The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:
- Music Makers Operations Assistant, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, Madison
- Marketing & Communications Associate, Ex Fabula, Milwaukee
- Night/Weekend Box Office Manager, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee
- ArtSpace Gallery Coordinator, Racine Arts Council, Racine
- Theatre Design and Production / Facilities Management Manager, UW-Parkside, Kenosha
- Fellowship.art Program Director, gener8tor, Milwaukee
- Positions at Rhapsody Arts Center, Verona
- Technical Director / Designer, Badger High School, Lake Geneva
- Production Manager, CTM Theater, Madison
- Executive Director, Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, Eau Claire
- Music teachers, Monroe Street Arts Center, Madison
- Paid Internships, Folklore Village, Dodgeville
- Positions at Youth Frontiers, Minneapolis, MN and Omaha, NE
- Executive Director,of the Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN
- Positions open at Milwaukee Symphony: Campaign Gift Officer, Executive Assistant & Board Liason, and Director of Orchestra Personnel, Milwaukee
- English Teacher/Director, Theatre Program, Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc
- Program Director, Kohler Foundation, Kohler
- Program Director, VSA Wisconsin, Madison
- Assistant Director of Facilities, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison
- Assistant Technical Director, Grand Theater, Wausau
- Positions at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield (Arts Education and Programming Director, Part-time Events Assistants, Part-time House Manager)
- Artistic Project Design Coordinator, Artisan and Business Center, NWTC, Green Bay
- Business Manager, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau
- Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison
- Other ArtsJobs resources
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Music Makers Operations Assistant, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, Madison, WI (posted 7-11-18)
The Music Makers Operations Assistant is a 12 hour per week, seasonal part-time position with the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO). WYSO Music Makers is a program of WYSO, providing equal access for Madison’s children to study music and enjoy performance opportunities regardless of family background or resources. Music Makers operates at the Memorial United Church of Christ on Lacy Rd., Fitchburg, Wis. The Music Makers Operations Assistant is responsible for supporting the WYSO Music Makers program. These duties are performed primarily on Saturdays (required) during the season and include some evenings and other days as required. The Music Makers Operations Assistant reports to the WYSO Music Makers Program Director. Starting hourly rate is $11.00. Season is September-June.
Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a personal letter of interest and resume. A full position description is available online at www.wysomusic.org/about/employment/
Submit applications electronically to Paran Amirinazari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please. The position will remain open through July 20, 2018 or until filled.
Marketing & Communications Associate, Ex Fabula, Milwaukee, WI (posted 7-9-18)
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Night/Weekend Box Office Manager, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (posted 7-3-18)
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ArtSpace Gallery Coordinator, Racine Arts Council, Racine, WI (posted 6-27-18)
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Executive Director, The ArtGarage, Green Bay, WI (posted 6-21-18)
The Executive Director will serve as the leader and operational manager of the Art Garage and will work closely with the Board of Directors to fulfill the organization’s mission, implement the Strategic Plan, draft and execute policies and procedures, and supervise all Art Garage staff. The full job description can be found at www.theartgarage.org. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com.
Reporting Status: Board President and Board of Directors
Compensation: Full-time, $35,000-45,000 salary based on experience
Benefits: Vacation, Holidays, Personal Days
Position Summary: The Executive Director will serve as the leader and operational manager of the Art Garage and will work closely with the Board of Directors to fulfill the organization’s mission, implement the Strategic Plan, draft and execute policies and procedures, and supervise all Art Garage staff.
• Work with the Board, staff, volunteers, and partners to fulfill the organization’s mission and implement the Strategic Plan.
• Oversee the administration of organization programs, projects, services and events.
• Oversee and implement appropriate resources to ensure the organization operates properly and efficiently.
• Develop and manage programs, services, and events that fulfill the organization’s mission.
• Develop relationships within the community to ensure positive representation of the organization to the public.
• Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
• Manage the leases for the organization’s properties and oversee tenant relations.
• Supervise the management of rental agreements for the organization’s event spaces and ensure good customer service and event space marketing
• Oversee gift shop and art gallery operations, including good customer service and marketing
• Develop and manage fundraising, grant writing efforts, and other financial strategies of the organization.
• Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff with Board approval.
• Develop an annual budget for approval by the Board; oversee all funds of the organization in close coordination with the Board Treasurer.
• Coordinate with the Board Treasurer to prepare monthly financial statements and other financial reports as needed.
• Coordinate work with the Board committees, volunteers, and partner organizations.
