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Executive Director, Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Menomonie, WI (posted 4-23-18)

Reports to: Executive Committee, Board of Directors

The Executive director of the Mabel Tainter Center of the Arts (MTCA) is given a great opportunity and responsibility to cultivate an appreciation, enjoyment, and interest in all forms of art within the greater Menomonie area.  The position leads an eclectic team of specialized professionals who each play a unique role in seeing the continued success of this historic theater.  The Executive Director works closely with the board of directors to set the strategic goals for the organization and update the board regularly on progress towards the goals.  As Executive Director you’ll become part of the community, engage its members, and build deep satisfying relationships that offer a return on investment and afford the Mabel Tainter to continue inspiring people of all ages to support the arts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree
  • Experience effectively leading or managing teams
  • Direct experience managing and allocating budgets
  • Successful experience fundraising or grant writing
  • Intermediate skill with databases and Microsoft Office tools, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication methods that engage multiple audiences
  • Direct experience hiring and supervising employees in accordance with standard human resources best practices and legal requirements
  • Direct experience working as part of a non-profit organization
  • Experience in a position reporting to and developing effective working relationships with a Board of directors



Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, arts administration, or related field and comparable demonstrated experience
  • Prior experience in theatrical productions, event booking and management, marketing, or public relations
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as website maintenance



Primary Responsibilities

40% Fundraising & Communications:

  • Network and build partnerships with community member and leaders, and represent the Mabel at major community events
  • Build on existing communication and community outreach methods to more deeply and meaningfully engage patrons of the Mabel Tainter
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan. Evaluate results regularly and adjust plan as necessary to meet budgeted goals.
  • Provide monthly communication and reports to BOD regarding programmatic, financial, HR, and facility functions, including P/L, programming reports, revenues by function, donor reports, progress towards fundraising goals, etc.


30% Programming, Team Management &Facilities:

  • Define and articulate a common vision and set of programmatic goals for the Mabel Tainter to actively work towards, in collaboration with community partners as well as the Mabel Tainter staff and volunteers. Evaluate results regularly and use data to guide future programming decisions.
  • Engage, and support a strong Board of Directors, as well as volunteers and employees as operational needs fluctuate. Provide regular feedback and evaluations of staff and seek to develop and retain a quality team.
  • Oversee building operations, maintenance, artistic and theatrical operations with staff
  • Supervise and develop staff and volunteers

30% Planning & New Business:

  • Lead marketing and PR initiatives to promote programming, education, and historical significance of the MTCA to the community and enhance attendance
  • Establish collaborative relationships with a diverse population of artists and arts organizations, as well as key organizations in the community
  • Be an external local presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

These responsibilities are subject to change and/or modification and are not intended to be all-encompassing. Other duties may be assigned.

Compensation:  $50,000 – $65,000

Deadline:  May 1,2018

Application Process:  Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Executive Director, Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN (posted 4-17-18)
Click here for info.  Posted to May 20, 2018.

>Gallery Assistant, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 4-17-18)
Overture Center for the Arts is seeking a gallery assistant for the Overture Galleries. The Gallery position requires approximately 8 hours a week. Hours increase during exhibit changes. The Gallery Assistant works under supervision of Beth Racette, Program Manager. 

Duties include but are not limited to: Communicate with artists exhibiting in the Playhouse Galleries and/or Galleries I, II, and III. Schedule and assist with installation and the de-installation of all Overture exhibitions. Edit and create labels for Galleries I, II, III and Playhouse Exhibitions. Assist with creating promotional materials for exhibitions such as emails, press releases, and website. Assist with social media for all the Galleries. Create and assemble contracts for artists. Work closely with Overture facility staff to maintain the galleries space. Assist with the Selection Committee of artists and professionals to review the submitted art proposals received from art organizations and artists, and assist with selection committee meeting.  Work closely with the Dane County area artists by maintaining correspondence and recruiting artists to apply. Perform other duties as necessary regarding Overture Galleries. 


Experience working with electronic images and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Excel software are required.  We are seeking a motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, devoted, friendly, and communicative person who is capable of handling various administrative tasks and maintaining a professional relationship with artists and art organizations. Priority will be given to the candidates who have experience organizing and installing art shows and handling administrative tasks.  The Gallery Assistant should begin Spring 2018 and commit to working at Overture Center through Spring 2020 or longer.

Ability to communicate effectively with customers of various age, socioeconomic, and ethnic groups; and to handle diverse circumstances and activities. Ability to understand and independently carry out direction and procedures and to communicate effectively. Must be able to operate a computer, telephone and two-way radio, and be able to walk and navigate stairs. 

