown St.
Dayton, Ohio 45417
• Summer Meal Program Helper – Dates TBD



Main Library:
120 S Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
• Conversation Partner
 Tuesday July 11th – 5:30pm
 Tuesday July 25th -5:30pm
 Tuesday August 1st – 5:30pm
 Tuesday August 15th – 5:30pm
 Tuesday August 29th – 5:30pm
• Reading Buddies
 Tuesday July 11th – 4:30pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 4:30pm
 Tuesday August 1st – 4:30pm
 Tuesday August 15th – 4:30pm
 Tuesday August 22nd – 4:30pm
• New Facilities Greeter – Spring 2017
• Special Event Helpers – The Main Event Saturday April 22nd 6:00pm – 12:30am
 Coat Check (6:15 – 9:15pm and/or 9:15pm – 12:30am
 Trouble Table (6:15 – 9:15pm and/or 9:15-12:30am



Miamisburg Branch:
35 S Fifth St.
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
• New Facilities Greeter – Various shifts available
• Summer Challenge Helper– Wednesday May 17th – Time to be determined


New Lebanon Branch:
715 W Main St
New Lebanon, Ohio 45345
• Program Helper for Opportunity Space Display – Monitor the room and displays and help patrons with interactive activities (easy craft, fossil dig, etc.)
 Wednesday March 1st – 2:30-4:30pm
 Thursday March 2nd – 2:30-4:30pm
 Friday March 3rd – 2:30-4:30pm
 Monday March 6th – 2:30-4:30pm
 Tuesday March 7th – 2:30-4:30pm
 Wednesday March 8th – 2:30-4:30pm
 Thursday March 9th -2:30-4:30pm
 Friday March 10th -2:30-4:30pm
 Monday March 13th -2:30-4:30pm
 Tuesday March 14th -2:30-4:30pm
 Wednesday March 15th -2:30-4:30pm
 Thursday March 16th – 2:30 -4:30pm
 Friday March 17th -2:30-4:30pm
 Monday March 20th – 2:30-4:30pm
 Tuesday March 21st – 2:30-4:30pm
 Wednesday March 22nd – 2:30-4:30pm
 Thursday March 23rd – 2:30 – 4:30pm
 Friday March 24th – 2:30-4:30pm
 Monday March 27th – 2:30-4:30pm
 Tuesday March 28th – 2:30-4:30pm
 Wednesday March 29th – 2:30-4:30pm
 Thursday March 30th – 2:30-4:30pm
 Friday March 31st – 2:30-4:30pm



Northwest Branch:
2410 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45405
• Computer Helper
 Mouse Basics for Older Adults Thursday March 9th 1:45 – 4:15pm
 Job Seekers Program Monday March 13th – 10:45am-12:15pm
 Computer Keyboard Tuesday March 14th 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Computer Basics Tuesday March 21st 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Internet Basics Tuesday March 28th 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Email Basics Tuesday April 4th 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Internet Applied Tuesday April 11th 5:15- 7:45pm
 Email Applied Tuesday April 18th 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Computer Applied Tuesday April 25th 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Job Seekers Program Monday April 10th 10:45am – 12:15pm
• Program Helper – Anime Club
 Monday March 6th – 5:30 – 7:30pm
 Monday April 3rd – 5:30 – 7:30pm
• Program Helper – Teen Art and Making
 Monday March 13th – 5:30-7:30pm
 Monday March 20th – 5:30-7:30pm
 Monday March 27th – 5:30-7:30pm
 Monday April 10th – 5:30-7:30pm
 Monday April 17th – 5:30-7:30pm
 Monday April 24th – 5:30-7:30pm
• Program Helper – Teen Bookclub
 Tuesday March 14th – 4:15pm
 Tuesday April 11th – 4:15pm
• Program Helper – Teen Gaming
 Thursday March 2nd – 4pm
 Thursday March 9th – 4pm
 Thursday March 16th – 4pm
 Thursday March 23rd – 4pm
 Thursday March 30th – 4pm
 Thursday April 6th – 4pm
 Thursday April 13th – 4pm
 Thursday April 20th – 4pm
 Thursday April 27th – 4pm
• Reading Buddies
 Tuesday February 28th – 4pm
 Tuesday March 7th – 4pm
 Tuesday March 14 – 4pm
 Tuesday March 21st – 4pm
 Tuesday March 28th – 4pm
 Tuesday April 4th – 4pm
 Tuesday April 11th – 4pm
 Tuesday April 18th – 4pm
 Tuesday April 25th – 4pm
• Summer Meal Program Helper
 Monday June 5th – 12-2pm
 Tuesday June 6th – 12-2pm
 Wednesday June 7th 12-2pm
 Thursday June 8th 12-2pm
 Monday June 12th 12-2pm
 Tuesday June 13th 12-2pm
 Wednesday June 14th 12-2pm
 Thursday June 15th 12-2pm
 Monday June 19th 12-2pm
 Tuesday June 20th 12-2pm
 Wednesday June 21st 12-2pm
 Thursday June 22nd – 12-2pm
 Monday June 26th – 12-2pm
 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 March 6th – 5pm
 Monday April 3rd – 5pm


