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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.

Wisconsin Film Festival (WFF) Box Office Clerks–temp. employment, UW Madison, Madison, WI (posted 2-16-18)
Job Overview:  WFF Box Office Clerks will play an integral role in the successful ticketing activities of the 2018 Wisconsin Film Festival. Working both independently and as team clerks will be very knowledgable in regards to the individual venues, Festival policies, films and events in order to best serve guests in a timely fashion. Clerks will also be familiar with Campus Arts Ticketing events and policies and make every effort to answer non-Festival related questions when possible.

As a WFF Box Office Clerk you will learn our ticketing software and daily office protocol, and work with our patrons to provide a genuine and unique customer service experience while selling tickets and helping address patron concerns and issues. Clerks are expected to deliver a high level of customer service expectations and accurate ticket sales reporting. Cash handling experience is a must.

  • # of Openings: 4 to 8
  • Hours: 20 to 40 – varies weekly
  • Work Schedule: Shifts Vary: Evenings and Weekends required, in addition to availability between 9:30am and 7:30pm Monday-Friday and 11am to 3pm Saturday. Week of Festival (April 5 to 12) must have completely open availability.
  • Hiring Conditions: Temporary Positions available between March 5 and April 13th.  Must have open availability and be willing to work nights, weekends and long shifts. Non-Student.
  • Required Skills: Flexibility and dependability. Customer service experience. Familiarity with Windows computers. Cash handling experience required. Must be able to work independently and as a team.
  • Prior Experience: Customer service and Cash handling experience required.


Event Ticketing Supervisor, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, WI (posted 2-13-18)
Click here for information.  Posted to 2-16-18.

Technical Director (part-time), Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center, Ashwaubenon, WI (posted 2-13-18)
Click here for information.  Posted to 3-5-18.

Managing Director, Make Music Madison, Madison, WI (posted 2-12-18)
Click here for information. Posted to 2-16-18.

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

Arts Management instructor and Lawton Gallery Curator, UW-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI (posted 2-10-18)
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for the position of Full Time Instructor of Arts Management and Curator of the Lawton Gallery. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of exhibitions at the Lawton Gallery (preparatory, curatorial, informational, maintenance, operational, supervisory, outreach/social media, marketing, and financial), maintenance of the permanent collection, and teaching and administration duties within the Arts Management program. The Curator will be responsible for approximately 6 exhibits per year, including faculty and student shows, and will be expected to mount a creative variety of other exhibits which demonstrate a broad spectrum of arts and cultural interests appropriate to a University setting. Click here for a complete job description and application information.  Posted to 3-1-18.

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 available at the Monroe Arts Center, Monroe, WI (posted 2-6-18)
Executive Director:
  Monroe Arts Center (MAC) is seeking a dynamic leader to manage its regional performing and visual arts center while playing an instrumental part in making Monroe, Wisconsin a destination.  The key responsibility is to establish a robust schedule of performances and programs for the recently remodeled facility with a new addition that offers an art gallery, meeting rooms, classroom, gift shop, promenade, box office, and accessibility to the beautiful 19th century historic church converted into a 270-seat concert hall.  Larger acts can also be booked in the 700-seat local Monroe High School PAC.  Other critical responsibilities include managing a staff of 5 and volunteers; fund and membership development and donor stewardship; forming and maintaining community partnerships with other arts organizations; increasing youth and family programming; educational, business and community outreach; budget management and revenue generation (current annual budget is $400K); facilities management; marketing and promotion; and working collaboratively while reporting to boards of directors for both MAC and MAC Foundation.  Ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and love of the arts; Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and/or commensurate experience in the arts; strong management/leadership experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills including public speaking; fundraising and audience development experience; prudent financial management skills; visionary and strategic thinking skills; and an ability to create a culture that provides a customer and community-focused experience at MAC. Please submit letter of interest describing your perspective on performance and visual arts programming, resume and salary expectations to or mail to Monroe Arts Center Search Committee, 1315 11th Street, Monroe, WI  53566.  Posted to 3-31-18.

