The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

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

Music Makers Membership Coordinator, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, Madison, WI (posted 6-22-17)
Reports to: WYSO Music Makers Program Director

Summary Description:  Under the guidance of the WYSO Music Makers Program Director, and under dictates of the current mission and vision of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, the WYSO MM Membership Coordinator will assist the Program Director by serving on projects as assigned.  This is a part-time position with evening and weekend work required.

Major Activities:

  • Serves as the private lesson and Saturday rehearsal coordinator, troubleshooting issues and questions from members/parents
  • Assists the Program Director at all rehearsals, concerts and other special events
  • Maintains all member paperwork files and updates member database in timely fashion
  • Completes Weekly Attendance Updates.
  • Responsible for tuition and special project invoicing, collection and data entry
  • Assists with instrument inventory tracking and rentals
  • Assists with all member/fundraising mailings
  • Maintain organized and clean offices and rehearsal spaces; maintain organized files
  • Upkeep of office machines; maintain adequate stock of offices supplies
  • Assist with volunteer coordination as needed
  • Provide verbal and written Spanish translations for communications with parents
  • Available as needed to chaperone field trips
  • Responsible for other assignments designated by WYSO MM Program Director.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Completion of I9, Employment Verification
  • All candidates will be asked to undergo a criminal records check
  • Successful completion of a Spanish Language proficiency test

Position Requirements:

  • Commitment to excellence in all efforts
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to use creativity and innovation in problem solving
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact cooperatively and cheerfully with a culturally diverse group of staff, students, parents and volunteers
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, & Google Docs. Ability to learn Filemaker Pro.
  • Appropriate attire and manner
  • Ability to adapt to change, tolerate ambiguity and handle multiple projects under deadlines.
  • Willingness to enthusiastically embrace the mission of the organization
  • Must be willing and able to attend Music Maker concerts and events.
  • Sense of humor is a real plus!

Application Procedure:  Applicants should submit a personal letter of interest, resume and two letters of professional recommendation.  Please submit applications electronically to Bridget Fraser at  No phone calls please. Application Deadline:  August 1, 2017.  Position will remain open until filled.

WYSO Website:

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.

Education Assistant (part-time), Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison, WI (posted 5-31-17)
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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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Call for Artists, Great Sauk State Trail, Sauk County, WI (posted 4-26-17)
Overview: The Great Sauk State Trail cooperative plan provides the framework for creating a recreational trail that connects Devil’s Lake State Park to the Sauk Prairie villages of Prairie du Sac and Sauk City (approx. 8 miles) by way of a former railroad right-of-way.  It will provide a venue for users to experience the unique geology, rich history, and the ecological importance of southeastern Sauk County all along the Wisconsin River.

This cooperative plan is one part of a larger idea that will continue adding successive segments and eventually connect this trail to the 400 State Trail in Reedsburg and on, to the Elroy-Sparta Trail in La Valle to the north, the “Highway 12” trail extending to the City of Middleton to the east, and to a possible trail to Mazomanie to the south. It is anticipated that this may be the most used trail in the State of Wisconsin.

Construction of the Great Sauk State Trail will begin in 2017.  We are now seeking public art submissions for artwork to be located along this 8 mile trail.  Most of the artwork will be located within the Sauk City and Prairie du Sac business districts.

Budget:  The Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail are looking to fund public art projects at three different levels as follows:

2 projects at $25,000

3 projects at $10,000

4 projects at $5,000 or less

You may apply for more than one level. Please indicate in each application which funding level you will be applying for. Your budget should include full installation costs including transportation to the final site and any base material requirements.  If your project can be scaled to fit multiple pricing levels, please indicate that by including several concept designs at the various levels. 

Selection Criteria:  The artwork should respect the natural scenery, and speak to the history and geology of Sauk County. Some concepts include, but are not limited to, eagles, native birds, cranes, paddle fish, Chief Blackhawk, Sac Indians, Millie Zantow, local railroad history, the Wisconsin River, history of Sauk County’s geology, oldest organized volunteer fire department, Cuca Records, Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Prairie du Sac Dam, hop culture, Honey Creek Swiss Settlement, annual Cow Chip festival, and Spellmen Monument Company.

The artwork should also provide a sense of excitement and discovery and may or may not include interactive or kinetic elements.

  • Artistic excellence
  • Visual impact
  • Connection to history of Sauk County
  • Demonstrated ability to execute projects of this scale
  • Durability

Durability, Maintenance, & Safety: All applicants are expected to consider the issues of long-term conservation and maintenance of public art. These projects will be exposed to weather and physical stresses, as well as subjected to vandalism. Public art projects should be fabricated of highly durable, low-maintenance materials.

Selection Process:  Initial proposals will be reviewed by a jury consisting of River Arts Inc representatives, local artists, and local administrators. The finalists will then be selected by the Great Sauk State Trail Commission.


  • July 15, 2017: Email application due by 11:59 p.m. CST
  • August 5, 2017: Selected Artists Notified
  • August 21, 2.017: Artist Orientation…choose artwork locations
  • September 25, 2017: Final Designs Approved
  • Fall/Winter 2017-Spring/Summer 2018: Artwork installed along the trail

Eligibility: This project is open to all artists regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. However, preference will be given to artists living in the Midwest.

Submission Requirements: 

Please respond with: 

  • One page Letter of Interest including contact information
  • Preliminary Project Concept with installation and maintenance requirements, not to exceed one page
  • Concept drawings
  • 5 images of past public artwork
  • Resume or C.V., not to exceed two pages


  • Letter of Interest, Project Concept, drawings and Resume/C.V. should be saved as a pdf or word document
  • Images must be JPEG format, “high” or “fine” quality, file size not to exceed 2 MB per image.

Submissions should be sent via email to by July 15th, 2017 with subject “Public Art.”



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 fall semester 2017
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,

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      • The Foundation Center
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      • ArtJob Online
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