The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

Artistic Project Design Coordinator, Artisan and Business Center, NWTC, Green Bay, WI (posted 12-15-17
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Assistant Director, Cultural Programming, UW-Madison, Madison, WI (posted 12-11-17)
Posted to 12-18-17.

Guest Service and Volunteer Coordinator, Janesville Performing Arts Center, Janesville, WI (posted 12-6-17)
OBJECTIVE: To assist with the day to day operations at the Janesville Performing Arts Center. 

The Guest Services/Volunteer Coordinator oversees the general customer experience at JPAC.  They are primarily in charge of overseeing/training volunteers, monitoring the facility and surveying different populations to measure overall guest experience.  The ideal candidate will be willing to work part time (15-20 hours a week), be an excellent problem solver, and be able to figure out small facility related handyman tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Please do not apply if you cannot do the following.

*Have passion for the arts.

*Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel.

*2+ year experience in customer service or a related field.

*Be able to lift 20+ pounds.

*Have a positive “can do” attitude and be able to problem solve.

*Must be able to work weekends during show weeks (Friday, Saturday and Sundays)


*Knowledge of Choice Ticketing Systems or other ticketing software programs.

*3+ year experience in customer service related industry.

*2+ year experience managing a facility or able to demonstrate the ability to accomplish small “DIY” projects such as minor plumbing or electrical repairs.


*Coordinate volunteers- including training, soliciting items for volunteer appreciation events, scheduling, tracking volunteer hours and general communications.

*General upkeep outside JPAC- including management of snow removal, salting sidewalks, small gardening tasks and leaf removal.

*Going through weekly facility checklist and making minor facility fixes such as changing out emergency lights.

*Sign out keys and keycodes to resident groups before rentals.

*Work box office during weekend shows.

*Operate the center’s choice ticketing software including pulling reports and selling tickets to patrons.

*Conduct weekly beverage inventory communicate orders to Executive Director.

*Assist Technical Director with space storage, setting temperature thermostat and updating sign marquee.

*Conduct surveys and poll patrons on overall guest experience and programming.

*Coordinate poster distribution with Teen Board and Director of Marketing.

*Assist JPAC team in enhancing production value of events at the Janesville Performing Arts Center.

PAY: $10.00 an hour. 

HOURS: 15-20 hours a week (must be available Friday-Sunday during show weeks).  Hours are scheduled weekly by Executive Director. 

BENEFITS: Flexible schedule (June, July and August). 

If interested, please email resume and three references to JPAC’s Executive Director, Nathan Burkart, at by December 23rd, 2017.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 12-4-17)
Overture Center for the Arts is committed to engaging the community in the arts, and is dedicated to providing extraordinary experiences for everyone who shares in this remarkable community asset. Every member of the Overture team will maintain the highest standards of quality and customer service in every action, performing in an environment of proactive team effort, outstanding customer service, active brand advancement and passion for mission fulfillment.  

Job Summary:  Leads and inspires the programs, services, and functions of Overture Center.  The position is responsible for advancing the mission and goals of the organization, providing operational and fiscal oversight.  The CEO provides direction for all Overture Center programs and services; facilitates organization collaboration and integration; and ensures the center is a forum for diverse artistic expression, reaches diverse audiences, and meets outreach and educational initiatives.


  • Is recognized in our community and among peers nationally as an innovator and leader in civics arts expression
  • Defines, develops and implements strategic priorities
  • Create and oversee fund development strategies
  • Provides fiscal oversight
  • Oversee programs and community initiatives
  • Provide organizational leadership and champion a positive culture
  • Ensure Board engagement and mission alignment


  • 5 years of directly related senior managerial experience in directing the operations, administration, and programming activities of a multi-faceted performing arts facility, including or supplemented by high-level developmental responsibilities incorporating fundraising, solicitation of grant funds, and associated initiatives or equivalent experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and related experience required.  Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Arts Administration or related field preferred.
  • Experience managing an organization with a minimum of 5o full time employees and an operating budget of 10M+.
  • Demonstrated record of making complex decisions and the ability to focus on “big” problems rather than isolated issues.  Proven ability to be decisive in complex, difficult situations.
  • Knowledge of fundraising methods and techniques and in the planning and preparation of grant proposals.  Considerable ability in major fundraising and development projects and the ability to articulate the importance of the arts within the Madison community and beyond.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant public not-for-profit and business administration principles, practices, and techniques.  Proven experience in the management and administration of a not-for profit performing and visual arts center complex and/ or associated programs and facilities with mission based programming.
  • Thorough knowledge of multi-faceted programming, budgeting and fiscal management, promotion of various artistic enterprises, industry trends and research, and technical stage productions or the equivalent.
  • Ability to research, evaluate, and analyze problems or situations and determine creative, thoughtful solutions.
  • Proven track record for empowering a results-oriented, highly motivated successful team.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including public speaking skills.
  • A record of complete honesty, integrity, a keen sense of protocol and reputation for ethical and conscientious conduct.
  • Calculated risk taker as evidenced by being an initiator of new ideas and actions; and careful evaluation.
  • Diplomacy to reach common ground and build alliances.
  • Excellent managerial skills with a reputation for being flexible, enthusiastic, and the ability to actively listen to differing opinions.