• Serve as the Art Garage spokesperson by communicating the value of the organization within the city, region, and state.
• Communicate effectively with the Board, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
• Assist the Board in growing and maintaining the Board of Directors membership.
• Bachelor’s degree in arts management, nonprofit management, business administration, or related field
• At least 3-5 years of management experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
• Experience working in the arts or with artists
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies, donor relations, grant writing, and grant administration
• Strong accounting and budget management skills
• Ability to positively motivate and develop staff, the Board, and volunteers and build consensus
• Strong planning, organizational, and analytic skills and ability to multitask
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Transparent and high integrity leadership
• Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.
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Looking for a Program Director who will ultimately be the “point person” running the program and working with the artists in the Fellowship.art program. The person will be responsible for building community around the program, running the day-to-day operations of the accelerator, and ensuring the artists have the resources they need to succeed.
- Guitar, violin, and percussion instructors – posted to 9/15/2018
- Full-time music therapist – posted to 8/1/18 – job description:
Rhapsody Arts Center is seeking a music therapist to serve clients in individual sessions at our center as well as run music therapy groups in local assisted living and memory care facilities. Individual clients will include primarily children and some adults with disabilities as well as possible referrals of children with pain management, medical and emotional needs. This position will also include adaptive lessons for students with disabilities. This is a second music therapy position and will work with the current music therapist.
- Assessing clients, writing treatment plans, conducting sessions and reporting client progress
- Program marketing to recruit new clients
- Providing invoicing information to office staff for billing
- Private instrument instruction to students with special needs
- Continuing services to area senior centers, senior homes, care centers and daycares
- Expanding services to additional facilities and schools
- High student retention expected
Instructor, private lessons
- Voice, piano, guitar (as able)
- Other beginning instruments as needed (for therapy clients, adaptive lessons)
Possibilities for Position growth
- Expanding to additional senior centers and facilities
- Other growth in line with candidate’s’ interests and skills
Mid August 2018
$27,000-$30,000 with benefits
40 hours per week
Contract for 1 year with annual review and salary negotiation
Expense reimbursement and mileage
Health insurance stipend starting at full time
Board Certified Music Therapist
Experience in medical settings preferred
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and an example of documentation for a fictional client to firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Director / Designer, Badger High School, Lake Geneva, WI (posted 5-15-18)
Badger High School in Lake Geneva is looking to hire a Technical Director and/or Designer for their Fall 2018 Musical. This a paid position – negotiable depending on involvement level. The show starts rehearsal in August and opens Nov. 8, 9, 10. The candidate should have background in design and possibly technical direction. Responsibilities would include working with the director to design and draft renderings and technical drawings for the show. The candidate can also opt to help construct scenic elements either during the Technical Theater Class at Badger or during other hours with students. Position closes July 1st. Applicants should send an email with basic background or resume and contact info to email@example.com
Production Manager, CTM Theater, Madison, WI (posted 5-14-18)
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Paid Internships, Folklord Village, Dodgeville, WI (posted 5-2-18)
Folklore Village, an arts and cultural organization located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin invites applications for an historical building internship (two positions available), to take place this coming summer. This is an excellent opportunity to work with master log builder, Nels Diller, as he reconstructs an 1848 Norwegian log cabin, the Aslak Lie House.
The mission of Folklore Village (www.folklorevillage.org) is to provide opportunities for individuals and communities to honor, experience and support ethnic and traditional folklife. To that end, Folklore Village presents approximately 75 events and workshops, reaching thousands of people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The Aslak Lie House was built in southern Wisconsin in 1848-49. Lie was a master craftsman, carpenter, cabinetmaker, and blacksmith in his native Norway and then in the United States. He is one of the few country immigrant craftsmen in the United States whose work has been documented on both sides of the Atlantic. His home is one of the oldest Norwegian American structures in Wisconsin. To preserve and honor this unique piece of Norwegian-American, early-Wisconsin history, its owners donated this treasure to Folklore Village. The Aslak Olsen Lie House was painstakingly documented, labeled, dismantled and all materials placed in storage.
At every step of the way, this project has been enthusiastically supported and encouraged by state, regional and national historians. They have been joined in their support by their counterparts in Norway. All agree that this is a one-of-a-kind building with a rich and multi-faceted story. A thoroughly researched Historical, Architectural Analysis, and Restoration Plan for the Lie House was completed in early 2009, thanks to a grant from the Jeffris Family Endowed Preservation Fund through the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A plan for the reconstruction of the building was crafted in 2015, and building has been slowly proceeding since that time. For a time capsule see www.folklorevillage.org/project-updates/.
