ArtsJobs

The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

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 genevalakeartsfoundation@gmail.com 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 genevalakeartsfoundation.org.

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. janet.bashirian@mastersingersofmilwaukee.org, 414-534-5885.

Executive Director, Wisconsin Logging Museum, Eau Claire, WI (posted 11-4-20)
The Wisconsin Logging Museum is seeking an Executive Director.  The Executive Director is a full-time position of 40 hours per week starting January 2021.

The Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for the daily operations of the museum including: budgeting, maintenance of collections, buildings, grounds, displays, gift shop, hiring and training personal, marketing, grants, fundraising and record keeping.

The Director works with a variety of outside third parties to promote the museum and plan events and special programming;

Required Qualifications:

  • Museum Leadership or relevant experience
  • Bachelors in History, Museum Studies, Business or Marketing or relevant experience

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent leadership and organizational abilities
  • Understanding museum artifact presentation and preservation.
  • Deep understanding of financial strategies and finance-related performance metrics
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development skills
  • In-depth knowledge of marketing and communications
  • Necessary knowledge to maintain a website, Social Media, SEO, and keep Museum technology up to date with relevant and necessary software and programming

Compensation and Benefits:

  • This is a salaried position based on qualifications and experience
  • Vacation time

Note: This museum is typically not open during the winter.  It does school tours in the spring and fall.  It is typically open to the public from May through September.

More info about the museum at www.wisconsinlogging.org/.

To Apply:

All interested applications should be submitted via email as PDFs to Earl Holzman at earl@earlharpas.com.

Applications will be accepted until a candidate is hired. No phone calls please.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Professional References (3) with appropriate contact information, and relationship.

Site Accountant, Circus World Museum, Baraboo, WI (posted 11-3-20)
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Assistant Technical Director-Performing Arts Center, Muskego High School, Muskego, WI (posted 10-29-20)
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Registrarial Fellow, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (posted 10-22-20)
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Senior Development Director, Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee, WI (posted 10-17-20)
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Performing Arts Center (PAC) Supervisor, Verona Area School District, Verona, WI (posted 10-8-20)
Verona Area School District is seeking PAC Supervisor applicants.  Click here to complete required WECAN application and view vacancy details.

Technical Director, Schauer Arts Center, Hartford, WI (posted 9-11-20)
Starting now at 20 hours/week hourly, expanding to full time exempt when performances resume (Additional hours available now in maintenance if desired)

Overview
The Technical Director ensures the safe and efficient operation of the Schauer Arts Center including effective management of its equipment and personnel. The TD carries out the successful implementation and support of all Theater events and provides technical assistance to all users of the Schauer Center. This includes, but is not limited to support of staging, lighting, sound and rigging needs. This position requires a very flexible schedule. Evening and weekend hours are expected on a regular basis. Work hours will vary according to activities happening at the Center.

Responsibilities as the organization’s lead technician include: manage all technical aspects of performances, maintain equipment, order materials and manage tech budget. Train and supervise all tech personnel. Assist and work with all renters and users of the facility. Assist in development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the theater and stage. Serve as in-house advisor and laiason to managed IT for all matters pertaining to IT/computer systems, phones and A/V equipment.

Desired Qualifications:
5+ years’ experience in technical theater and show production, with expertise/professional level knowledge of stage lighting, sound, rigging, stagecraft, production management, technical system operations and upkeep.
Experience or demonstrated ability to provide support to renter, artists, and production personnel, as well as internal staff.
Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to multi-task.
Strong commitment to safe operational standards
Ability to work flexible schedule over the course of the production calendar and year
4-year degree in Technical Theater, related field, or equivalent experience.

Filled with culture and history, the Schauer Arts Center was transformed from a canning factory built in 1912 into a non-profit, regional center for the arts. Since opening in 2001, the Schauer Arts Center presents professional touring performances in the 570 seat Ruth A. Knoll Theater, regional artwork in the Suckow Family Art Gallery, serves as a home to the Hartford City Band, Hartford Community Chorus, The Hartford Players, and the Kettle Moraine Fine Arts Guild, hosts a School of the Arts with many classes offered to the community, and hosts weddings and other events in the Beautiful Pike’s Peak.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to mary@schauercenter.org.

