The latest Wisconsin ArtsJobs, most recent posted first:

Development Associate, Bayview Foundation, Madison, WI (posted 5-21-19)
Reports to Executive Director

Purpose:  This position is responsible for grant writing, communications and overall fundraising
development and planning.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Work in partnership with the Executive Director to implement engaging and meaningful fund development and communications strategy
• Research grant opportunities to learn more about funder priorities, preferences and requirements
• Create, maintain and update annual grant calendar
• Prepare, write and submit grant proposals; monitor and track responses; and respond to inquiries
• Assist in the development of an efficient and effective system to gather quantitative and qualitative data and program/project documentation to share with stakeholders
• Assist in the preparation of reports and evaluation documentation
• Develop annual fundraising letter campaign and coordinate mailing
• Maintain donor, funder and sponsor database
• Ensure timely follow-up and regular correspondence to funders to maintain strong communication and positive relationships
• Develop, coordinate and maintain communications and social media strategy
• Participate in Community Shares of Wisconsin meetings and manage membership commitments
• Provide staffing support to board of directors Marketing and Fundraising Committee
• Assist with special events.

• At least two years of relevant work experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Donor development and relationship building experience
• Previous experience in the areas of communications and marketing
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Exceptionally strong writing skills, with emphasis on quick, succinct, well-written, and grammatically correct writing
• Ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships
• A demonstrated ability to work independently, meet deadlines, organize time, set priorities and take initiative
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and diverse, community-based environment • Commitment to social justice and racial equity

• Computer Skills/Software: Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office applications,including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Google mail, documents, sheets and calendars; and database programs
• Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with program participants and information
• Possession of valid driver’s license
• Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

To Apply:  Submit the following application materials to Bayview Foundation, Inc., 601 Bayview, Madison, WI 53715 or email Application packets must include the following:

1) Resume
2) Cover letter describing your experience and qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants received by May 31, 2019. No phone calls. This position is part-time at 20 hours per week; $19-23/hour with paid time off.

Manager of Artistic Training, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI (posted 5-20-19)
Click here for info.  Deadline to Apply:  May 31, 2019

Positions with Madison Opera, Madison, WI (posted 5-16-19)

  • Marketing Manager
  • Patron Services Manager

Click here for info.

Positions available with Satiated Artists, nationwide
Are you a US based artist in search of a remote position with a flexible schedule that allows you to pursue your art and make a living? Satiated Artists is always seeking objective oriented creatives who relish in problem solving to join our team of Assistants and Project Managers.  Click here for info.

Positions at the Florentine Opera, Milwaukee, WI (posted 4-15-19)

  • Annual Campaign Manager
  • Production Manager

Click here for info.

Grants Program Manager, Artists Working in Education, Milwaukee, WI (posted 3-27-19)
Click here for info.

Development Assistant/Event Coordinator, Mosaic Arts, Inc., Green Bay, WI (posted 3-22-19)
Mosaic Arts is seeking a full-time Development Assistant /Special Events Coordinator to coordinate special events and provide administrative assistance in support of the organization’s development goals.

Events vary in size and audience. This role is a full-time position charged with leading all events from start to finish and managing multiple timelines simultaneously. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and will work closely with various committees. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, self-initiator and able to remain poised under pressure.  Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in fast-paced environment and work well in team and individual settings.  Typical duties include, but not limited to:

Special Events
  • Help manage event planning, set-up, operations, completion and follow-up.
  • Assist with overseeing all event activities including entertainment stages, food and beverage operations, exhibitors, children’s activities, etc.
  • Work closely with event committee to implement event activities necessary to meet earned and contributed income goals.
  • Propose new ideas to improve planning and implementation process.
  • Oversee volunteer program including recruitment, scheduling, training and management.
  • Assist with the negotiation and execution of event contracts and ensure that all subcontractors and participants have all necessary insurance requirements and certificates.
  • Provide highest level of customer service to internal and external stakeholders, donors and volunteers in order to strengthen and build organization relationships.
  • Provide administrative support such as creating event documents, compiling event and meeting materials, creating and maintaining event binders and files and organizing event inventory.
  • Assist in the coordination, planning and management of event logistics.

Marketing, Communications and Administrative Duties

  • Update website on weekly basis (or as needed).
  • Assist with the creation of the weekly e-newsletter using Constant Contact.
  • Help grow social media presence including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Maintain, update and create all databases and mailing lists including donor, member, volunteer, etc.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum two years event coordination experience preferred.
  • Project management experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in digital marketing is required.
  • Proficiency in MS office especially Word and Excel, experience with Adobe, Constant Contact.
  • Ability to efficiently organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with colleagues and committee members.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; finely developed interpersonal skills.
  • Highly energetic and self-motivated, ability to work as an individual or a team.
  • Comfortable working in a small office environment.


  • Wage: DOE, non-exempt
  • Position is full-time (average 40 hours/week); ability to work flexible hours; occasional evenings and weekends as needed but mandatory for event weekends such as Artigras and Art Street.

Position will remain open until filled. Please send cover letter and resume to

Two positions at Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee, WI (posted 3-14-19)

Program Coordinator, Taliesin Preservation Programs, Spring Green, WI (posted 2-15-19)
Assisting in the various planning, executing and managing of cultural, educational and arts programming as well as special events at Taliesin. Click here for information.

Positions at the Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (posted 2-11-19)

Positions at Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI (posted 5-3-19)

Manager, Sun Prairie Performing Arts Center, Sun Prairie, WI (posted 1-7-19)
Click here for full info.

Theater Technician, Sun Prairie Schools, Sun Prairie, WI (posted 1-10-19)
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: 50100Click here for full position description.

 Intern positions, Arts Wisconsin, Madison, WI (ongoing)
Now accepting applications for summer and fall 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. 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.