Interns will be working with Nels Diller, an accomplished builder who studied log construction techniques in Norway. You will be working primarily with traditional hand tools such as the broadaxe, drawknife, and chisel. In addition to hands-on education into the process of working with traditional hand tools, interns will be schooled on dove-tailing and other log cabin techniques, as well as historical building guidelines.
To apply, visit: www.folklorevillage.org/employment-opportunities/.
Questions? Please call Terri Van Orman at (608) 924-4000.
>Gallery Assistant, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 4-17-18)
Overture Center for the Arts is seeking a gallery assistant for the Overture Galleries. The Gallery position requires approximately 8 hours a week. Hours increase during exhibit changes. The Gallery Assistant works under supervision of Beth Racette, Program Manager.
Duties include but are not limited to: Communicate with artists exhibiting in the Playhouse Galleries and/or Galleries I, II, and III. Schedule and assist with installation and the de-installation of all Overture exhibitions. Edit and create labels for Galleries I, II, III and Playhouse Exhibitions. Assist with creating promotional materials for exhibitions such as emails, press releases, and website. Assist with social media for all the Galleries. Create and assemble contracts for artists. Work closely with Overture facility staff to maintain the galleries space. Assist with the Selection Committee of artists and professionals to review the submitted art proposals received from art organizations and artists, and assist with selection committee meeting. Work closely with the Dane County area artists by maintaining correspondence and recruiting artists to apply. Perform other duties as necessary regarding Overture Galleries.
Experience working with electronic images and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Excel software are required. We are seeking a motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, devoted, friendly, and communicative person who is capable of handling various administrative tasks and maintaining a professional relationship with artists and art organizations. Priority will be given to the candidates who have experience organizing and installing art shows and handling administrative tasks. The Gallery Assistant should begin Spring 2018 and commit to working at Overture Center through Spring 2020 or longer.
Ability to communicate effectively with customers of various age, socioeconomic, and ethnic groups; and to handle diverse circumstances and activities. Ability to understand and independently carry out direction and procedures and to communicate effectively. Must be able to operate a computer, telephone and two-way radio, and be able to walk and navigate stairs.
Overture Galleries: Mission and Description
The mission of the Overture Center is to engage the community in the arts. In pursuit of that mission, the Overture Galleries serve as a local forum for diverse artistic expression, fostering the growth of local artists and arts organizations. Please visit the Galleries and our website at http://www.overture.org/galleries/overture-galleries to find out more.
Visit: www.overture.org/lovewhatyoudo to apply.
Positions open at the Milwaukee Symphony: Campaign Gift Officer, Executive Assistant & Board Liason, and Director of Orchestra Personnel, Milwaukee, WI (posted 4-5-18)
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English Teacher/Director, Theatre Program, Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc, WI (posted 3-24-18)
Oconomowoc High School (OHS) is hiring for a full-time English teacher who will also serve as the Director of our highly successful theater program. Qualified candidate is required have or be eligible to hold a valid Wisconsin Teaching License in English (#1300), Theater (#1325). In addition, we would prefer the candidate be eligible to hold a speech communication license (#1320). Specifically, the teaching assignments include teaching Acting, Speech, Drama, and IB Theater.
Outside of the teaching responsibilities, the candidate will oversee the theater production for the OHS Theater Department. The drama program has had a long and celebrated history of excellence in theater arts. This includes:
- Recognition and Awards: The program has been recognized at the state level from the Overture Awards in Musical Theater Excellence (formerly the Tommys) every year since the state-wide program began. It has regularly received awards for performance, direction, choral & musical direction, set/lighting/audio design, stage management and choreography. It has received musical awards for these and the Outstanding Musical Award more times than any drama program in the state. In addition, the OHS drama program has been selected to represent Wisconsin and the country at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburg, Scotland twice since 2010.
- Facilities: The Oconomowoc Area School district has a state-of-the art, professional facility operated by a professional staff including an executive director, technical director, box office and marketing staff. The Oconomowoc Arts Center, theoac.net , has a mission to support the school district at all levels, community non-profit arts and cultural organizations, and has an annual professional series of presented events including main stage, cabaret, film, visual arts and film. It has a 755 main stage, 100-125 flex-space theater and two small outdoor spaces.