Company Manager, Wild Space Dance Company, Milwaukee, WI (posted 8-31-20)
Job Description
Contact: info@wildspacedance.org, Subject: Company Manager Job
Please visit our website for more information about our company www.wildspacedance.org.  Wild Space Dance Company, a non-profit dance company, is seeking a highly motivated individual to fulfill the role of Company Manager. The position requires administrative and management skills to support company operations. We are looking for a dynamic individual with administrative experience, schedule flexibility, and insight on Milwaukee’s performing arts community. The Company Manager will work closely with the Artistic Director and Assistant Artistic Director, and the Wild Space Board of Directors to support the company’s mission with integrity. Wild Space has been creating innovative, site-specific work for over 30 years.  Wild Space is an equal opportunity company.Hours: Year- round part time position with flexible hours, average 20 hours/ week, must be willing to work evenings and weekends during performances (4 per year)Pay: range $19,000 to $25,000
Desired Skills:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of computer/ technology and database platforms
Detail oriented
Ability to initiate ideas
Works well independently and with an artistic team
Experience and/or education in Arts Administration
Graphic design skills
Duties and Responsibilities:
Development
Foundation and Government Grants – Research and write foundation and government grant proposals and conduct follow up as required.
Corporate Support -Develop corporate support program through coordination with the board of directors to include creation of materials, prospecting, tracking and reporting.
Annual Campaign – Coordinate with the Board of Directors, strategize and create all materials. Organize and update donor records and conduct follow-up/acknowledgements.
Miscellaneous – Represent the company at meetings requested by funding
organizations. Prepare monthly funding reports for Board Meetings. Assist the board with receptions and
benefit events. Follow thru with donor acknowledgement.FinancialBudgets -In conjunction with Artistic Director, create program and funding budgets for board
approval. Responsible for oversight of revenues, expenses and associated financial issues.Accounts Payable/Receivable -In conjunction with Artistic Director, Bi-monthly review with accountant to pay expenses and record revenues. Generate contracts for all outsourced personnel.Marketing
Design / Advertising – Creation and placement of print media including: presentation graphics, media kits, show programs, posters and postcards.
(Assistant Artistic Director shall be responsible for social and web media)
Performance – In conjunction with the Artistic Director, set up publicity schedules and write press releases. Create Constant Contact with scheduled releases.
Miscellaneous – In conjunction with Artistic Director, expedite direct mail campaigns and flyer distribution for events, classes or fund drives.General Office Work
Coordination for Board of Directors – Attend monthly board meetings. Send out board meeting reminders. In conjunction with the Artistic Director, develop monthly agendas. Occasionally assist board secretary with board minutes. Arrange annually a strategic planning meeting in January, work with the president and artistic director regarding agenda, etc. Organize materials for board prospects and meet with them for orientation.Mailing Information – Updating of mailing lists to include purging and adding new donors, program and event attendees. Organize bulk mailings for annual campaigns and performances.Office Administration – Data entry, opening mail, purchasing office supplies, and other required general office administrative duties.
Gallery Manager (part time), MARN Arts and Culture Hub, Milwaukee, WI (posted 8-24-20)
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Rural-Urban Flow Organizer, Wormfarm Institute, Reedsburg, WI (posted 7-20-20)
Direct Supervisor: Civic Engagement Strategist
Hours: Contract, 20-25 hours/week, July-December 2020, with the possibility of extension Compensation: $20-25/hr depending on experience, plus mileage reimbursement Location: Remote 

Position Overview: Wormfarm Institute in Sauk County, Wisconsin, seeks a creative and ambitious organizer to bring rural and urban Wisconsinites together in dialogue leading up to the 2020 election, to identify and develop community leaders, and to grow the statewide Rural Urban Flow network. The organizer will facilitate conversations and cultural activities that reach thousands of voters, build an expanding network of participants, and lay the groundwork for an alliance among civic, cultural, and agricultural players for the 2020 election and beyond. If successful, this position may evolve into an open-ended staff organizer position for the Rural Urban Flow network. 