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.  Overture is committed to a diverse workforce.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Positions at the Confluence Arts Center, Eau Claire, WI 



Education Director, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI (posted 11-21-17)
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts seeks a visionary educational professional to serve in the position of Education Director. Currently serving more than 9,000 school-age children each year, our Education Department is positioned for extraordinary growth. The Education Director is a key member of the Wilson Center’s leadership team.  The Wilson Center is one of the region’s fastest growing, privately funded non-profit arts organizations; each season presenting some of the most dynamic performing and visual arts offerings in Southeastern Wisconsin. 

Organizational Profile:  The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, now concluding its landmark 15th season, has become a state leader in arts programming, welcoming more than 550,000 people ages pre-Kindergarten to senior, since opening its doors in 2002. The organization’s mission is “to be a catalyst for lifelong discovery and exploration of the arts.” The Wilson Center accomplishes this through three major programming areas: performing arts, visual arts, and arts education.

Programs include six performance series in multiple genres, performed in the acoustically-superb Harris Theater, Dawes Studio Theater, and Gerlach/Haack Outdoor Theater, providing intimate, inviting venues for the performing arts. Series offerings include Performing Arts, Classical Progressions, Matinee, Club, Starry Nights, and Beyond the Classroom. Approximately 1,000 concert subscribers and more than 45,000 individuals annually served demonstrate the quality and variety of performers and artistic offerings. To showcase the robust visual arts in our state, the Wilson Center exhibits Wisconsin artists in the Ploch Art Gallery. Lynn Chappy ArtsPark is transforming the beautiful grounds surrounding the Wilson Center through the sequential installation of permanent and rotating sculptures chosen through a juried and community-based selection process. The Wilson Center’s education programs celebrate the distinctiveness of all art forms. Interrelations between disciplines are encouraged through unique curriculum and enriching partnerships.

Education is a core component of the Center’s mission and includes: Beyond the Classroom programming for schools, Studio Art Classes for students of all ages, camps, and family programming.  Beyond the Classroom programming was expanded in 2013-2014 to focus on providing whole-child centered experiential/expeditionary integrated arts education experiences. These youth education programs include: masterclasses with local and international touring artists; ArtsReach (school based outreach); summer Arts Camp: The Art of Nature; and a 6 title ‘Performing Series for Students.’ The Wilson Center’s standards-based arts education programs are designed to develop academic and life skills and be a catalyst for lifelong learning and discovery.

Job Overview/Position Profile:  The Wilson Center is seeking a self-motivated, creative, non-profit professional with experience developing, contracting, and evaluating arts education programming (encompassing performing and visual arts) for youth and adults. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Education Manager works with board members, school districts, service agencies, teachers, administrators, students, and other community stakeholders to plan, direct and expand the Wilson Center’s educational programs. This person will be required to oversee and facilitate education programs as necessary for successful outcomes. 


  • Design and deliver standards-based educational curriculum for Beyond the Classroom, ArtsReach, Arts Camp, Family Programs and community engagement. Manage invoices, contracts and external artist and arts partner relationships as necessary.
  • Supervise, train, and support education staff (current staff includes: Arts Education Coordinator and Education Assistant) and volunteers. Recruit, train, and assign teaching artists to deliver Wilson Center programming onsite and in schools/community service agencies. Organize and supervise internships to support departmental needs.
  • Assist in the construction of the seasonal Wilson Center Class Guide, supporting the Arts Education Coordinator in developing positive relationships between artists and patrons and marketing strategies to meet department sales goals. Manage deadlines as appropriate.
  • Review and recommend operating procedures to ensure high-quality service to students and families, lease partners (WI Conservatory of Music, Trinity Dance, and First Stage), and other key educational stakeholders. Oversee arts partner contracts, invoices, and technical needs.
  • Collaborate with other artistic departments to develop and deliver integrated curriculum. Oversee programming within the Lynn Chappy Arts Education Wing including collaborating with the Visual Arts Manager on the curation of exhibits. Work with the Visual Arts Manager and Arts Park consultant on other visual arts related initiatives and programs to engage and educate visitors to the center.
  • Work with Marketing to develop social media, website, and grassroots strategies to sell tickets, arts guide classes, and promote educational events. Collaborate with box office to monitor BTC ticket sales and to maintain smooth group ticketing and invoice strategies. Collaborate with front of house staff on day- of-show logistics for best patron experience.
  • Collaborate with Development department to develop data-driven funding proposals and reports and attend meetings with funders as appropriate.
  • Work with programming consultant to review and select Beyond the Classroom performances for an annual season that reflect ties to curriculum and subject matter and organize masterclasses related to the Performance Arts Series.
  • Annually review the organization’s assessment and evaluation protocols to ensure programmatic relevance and instructional excellence.
  • Annually develop and manage board-approved education department budget. Annually meet/exceed established revenue goals through contracted relationships developed with schools and community agencies.
  • Serve as staff liaison with board members, Wilson Center education committee, community partners, school districts, teachers, students, and parents/families.
  • Attend Wilson Center programs and special events such as The Big Event, Golf Classic, Literary Luncheon, and Starry Nights series as Education representative and assist in planning and execution as requested.
  • Prepare educational department reports for Executive Committee and Board presentation. Annually prepare education department report of quantitative and qualitative findings based on evaluation protocols for stakeholder review and program improvement.

