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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:, 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!

Hospitality Manager, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, Mineral Point, WI (posted 3-8-20)
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts invites applications for our next part-time seasonal
Hospitality Manager. To apply for this position, please complete our online employment
application here. Applications received by March 15 will receive priority consideration.
A nonprofit school of arts and crafts founded in 2004 by local artists and community members,
Shake Rag Alley’s 2.5-acre campus in the historic heart of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, is a national
destination for participants of adult workshops, a robust summer youth program, and a host of
annual special community events. In addition, Shake Rag Alley offers on-site lodging and
custom facility rentals for meetings, events, and celebrations. For more information, see  Posted to 3-15-20.

Position Title: Hospitality Manager
Status: Part-time seasonal, stipend+housing in the historic Ellery House
Schedule: 25 hours/week April-October including weekends

Position Summary
If you enjoy creating a welcoming atmosphere and providing superior customer service in a fun,
creative, and artful setting, this seasonal position at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts is for

Reporting to the Executive Director and Program Director, and working collaboratively with
Shake Rag Alley staff and volunteers, the Hospitality Manager will help plan and provide a
superior experience for participants of Shake Rag Alley’s 2020 workshops, retreats, rentals, and
events, and serve as a steward of our historic buildings and grounds while in residence.
As Hospitality Manager, you’ll be a key member of the team ensuring that our arts and crafts
workshop students and instructors, lodging guests, facility rental customers, and seasonal
visitors have a terrific experience during their time at Shake Rag Alley. You’ll manage our
lodging operations (reservations for our five guest spaces and housekeeping for the three
Coach House guest rooms and Common Room) and ensure all classrooms are set up and
ready. You’ll be the smiling face that welcomes students to weekend workshops, and be on
hand to assist as needed during workshops, events, and rentals.

In return, you’ll receive a biweekly stipend, housing in a fully furnished historic Cornish cottage
(amenities include a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and high-speed WiFi), and have access to our
full campus including classrooms and pottery and jewelry studios when not in use for
workshops, events, or rentals.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
● booking and processing lodging reservations, cleaning Coach House guest rooms and
Commons Area in between bookings, maintaining inventory, and ensuring overall guest
● supporting workshops by helping to set up and stock classrooms prior to the start of
workshops, assisting instructors with loading in and out and settling in, ordering and
delivering lunches as needed, and answering questions about dining, lodging, transportation,
and area recreation as needed;
● assisting with event and rental experiences;
● contributing to lodging, rental, and event marketing plans;
● serving as weekend office manager to include checking in students for workshops, greeting
visitors, answering the phone, processing student registrations, handling petty cash, and
fielding staff and volunteer requests and questions;
● problem-solving related to historic buildings and grounds;
● becoming immersed in the daily operations of a nationally known arts education
organization in a one-of-a-kind historic and artistic community.

Preferred Qualifications:
● A combination of education and experience relevant to the position, preferably in a nonprofit,
hospitality, and/or or event management setting.
● Computer and Internet proficiency to include Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, Google Drive,
and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
● Enthusiasm for working in a collaborative environment, excellent communication skills, and
the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals using telephone, mail, or email.
● Superior attention to detail and accuracy and ability to respect the confidentiality of
organizational, customer, and student information.
● An affinity for working in an atmosphere of creativity while demonstrating flexibility,
friendliness, problem-solving skills, and patience in all situations.

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information,
protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
● Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is
occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or
controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;
and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally
lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the
ability to adjust focus.
● Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to
weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is
usually moderate. The physical location of this job will vary from office to classrooms in
one of our eight buildings.

Executive Director, Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, WI (posted 3-3-20)
Click here for details.  Posted to 4-1-20.

