The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

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

Summer Lunch Supervisor/Administrative Assistant, Monroe Street Arts Center, Madison, WI (posted 5-15-17) 
Click here for info.  Posted to 5-30-17.

Marketing Manager, Madison Opera, Madison, WI (posted 5-9-17)
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Development Officer, Children’s Theater of Madison, Madison, WI (posted 5-9-17)
Children’s Theater of Madison (CTM) is a 501c3 resident theater company of Overture Center for the Arts and one of the largest theater companies in Madison. Our mission is to create vibrant theater experiences that engage, educate and inspire young people and their communities.

We are currently seeking a Development Officer to manage all aspects of CTM’s development initiatives. A successful candidate would have experience in a non-profit, fundraising environment, grant writing experience, and exceptional writing and proofreading skills. They would also demonstrate excellence in planning and organization, and bring enthusiasm and professionalism to a fast-paced environment. The ability to work on multiple projects and pay close attention to detail is essential. This is a 35-hour per week position with the potential to expand over time.

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Conduct research and provide analysis on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors.
  • Create and maintain an annual development plan for the organization.
  • Manage all corporate sponsorship under supervision of Executive Director (ED). Maintain sponsor records, supervise sponsor recognition in marketing materials, coordinate sponsor correspondence, including invoices, invitations, distribution of vouchers, and final reports.
  • Prepare and manage all CTM grant proposals. Track progress and measureable outcomes of programs for grant reports.
  • Process all donations and acknowledgement letters in Tessitura donation database.
  • Assist in the organization and planning of annual spring fundraiser with ED and board.
  • Assist with semi-annual direct mail appeals. Create list of potential donor recipients, coordinate and mail personalized letters to top-tiered donors.
  • Compose donor recognition lists for playbills
  • Assist with proofreading of all public consumption materials, to include marketing and development.
  • Process and track all community donation requests for CTM tickets.
  • Assist with general administrative tasks; including assistance with preseason ticketing campaign.


  • 2+ years experience in fundraising for nonprofit institutions preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous grant writing experience required
  • Possess critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent written communication skills. Ability to use discretion in managing sensitive donor-related communications
  • Good problem solving skills and ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in Tessitura is a plus

Compensation and Benefits

  • Regular, part-time salary, mid to upper $30,000 range
  • Generous health benefits, including medical and dental
  • Paid time off

This part-time position is approximately 35 hours a week. Start date June 2017. Submit cover letter and resume to, attention Allen Ebert, CTM Executive Director.

Development Coordinator, Schauer Arts Center, Hartford, WI (posted 5-4-17)
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Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 5-4-17)
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Assistant Registrar of Exhibitions, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (posted 4-28-17)
The assistant registrar of exhibitions assists the curatorial, registration, and technical services departments on all logistical arrangements related to borrowed exhibitions and artwork loans to the museum. This includes coordinating various aspects of borrowing objects (including loan agreements, incoming and outgoing receipts, and incoming and outgoing condition reports); scheduling and overseeing shipping and delivery of art objects; assisting with the installation of artworks for exhibition (as needed); and maintaining inventories and documentation related to exhibitions. This position is part-time with a schedule of approximately 20-25 hours per week.  Email a cover letter, resume and professional references to  Posted to 5-28-17.

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

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

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

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

2 projects at $25,000

3 projects at $10,000

4 projects at $5,000 or less

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Submission Requirements: 

Please respond with: 

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


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

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

Positions available at the Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI (posted 4-20-17)
Marketing Manager and Events Manager – click here for info.  Posted to 5-14-17.

Director, Summer Music Clinic, UW-Madison, Madison, WI (posted 4-12-17)
This position serves as director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Music Clinic, a program that for almost 90 years has provided 800 middle and high school students from Wisconsin and across the country an opportunity to build their performance skills in band, orchestra, choir, musical theater and jazz ensembles as they work with nationally recognized educators. This position also administers the Winds of Wisconsin program, a premiere youth wind ensemble that meets weekly during the fall and spring.  Click here for info.

