The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

Theater Technician, Sun Prairie Schools, Sun Prairie, WI (posted 11-13-18)
To serve as the primary technical liaison for the successful production of all events scheduled in the performing arts facilities, which includes serving as the resident authority on the use and operation of performance systems, including lighting, rigging, sound, video, and staging.  Apply at WECAN, Vacancy ID: 47617.  Click here for full position description.

Associate Lecturer/Lecturer positions, UW-Milwaukee Art and Design Department, Milwaukee, WI (posted 11-12-18)
Details here:

Development Coordinator, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI (posted 11-7-18)
The Development Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for implementing a strategic fundraising plan in order to raise the funds necessary to meet the annual and long-term financial needs of Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. Duties include writing and managing foundation and corporate funding proposals, processing donor and member acknowledgements, researching new prospective donors and members, and support the organization through managing fundraising events, membership lists, and producing organizational collateral and online communications as needed.  Click here for full info.

Lead Set Builder, Hamilton High School, Sussex, WI (posted 10-30-18)
Hamilton High School in Sussex is looking to hire a Lead Set Builder for their Winter and Spring Shows. This a paid position – negotiable depending on involvement level. Shows are Feb 8, 9, 10 and April 30 – May 5, 2019. The candidate should have background in set building or a willingness to learn. Responsibilities would include working with the director and set designer to build the set for the show. The candidate can opt to help construct scenic elements during after school hours with students and/or on their own time in the shop at the High School. Position closes Nov 30. Applicants should send an email with basic background or resume and contact info to

Development Officer, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI (posted 10-27-18)
Click here for info.  This posting will close on November 15th at midnight.

Event Production Coordinator, UW Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI (posted 10-11-18)
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Event Services, Camps and Conferences, Event Production Coordinators train, develop, and mentor an Event Production Crew comprised of approximately fifty-five (55) student staff members as well as design and execute setup and production needs for a variety of student, department, and outside rental and conference events. Venues include the Davies Student Center, Schofield Auditorium, Zorn Arena, Hilltop Center, and a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces on and off campus.

Event Production Coordinators collaborate with student organizations, faculty and staff from academic departments and administrative units, as well as members of the Eau Claire community and beyond to provide timely and efficient customer service as well as professional execution of a variety of events. Examples of events are: small stage and arena concerts, summer ballroom weddings, building-wide conferences, the annual Dancing with the Eau Claire Stars (rental event), lecture and performing arts series events, outdoor student organization recruitment fairs, activities and events sponsored by the University Activities Commission, the annual Viennese Ball, the annual Fireball (drag show), Commencement ceremonies, and the summer Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY.  Please follow instructions found on this UW-Eau Claire Web site: .  You must login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click here to Register” link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.” Click the link to position JOB ID #14792 and then click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application  electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until  all required documents are attached and all required fields are  completed.  Posted to 11-4-18

Managing Director, Write On, Door County, Juddville, WI (posted 10-11-18)
Located on 39 quiet acres midway up Wisconsin’s beautiful Door County peninsula, Write On, Door County (WODC) is both a residential center for writers and the hub of writing programs for people of all ages. We are seeking a  Managing Director who will be responsible for overseeing the administration, personnel, finances and strategic future of the organization.  Other duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach.  This position works closely with the organization’s Artistic Director to ensure excellence in programs, writer’s residencies and collaborations with other arts organizations.   Click here for details of job description and qualifications.

Positions available at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI (posted 10-2-18)
ncluding Director of Engagement, Guest Services Manager, and Audience Development Manager.  Click here for info.

Theatre Teaching Artist, Forte Theatre Company, Milwaukee, WI (posted 9-27-18)
Forte Theatre Company is seeking talented, energetic teaching artists for their Theatre School! Candidates should have experience in professional theatre and/or theatre education, as well as a love for sharing the arts with elementary aged students. Must be available some weekday afternoons in the after school hours and have a reliable mode of transportation to travel to elementary schools in Milwaukee’s Southwestern suburbs. Pay is competitive. Please email resume to Brenda Dodge, Executive & Education Director, at  Visit for more information.

Managing Director, Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay, WI  (posted 9-22-18)
Click here for information.  Position open until filled.

Music Facilitator, VSA, Madison, WI (posted 9-20-18)
VSA, formerly Very Special Arts, is seeking part time Music Facilitators for kids groups age 3-5 years old. The classes are held  in the morning. Day and time can be flexible for your schedule.  Preferred qualifications include facilitating music classes and/or  working with young children.  Please send your resume and an email of interest to

Executive Director, Peninsula Music Festival, Door County, WI (posted 8-27-18)
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Box Office Assistant/Marketing Assistant, Viberbo University, La Crosse, WI (posted 8-9-18)
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PDirector of Engagement, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield (posted 9-7-18)
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Job openings, Milwaukee Youth Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (posted 7-30-18)
Student stage managers, costumers, prop master and assistant, scenic carpenter assistant.  Click here for info,


Art Gallery Director (Part-time), Monroe Arts Center, Monroe, WI (posted 7-24-18)
Monroe Arts Center (MAC) is seeking a responsible and well-organized individual with education and/or experience with visual 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, labeling and hanging of art displays, gallery receptions and promotion of art exhibits.  You will also manage and monitor all art sales.  Education and/or experience in Arts Administration and/or Museum Studies is a plus.  This position has room for growth in art education and program development. Special consideration will be given to candidates who also demonstrate experience in Youth Art Education. Hours are flexible and part-time, but will require 12 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.