Essential Skills/Qualifications

  • Minimum five years’ experience in non-profit education
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, supporting shared goals
  • Ability to work independently when necessary on individual projects and see them through to completion
  • Ability to create and adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Willingness to support other departments in planning and executing Wilson Center events and initiatives.
  • Strong analytical, writing, editing, organizational, and project management skills
  • High degree of initiative and attention to detail; manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Bachelor degree in art, arts education or non-profit arts management, Masters preferred
  • Fine Art artistic discipline expertise is required (music, visual art, dance, and/or theater)
  • Ability to work nights and weekends for events  and meetings as required
  • Experience and understanding of Tessitura database and ticketing system is preferred but not required.

Compensation:  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application:  Please include a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of 3 references. References will not be checked until final stages of interview process. All applications will be confidential. Electronic submissions only. Please send materials to Karen Pacioni, Administrative Services Manager,

Application Deadline:  NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE. Finalists will be contacted shortly after this deadline. Due to a high volume of application numbers, not all applicants may be contacted. Post will be removed when position has been filled.

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, genetic information, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest and conviction records, the use or nonuse of lawful products off the employers’ premises during non-work hours, declining to attend meetings or participate in communications about religious or political matters or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.


Executive Director of Administration and Musical Operations, Green Bay Boy Choir and Girl Choir, Green Bay, WI (posted 11-20-17)
The Green Bay Boy Choir Girl Choir, Inc. is seeking an exceptional individual with strong management and leadership skills, a background or experience in music and/or music education, and a commitment to foster and maintain strong relationships among the staff, members, artistic directors, and community.  This administrative and educational leader will provide leadership, vision, and management of the GBBCGC’s business and educational operations in support of the artistic and educational mission and the organization’s place within the community.


The Mission of the Green Bay Boy Choir Girl Choir, Inc. is to provide quality music education and performance opportunities for boys and girls where they explore and encounter the beauty and depth of choral music within a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters positive social and personal growth, pride and leadership skills.

Purpose and Objective

Develop, implement, and monitor strategies that achieve the organizational mission, goals, objectives, and long-range plans of the Green Bay Boy Choir and Girl Choir.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Public, Community and Membership Relations

Establishes and maintains positive communication and relationships with the community, staff, parents, members, directors and choir members by:

  • Developing ongoing relationships with peers and organizations in the arts community
  • Acting as the spokesperson for the choirs within the community and surrounding areas
  • Participating in community activities that further name recognition of the choirs
  • Participating in musical and professional organizations
  • Participating in selected choir, parent, and directors’ meetings, events, trips.
  • Attending all GBBCGC concerts and observing selected rehearsals
  • Communicating via newsletters, phone calls, and website as needed.


Develops and implements a comprehensive strategy to market the choirs through:

  • Educational outreach to increase awareness of the choirs by corporations, grant sources, and the general public
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and brand recognition plan to include (but not limited to) press releases, advertising, calendar listings, brochures, postcards, public service announcements, social media, website, and radio advertising

Development and Fundraising

Develops, coordinates, and executes a comprehensive strategy of financial development and support by:

  • Planning and overseeing the individual and corporate donor campaign
  • Preparing foundation and government grant requests and reports
  • Establishing and supporting committees and task forces to implement fundraising projects
  • Identifying and pursuing new sources of contributed income from individuals, corporations, foundations, and grants

Financial Management

Prepares budgets and manages financial operations in accordance with approved budget and governmental regulations by:

  • Monitoring expenses to budget line items and coordinating proper expense allocations in conjunction with accountant/bookkeeper and Board Treasurer
  • Preparing annual budget and variance analysis for presentation to board
  • Compiling and distributing employee payroll
  • Providing oversight of member accounts
  • Tending to accounts payable
  • Working with landlord (Grace Lutheran) to come to agreement on terms of lease renewals
  • Reviewing options to recommend the purchase of new and/or additional equipment, office, and educational supplies as needed
  • Complying with all local, state, and federal tax regulations and prepare/file reports as needed