Art Gallery Director – Part-time:  Monroe Arts Center (MAC) is seeking a responsible and well-organized lover of the arts to coordinate with local and regional artists to display their artwork at MAC and Monroe Clinic.  Communication with various art groups, artists and the public is necessary to be successful in this role.  Ideal candidate will have a strong understanding and appreciation for visual arts, public speaking and marketing skills.  You will be responsible for all coordination of artwork at both locations, visual layout and hanging of art displays, and promotion of art exhibits.  You will also manage and monitor all art sales.  Hours are flexible and part-time, but will require 8 changes per year to the art displays and public announcements at opening receptions of MAC performances.  To apply, send resume and letter of interest with the hours you are available and wage expectations to or to: MAC Art Gallery Coordinator, PO Box 472, Monroe WI  53566.

Executive Director, Rhapsody Arts Center, Verona, WI (posted 2-2-18)
Rhapsody Arts Center, a not-for-profit music and arts education center, established in 2006 in Verona, Wisconsin, seeks an Executive Director with a desired start date on or around 01-June-2018.  The organization has a solid track record of financial stability, zero debt, and strong cash reserves. 

All interested individuals should include a Resume/CV, a Cover Letter and a writing sample.  The writing sample should be an example of you as the Executive Director applying for a grant for Rhapsody Arts Center.  Please append all three documents as a single attachment to your email.

Application deadline:  Ongoing, through 15-March-2018.  Email application to:


The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Rhapsody Arts Center staff, programs, community outreach and fundraising, and effectively executes the mission of Rhapsody in collaboration with the Board of Directors to ensure long-term stability.

  • Full-time, exempt position.
  • Benefits include health care insurance allowance and paid vacation.
  • Starting base annual salary of $50,000 may be adjusted based upon experience, qualifications and additional benefits.


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is evaluated by the Board’s executive committee. Additional duties may be assigned by the Board. 

Organizational Leadership

  • An expressed understanding of how successful artistic non-profits succeed in establishing a balance between artistic goals and business realities.
  • Successfully recruit, supervise and retain qualified staff, teaching artists, and volunteers.
  • Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Rhapsody can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.

Fiscal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Achieve progress towards diversity of funding sources. 

Fundraising and Outreach

  • Proven fundraising skills.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of Rhapsody’s image by being active and visible in the community.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  • Act as organization spokesperson and promote Rhapsody Arts Center at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile.
  • Expand revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support operations.
  • Cultivate effective relationships with staff, artists, volunteers, community groups, peer organizations, media, funders and others to advance the goals of the organization.
  • Ability to convey a vision of Rhapsody’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors. 


  • Responsible for implementation of Rhapsody’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Work closely with staff to advance professional, relevant and innovative programming in support of Rhapsody’s mission.
  • Ability to evaluate and adjust programs for fiscal and community needs. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree; ideally an Arts Administration degree or equivalent.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ideally, at least five years progressive management experience, preferably in one or more fields: arts, music, and business management in the non-profit sector.

Resident Technical Director – Sunset Playhouse, Elm Grove, WI (posted 1-31-18)
Click here for full info.   Posted to 2-16-18.

Executive Director, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, Stevens Point, WI (posted 1-22-18)
Click here for information.  Posted to 3-31-18.

Assistant Director, Lake Superior Big Top Chatauqua, Bayfield, WI (posted 1-19-18)
Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in the midst of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua (BTC) is a non-profit arts organization with a mission to provide entertaining and educational activities with an emphasis on history and the environment. BTC presents upwards of 60 performances and events from June – September each year in an intimate 900 seat venue in Bayfield, WI.  We also tour with our resident band the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and produce and broadcast Tent Show Radio weekly on Wisconsin Public Radio and other public stations in 7 states.

Big Top, celebrating 32 years of presenting the performing arts,  is at an exciting point in its evolution as the organization prepares for a major capital fundraising campaign to build a new performance venue (read more). The Assistant Director is a new full-time year-round position created to be a vital member of the management team. This position will assist the Executive Director in all aspects of managing and programming the Big Top and will play an active role in the new building campaign. 