Overture Galleries: Mission and Description 

The mission of the Overture Center is to engage the community in the arts. In pursuit of that mission, the Overture Galleries serve as a local forum for diverse artistic expression, fostering the growth of local artists and arts organizations.  Please visit the Galleries and our website at to find out more.

Visit: to apply.

Employment opportunities at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI (posted 4-9-18)
Open positions include Curator/Arts Education Coordinator and Administrative Assistant.  Click here for info.

Positions open at the Milwaukee Symphony:  Campaign Gift Officer, Executive Assistant & Board Liason, and Director of Orchestra Personnel, Milwaukee, WI (posted 4-5-18)
Click here for information:

Arts Project Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI (posted 4-3-18)
Under the direction of the Public Services Area Manager-Branch Libraries, the Arts Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing Milwaukee Public Library’s National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town Grant repertoire of events, programs, outreach activities, and exhibits that target residents of the south side neighborhood near Milwaukee Public Library’s Mitchell Street Branch. The Coordinator will “function as the point of contact and manager for community outreach, arts and cultural collaboration, local artist relationships, facilitation of art installations and the pursuit of additional community arts and cultural partnerships to enhance the project.” The Coordinator will also oversee planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and activities that are designed to achieve the grant’s stated goals for customer and community outcomes.  Click here for info. Posted to 4-23-18.

Performance Services Associate, Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Chippewa Falls, WI (posted 4-1-18)
The Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc. (CVCA) dba the Heyde Center for the Arts is now hiring for its new Performance Services Associate Position. This is a non-exempt employee position. The position will work with CVCA staff and volunteers to deliver customer service and management support for production of performance/rental/exhibits and stage events. Evaluating performances and effectiveness of staff for events will be included in this position. The Position will also be responsible for promoting the CVCA by attracting and meeting interested groups, and supplementing the marketing of CVCA events by using various promotional materials and social media. Qualified applicants will have an Associate or Bachelor’s degree or 1 to 3 years of event management/customer service experience in a related field. Hospitality and tourism experience is preferred. Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Pay commensurate with experience. For a complete job description, including physical (lifting, standing, pulling, exposure to paint/chemicals) and technical requirements for this position, please visit our website at

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:  No telephone calls, please. Deadline for applications is 4/30/18.

Truck Studio Team Members, Artists Working in Education, Milwaukee, WI (posted 3-30-18)
AWE is searching for community-driven artists, including professional teaching artists, college-aged and high school interns, to run this summer’s Truck Studio programming! This is an opportunity to develop work experience, engage in your Milwaukee community, work outside, get paid, and become connected with peers who share your passion for increasing access to the arts. All Truck Studio employees participate in a week long (paid) training before beginning programming.  More info at

English Teacher/Director, Theatre Program, Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc, WI (posted 3-24-18)
Oconomowoc High School (OHS) is hiring for a full-time English teacher who will also serve as the Director of our highly successful theater program. Qualified candidate is required have or be eligible to hold a valid Wisconsin Teaching License in English (#1300), Theater (#1325). In addition, we would prefer the candidate be eligible to hold a speech communication license (#1320). Specifically, the teaching assignments include teaching Acting, Speech, Drama, and IB Theater.

Outside of the teaching responsibilities, the candidate will oversee the theater production for the OHS Theater Department. The drama program has had a long and celebrated history of excellence in theater arts. This includes:

  • Recognition and Awards: The program has been recognized at the state level from the Overture Awards in Musical Theater Excellence (formerly the Tommys) every year since the state-wide program began. It has regularly received awards for performance, direction, choral & musical direction, set/lighting/audio design, stage management and choreography. It has received musical awards for these and the Outstanding Musical Award more times than any drama program in the state. In addition, the OHS drama program has been selected to represent Wisconsin and the country at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburg, Scotland twice since 2010. 
  • Facilities: The Oconomowoc Area School district has a state-of-the art, professional facility operated by a professional staff including an executive director, technical director, box office and marketing staff. The Oconomowoc Arts Center, , has a mission to support the school district at all levels, community non-profit arts and cultural organizations, and has an annual professional series of presented events including main stage, cabaret, film, visual arts and film. It has a 755 main stage, 100-125 flex-space theater and two small outdoor spaces. 
  • Staff/Professional Adjunct: In addition to the full time drama director at OHS, the drama program has top notch professional staff in vocal and instrumental musical direction/coaching, a professional technical director and support staff in audio engineering, costumes and design. Over the years the program has also drawn from a variety of regional professional artists in choreography, scene design, lighting design, vocal and diction coaching, movement and improvisation.
  • Education Opportunities: Students at OHS and the district middle schools have several opportunities to perform or be involved in technical theater. All students are mentored by a combination of professional district staff and other artists from the region. For example, advanced technical theater students at OHS have an opportunity to be a paid support technician and work alongside community and professional events as stage crew. Many graduates over the years have pursued the theater arts profession in education, performance, technical theater and arts management.