- Staff/Professional Adjunct: In addition to the full time drama director at OHS, the drama program has top notch professional staff in vocal and instrumental musical direction/coaching, a professional technical director and support staff in audio engineering, costumes and design. Over the years the program has also drawn from a variety of regional professional artists in choreography, scene design, lighting design, vocal and diction coaching, movement and improvisation.
- Education Opportunities: Students at OHS and the district middle schools have several opportunities to perform or be involved in technical theater. All students are mentored by a combination of professional district staff and other artists from the region. For example, advanced technical theater students at OHS have an opportunity to be a paid support technician and work alongside community and professional events as stage crew. Many graduates over the years have pursued the theater arts profession in education, performance, technical theater and arts management.
Candidates are asked to apply on WECAN by Monday, April 16, 2018. Please include your resume and at least two letter of recommendations. In addition, please complete the HireVue online interview screening. If you have questions about this vacancy please contact OHS principal, Jason Curtis, at CurtisJ@oasd.org.
Program Director, Kohler Foundation, Kohler, WI (posted 3-9-18)
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Program Director, VSA Wisconsin, Madison, WI (posted 3-2-18)
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Assistant Director of Facilities, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 2-8-18)
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Assistant Technical Director, Grand Theater, Wausau, WI (posted 2-8-18)
The Wausau Performing Arts Foundation, the non-profit managing company of the Grand Theater, Wausau, is seeking creative and experienced candidates for an Assistant Technical Director.
The ideal candidate would be comfortable working with a diverse clientele that includes local, regional and international music, theater and dance companies, as well as private and public gatherings of all types.
Responsibilities include:Help to load and unload trucks, set up/tear down events and provide technical support for a multitude of
productions and special events. Other duties would be the maintenance of equipment and facilities, and the ability to perform the duties of a crew leader when needed.
- Thorough understanding of theatrical lighting, audio and wiring, with general repair skills.
- Skilled in theater rigging with the ability to hang lights, scenery, drops and other equipment safely.
- Must be able to work at heights, off lifts, ladders and on catwalks.
- Ability to lift and move heavy objects with the use of proper equipment.
- Flexible work schedule with a willingness to work long hours, nights and weekends as determined
by event schedule.
- Punctuality, attention to detail and a positive attitude is a must.
- Adaptable, with the ability to follow close instruction and juggle multiple projects in a fast paced,
team focused environment.
- Proven self-starter who is able to work unsupervised with proper instruction.
- Strong customer service skills that guarantees positive interactions with clients.
- Good written, verbal, computer and electronic skills.
Experience Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Must be familiar with theatrical sound, lighting, and rigging systems, with at
least 3 years’ experience working in a technical theater role.
Training: The Grand will train committed employees who may be lacking in minor areas, but have positive attitude and
a proven work history. However, due to the demanding production schedule, candidates will only be considered
if they have superb skills in most of the aforementioned areas.
Interested candidates should submit, via email, a complete resume, with references and salary requirements, along with a cover letter explaining why your experience and skills set would be an asset to the Grand. Send to: Mark Weiss – Technical Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Arts Education and Programming Director
- Part-time Events Assistants
- Part-time House Manager: House Manager (part-time)
Reports to: Senior House ManagerThe Wilson Center is presently seeking an outgoing part-time House Manager to provide the highest levels of customer
service to all Wilson Center audience members, class attendees, group leaders, outside rental clients,
supporters, and visitors.Job Responsibilities
During performances and events, ensure smooth operation of lobby, auditorium, restrooms, and other public
areas of the Wilson Center, supervising and directing ushers and bartenders as required.
Prior to the event/performance, communicate with backstage tech personnel and/or stage manager to confirm
program times, intermission schedules, and late arrival and photography/videotaping rules.
During the event/performance, maintain communication with the Wilson Center stage manager regarding
starting of shows, closing and opening theater doors, intermissions, ending times.
Resolve patron concerns and complaints in a timely, courteous manner.
If necessary, complete Incident Report form as completely as possible. Interface with local police and rescue
workers when required.
Maintain and stock restrooms prior to and during events/performances.
Submit an on-line Performance Report after each event/performance.
At each event/performance, take attendance and supervise volunteer ushers.
If possible, evaluate ushers’ skill levels and experience, and assign tasks best-suited to such skill levels and
experience. If unfamiliar with the ushers, rely on Senior House Manager’s suggestions and/or ushers’ selfselection
for tasks they know well.
