The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

Chief Development Officer, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (posted 10-12-17)
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Individual Giving Manager, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee, WI (posted 10-12-17)
Click here for info.  Posted to 1-1-18.

Instructors, ArtStart School Of The Arts Legacy Program, Rhinelander, WI (posted 10-9-17)
Calling for instructors in all arts disciplines for the 2018 session, September 20-23, 2018. Deadline for proposals: 11-15-17.  Click here for info.

Seeking Wisconsin Comic for “Comedy on Main,” Janesville Performing Arts Center, Janesville, WI (posted 10-2-17)
The Janesville Performing Arts Center is taking submissions to feature a local Stand-Up comic this January for its “Comedy on Main Series”.  January is traditionally “Local Talent Month” at JPAC and the Center would like to incorporate that theme in its popular comedy series.

“Comedy on Main” started two years ago and routinely sells out JPAC’s Gallery Black Box theatre.  Most comics are professional touring artists who have extensive stand-up experience on the national comic circuit.

If selected, the comedian would be contracted to perform at JPAC live on January 26th at 8:00pm.  The artist will be compensated $250 for the event.  The ideal comic must have all of the following:

  • Clean routine
  • Be over 21 year old
  • Be from southern Wisconsin (this includes Madison and its surrounding areas)
  • Have experience performing live Stand-up shows

Interested talent should email performance history, video clips and headshot to by October 13th.  Depending on experience, JPAC may ask performers to attend an audition on October 18th.  All routines should be clean.  The Center will not consider acts that include excessive profanity.  Please do not submit if you are not available to perform on January 26th.  All artists must be over 21 years old and be from southern Wisconsin.

The Janesville Performing Arts Center serves the greater Rock County area through performances and events produced by 15 local non-profit arts groups. The center’s 633 seat theatre, lobby, art gallery, box office, and administrative office are located in the historic Janesville High School/Marshall Junior High School building in downtown Janesville.  Visit our website at

President/Executive Director, VSA arts of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (posted 10-2-17)
The President has overall strategic and operational responsibility for VSA Wisconsin staff, programs and fundraising and effective execution of the mission to ensure long-term stability. All interested individuals should send resume and cover letter to by October 27, 2017 for best consideration. Click here for more nformation:

Director of Artistic Programming, Confluence Arts Center, Eau Claire, WI (posted 9-20-17)
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Youth Art Coordinator, River Arts, Inc., Prairie du Sac, WI (posted 9-10-17)
River Arts, Inc. (a non-profit 501c3 organization) is seeking a part time Youth Art Instructor to lead youth art classes for ages 5+. This is a paid position, but hours are irregular and include some nights and weekends.

Instructors will be responsible for planning and teaching after school art classes (1-2 hrs, 2x per week), Spring Break and Summer(week-long, full day) art camps, and other youth art opportunities as they see fit. Ideal candidates will have an interest in arts education and have at least one year of experience working with kids. Instructors are responsible for planning age-appropriate projects, creating a supplies list, and providing a lesson plan for each session.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan of a project appropriate for 5th graders to Kristina at For questions, please email Kristina or call at 608-643-5215. For information about River Arts Inc, please visit

Chief Finance Officer, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI (posted 9-4-17)
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Development Coordinator, Wormfarm Institute, Reedsburg, WI (posted 8-30-17)
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Executive Director, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI (posted 8-28-17)
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Office Coordinator, Monroe Street Arts Center, Madison, WI (posted 8-23-17)
MSAC is seeking an energetic, reliable, self-motivated and organized individual to fill an immediate opening on our office team. This part-time position serves as a primary member of the administrative support team and is responsible for welcoming and serving students and families in a courteous, efficient and friendly manner, face-to-face, on the phone, and virtually. The Monroe Street Arts Center engages a community of learners in exploring the arts and developing the creative self; offering instruction for all ages in music and art lessons and classes.

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: 10-24 hrs/week, hours likely Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 4:00-9:00 PM, Saturdays 8:30 AM-5:30 PM.

