The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

Director of Development, Children’s Theater of Madison, Madison, WI (posted 1-18-21)
As the Director of Development, you will create and implement strategy for overall organization fund development, including corporate, foundation, and individual giving. You will help us sustain and grow one of our vital revenue streams, which allows us to achieve our mission and maximize our impact in the community.

Who we are: Founded in 1965, CTM is a Madison institution, providing exceptional theater and educational programs for youth and families. Our mission is to create vibrant theater experiences that engage, educate, and inspire young people and their communities. We believe stage skills are life skills, cultivating community, building confidence, and celebrating self-expression.

CTM’s Statement of Inclusion: Inclusion is at the core of CTM’s policies, programs, and people as we engage in creating an environment where all feel welcome, valued, and connected. As part of our work in making theater inclusive, we oppose acts of cultural appropriation and character depictions that deepen existing racial and cultural divides.
The CTM community celebrates visible and invisible differences in identity, gender expression, age, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, learning style, religion, occupation, nationality, immigration status, socio-economic status, and life experiences that span these differences.

Summary – CTM is looking for an analytical and strategic-minded individual to focus on development planning and analysis to expand and grow our overall organization fund development, including corporate, foundation, and individual giving. You will also continue to build and foster relationships with all our stakeholders. This position will work closely with CTM’s Executive Director and Artistic Director with assistance from the Development Associate.

Background Experience & Education
⦁ Experience in a comprehensive non-profit fund development program
⦁ Experience with staff management responsibilities preferred. Prior experience specifically with a non-profit arts organization is a plus
⦁ Demonstrate success in soliciting/securing gifts from many constituencies, including individuals, corporations, and foundations
⦁ Education is important to us. We know that learning occurs inside and beyond the academic institution, and that sometimes experience outweighs education, and vice-versa. We welcome applicants with non-traditional educational experience

Skills & Knowledge
⦁ Demonstrated ability to set and monitor the strategic direction of a complex arts program and to ensure its alignment with organizational goals
⦁ Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with executive leaders, stakeholders, and Boards/committees – strategically leveraging their resources to effectively advance a company’s mission
⦁ Working knowledge of advancement best practices, emerging trends, and tools and technologies to support a variety of initiatives, including prospect research and digital campaigns
⦁ Ability to effectively utilize database systems within a data-driven and evidence-based organization; experience with Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge or similar software is preferred
⦁ Ability to multitask and balance multiple priorities in a complex and multi-faceted development program.

Primary Duties
⦁ Analytics of donor base:
⦁ Summarize and identify giving trends
⦁ Monitor & report progress toward goals
⦁ Manage gift-tracking system
⦁ Capacity and affinity screening and analysis
⦁ Donor prospecting and research
⦁ Create annual plan calendar
⦁ Create & manage planning framework

⦁ Individual support:
⦁ Prospect identification and donor pipeline
⦁ Annual giving
⦁ Create plan & message for annual appeal
⦁ Tracking & gift entry

⦁ Communications:
⦁ Ensure timely acknowledgement letters
⦁ Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
⦁ Major gifts: Research, Stewardship, Solicitation
⦁ Donor pipeline: Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, stewardship

Compensation & Benefits:
Salary competitive and in alignment with CTM’s operating budget. Full benefits package including health, dental, PTO/vacation, work hours flexibility… and a dynamic, cohesive team of people!

For consideration, please submit a resume and a statement that speaks to what excites you about taking on this role, as well as your approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion. EDI is an important part of CTM’s mission, and we ask you to share the ways that you imagine bringing a commitment to EDI to your work. No “cover letter” necessary. While we ask that resumes be submitted in written form, we invite applicants to submit their statement via a written statement, audio or video recording – whatever form best supports your self-expression.

Please submit a resume and statement with the subject line “Director of Development” to Applications will be reviewed beginning January 31, but the posting will remain active until the position is filled.

Children’s Theater of Madison is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

Marketing Strategist, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (posted 12-17-20)
Art that inspires. Careers that excite. The Milwaukee Art Museum seeks an enthusiastic Marketing Strategist to develop and strategize media plans, coordinate contracts, and engage audiences through paid advertising and media partnerships. Learn more about the position and apply today at

Positions open at Milwaukee Ballet – Director of Community Relations and Accountant, Milwaukee, WI (posted 12-8-20)
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Producing Artistic Director, Yellow Tree Theatre, Osseo, MN (posted 11-19-20)
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Director, Art in the Park, Geneva Lakes Arts Foundation, Lake Geneva, WI (posted 11-19-20)
Geneva Lakes Arts Foundation, Inc. GLAF) is currently taking applications for 2021 Director of Art in the Park, a major art show and fundraiser.  The  two-day art fair is held each August in downtown Lake Geneva.  The  upcoming 2021 event will be their 41st annual celebration of fine arts in the Lake Geneva area and is scheduled for August 14-15, 2021.

Art in the Park is sponsored by the Geneva Lake Arts Foundation, Inc. a mainstay of the arts in Southeastern Wisconsin. The show is a juried event, drawing top artists from all over the country exhibiting and selling a variety of media, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, clay/pottery, fiber, glass, printmaking, jewelry, metal, pastel, photography, sculpture, wood and more.

Applicants should have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Interested applicants may contact for further information and a complete job description.  Applications must be received by December 21, 2020.  For more information about GLAF, please visit the website at

The Foundation also wishes to thank David Dietrich, retiring director, for his dedication and innovative ideas over the past years.

Manager/Technical Director, Saber Center for the Arts, Franklin Public Schools, Franklin, WI (posted 11-16-20)
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Youth String Orchestra Director, Schauer Arts Center, Hartford, WI (posted 11-12-20)
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Curator and Arts Education Coordinator, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI (posted 11-11-20)
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Board Treasurer, Master Singers of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI (posted 11-10-20)
Are you a CPA looking for an enriching opportunity to support the arts? Do you have experience in the field of accounting and would like to exercise your financial skills? Does your firm encourage staff to serve on a board of directors for non-profit organizations?  Are you open to sharing your time and skills to help a non-profit music organization?

The Master Singers of Milwaukee is in need of a qualified volunteer for the Treasurer Position on our Board of Directors. This small, high caliber chamber choir performs three to four concerts per year in the Milwaukee area. Treasurer responsibilities would include cash management, monthly financial statements, quarterly tax submissions, annual filings, tracking donations and mailing donation tax letters annually, to name a few. Attendance at monthly Board meetings is required in addition to Executive Committee meetings on an as needed basis. QuickBooks (QB) experience is preferred. QB software is provided by our organization. Ideally, this would be a three year commitment, but we are open to negotiation. Transition support will be provided.  We would like to fill this position by the end of December.  Detailed Job Description available upon request.

If you are interested in helping out this great organization and/or would like more information, please contact Janet Bashirian, MSM President., 414-534-5885..

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