At pre-performance briefing, which ordinarily takes place one hour prior to start of event/performance, remind
ushers about proper attire, about responsibility to “be on duty” before show and during intermission, and about
responsibility to remain after show ends to assist other ushers in clean-up of theater.
Communicate with facilities director and other appropriate staff regarding building maintenance, accidents,
parking lot issues, or police issues when they are brought to your attention.
When required for a performance or event, cover tables with Wilson Center linens. At the end of event or
performance, remove linens and bag for laundry pick-up.
Monitor bar and alcohol supplies, making note of bartender requests for replenishing supplies.Key Requirements
Good communication, observation, judgment, and organization skills
Friendly, outgoing personality
Flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays; hours per week will vary based on house
manager’s availability and the number of performances and events
Ability to motivate and supervise volunteers
Love of the artsRecommended Qualifications
Familiarity with the Wilson Center’s programming and audiences, as well as the Greater Milwaukee-area arts
and culture scene
Candidates who have a City of Brookfield Bartender’s license are preferred, however, for house managers who
are willing to obtain a license, the Wilson Center will pay for the online course and Brookfield fees, as well as up
to six hours of course timeTo Apply:
Send a current resume and cover letter via email to Jennifer Kraynik, Senior House Manager, at email@example.com;
subject line: House Manager. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
Artistic Project Design Coordinator, Artisan and Business Center, NWTC, Green Bay, WI (posted 12-15-17)
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Business Manager, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI (posted 11-20-17)
The Center for the Visual Arts is seeking a full time Business Manager to enhance the thriving visual arts nonprofit serving North Central Wisconsin. The Business Manager would be directly responsible for the oversight and management of the CVA Gift Shop, fulfilling bookkeeping duties, working closely with the Executive Director & Treasurer in regards to financial reporting, the CVA’s social media and website communications, work closely with the volunteer coordinator for scheduling, and facility maintenance. The Business Manager will also directly assist and report to the Executive Director.
The Business Manager will focus on promoting the mission of the CVA by seeking unique visual artists for the Gift Shop and serving visitors of the CVA with excellent customer service skills. The Business Manager will also be directly involved in CVA events and community activities such as Chalkfest, Wausau Artrageous Weekend, Wausau Area Events, and more.
Additional responsibilities include the support of CVA databases and correspondence. The Business Manager will work closely with other members of the CVA staff in performance of his/her duties. The position is full time, reports directly to the Executive Director and will work as a member of the CVA team.
Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for fall semesters 2018
Arts Wisconsin is an independent statewide organization with the mission to serve the people of Wisconsin and enrich communities as the voice for the arts. Arts Wisconsin advances the creative economy, integrates the arts and creativity in education, educates entrepreneurs and activists, and engages policy-makers and the public as a catalyst and convener for dialogue, information, and action.Arts Wisconsin is currently seeking creative, self-motivated communication, engagement and social media interns with strong writing, interviewing, and journalism skills as well as experience with social media, design, and marketing. Intern responsibilities include working on the organization’s communication plan, overseeing the writing and editing of the News from Arts Wisconsin monthly e-newsletter, coordinating social media platforms, and assisting with research projects, website maintenance, and fundraising and outreach/engagement programs. The ideal intern has an interest in the arts, arts education, politics and civic issues, community engagement, and cultural and creative development. We are particularly interested in students with film/video expertise and interest to assist in the development and production of promotional and educational videos. Preferred skills include graphic design and visual promotion. This is an unpaid internship. We offer a meaningful, challenging, and interesting experience and a flexible schedule, and are amenable to a wide range of interests and talents. To apply, please send a resume to Anne Katz, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Madstage.com ( Madison-area theater and dance-related jobs, information, or want ads)
- Creative Alliance Milwaukee! – creative industry job opportunities in the Milwaukee region
- Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee’s Jobs that Serve
- NE Wisconsin Arts Association Jobs Board
- Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras – Job Postings
- PortalWisconsin’s Opportunities Section
- Wisconsin Arts Board’s Opportunities in the Arts
- Wisconsin jobs
- Springboard for the Arts Job Book (Upper Midwest)
- Americans for the Arts’ Job Bank
- Museum Employment Resource Center
- Nonprofit Jobs – Midwest
- The Foundation Center
national job listings in philanthropy and fundraising
- ArtJob Online
ArtJob Online is a Web-based resource for employment and opportunities in the arts throughout the U.S. This searchable Web site includes full- and part-time positions, internships, grants, fellowships, and calls for entries.
- Madstage.com ( Madison-area theater and dance-related jobs, information, or want ads)