Primary Responsibilities: The Rural-Urban Organizer will: 

  • Grow the Rural Urban Flow network: work with current Flow leaders to develop leaders and strengthen relationships with and among allied organizations and individuals in Sauk County and Milwaukee, and possibly elsewhere in the state. 
  • Coordinate the logistics of the Wormfarm-Local Voices Network collaboration: setting up and running 100 community conversations around issues of food, farming, and the land, and the 2020 election; recruiting volunteer facilitators and participants; archiving conversations, and selecting and sharing key insights. 
  • Co-create, facilitate, and evaluate civic-engagement work leading up to, during, and after Wormfarm’s Farm/Art DTour (Sep 26-Oct 4), including voter registration and turnout. 

Qualifications and Skills: A successful candidate will demonstrate: 

  • A commitment to building a new, prosperous, and equitable future for residents of rural and urban Wisconsin, where everyone’s contribution counts and everyone’s perspective matters. 
  • The ability to facilitate collaboration, negotiate tensions, and move an ambitious and complex agenda in collaboration with partners from a wide range of backgrounds. 
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a diverse team. 
  • Access to a car, computer, and cell phone; experience and facility with online meeting technology; ability and willingness to travel between Sauk County and Milwaukee; and willingness to work some evenings and weekends. 

To apply: please send a cover letter, resume, three work samples demonstrating the above qualifications/skills, and three references to Donna Neuwirth (donna@wormfarminstitute.org), subject line: Organizer app. Apply ASAP; position open until filled. 

Wormfarm Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and its employment policies and practices are applicable to all employees without regard to race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, creed, disability or national origin. 

 Booking Assistant, Opera for the Young, Madison, WI
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Executive Director, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, WI (posted 4-8-20)
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Administrative Assistant, Walworth County Arts Council, Delavan, WI (posted 3-11-20)
Walworth County Arts Council seeks to fill its administrative assistant position.  Please send a letter of intent, 2 references and resume to: walworthcountyarts@gmail.com, with subject line Administrative Assistant Position.  Flexible hours.  Primary Duties of the Administrative Assistant:

  • Maintain up-to-date membership addresses, phone numbers and email addresses in Excel
  • Write and distribute newsletter to membership on a quarterly basis or as necessary
  • Work with website manager/host to keep website up to date
  • Monitor and maintain Google and ConstantContact account
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, ConstantContact, Google drive and file management
  • Attendance at monthly board and executive committee meetings, other events/meetings as needed
  • Support committee chairs and programs with secretarial duties.

Our mission is one of advocating for the arts, supporting educational opportunities for youth and providing access to quality arts experiences for all citizens of Walworth County!

Program Advisor/WUD Music Advisor, UW Madison, Madison, WI (posted 2-18-20)
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 Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for winter, spring and summer 2020-2021
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, akatz@artswisconsin.org.

Other arts jobs resources

      • Madstage.com ( Madison-area theater and dance-related jobs, information, or want ads)
        http://www.madstage.com/html/jobs.html
      • Jobs that Help – nonprofit opportunities in Wisconsin
        http://epic.cuir.uwm.edu/entech/jobs/
      • NE Wisconsin Arts Association Jobs Board
      • Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras – Job Postings
        http://www.wiscsym.org/reference/jobpost.php
      • PortalWisconsin’s Opportunities Section
        http://www.portalwisconsin.org/opportunity.cfm
      • Wisconsin Arts Board’s Opportunities in the Arts
        http://artsboard.wisconsin.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=3389&linkid=1650&locid=171
      • Wisconsin jobs
        http://www.greatJobsWI.com
      • Springboard for the Arts Job Book (Upper Midwest)
        http://springboardforthearts.org/Jobs/Jobs.asp
      • Americans for the Arts’ Job Bank
        http://jobbank.artsusa.org/
      • Museum Employment Resource Center
        http://www.museum-employment.com/
      • Nonprofit Jobs – Midwest
        http://www.npo.net/
      • The Foundation Center
        www.foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs
        national job listings in philanthropy and fundraising
      • ArtJob Online
        http://www.ArtJob.org/
        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.