Call for Proposals: Chimney Swift Tower Artistic Design and Implementation, Mequon, WI (posted 4-5-17)
The Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department (Department) has built and installed a chimney swift nesting and roosting tower at Virmond County Park in the City of Mequon specially designed to provide habitat for chimney swifts, a declining native migratory bird species.  The Department is also using the tower to help raise awareness about this imperiled species and the importance of habitat conservation in addition to providing habitat for chimney swifts.  The Department is requesting proposals from an artist or group to create and implement their ideas for a design to make the tower more aesthetically pleasing while providing educational opportunities. The full Project Call for Proposals can be downloaded from Ozaukee County’s Bid Posting page at Project proposals are due by 5:00 pm Thursday, June 1, 2017 and should be submitted electronically to  A committee of artists and Department staff will review the proposals for design aesthetics and implementation feasibility and make a decision by July 15, 2017.

Often called “Flying Cigars,” chimney swifts are beautiful birds that provide benefits to our natural surroundings by eating many nuisance insects. Originally nesting in hollow trees, chimney swifts began moving into homes with wood/coal furnaces and chimneys due to habitat loss. As gas furnaces replaced wood and coal, many chimneys were either torn down or modified with openings that do not allow chimney swift entrance and nesting.  The constructed tower is an effort to address the need for additional nesting and roosting habitat.

The chimney swift tower installation is complimentary with other ecological improvement efforts being implemented by the Department, including the installation and monitoring of bluebird, wood duck, and kestrel nest boxes.  Department staff are monitoring the boxes and conducting a variety of avian, fish and wildlife surveys with the assistance from volunteers to gain a better understanding of the species breeding in or migrating through Ozaukee County.  These combined efforts assist in the decision making processes for protecting and restoring habitat that benefit birds and other wildlife species.

Please contact Tina Kroening at 262-236-2006 or for additional information on the chimney swift tower project or getting involved with other ecologically-related opportunities through the Department.

Jobs with Artists Working in Education, Milwaukee, WI (posted 4-5-17)
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Arts/Industry Pottery Technician, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (posted 2-28-17)
Hundreds of artists have benefited from the celebrated Arts/Industry residency program since its beginning in 1974. Undoubtedly one of the most unusual ongoing collaborations between art and industry in the United States, it is conceived and administered by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hosted by Kohler Co.


The Pottery Technician’s primary responsibility is the facilitation of all technical and physical aspects of artists’ residencies. They directly support artists-in-residence through facility, process, and materials instruction. The Pottery Technician meets with artists-in-residence on a daily basis and guides the technical development of their progress in the studio. The Pottery Technician also engages in other Arts/Industry and John Michael Kohler Arts Center programming.

A Bachelor’s degree is required with an emphasis in ceramics or sculpture, 2–3 years experience with technical requirements, facilities management abilities including equipment maintenance and repair, excellent communication and organizational skills.

Technical requirements include slip-casting, model-making and mold-making skills. Experience with plaster, clay, and glaze technology and formulation, and firing procedures is essential.

Send cover letter, detailed résumé, and list of professional references to:

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Or email


Piano Teacher, Monroe Street Arts Center, Madison, WI (posted 1-31-17)
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Executive Director, Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua, WI (posted 1-27-17)
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 Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for fall semester 2017
Arts Wisconsin is an independent statewide organization with the mission to serve the people of Wisconsin and enrich communities as the voice for the arts. Arts Wisconsin advances the creative economy, integrates the arts and creativity in education, educates entrepreneurs and activists, and engages policy-makers and the public as a catalyst and convener for dialogue, information, and action.Arts Wisconsin is currently seeking creative, self-motivated communication, engagement and social media interns with strong writing, interviewing, and journalism skills as well as experience with social media, design, and marketing. Intern responsibilities include working on the organization’s communication plan, overseeing the writing and editing of the News from Arts Wisconsin monthly e-newsletter, coordinating social media platforms, and assisting with research projects, website maintenance, and fundraising and outreach/engagement programs. The ideal intern has an interest in the arts, arts education, politics and civic issues, community engagement, and cultural and creative development. We are particularly interested in students with film/video expertise and interest to assist in the development and production of promotional and educational videos. Preferred skills include graphic design and visual promotion. This is an unpaid internship. We offer a meaningful, challenging, and interesting experience and a flexible schedule, and are amenable to a wide range of interests and talents. To apply, please send a resume to Anne Katz, Executive Director,

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.