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Production Manager - (posted 8/5/22 by StageQ)


The mission of the organization is to celebrate and advance queer representation through theatre written by and about LGBTQ+ persons. StageQ is a volunteer based Participating Theatre Company (PTC) at The Bartell theater in Downtown Madison. The Producing Manager will be responsible for the oversight and coordination of each production throughout the season.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Other duties may be assigned or changed at the discretion of the Board.
Attend board meetings as a non-voting contributor. (once a month)
Oversee all production aspects of the season. Including producing shows or securing producers.
Review show budgets with board treasurer and convey budgets to designers. Track show expenses.
Secure rehearsal and build space.
Directly assist on publicity and marketing campaigns by scheduling photo/video shoots, gathering bios, proofing programs, printing programs, and inviting reviewers to performances.
Work with Directors and Stage Managers on auditions and 1st rehearsals. Post and publicize audition notices.
Coordinate with directors to secure a full design team and tech team for all productions.
Manage designer access to StageQ resources and storage areas.
Organize and run production meetings.
Work with the Stage Manager to plan and convey load-in, tech, and strike schedules and expectations.
Work with Bartell staff to secure and schedule qualified house managers and ushers.
Coordinate and arrange for artist and sponsor comp tickets.
Work with directors to announce preview shows to appropriate parties.


At least 21 yrs of age.
Previous production experience preferred.
Possess excellent communication and organization skills.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, confidentiality, interpersonal skills.
A commitment to and passion for StageQ’s mission.
Self-motivated with ability to manage multiple deadlines
Possess a Wisconsin driver license in good standing to rent moving trucks for load-in/out.


This position comes with a $4000 per season stipend
The stipend will be paid out at $1000 at the end of each production.

To apply, email resume, references, and cover letter to

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands listed below are representative of those that should be met by the individual to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and responsibilities.

While performing this job, the individual is regularly required to walk and/or stand for periods up to two or more hours. They must possess sufficient eyesight either naturally or with corrected lenses to read scripts, calendars, and schedules. They must have clear speaking ability and sufficient hearing to be able to communicate effectively. The individual may occasionally be required to climb ladders, move set pieces and perform manual labor on an as-needed basis. The individual must be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds.

Social Media Specialist - (posted 8/2/22 by UW–Madison Division of the Arts)

Do you have a passion for the arts? Do you have experience using social media for an established or developing brand? Are you seeking the opportunity to try new marketing and communications techniques? Do you have diverse lived experiences that will allow you to engage a wide range of audiences? If so, the Division of the Arts encourages you to apply!

We need a talented communicator who is passionate about the arts at UW-Madison and has the social media skills, content creation, and writing ability to help us engage diverse audiences using social media channels, and other digital strategies. Your work will be both meaningful and visible to campus and beyond!

The Division of the Arts unifies and catalyzes the arts at UW-Madison, supports and promotes the missions of the academic arts departments and affiliated partners, fosters interdisciplinary collaborations, deepens the student experience, builds community engagement, and advocates for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access across the arts. The Division of the Arts is an administrative unit that reports to the Provost's Office. Led by a faculty director, the Division of the Arts is the only campus-wide unit solely dedicated to the arts.

As a staff member of the Division, you will report to our Multimedia Designer, and work collaboratively with the Integrated Marketing & Communications team and campus partners to support digital and social media marketing objectives for the arts at UW programs, initiatives, and events.

Learn more about living and working in Madison at


Contributes to strategy development and implements marketing projects in support of institutional or unit marketing goals.

• 60% Develops, implements, and disseminates marketing materials through various communication mediums utilizing appropriate technologies and techniques
• 20% Collects, analyzes, prepares, summarizes, and disseminates data and trends relevant to ongoing or future marketing activities
• 20% Utilizes methods such as photography, graphic design, or video editing to create engaging content for social media


1. Writes, gathers, and creates content for the Division's social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
2. Considers inclusion, diversity, equity, and access when developing content for various audiences.
3. Identifies trending topics on social media and participates as appropriate.
4. Maintains an editorial calendar for social media communications.
5. Updates online events calendars as needed.
6. Evaluates and reports periodically on social media impact, such as follower growth, reach, engagement, and other metrics, assembles digital marketing reports monthly, and tracks ongoing metrics, advertising, and outreach efforts.
7. Ensures the appropriate marketing messages are conveyed clearly and delivered properly to identified audience segments.
8. Copy edits social media communications for clarity, grammar (using The Chicago Manual of Style), spelling, and ADA compliance.
9. Attends and reports on Division of the Arts events and other campus events for social media content, as assigned.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Preferred Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience. Studies in Communications, Marketing, Digital Media, Communication Arts, Visual Communication, or related fields preferred.


