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:

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.

Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

Freelance Field Researcher
Position Description: The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation (Levitt Foundation), a national private foundation based in Los Angeles, is conducting on-site surveys at permanent outdoor Levitt music venues, including Levitt Pavilion Dayton located in the heart of downtown Dayton, beginning this June. The survey fielding effort will be conducted by a team of field researchers who collect surveys during 2-hour shifts at 12 to 16 outdoor concerts throughout June, July, August and possibly September. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about audience research and evaluation methods specifically related to free, outdoor concerts and community events.
Download the full job description and instructions on how to apply 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 info@zoottheatrecompany.org.
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 Admin@zoottheatrecompany.org.
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 info@caesarsford.com.
Learn more about Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc. here.

Dayton Society of Artists

Dayton Society of Artists is looking for people, passionate for the arts and the DSA, to become a part of their board. Contact Gallery Director Amanda Grieve for more information.
Learn more about the Dayton Society of Artists here.

Dayton Metro Library

Dayton Metro Library welcomes your time and talents! There are a number of volunteer opportunities available, and they will accommodate your preferences for location and hours as much as possible. Visit their website for more information or contact the Volunteer Services Manager at volunteer@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

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 info@myplazatheatre.com.
Learn more about The Historic Plaza Theatre 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 Cabaret
Audition Dates: April 15 & 16, 2019
Additional Info: In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boardinghouse, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”
Learn more about auditioning for Beavercreek Community Theatre here.

Brookville Community Theatre

Auditions for Wizard of Oz
Audition Dates: April 30 & May 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
Additional Info: Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says will help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.
Learn more about auditioning for Brookville Community Theatre here.

Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc.

Auditions for History in ACTion: A Festival of New Historic Drama
Audition Dates: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1:00-4:00pm and Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Additional Info: Auditions will take place in the second floor meeting room of the Xenia Branch of the Greene County Library 76. E. Market Street Xenia, Ohio 45385. Theatre Practitioners are asked to prepare a short monologue from a play or movie and read from one or more scripts. Those wishing to audition for a part in a 30 minute version of a new musical about the Wright Brothers are asked to prepare a one to two minute song. The festival will consist of staged readings of selected plays about the history of Ohio and is scheduled for September 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2019 in an outdoor theatre venue in Greene County, Ohio. There is diversity in roles available. African Americans and Native Americans are encouraged to audition.
For additional information about Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc please visit www.caesarford.com or contact CFT at info@caesarsford.com or 937.376.3857 (evenings only).

Does your organization have a career or volunteer opportunity you’d like us to share? Contact Karen Maner, Communications & Project Manager, at kmaner@cultureworks.org.