Candidates are asked to apply on WECAN by Monday, April 16, 2018. Please include your resume and at least two letter of recommendations. In addition, please complete the HireVue online interview screening. If you have questions about this vacancy please contact OHS principal, Jason Curtis, at

Program Director, Kohler Foundation, Kohler, WI (posted 3-9-18)
Click here for information.

Program Director, VSA Wisconsin, Madison, WI (posted 3-2-18)
Click here for information.

Full Charge Bookkeeper, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (posted 2-16-18)
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 full charge bookkeeper is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the financial operations of Skylight.  Additionally, the full charge bookkeeper handles all enrolling and maintaining of employees’ insurance coverage.  Operating on an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million, the full charge bookkeeper is a key member of the senior staff of Skylight.  Potential flexible work schedule.

Specifically, the Full Charge Bookkeeper:

Accounting:  Maintain general ledger on computerized accounting system (currently Sage).  Make bank transfers and monitor and reconcile all operating accounts including cash-flow projections.  Supervise accounts payable clerk.

Payroll:  Prepare the weekly payroll (currently ADP) for 60+ employees, and accurately track employee leave.  Create and maintain employee files.

HR/Employee Benefits:  Monitor and administer employee benefits.  Prepare 1099s and ensure W-2 are mailed by deadlines. 

Budgeting/Reporting:  Assist the executive director with the preparation of the annual budget. Prepare monthly financial statements and cash flow statements. 

Annual Audit:  Assist the executive director prepare work papers and documentation to submit to external auditor for the annual independent audit and tax returns, including the coordination of audit with Skylight team and external auditors.  

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a minimum of an Associate’s degree along with five or more years of bookkeeping experience.  Proficient in Excel, general bookkeeping, and payroll software.  Interested in learning new systems and software.  Willingness to work as a team with other senior staff.  A sense of humor, energy and drive are necessary; a background and/or interest in the arts is helpful. 

Salary:                     $50s

Stating date:           As soon as possible

Interested individuals should submit, via email, a cover letter with resume to:

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

Skylight Music Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

Education Coordinator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (posted 2-10-18)
Click here for information.

Assistant Director of Facilities, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 2-8-18)
Click here for info.

Assistant Technical Director, Grand Theater, Wausau, WI (posted 2-8-18)
The Wausau Performing Arts Foundation, the non-profit managing company of the Grand Theater, Wausau, is seeking creative and experienced candidates for an Assistant Technical Director.

The ideal candidate would be comfortable working with a diverse clientele that includes local, regional and international music, theater and dance companies, as well as private and public gatherings of all types.

Responsibilities include:Help to load and unload trucks, set up/tear down events and provide technical support for a multitude of
productions and special events. Other duties would be the maintenance of equipment and facilities, and the ability to perform the duties of a crew leader when needed.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Thorough understanding of theatrical lighting, audio and wiring, with general repair skills.
  • Skilled in theater rigging with the ability to hang lights, scenery, drops and other equipment safely.
  • Must be able to work at heights, off lifts, ladders and on catwalks.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects with the use of proper equipment.
  • Flexible work schedule with a willingness to work long hours, nights and weekends as determined
    by event schedule.
  • Punctuality, attention to detail and a positive attitude is a must.
  • Adaptable, with the ability to follow close instruction and juggle multiple projects in a fast paced,
    team focused environment.
  • Proven self-starter who is able to work unsupervised with proper instruction.
  • Strong customer service skills that guarantees positive interactions with clients.
  • Good written, verbal, computer and electronic skills.

Experience Required: High school diploma or equivalent.  Must be familiar with theatrical sound, lighting, and rigging systems, with at
least 3 years’ experience working in a technical theater role.

Training: The Grand will train committed employees who may be lacking in minor areas, but have positive attitude and
a proven work history. However, due to the demanding production schedule, candidates will only be considered
if they have superb skills in most of the aforementioned areas.

Interested candidates should submit, via email, a complete resume, with references and salary requirements, along with a cover letter explaining why your experience and skills set would be an asset to the Grand. Send to: Mark Weiss – Technical Director:

Positions at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI (posted 1-10-18)

  •  Executive Director
  • Arts Education and Programming Director
  • Part-time Events Assistants

Click here for full info.