This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises several employees.  Duties will include:

  • Provide leadership and direction to all employees, band members, volunteers, and the Board of Directors in order to achieve the organization’s philosophy, mission and strategic goals
  • Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization to ensure balance of financial security, support for the creative spirit, and performance excellence
  • Provide support to the Board of Directors to enable the Board to fulfill its governance functions
  • Serve as a public advocate of BTC in local communities and the general public
  • Assist in fund and resource development, including identification of funding prospects, grant shaping, and collaboration with foundations and major donors
  • Guide the major Facilities Project through to completion with ED, Operations Manager and Facilities Committee of the Board.


  • Assist in fund raising efforts to ensure there are financial resources to support the organization and the major Capital project underway
  • Be a steward of all funds to ensure that resources are used to further the mission of BTC
  • Prepare the strategic annual budget with ED and GM, and participate in the Finance Committee analysis and the Board approval process prior to year end
  • Ensure that the organization operates within the budget guidelines
  • Ensure that accurate financial records are maintained, and legal obligations are fulfilled
  • Oversee the cash flow and ensure that all invoices are approved for payment on a timely basis

Programming and Marketing

  • Assist ED in planning creative and dynamic summer season programming for the BTC tent, contract with all performers, and oversee execution of all details
  • Create and execute out-of-tent tour programs that meet the organization’s mission and can be performed within budget limitations
  • Oversee Marketing Director and the successful execution of the annual marketing plan and budget
  • Oversee the execution of performer contracts, and other performer needs for successful programs

Human Resources

  • Work with GM on the hiring, contracting and supervising of all personnel
  • Maintain current job descriptions and conduct annual job evaluations with full time staff
  • Ensure that terms of contracts are fulfilled
  • Ensure that an adequate personnel and other policies are in place

Board of Directors

  • Assist ED in all aspects of Board relations
  • Participate in orientation process, prepare a file of BTC documents for each new member, and maintain records of board terms
  • Attend board meetings and ensure that directors are kept informed of all BTC financial and organization activities
  • Work with committees on their specified goals
  • Work with officers on their various responsibilities, particularly Secretary, Treasurer and President 

Minimum requirements:  The ideal candidate is a natural people person and an excellent communicator. He/she is organized, detail oriented and enjoys seeing projects through to completion. The candidate possesses strong writing skills and is proficient in basic computer programs. He/she is eager to grow as a professional and enjoys working as part of a team.  Candidate possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of professional experience in the performing arts or similar field. Prior experience working in the nonprofit sector a plus. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Please submit cover letter and resume as one MS Word or PDF document to  (or mail to BTC, PO Box 455, Washburn, WI  54212) by Monday, February 12, 2017.

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.

Summer Arts Management Internship, Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, Inc., Ephraim, WI (posted 12-20-17)
The Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, Inc., affectionately known as the Hardy Gallery, in Door County, WI offers a summer Arts Management Internship opportunity for college students interested in gaining hands-on experience with a nationally recognized visual arts organization. The Hardy is a dynamic non-profit organization that is constantly working together to achieve a mission of promoting the visual arts of the Door County Peninsula. This unique internship allows students to work in a variety of capacities including Exhibitions, Community Outreach, Volunteer Management, and Marketing to name a few. The successful candidate will be working with paid staff as well as interacting with artists, volunteers, board of directors, and other arts professionals. This internship will provide the successful candidate with a broad understanding of how a nonprofit visual art institution functions.  Responsibilities might include assisting with exhibition installation for our iconic gallery located on Ephraim’s Anderson dock, assisting with public outreach programs including the popular Community Mosaic Project, helping to plan exhibition opening receptions and gallery events, providing support for our Volunteer Resource Committee and working directly with volunteer gallery staff, and participating in fundraising events such as our Collector’s Choice Benefit.

Applicants must have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. Knowledge of or passion for the visual arts is preferred. Necessary computer skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a plus. Arts Management Internship Program Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 30, 2018.  Click here for application information.

Chief Development Officer, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, WI (posted 12-18-17)
Click here for info.  Posted to 2-7-18.

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. 



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Executive Director, Confluence Arts Center, Eau Claire, WI 

Click here for full information. 

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. 

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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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.

 Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for summer and 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.