Hires, trains, and supervises staff to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives through:

  • Ensuring that staff members have the proper training, equipment, supplies, motivation, and support to effectively perform their duties with optimum efficiency in a positive working atmosphere
  • Fostering an administrative structure and inclusive decision-making process that promotes a productive working atmosphere and effective staff relations
  • Creating and maintaining job descriptions for all approved positions
  • Overseeing the search for and interviewing process of new employees in conjunction with the board (as needed)
  • Hiring of staff to fill position openings, ensuring a successful on-boarding process
  • Monitoring performance against objectives, taking corrective action as needed
  • Creating and maintaining all human resource policies, practices, and procedures to ensure that they comply with state and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Direct the training of new employees and coach as needed to see to the professional conduct of all staff
  • Maintaining the documentation and privacy of personnel files
  • Conducting annual evaluations of personnel and making recommendations regarding salary
  • Monitoring distribution of workload 


Oversees short- and long-range planning in alignment with mission and goals of the organization in conjunction with the choral directors and Board of Directors by:

  • Preparing and executing strategies for implementation
  • Evaluating progress toward goals on a regular basis
  • Revising strategies to continue growth and forward movement of the choirs’ objectives

Board of Directors – Communication and Board Relations

Works with the Board of Directors and its officers to help them fulfill their functions through:

  • Attending all board meetings, providing written updates to the attendees regarding the status of on-going and special projects
  • Alerting the President of necessary discussion topics and agenda items as they arise
  • Preparing financial written reports in conjunction with the Treasurer for presentation
  • Helping the Secretary with distribution of minutes and other documents as needed
  • Assisting with the identification and recruitment of potential new board members
  • Reviewing the By-Laws of the association on an annual basis and recommending revision when needed

Musical Operations

Supervising the artistic and educational program in conjunction with the artistic teams and choral directors by:

  • Coordinating the music education goals and objectives of the GBBCGC in conjunction with the artistic directors
  • Supervising the overall music and curricular goals of the GBBCGC
  • Maintaining positive relationships with artistic directors through ongoing communication
  • Supporting the artistic vision of the directors of the choirs
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with the choir members through involvement in selected choir rehearsals, activities, and events to promote and maintain a culture of community
  • Sharing a passion for choral music, its promotion among the young people of the community at-large, and understanding and promoting the benefits of a comprehensive performance-based music education.
  • Creating and maintaining effective recruitment initiatives
  • Producing concert program books and other marketing materials as needed for performances 


The selected individual will have a well-rounded set of competencies that sets him or her apart from others, including the following:

  • Results-oriented leader with the ability to set, pursue, and reach goals with a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to give direction and guidance, have the self-assurance and confidence to enforce rules and regulations, but be flexible in order to preserve a positive community brand image and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, as well as exceptional writing skills, with the ability to interact effectively with Board, staff, patrons, members, and the community in a positive and cooperative manner.
  • The model of integrity, fairness with the highest ethical standards
  • Ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, humor, and energy are also key attributes 

Job Description:

This is a full-time position (35-40 hours weekly, for 50 weeks annually). Due to the nature of the job, some weeks will require fewer than 25 hours; others will require more. The Executive Director will attend all major concert events.  Salary: Commensurate with experience. No benefits will be offered.

Educational/Experience Requirements:  Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree with experience in music, music education, arts management, and/or non-profit administration.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 

Two positions: Facility Manager & Audio/Video Engineer, Wilson and Carol Trueblood Performing Arts Center, Washington Island, WI (posted 11-11-17)

Positions available July 1, 2018
Job training/hiring possible May 1
Posted to 12-21-17
  • The Facility Manager job entails facility maintenance, repair and monitoring. Applicant must be self-motivated, and have experience in construction/building maintenance. Background in the performing arts is not required. This is a year round part-time position, requiring approximately 10 hours per week during high season – Memorial Day weekend to Oct. 15 (and half that for the rest of the year).
  • The Audio/Video Engineer position involves mixing sound for live events and running video projection equipment.  Applicant must be self-motivated, and have experience in audio engineering, preferably live mixing.  Background in the performing arts is not required.  This is a year round part-time position, requiring approximately 20 hours per week during high season – Memorial Day weekend to Oct. 15 (and half that for the rest of the year).
Send inquiries, including requests for additional details, to:
Trueblood Performing Arts Center
P.O. Box 136
Washington Island, WI 54246
Attention: Bruce McClaren, Board President
Or e-mail

Director of Development, Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor, WI (posted 10-31-17)
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Chief Development Officer, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (posted 10-12-17)
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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

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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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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Performing Arts 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


Tour and Outreach Coordinator, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Appleton, WI (posted 6-28-17)
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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

 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

      • ( 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.