#TheBackBone of 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. Dayton Fashion Week is scheduled for June 17th-20th, 2020

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.  

We are looking for hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals willing to work in a team environment during 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! 

We are only looking for individuals with the following criteria:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong ability to follow directions
  • Must be happy and energetic
  • Must hit goals and deadlines
  • Be on time
  • Self sufficient
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to do a task without being told

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

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

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 stations

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 apply is September 21st, 2019 


There are a variety of volunteer shifts available throughout the week of events.

 Need help? Contact us at for Fashion Week related inquiries 

Dayton Fashion Week

Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator P.O. Box 1664, Dayton, OH 45401

(937) 416-1388