Marketing & Communications Associate,  Ex Fabula, Milwaukee, WI (posted 7-9-18)
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Night/Weekend Box Office Manager, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (posted 7-3-18)
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ArtSpace Gallery Coordinator, Racine Arts Council, Racine, WI (posted 6-27-18)
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Theatre Design and Production / Facilities Management Manager, UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI (posted 6-15-18)
Click here for full information.

Production Manager, CTM Theater, Madison, WI (posted 5-14-18)
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Executive Director, Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, Eau Claire, WI (posted 5-7-18)

Position Purpose: The Executive Director’s role is to manage the business affairs of the Chippewa Valley Symphony, Ltd, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit community orchestra. Along with the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Conductor, the Executive Director is a key ambassador to the community for the Symphony, and must represent the organization in an exceptionally professional and positive manner.
Scope: This position reports to the CVS, Ltd Board of Directors. Reporting directly to this position are the Chief Financial Officer (a member of the CVS, Ltd staff) and other potential future staff members.
Working Relationships: The Executive Director works in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, other staff members, the Conductor of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Executive Director and staff of the Pablo Center at the Confluence, and the members of the CVS, Ltd Board. It is important for the Executive Director to understand the Board of the CVS, Ltd is both a governing board and a working board. From time to time, based on need, board members may be called on to provide assistance with any CVS, Ltd tasks appropriate to their individual skills and abilities as determined by the Executive Director in collaboration with the Board President. Accordingly, the Executive Director’s role includes coordinating such activities performed by members of the Board.
Job Specific Duties: The duties of the position include, but are not limited to …
1. Planning, organizing, and directing the business of the CVS, Ltd in the following functional areas:
a. Planning
b. Development (fund raising)
c. Marketing
d. Administration and Operations
e. Finance/Accounting
f. Staffing and Personnel
g. Event Planning
h. Ticketing
2. Examples of key activities relating to the functional areas listed include, but are not limited to …
a. Collaborating with the Board in preparing and implementing the CVS, Ltd Strategic Plan
b. Serving as a key member of the Development Committee and “carrying the ball” with respect to initiatives developed by the Committee.
c. Leading development and implementation of marketing plans via collaboration with the Marketing Committee, the Artistic Advisory Committee, and the Orchestra Conductor.
d. Serving as an ex-officio member of the Board, and attending all Board meetings.
e. Preparing a formal written Executive Director report each month and presenting it during the Board meetings.
f. Attending meetings of the Chippewa Valley Foundation Trust and reporting on his or her activities as requested.
g. Managing CVS, Ltd facilities, leases, contracts, and licenses.
h. Managing all office functions of the CVS, Ltd including correspondence, purchasing, paying invoices, receiving donations, and writing and sending thank you letters to donors.
i. Providing administrative support to the Friends of the Symphony for correspondence and public relations.
j. Managing expenditures in accordance with the approved budget.
k. Collaborating with the Chief Financial Officer in the preparation, and presentation to the Board, of the proposed annual budget for the Symphony.
l. Supervising the activities of CVS, Ltd staff and Board members who may be assisting with CVS, Ltd business activities as outlined under Working Relationships, above.
m. Conducting annual performance evaluations and compensation reviews for staff reporting directly to the incumbent and presenting findings and recommendations to the Board.
n. Leading effective coordination and scheduling of Symphony events to ensure successful outcomes by managing the details of each event.
o. Ensuring timely preparation and distribution of the Season Ticket Brochure and the Season Program including selling ads and designing the print materials.
p. Managing the CVS, Ltd website to ensure it is accurate and current.
3. Providing staff support to the Chippewa Valley Symphony Foundation Trust and overseeing the financial reporting, donations/pledges posting, reporting, and acknowledgements for the Foundation.
4. Keeping abreast of developments in the not-for-profit, orchestra, and fund raising fields, and apprising the Board of events, trends, and/or concerns that may affect the organization’s well-being.
5. Performing other duties as determined by the Board in collaboration with the incumbent.
Qualifications: This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as, but not limited to, performing arts, history, English, or business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by the Board of Directors. A background that includes experience in the performing arts is highly desirable. Experience in event planning and three to five years of demonstrated success in a business leadership position is also highly desirable. Also required are strong computer skills including use of programs such as Excel and other relevant programs including Word, Outlook, and Salesforce. Good communication skills are essential to this position as is the ability to work with a wide range of individuals in a positive manner in a community setting. This position requires an individual with excellent attention to detail coupled with the ability to see “the big picture”. Absolute honesty and integrity are critical to this position.
Work Schedule: The incumbent is expected to establish regular office hours to ensure service to CVS, Ltd constituents. Also, attendance is required at regular committee meetings, concerts, fund-raisers and other special events, and board meetings of the CVS, Ltd and the Chippewa Valley Symphony Foundation Trust.

Music teachers, Monroe Street Arts Center, Madison, WI (posted 5-4-18)

 Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for winter and spring semesters 2018-2019
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,

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      • The Foundation Center
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      • ArtJob Online
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