Rate: $13.00 per hour

Areas of Responsibility: Clerical:  Greet students, parents, teachers and visitors.  Answer phones and take messages.  Issue reminders to students re registrations, start dates/times via phone or email.  Register students in person and over the phone.  Manage email and process online registrations.  Data entry (e.g. update student data base, class rosters, etc.)  Filing, mailings, communication via email, print, signage.  Keep front desk area clean and orderly; including organization and ordering of supplies.  Report any admin issues (problems, ideas, questions, loose ends, etc) to Director.  Manage “Jack Rabbit” and “When to Work,” web based software.  Sub for admin staff as needed. Facility maintenance:  Complete daily cleaning check list including some mopping and bathrooms.  Setup for group classes and recitals.  Perform opening and closing duties. The above listing of responsibilities may be subject to change and is not intended to be a complete listing of duties but merely a statement of examples of common duties to be performed. The Monroe Street Arts Center reserves the right to amend the above listing at any time at the discretion of the Executive Director and/or Board of Directors. Minimum Qualifications: • One year previous office experience, direct interaction with customers a plus. • Excellent customer service skills. • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with social networking sites, web-based tools, and design software a plus but not required. • Well-organized with ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment. • Ability to multi-task and focus in a busy environment. • Able to lift up to 25lbs.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter, resume, and three references to Holly Baris, Executive Director, Applicants will be reviewed when submitted; position will remain open until filled.

Director of Development, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (posted 8-23-17)
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Community Relations Manager, The Grand Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI (posted 8-10-17)
Reports to: Assistant to the Director

FLSA Status: Exempt Position

Purpose: This position will be responsible for managing the overall brand and message for The Grand Oshkosh, as well as increasing its profile in the community through arts education and outreach programs. With guidance from the Assistant to the Director this position will implement marketing strategies and coordinate outreach programs in accordance with the organization’s mission and objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

 Oversee the maintenance and consistency of The Grand’s brand and identity.

 Manage initiatives that raise the profile of The Grand, including its educational, outreach, and growing artist residency programs.


 Develop the organization’s marketing budget and plan.

 Oversee the creation and publication of all marketing materials and communications in line with the organization’s strategic plan.

 Implement social media plan and maintain all social media postings (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).  Coordinate marketing campaigns with sales activities and implement promotional campaigns.

 Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications. Community Partnerships:

 Develop relationships with all media to ensure effective messaging and positioning of the organization.

 Attend events, media interviews, etc. to advocate for and raise awareness of The Grand Oshkosh and its programs.

 Assist in the coordination of community outreach and artist residency programs.

 Assist in the coordination of educational programs, including the Student Discovery Series.

Experience and Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field. On the job experience in a dedicated marketing and/or communications role preferred.

 Experience in non-profit, academic and/or cultural sector preferred.

 Computer skills, data management, word processing and desktop publishing experience required. Familiarity in a MAC environment is a plus.

 Experience interpreting Google Analytics and using insights and outcomes preferred.

 Ability to build constituency and work collaboratively.

 Ability to drive ambitious timelines, establish deadlines, and meet them.

 Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

 A sharp eye for detail, including copy editing and art direction.

 Strong content creation skills with an emphasis on social media marketing.

 Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Microsoft Office, and ticketing or donor software is encouraged.

 Ability to work a flexible schedule.

Background Check Requirements:

 Satisfactory criminal background checks required.

Physical Requirements:

 Be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

The above position description is not intended to be a complete listing of duties but merely a statement of examples of common duties to be performed. The Oshkosh Opera House Foundation reserves the right to amend the above example at any time.

Contact: Joseph Ferlo, President and CEO Oshkosh Opera House Foundation 222 Pearl Ave Oshkosh WI 54901 Email: No calls, please.