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.
 Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am in April



Trotwood Branch:
651 E Main St.
Trotwood, Ohio 45426
• Homework Helper
 Wednesday March 15th 4:15 – 5:45pm
• Play and Learn Helper



Vandalia Branch:
500 S Dixie Drive
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
• Homework Helper
 Monday February 27th 3-6pm
 Monday March 6th 3-6pm
 Monday March 13th 3-6pm
 Monday March 20th 3-6pm
 Monday March 27th 3-6pm
 Monday April 3rd 3-6pm
 Monday April 10th 3-6pm
 Monday April 17th 3-6pm
 Monday April 24th 3-6pm
• Reading Buddies
 Tuesday May 9th – 11am
 Tuesday May 16th – 11am
 Tuesday May 23rd – 11am
 Tuesday May 30th – 11am
 Tuesday June 6th – 11am
 Tuesday June 13th – 11am
 Tuesday June 20th – 11am
 Tuesday June 27th – 11am
 Tuesday July 11th – 11am
 Tuesday July 18th – 11am
 Tuesday July 25th – 11am
 Tuesday August 5th – 11am
 Tuesday August 12th – 11am
 Tuesday August 19th – 11am
 Tuesday August 26th – 11am
• Program Helper – Table Top Gaming
 Thursday March 9th – 2:45-5pm
 Thursday April 13th 2:45 – 5pm
• Program Helper – Teen Research Lab
 Saturday March 4th – 3-5pm
 Saturday April 1st – 3-5pm
 Saturday April 25th 3 – 5pm
• Program Helper – Teen Afterschool Meetup
 Wednesday February 22nd – 2:45 – 5pm
 Wednesday March 1st – 2:45 – 5pm
 Wednesday March 8th – 2:45pm – 5pm
 Wednesday April 5th – 2:45 – 5pm
 Wednesday April 19th 2:45 – 5pm
 Wednesday April 26th 2:45 – 5pm
• Program Helper – Weird Science
 Thursday April 27th 2:30 – 5pm
• Program Helper – Popcorn and a Movie
 Thursday March 2nd – 2:45 – 5pm
 Thursday April 6th – 2:45 – 5pm
• Program Helper – BookArt Creating Family Keepsake Albums
 Thursday March 2nd 6-8pm
• Program Helper – Family Craft Time: Kites
 Saturday March 11th – 9:30am – 11am



Wilmginton Stroop Branch:
3980 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, Ohio 45429
• Program Helper – Knitting a Better World: Any experienced knitters who don’t mind teaching one-on-one a child, teen, or an adult how to knit. This event is for knitters of all abilities. Spend time teaching and knitting scarves.
 Saturday June 10th – 1:45 – 4:15pm
• Reading Buddies – May – August 2017 dates and times to be determined



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

Production: Bonnie & Clyde the Musical
Audition Dates: April 17-18, 2017


Learn more about auditioning for Beavercreek Community Theatre here.


Dayton Playhouse

Auditions for FutureFest 2017
Audition Dates: May 29 & 30, 2017


Learn more about auditioning for Dayton Playhouse here.


Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra

MVSO 2016-2017 season
Audition Dates: By appointment
Auditions are required for membership. Openings exist for strings, percussion, and substitutes for all sections. Candidates will be asked to play a one-minute excerpt of their choice, orchestral excerpt preferred. In addition, candidates should download and prepare excerpt(s) listed for their instrument. Strings and percussion will find specific information on the instruction sheet. Subs for other sections should choose at least one of the excerpts from the options listed for their instrument. Contact [email protected] or call 530-0515 to schedule an audition time, or to request more information.


Learn more about auditioning for the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra here.


Springfield Arts Council

Production: Monty Python’s Spamalot
Audition Dates: April 8, 2017, 9am – 3pm
Learn more about auditioning for this production here.
Production: Annie Jr.
Audition Dates: April 18 & 19, 2017, 6pm
Learn more about auditioning for this production here.


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