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Graphic Design and Marketing Intern, The ArtGarage, Green Bay, WI (posted 8-10-17)
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Part-time, 20-25 hours per week

Reports To: Director of Operations

Position Summary:   Under the supervision of the ARTgarage staff the intern will be provided opportunities to apply the lessons, data, and information learned from their academic experiences. Under the supervision of the ARTgarage sta this individual will be immersed in assisting and developing a non-proit Artist Resource Center. Under the supervision of the Executive Committee this intern will learn to navigate decision making and develop projects that create a thought leader in the Northeast Wisconsin Ecosystem. Additionally, the intern represents the ARTgarage in a professional and positive manner at all times, ensuring all activities and communications are in line with the organization’s mission.

Essential Functions:

•[Marketing] Learns to manage the advantages and opportunities of marketing and social media. Is introduced and given practice with design marketing to match programming efforts to target audiences. Assists with analyzing data for industry trends.

•[Graphic Design/Studio Artist] Will be presented with opportunities to develop skills with various design tools by practicing and meeting promotional standards and objectives. Learns presentation tactics, techniques, and adaptions based on audience responses.

•Participates in the process of submitting one arts related grant during the internship.

•Undertakes, participates, learns additional tasks, assignments, projects, or opportunities as suggested by the student or assigned by the ARTgarage Executive Committee.

Qualifications and Education

•Majoring in Graphic Design, Marketing, Studio Arts, Arts Management, Business Management, Theater, Music, or other similarly related creative field of study.

•Have completed at least freshman year (or equivalent) of higher education learning.

•Thorough knowledge of structure and content of English language including spelling, grammar, punctuation etc.

•Preferred, but not required, a familiarity with Spanish, Hmong, or other languages.

•An understanding that this is a growing organization and to come prepared to be flexible, adaptable, and embrace the unexpected.

•Ability to break with traditional programming and practices. Demonstrates a creative analysis to undertake fresh ideas for implementation.

•Good technical knowledge and significant experience with Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as a demonstrated ability to learn other programs and operate basic office equipment.

•Exceptional organizational, communication, multi-tasking, and problem solving skills. •Ability to delegate and work successfully with co-workers and volunteers.

This is a paid internship that will run from September,2017 through August, 2018.  All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three examples of work completed using Adobe Creative Suite to Stacy Yashinsky, Director of Operations,, phone (920) 448-6800. Applications will be accepted through September 15th, 2017.

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.

Site Coordinator, Arts @ Large, Milwaukee, WI (posted 8-3-17)
Arts @ Large seeks a Full-Time Site Coordinator to develop and implement in-school, after-school, and special program initiatives that align with the Arts @ Large mission and deepen school and community partnerships.  Qualified candidates will have experience in project coordination and experience in the field of education, non profits, and/or service industries. Top candidates must have 2 years experience minimum.  To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and two references (these can be the same individuals as your letters of recommendation) to Sean Kiebzak, Director of Programs, at:, or by mail at 908 South 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204 no later than August 28th, 2017.  Click here for full info.

PATH Project Manager, Platteville, WI (posted 8-1-17)
Introduction:  PATH – Platteville Arts, Trails and History Project, has embarked upon a a yearlong collaborative planning process to develop a vision of and action plan for Platteville’s future. Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and community resources, the PATH project will engage a broad range of community members and institutions and strengthen cooperation among businesses, organizations, and institutions. The planning process will use a creative placemaking framework to identify and build upon the community’s unique assets and create strategies to promote a more diverse, vibrant, and sustainable economy that benefits the entire community. These strategies will capitalize on our local identity to stimulate economic development; distinguish Platteville as an authentic, innovative community; highlight civic amenities; provide access to the arts for everyone in the community; and attract entrepreneurs, visitors, and students who are so critical to our local economy.

