The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

Development Special Events Manager, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI (posted 1-24-20)
Click here for info.  Posted to 2-2-20.

Technical Director/Stage Manager, Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay, WI (posted 1-21-20)
The Third Avenue Playhouse, Door County Wisconsin’s only year-round professional theatre, is seeking a full-time Technical Director/Stage Manager. This is a year round position. Applicants should have a college degree and/or equivalent professional experience. Duties include overseeing scheduling and taking a hands on approach in managing technical direction, scenic construction, painting and properties. Additional duties include stage managing all productions, running light board and sound for all performances, sound design (QLab Pro) for all productions, supervising summer interns, and other duties as assigned. Must have experience in using power tools. Must be physically able to carry 50-75 pounds if needed. Job would begin mid-May, 2020.

This is an ideal position for applicants seeking employment in a leadership position with a small (84 seat) professional regional theatre company located in a thriving artistic community. Early career applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply send a letter of application, resume, and three references to

Executive Director, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI (posted 1-2-20)
The Phipps Center for the Arts ( offers exciting performances, engaging exhibitions, and inspiring classes in the performing and visual arts.  It is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation operating since 1983 in historic downtown Hudson, Wisconsin, on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, 20 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  It produces community theater, children’s theater, and dance productions; presents concerts ranging from jazz to classical; exhibits the work of area and regional artists in seven galleries as well as off-site; and offers lessons, classes, and workshops in the performing and visual arts throughout the year. It houses a 247-seat proscenium theater and a 125-seat black box theater.

The executive director administers the overall operations of The Phipps Center for the Arts (PCA).  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: assist the Children’s Theater, Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts, and Volunteer Councils, promote and publicize all programming, manage the staff, account for fiscal matters, negotiate program and facility use, negotiate contracts, supervise management of the physical facility, organize and manage the Annual Fund campaign, seek grant resources, write grant proposals, seek endowment gifts, prepare monthly program and budget reports for the board of directors.

Click here for full info.  Posted to 2-16-2020.

Positions at the Overture Center for the Arts, Madison,WI (posted 12-10-19)

  • Business Analyst – Technology
  • Event Services Coordinator 1

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Assistant Box Office Manager/Education Coordinator, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, WI (posted 12-4-19)
American Players Theatre (APT) is searching for a friendly and detail-oriented Assistant Box Office Manager/Education Coordinator to join APT’s Box Office team and year-round staff.  Click here for info.

Membership Manager, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, Madison, WI (posted 12-4-19)
The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) seeks an energetic, resourceful and highly organized professional to join one of the most highly respected youth orchestra programs in the country.  The WYSO Membership Manager is a key member of the WYSO team serving the needs of WYSO members and their families by coordinating all member activities and communications.  A strong focus on customer service to members and families is required.

Founded in 1966 by Marvin Rabin, the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is widely regarded as one of the top youth orchestra programs in the country.   Over 4000 young musicians from more than 100 communities in southern and central Wisconsin have participated in the program.  Driven by the mission of enriching lives by providing transformational musical experiences and opportunities, WYSO provides exceptional musical training and performance opportunities to a diverse community of young musicians.

Compensation:  Commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits include health, dental, disability/life insurance, paid vacation, sick days and a 403b retirement savings plan.

Application Procedure:  Applicants should submit a personal letter of interest, resume and two letters of professional recommendation.

A full position description is available online at

Submit applications electronically to Bridget Fraser at

The position will remain open until filled.

No phone calls please.

Executive Director, Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI (posted 11-24-19)|
The new Executive Director will be a dynamic community-minded leader with the vision to fulfill and grow the mission of helping create a better, more inclusive and engaged Milwaukee that embraces diversity, innovation and social change.

Mission: Through music and stories created for a culturally open-minded community, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee is a catalyst for creating a better, more inclusive and engaged Milwaukee.  As a nonprofit organization, Radio Milwaukee is supported by members, donors, underwriters, community partners and volunteers.
Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Positions available at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, WI (posted 11-19-19)
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Director of Communications, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (posted 10-31-19)
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Group Sales & Audience Development Manager, Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (posted 10-16-19)
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Director of Sales and Audience Development, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Green Bay, WI (posted 9-22-19)
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Development and Fundraising Associate, Capital City Theatre, Madison, WI (posted 1-22-20)
 Development and Fundraising Associate
Status: Part-Time

Capital City Theatre in Madison WI seeks a Development Associate to lead fundraising efforts for seasonal sponsorships (foundation and corporate) and an ongoing major gifts program including individual arts donors in Madison. Applicant will have the opportunity to cultivate new donor relationships within the arts community as well as seek new grants to broaden the donor base for this growing musical theatre company in addition to maintaining the support of long-standing investors.

The Development Associate manages the donor database system and donor communications as well as the distribution of donor benefits and works alongside the Theatre’s management team and board of directors to achieve long-term funding goals.

The ideal candidate has a minimum of 2 years working within a nonprofit fundraising environment and must be highly organized and detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and possess excellent communication skills. Previous grant writing and arts funding experience preferred as well as a means to connect to the large arts gifts donors in Madison. This is a work from your own location position with the ability to travel in the Madison area for donor meetings. Occasional weekend and evening work for scheduled events and meetings will be required.

Capital City Theatre is Madison’s professional regional musical theater company, established in 2014 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to produce professional, engaging live musical theatre performances and educate aspiring and working musical theatre artists through workshops, intensives, and seminars.

Capital City Theatre strives to inspire audiences by connecting them with outstanding performers and artistic staff from the Madison area and across the country. By bringing both top talent and first-rate education to the stage, Capital City creates an experience that keeps audiences entertained, excited and coming back again and again.

If interested, please contact Artistic Director, Andrew Abrams at

 Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for spring and summer 2020
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. Skills in graphic design and visual promotion are an added plus. 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.