The Dayton Art Institute (DAI), one of the most dynamic art museums in the region, is seeking a highly talented Research Fellow to join DAI’s Education and Curatorial Team on a temporary basis for 14 months. The fellow will research and develop content in a variety of media to add to the museum’s interactive program, What is a Masterpiece?, and re-secure rights for existing content . The successful candidate collaborates across museum departments, reporting to the Chief Curator and Curator of Education, and will work with community resources and identify and interview artists and scholars to contribute to the understanding and interpretation of each object.  For 2016 we are particularly seeking a candidate familiar with K-5 educational objectives and interests, as a primary goal is to add content to existing materials that particularly engages this age group.



Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in art history, art education or the humanities; candidates pursuing or with completed graduate degrees in art history, art education or a related field are preferred. Familiarity with object research, making and editing video as well as software to record content (such as Apple iMovie, FinalCutX (or FinalCutPro) or Adobe Premiere), and uploading media from a variety of sources is preferred. Must be well organized, deadline driven, and able to work independently with good attention to detail.

The work schedule is 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.  This 14-month fellowship will award stipend support in the amount of $25,000.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, writing sample and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, HR/Administration Director, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405 or email to  Candidates must be able to pass criminal records check.

Applications due:  March 31, 2016

Position term: June 14, 2016 – August 9, 2017

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Job Information
  • Dayton, Ohio, 45405, United States
  • 27323927
  • March 10, 2016
  • Hone Research Fellowship for Museum Engagement
  • The Dayton Art Institute
  • Internships/Fellowships
  • No
  • Temporary
  • 1-2 Years
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 0-1 Year
  • 0-10%