Positions at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, WI (posted 2-28-20)
Big Top is looking for a Lighting Director, 3-4 Production Interns, and a Hospitality Coordinator/Artist Assistant.  Click here for info.
Assistant Technical Director/House Sound Engineer, Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI (posted 2-18-20)
We are currently seeking a full-time Assistant Technical Director/House Sound Engineer to assist with scheduling and management of the part-time technical crew; oversee elementary, middle, and high school events; verify safety of sets; assist with all technical operations including performances, events, and facilities; and serve as the technical point-of-contact for rental clients.  Click here for details.
Program Advisor/WUD Music Advisor, UW Madison, Madison, WI (posted 2-18-20)
Click here for info.
Executive Director, Grignon Mansion. Kaukauna, WI (posted 2-15-20)
Manage the day-to-day operations of the Grignon Mansion, a National Historic Landmark located in and owned by the City of Kaukauna. The Grignon Mansion holds significance in the community as the site of the first recorded land deed in Wisconsin, as well as a site of significant commercial activity in the mid-19th century. The Grignon Family represents an important piece of both indigenous history and westward expansion into the Wisconsin territory, pre-statehood.  The Executive Director role will involve managing volunteers, creating and marketing a guest experience, finding new ways to interpret local history and expanding successful revenue-generating events and pursuing grants and sponsorships to financially strengthen the Grignon Mansion.  Click here for details.  Posted to 3-11-20.

Executive Director, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (posted 2-12-20)
Click here for info.  Posted to 3-12-20.

Technical Director,  Children’s Theater of Madison, Madison, WI (posted 2-6-20)
Click here for details.

Executive/Artistic Director, Green Lake Festival of Music, Green Lake, WI (posted 2-1-20)
The Green Lake Festival of Music seeks a permanent Executive & Artistic Director to be the chief operating officer and artistic leader of the organization. The GLFM is a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 to entertain, inspire, and educate through artistic performances and activities of the highest quality. The Festival is a summer series of concerts, a chamber music camp, and a choral program. This is a twelve-month, flexible, half-time position (full-time May-July) reporting to the Board of Directors.   Visit for a detailed position description. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Technical Director/Stage Manager, Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay, WI (posted 1-21-20)
The Third Avenue Playhouse, Door County Wisconsin’s only year-round professional theatre, is seeking a full-time Technical Director/Stage Manager. This is a year round position. Applicants should have a college degree and/or equivalent professional experience. Duties include overseeing scheduling and taking a hands on approach in managing technical direction, scenic construction, painting and properties. Additional duties include stage managing all productions, running light board and sound for all performances, sound design (QLab Pro) for all productions, supervising summer interns, and other duties as assigned. Must have experience in using power tools. Must be physically able to carry 50-75 pounds if needed. Job would begin mid-May, 2020.

This is an ideal position for applicants seeking employment in a leadership position with a small (84 seat) professional regional theatre company located in a thriving artistic community. Early career applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply send a letter of application, resume, and three references to

Positions at the Overture Center for the Arts, Madison,WI (posted 12-10-19)

  • Business Analyst – Technology
  • Event Services Coordinator 1

Click here for info.

Assistant Box Office Manager/Education Coordinator, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, WI (posted 12-4-19)
American Players Theatre (APT) is searching for a friendly and detail-oriented Assistant Box Office Manager/Education Coordinator to join APT’s Box Office team and year-round staff.  Click here for info.

Membership Manager, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, Madison, WI (posted 12-4-19)
The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) seeks an energetic, resourceful and highly organized professional to join one of the most highly respected youth orchestra programs in the country.  The WYSO Membership Manager is a key member of the WYSO team serving the needs of WYSO members and their families by coordinating all member activities and communications.  A strong focus on customer service to members and families is required.

Founded in 1966 by Marvin Rabin, the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is widely regarded as one of the top youth orchestra programs in the country.   Over 4000 young musicians from more than 100 communities in southern and central Wisconsin have participated in the program.  Driven by the mission of enriching lives by providing transformational musical experiences and opportunities, WYSO provides exceptional musical training and performance opportunities to a diverse community of young musicians.

Compensation:  Commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits include health, dental, disability/life insurance, paid vacation, sick days and a 403b retirement savings plan.

Application Procedure:  Applicants should submit a personal letter of interest, resume and two letters of professional recommendation.

A full position description is available online at

Submit applications electronically to Bridget Fraser at

The position will remain open until filled.

No phone calls please.

Development and Fundraising Associate, Capital City Theatre, Madison, WI (posted 1-22-20)
 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

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

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      • 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
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      • 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.