The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

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 9-17-19)
 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

Project Activator, CREATE Portage County, Stevens Point, WI (posted 9-8-19)
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Senior Director of Sales and Audience Development, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Green Bay
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Executive Administrator at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield (posted 10-4-19)

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Event Coordinator and House Manager, Viterbo University Fine Arts, La Crosse, WI (posted 8-7-19)
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Marketing & Communications Coordinator, The Grand Theater, Wausau, WI (posted 8-7-19)
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Executive Director, Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, Wisconsin Rapids (posted 7-31-19)
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Positions at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, Sheboygan:  General Technician and Internships (posted 7-30-19)
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Office and Contracts Administrator, SRO Artists Inc., Madison, WI (posted 7-24-19)
This is a full time, key position in an office of eight employees. SRO is a national entertainment booking agency representing 35 artists who perform across the country and Canada. The Contracts Administrator supports the sales staff and is responsible for transferring engagement details into up to 800 performance contracts per year. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized and independent individual to handle the administrative duties in a collaborative, small office setting. This includes record keeping filing, tracking, banking, computer processing, and communicating with customers and artist managers.  Excellent communication, math and computer skills are required.  $45-50,000 plus health insurance benefits and SEP savings account.


-Collecting information for preparation of contracts including detailed budgets

-Administration of issued contracts including issuance, collection and dissemination of information

-Collections of overdue documents and payments from clients.

-Oversee banking deposits and ACH payments

-Handle and distribute incoming phone calls

-Collect show ticket counts, show finals and record into our system

-Issue reports to managers and internal bookkeeping

-Issue tour finals reports to national periodicals

-Artist account reconciliation

-Ordering of various office supplies

-Process & track outgoing UPS, FedEx, and USPS mail, including certified

-Manage and adjust personal time off, breaks, and lunches to ensure sufficient coverage

-Able to switch tasks as needed in order to complete new incoming tasks under tight deadlines

-Able to present a positive and professional image

-Ability to manage stairway to office (2nd floor, no elevator)

– 2+ years’ experience in administrative roles.

-Preference for Arts Admin or Music business background

-Organized and detail oriented, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

-Math skills to understand,  interpret and create contractual deal structures

-Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

-Must be courteous, professional, and diplomatic in dealing with external contacts.

-Position has continual contact with artists, managers, venue directors, University officials, regional arts organizations and promoters.

-Personable and professional demeanor with the ability to deliver exceptional customer service.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

-Multi-line phone skills required.

-Ability to handle multiple tasks with interruptions.

-Advanced computer skills (Specific Software Packages): Goldmine, Intrasekt (proprietary software), ACH banking, DocuSign, Adobe Acrobat, PDF management, MS Word, E-verify

Contact Jeff Laramie at SRO Artists at for more info.

Development Director at Thrasher Opera House, Green Lake, WI (posted 6-27-19)
 Directs solicitations and cultivates new donors through mail, email, Eblasts, social media, and face to face meetings
 Database manager – updates, adds and maintains donor and constituent records using the DonorPerfect program
 Coordinates biannual fund drive mail campaigns – create and format letter, preform mail merge, communicate with printers, in charge of board signatures and assembly
 Maintains and analyzes donation records and prepares thank-you letters
 Codes and tracks general donations, tributes, membership and workplace gifts
 Prepares donation reports and keeps track of year-to-year trends, present at board meetings
 Identifies grant opportunities and writes grants
 Solicits concert sponsorships, maintain sponsor relations
 Responsible for all fundraising events including biannual spring/summer house parties
 Responsible for Gala – auction, raffles, sponsorship, music, invitations, posters, programs
 Reviews TOH info booklet, miscellaneous brochures and other publications
 Assist with ticket order processing, answering the phone, assisting patrons
 Works with the executive director and board to develop new revenue- opportunities
 Event setup as needed
 Available to work weekends, will be manager on duty for some events
 Promotes rental of the Thrasher for corporate/private events
 Promotes Thrasher Opera House organization through marketing – social media and
Other tasks as assigned.

 Development/advancement
 Preferred: background in fundraising experience; non-profit experience and/or customer service

 Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite
 Preferred knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
 Preferred knowledge of email marketing (Constant Contact)
 Preferred knowledge of Social Media

Send cover letter and resume to Position will remain open until filled.
and uses learning to adapt and improve the work;
• Relationship Builder: Listens well to understand people’s motivations and interests,
and engages individuals and groups in ways that motivate their participation;
• Communicator: Excellent written and oral communicator.

QUALIFICATIONS include several years of communications management, a bachelor’s degrees,
at least two years of marketing or public relations experience, excellent communication skills,
knowledge of and work within the arts and culture sector desirable.

This position is a full-time position with benefits. Salary range is $55,000-$65,000 depending on experience. If you’re interested in applying, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to David Lee, CEO, Imagine MKE ( Imagine MKE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive organization. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and members of other historically under-represented groups.

Event Services Assistant, Schauer Arts Center, Inc., Hartford, Wisconsin (posted 6-22-19)
Part time (24hours/week) hourly 

Position Summary:  Assists and backs up the Event Services Coordinator for non-theater usage of the Schauer Center facilities. The Event Services Dept. is responsible for the oversight and management of all social and business-related facility usage and for concessions (including alcoholic beverage service) operations for both theater and non-theater events. This position works closely with the Event Services Coordinator and rental clients in their planning and execution of events, while providing excellent customer service and working as an ambassador of the Schauer Center.

Responsibilities include assisting the Event Services Coordinator in scheduling and giving tours to assess needs of clients, establishing rental contracts, event planning with clients, coordinating technical needs and serving as on-site staff representative during events.  It also includes acting as lead bartender (as assigned), assisting in concession inventory management and preparing reports.  A professional, cooperative relationship with Schauer Center staff and rental clients is essential.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule with a combination of weekday office hours and event-related evening and weekend hours.  The schedule will vary week to week.  Must obtain a valid City of Hartford bartending license and renew annually.   Previous experience in hospitality, event planning or bar management preferred.

To apply send cover letter and resume by mail to Schauer Arts Center/HR, 147 N Rural Street, Hartford, WI 53027, or email to

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