Performing Art Center Technician, DeForest High School, DeForest, WI (posted 8-10-17)
Application deadline: Until filled

Duties: The DeForest High School Performing Arts Center is seeking candidates for a Performing Arts Center Technician. Duties may include, but are not limited to, live sound, stage lighting, sound design, video, graphics, social media, and stage set up. The position may also assist with administrative tasks, house management, and marketing. This position is expected to be available for 10 hours per week (evenings and weekends); hours will vary due to scheduled performances/facility use. Wage will be $15.00 to $17.00 per hour based on experience and qualifications.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience in some or all of the areas listed above. Candidates must possess the following: Ability to lift 50 pounds Flexibility with scheduling of work hours Reliability Strong willingness to learn Positive attitude Communicate effectively with students, teachers and outside groups Appropriate conduct in a professional and educational setting Strong leadership and teamwork abilities

Please apply through the WECAN (Wisconsin Education Career Access Network) system. Vacancy #17528.

Business Manager, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (posted 8-1-17)
Skylight Music Theatre prides itself in producing the full spectrum of music theatre – from opera to Broadway musicals and everything in between. Skylight’s strength lies in the magical combination of music and song to tell a story in a way that words or music alone can’t reach. Whether in a beautiful operatic aria, a thrilling song and dance number from a Broadway musical, a Gilbert & Sullivan patter song or the work of contemporary composers who are blurring the lines between musical theatre and opera, Skylight Music Theatre continues to create productions that have a moving story to tell and compelling music through which to tell it. 

Position Description
Working closely with, and reporting to, the executive director, the business manager is solely responsible for the accounting and budgeting operations of Skylight.  Additionally, the business manager handles all employee benefit and other personnel issues.  Operating on an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million, the business manager is a key member of the senior staff of Skylight.

Specifically, the Business Manager:

  • Accounting – Maintain general ledger on computerized system.  Make bank deposits make bank transfers and monitor and reconcile all operating accounts.  Maintain cash flow and make recommendations for drawing down/repaying the line of credit.  Supervise/perform accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions.
  • Payroll – Prepare the weekly payroll for 60+ employees, track vacation and sick leave.  Create and maintain employee files.
  • HR/Employee Benefits – Monitor and administer employee benefits, health, life and other benefit plans.  Prepare 1099s and ensure W-2s are mailed by deadlines.  Responsible for ACA reporting.  Assist managers with personnel issues. 
  • Budgeting/Reporting – Assist the executive director with the preparation of the annual budget. Prepare monthly financial statements. 
  • Annual Audit – Work with independent auditors for the annual audit, prepare schedules and furnish information as needed.  Ensure that the annual 990 is submitted in a timely fashion as well as required state returns. 

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting along with five or more years experience (preferably in not-for-profit accounting).  A sense of humor, energy and drive are necessary; a background and/or interest in the arts is helpful. 

Salary:                     Commensurate with experience

Starting date:           As soon as possible

Interested individuals should submit (email preferred) a cover letter with resume to:

Jack R. Lemmon, Executive Director
Skylight Music Theatre
158 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI  53202

Director of Programming, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 7-31-17)
The Director of Programming is responsible for generating and maintaining promoter and other ticketed performance events for Overture Center. Responsibilities of this new position will include leading the promoter booking process from initial inquiry through settlement; working with VP of Programming on various presenting series; establishing and maintaining organizational system, policies and procedures, serving as a contributor to Overture’s programming and management teams.  Work involves considerable public contact with members of the presenting industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage and perform activities related to the promoter booking process. Actively seek promoter rentals and co-promotions; field promoter calls; schedule performance events; execute contracts; prepare budgets; and communicate confirmed events with staff.

Prepare settlements of all ticketed events for Broadway at Overture, Overture Presents and promoters.

Supervise contract and artistic services for performances and presentations presented by Overture Center.

Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate employees. Develop materials and training, and provide direction to improve methods and staff productivity.

Develop, establish and maintain relationships with promoters; artist agents; national colleagues; local and regional-based artistic performance companies as they pertain to Overture Center programming.

Serve as a member of the programming team. Actively participate in strategic planning, goal setting, budgeting, and reporting to ensure effective decisions regarding operations.

