#TheBackBone of Dayton Design Week and Dayton Fashion Week

The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC has quickly become one  of the most influential fashion organizations in the country offering  opportunities for talented individuals interested in significantly  developing their skills and gaining exposure to real world applications  in fashion. 

Volunteers are the powerhouse behind the Dayton Emerging Fashion  Incubator (DE-FI) LLC and its subsidiaries Dayton Design Week and  Dayton Fashion Week who often take on a variety of roles to support the  event.  A Volunteer Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2-4p. 

We are looking for hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals willing to work in a team environment during Dayton Design Week and Dayton Fashion Week! This week long series of events will be one of the largest multi-day productions in the Midwest. If you have a passion for helping out and turning dreams into reality this is a great opportunity for you! There are a variety of volunteer shifts available throughout the week of events. Please read through the volunteer job descriptions carefully and complete the application.

Volunteers will be required to: 

  • Dress in a fashionable and professional (all black) attire
  • Arrive on time and stay for the full volunteer shift
  • Be willing to assist event staff and guests with any needs

You will be the face of Dayton Design Week and Dayton Fashion Week! We are looking for people of all backgrounds and interests who are up for the challenge and devoted to the experience.

Volunteer Job Descriptions:

Front of the House Ticket Sales- Are you a Salesman at heart...this might be for you! You will  apply wristbands, distribute credentials, answer guest  inquiries, work with Box Office team to organize Will Call and sell  tickets. 

Front of the House Greeter - Do you Love saying Hello to everyone...this might be for you! You will greet guests, answer questions, sell drink tickets,  assist vendors in setup and breakdown, manage and  streamline a pleasant and relaxing guest experience. 

Usher/Stage Attendant - Are you great at giving directions or maybe being a tour guide...this might be for you! You will  greet guests, assist in seating guests, answer general questions, and work with the Usher team to provide a seamless and welcoming experience. 

Media/Photography Attendant- Can you do what it takes to ensure the photographers get *the* shot...this might be for you! You will check credentials and ensure media, photographers, and videographers are in their assigned stattions

Backstage Attendant - Are you great at organized (but not always glamorous) madness...this might be for you!  You will help designers and retailers load in and out, help organize and prepare  garments to designer specifications, and attend to all applicable  backstage needs. 

Floater  - Are you flexible, quick on your feet, and love everything...this might be for you!

Apply Now

Volunteer Applications are now being accepted!  The deadline to volunteer is September 1, 2019

Volunteer Application