  • Part-time House Manager:  House Manager (part-time)
    Reports to: Senior House ManagerThe Wilson Center is presently seeking an outgoing part-time House Manager to provide the highest levels of customer
    service to all Wilson Center audience members, class attendees, group leaders, outside rental clients,
    supporters, and visitors.Job Responsibilities
     During performances and events, ensure smooth operation of lobby, auditorium, restrooms, and other public
    areas of the Wilson Center, supervising and directing ushers and bartenders as required.
     Prior to the event/performance, communicate with backstage tech personnel and/or stage manager to confirm
    program times, intermission schedules, and late arrival and photography/videotaping rules.
     During the event/performance, maintain communication with the Wilson Center stage manager regarding
    starting of shows, closing and opening theater doors, intermissions, ending times.
     Resolve patron concerns and complaints in a timely, courteous manner.
     If necessary, complete Incident Report form as completely as possible. Interface with local police and rescue
    workers when required.
     Maintain and stock restrooms prior to and during events/performances.
     Submit an on-line Performance Report after each event/performance.
     At each event/performance, take attendance and supervise volunteer ushers.
     If possible, evaluate ushers’ skill levels and experience, and assign tasks best-suited to such skill levels and
    experience. If unfamiliar with the ushers, rely on Senior House Manager’s suggestions and/or ushers’ selfselection
    for tasks they know well.
     At pre-performance briefing, which ordinarily takes place one hour prior to start of event/performance, remind
    ushers about proper attire, about responsibility to “be on duty” before show and during intermission, and about
    responsibility to remain after show ends to assist other ushers in clean-up of theater.
     Communicate with facilities director and other appropriate staff regarding building maintenance, accidents,
    parking lot issues, or police issues when they are brought to your attention.
     When required for a performance or event, cover tables with Wilson Center linens. At the end of event or
    performance, remove linens and bag for laundry pick-up.
     Monitor bar and alcohol supplies, making note of bartender requests for replenishing supplies.Key Requirements
     Good communication, observation, judgment, and organization skills
     Friendly, outgoing personality
     Punctuality
     Flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays; hours per week will vary based on house
    manager’s availability and the number of performances and events
     Ability to motivate and supervise volunteers
     Love of the artsRecommended Qualifications
     Familiarity with the Wilson Center’s programming and audiences, as well as the Greater Milwaukee-area arts
    and culture scene
     CPR certification
     Candidates who have a City of Brookfield Bartender’s license are preferred, however, for house managers who
    are willing to obtain a license, the Wilson Center will pay for the online course and Brookfield fees, as well as up
    to six hours of course timeTo Apply:
    Send a current resume and cover letter via email to Jennifer Kraynik, Senior House Manager, at;
    subject line: House Manager. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Artistic Project Design Coordinator, Artisan and Business Center, NWTC, Green Bay, WI (posted 12-15-17)
Click here for information.

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. 


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. 


 Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for fall semesters 2018
Arts Wisconsin is an independent statewide organization with the mission to serve the people of Wisconsin and enrich communities as the voice for the arts. Arts Wisconsin advances the creative economy, integrates the arts and creativity in education, educates entrepreneurs and activists, and engages policy-makers and the public as a catalyst and convener for dialogue, information, and action.Arts Wisconsin is currently seeking creative, self-motivated communication, engagement and social media interns with strong writing, interviewing, and journalism skills as well as experience with social media, design, and marketing. Intern responsibilities include working on the organization’s communication plan, overseeing the writing and editing of the News from Arts Wisconsin monthly e-newsletter, coordinating social media platforms, and assisting with research projects, website maintenance, and fundraising and outreach/engagement programs. The ideal intern has an interest in the arts, arts education, politics and civic issues, community engagement, and cultural and creative development. We are particularly interested in students with film/video expertise and interest to assist in the development and production of promotional and educational videos. Preferred skills include graphic design and visual promotion. This is an unpaid internship. We offer a meaningful, challenging, and interesting experience and a flexible schedule, and are amenable to a wide range of interests and talents. To apply, please send a resume to Anne Katz, Executive Director,

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
      • NE Wisconsin Arts Association Jobs Board
      • Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras – Job Postings
      • PortalWisconsin’s Opportunities Section
      • Wisconsin Arts Board’s Opportunities in the Arts
      • Wisconsin jobs
      • Springboard for the Arts Job Book (Upper Midwest)
      • Americans for the Arts’ Job Bank
      • Museum Employment Resource Center
      • Nonprofit Jobs – Midwest
      • The Foundation Center
        national job listings in philanthropy and fundraising
      • ArtJob Online
        ArtJob Online is a Web-based resource for employment and opportunities in the arts throughout the U.S. This searchable Web site includes full- and part-time positions, internships, grants, fellowships, and calls for entries.