Perform other duties as assigned, including attending conferences, community and educational events, performances, and working outside traditional office hours as required.


Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Performing Arts, or related field, or equivalent in education and related experience is preferred.

3-5 years programming experience in a public auditorium, performing arts center or comparable building with particular emphasis on working with promoters and community arts organizations.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of performing arts production presenting and the touring industry. Knowledge and understanding of creating estimates and preparing show settlements, using complicated mathematical equations.

Ability to assess contract language. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, policies, procedures and recommendations. Ability to research, evaluate and analyze problems or situations and determine logical and practical solutions.

Must exhibit attention to detail, independent judgment, coordination of multiple tasks, collaboration with others and high standards of customer service.

Ability to use computer systems to effectively accomplish work responsibilities. Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and problem solving.

Overture offers excellent benefits including health insurance, 401K with match, and paid leave.

Visit for application information. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 A variety of positions at The Grand Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI (posted 7-25-17)
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  • Development Director
  • Bartender/Server
  • House Manager

Tour and Outreach Coordinator, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Appleton, WI (posted 6-28-17)
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Team member, CREATE Portage County, Stevens Point, WI (posted 6-28-17)
CREATE Portage County is looking for a new team member.  Click here for more information.

Executive Director, Weber Center for the Performing Arts, La Crosse, WI (posted 6-24-17)
The executive director has the overall day-to-day management responsibility for La Crosse Performing Arts Center, Inc, dba Weber Center for the Performing Arts, including direct accountability for financial, personnel, and facility management, marketing and public relations, and general administration. The executive director’s responsibility is to implement the strategic vision for the organization, including short-term, mid-term, and long-term planning as directed by the Board of Directors. The executive director’s challenge is to ensure the fulfillment of the Weber Center mission, while serving the two members of La Crosse Performing Arts Center, Inc: Viterbo University and La Crosse Community Theatre. The position supervises part-time staff and contract employees, represents the Center in the community, and directly supports events scheduled in the Weber Center. For a full job description and application instructions, please visit

Box Office/Front Of House Staff, Sunset Playhouse, Elm Grove, WI (posted 6-13-17)
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Sunset Playhouse seeks Box Office Representatives / House Managers immediately. The ideal candidate will be hired and trained as both a Box Office Representative and House Manager.  In the role of Box Office Rep you will be the primary contact for Sunset’s patrons. As the House Manager you will be Sunset’s representative to its patrons and volunteers.  This is a fast-paced job in a fun and rewarding creative work environment. The position requires a high level of customer service.  Must be available evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ticket Office and/or sales experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer and data entry skills
  • Basic math skills and cash handling experience
We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. Theater experience not required.

Email your resume to to Ann Mather at or click here to for more information and to complete and submit a Sunset Employment Application.  Please include the words ‘Box Office Rep / House Manager’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

Sunset Playhouse
800 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI  53122
Posted to 12-31-17.

Box Office Associates, Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee, WI (posted 5-18-17)
The Broadway Theatre Center (BTC) Box Office is looking for individuals to join our team. The box office is the first point of contact most patrons have with the BTC, and employees must provide the highest quality of customer service to not only our patrons, but to all theatre companies in the building.

We provide ticketing and basic customer service to three theatre companies; Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks. Must have evening and weekend availability.

Will receive complimentary 2 tickets to every performance at the BTC!

Please visit us at 158 N. Broadway between noon and 6 Monday through Friday to fill out an application.

Box office: 4142917800

Marketing Manager, Madison Opera, Madison, WI (posted 5-9-17)
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Development Coordinator, Schauer Arts Center, Hartford, WI (posted 5-4-17)
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Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 5-4-17)
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Piano Teacher, Monroe Street Arts Center, Madison, WI (posted 1-31-17)
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 Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for spring semester 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,

Other arts jobs resources

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      • Creative Alliance Milwaukee! – creative industry job opportunities in the Milwaukee region
      • Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee’s Jobs that Serve
      • 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.