The City of Platteville, a looking for a project manager to coordinate all project activities and draft the Creative Community Plan with the Working Group and partners. The project manager will be responsible for the overall coordination of PATH. He/she will work directly with the working group and CPPG to manage the project and write the PATH Creative Community Plan. The project manager will need to be: familiar and experienced with arts engagement, creative economy development, and creative placemaking, organized, personable, a good communicator, skilled at assimilating diverse information, a creative thinker, and able to unite and motivate a variety of people to complete an array of tasks to move the project forward.

Anticipated Timeline
Aug. – Sept. 2017
Finalize project scope and hire project manager

Sept. 2017 – Oct. 2018
Creative Placemaking Planning Meetings (some steps may require more than 1meeting)
1. Establish CPPG Member Commitment;
2. Build Group Cohesion;
3. Identify Community Assets*;
4. Map Community Assets;
5. Review Data and Narrow List of Community Assets;
6. Choose a Key Community Asset*;
7. Envision the Future;
8. Select Core Strategies and Name Identity*;
9. Create Outcomes and Set Goals;
10. Attach Measures to Outcomes and Generate List of Activities;
11. Organize Action Steps and Resource Needs; and
12. Plan Review and Public Comment*

Nov. – Dec. 2018
Establish Artistic Review Committee/Develop and Publicize Celebration Project RFP

Feb. 2019
RFP Review and Selection of Top 5 proposals

Feb. – March 2019
Public Voting* to Select Celebration Project

Late March 2019
Announce Winning Artist/Project

April – June 2019
Art Creation/Performance Planning
July 2019 (Hometown Festival Week)

Response Format
1) Background—We will consider an individual manager or small consultant teams. Provide resume(s)s on including brief descriptions of similar projects managed.
2) Process – The working group has identified The Creative Community Builders Handbook (Borrup, 2006) and The Arts in the Small Community 2006 (Ewell and Warlum, 2006) as guides for the process. Please indicate your experience with these or similar planning guides and links to the resulting plans.
3) References – Provide names and contact information for three individuals as references for similar projects during the last three years.
4) Cost
a. Fees for project management, meeting planning, and writing of the final plan over 12 months (September 2017-September 2018).

Selection Criteria:   A selection committee will evaluate responses to the RFI. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, or to alter the selection process. If an award is made as a result of the RFI, it will be awarded to the vendor whose proposal will lead to the best product for the City.

Respond To:  Diana Bolander, Museum Director, City of Platteville, PO Box 780, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818 or

Deadline:  August 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Artisan Development Program, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN (posted 8-1-17)
Click here for info.  Posted to 9-15-17.

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)
Click here for info on all positions.

  • Development Director
  • Bartender/Server
  • House Manager

Music Director, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, Madison, WI (posted 7-2-17)
The Music Director is the conductor of the Youth Orchestra and the artistic head of WYSO. As artistic leader, s/he is responsible for managing the development and execution of the artistic and educational activities in accordance with WYSO’s vision and mission while at all times maintaining a collaborative working relationship with the administrative staff. The Music Director exercises authority in all artistic matters according to the guidelines established by the Board of Directors, including program development, repertoire selection, auditions, rehearsals, and selection of players and guest artists. S/he works in close collaboration with the Board and Executive Director and serves as the lead artistic liaison with community groups and educational institutions. The MD must be a musician of the highest quality, possess a commanding ability to communicate through music, and be committed to educating young people through music. The Music Director is responsible for hiring, supervising and evaluating all artistic staff.  Click here for more information.  Posted to 8-15-17.

Tour and Outreach Coordinator, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Appleton, WI (posted 6-28-17)
Click here for information.

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

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.

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)
Click here for info.

Development Coordinator, Schauer Arts Center, Hartford, WI (posted 5-4-17)
Click here for info.

Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 5-4-17)
Click here for info.


Piano Teacher, Monroe Street Arts Center, Madison, WI (posted 1-31-17)
Click here for info.

 Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for spring 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,

Other arts jobs resources

      • ( 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
      • 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.