Required Experience:
• Minimum of one year of related experience
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access
• Experience executing successful targeted marketing campaigns via digital channels, including web and social media
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Well-developed organizational skills, and demonstrated success working both independently and collaboratively on complex projects
• Deadline and detail oriented, with a commitment to accuracy
• Interest in the arts at UW-Madison

Preferred Experience:
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco, Premiere, or After Effects
• Experience using social media management software such as Sprout Social a plus!
• Experience in WordPress, MailChimp, or Eloqua are a plus!
• Experience in visual communication (video, photography, or graphic design) or interest in gaining skills in this area
• Demonstrated communication following established brand standards, or experience developing a brand

Work Type:

Part Time: 50%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:


Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months), Depending on Qualifications
The expected salary range for this part-time (20 hours per week), entry-level position is $22,500 up to $27,500 annually (equivalent to $45,000 up to $55,000 full time) for highly experienced candidates. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits; and professional development funds.

How to Apply:

To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button here:

You will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter within the application process. For maximum consideration, your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.

We review applications holistically. Though not required, we welcome examples of work that illustrate your passion and interest in social media marketing in the form of links within your resume or cover letter, or as an additional uploaded attachment.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.

Artistic Associate/Direct Support Professional - (posted 7/27/22 by Encore Studio for the Performing Arts)

Position Opening: Direct Support Professional / Artistic Associate

Encore Studio for the Performing Arts is seeking an individual for the part-time position of Direct Support Professional / Artistic Associate (20-25 hrs/week). The position offers full benefits (health, dental, and both long- and short-term disability insurances, as well as paid vacations) and a variety of creative opportunities.

Encore Studio for the Performing Arts is Wisconsin’s first professional theatre company for people with disabilities and one of a very few in the United States. Encore is a team-oriented work place with an emphasis on the dignity of the people we support. Support includes emotional, behavioral and physical support, as well as supporting them in their vocation as professional actors.

Job Description
Part Time (20-25 hours/week)
Hours: Monday/Tuesday 8:45 am-3 pm
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 11:30 am-3:15 pm.
Performance schedule will vary.

Duties may include:
● Ensure individuals’ rights, needs, dignity and safety needs are met within the rehearsal and performance settings and within the community.
○ Providing emotional, behavioral and physical supports to actors.
● Assist individuals in the process of rehearsing and performing professional quality theatrical presentations.
● Ensure that individual teaching/coaching occurs in a meaningful manner.
● Encouraging actor’s engagement in social networks and communities, with particular regard to the Encore community
● Attend all staff meetings, inservice and training as assigned and document all necessary information in a professional manner.
● Participate in performances as assigned (acting, stage management etc. in addition to support duties.
● Other duties as assigned

● Reliable, flexible and energetic with the ability to collaborate artistically.

● Experience in the human services industry focusing on people with physical and/or developmental disabilities and/or a diverse theatre background.

Encore Studio for the Performing Arts, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to Jessica Jane Witham, Program Director,

Theater Support Technician - (posted 7/26/22 by Sun Prairie Area School District)

STARTING WAGE: $21.63 per hour

This position is 8 hours per day, year round. Benefits include vacation time, paid time off and health/dental insurance offerings.

At least two years experience in one of the following:
Theatrical lighting design or electric work
Operation of a sound board
Set Carpentry
Stage Rigging

Serve as the resident authority on the use and operation of all the in-house systems, including lighting, sound, video, staging, and computer systems, as well as available support service. The position reports to the Performing Arts Manager and works closely with the school district staff, community users, and touring companies to determine, coordinate and deliver high quality, customer-friendly technical support for all users. This may be accomplished with a stage crew consisting of students that are hired, trained and supervised by the Theater Technician.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may
be assigned.
Serve as technical contact for all of the events presented in the Performing Arts Center and Cardinal Heights Theater by providing high quality technical support including obtaining equipment and services to fulfill contractual obligations.
Provide leadership and guidance for non-professional groups using the facilities regarding all their technical needs.
Design, set up and operate lighting and sound systems for theater, dance, music, and other productions and projects as needed.
Recruit, train and lead a stage and technical crew consisting of Sun Prairie High School students.
Supervise and assist with set and stage construction and management.
Maintain inventory and order specialized supplies.
Monitor the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, communication, and rigging equipment; arrange for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
Develop long range planning needs for the equipment and infrastructure of the facility. Make recommendations regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
Complete special projects related to the performing arts facilities and programs as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to eligible individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Two-year or four-year degree (desired) in theatre/performing arts or a related field. One or more years of experience in technical theater. Must have a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, government regulations, and legal documents. Ability to develop positive relationships and effectively present information to students, administrators, parents, community, and School Board. Ability to work effectively with staff, students, parents, and community members.

Ability to work effectively with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals or plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Demonstrated skill in written and verbal communications. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Effective organizational skills. Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in a specific field. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with students, staff, and the school community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Board policies.

Ability to direct others, deal with people, and influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments. Ability to work effectively with people who express conflicting opinions. Ability to perform a variety of duties with frequent change in task and working conditions. Ability to make judgments, and decisions by solving problems, making evaluations, or reaching conclusions. Performing effectively in high stress situations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Some driving is necessary. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints, interacting with the public and other workers. Often the position requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours, and meet multiple demands from several people. Must be able to perform physical work, frequently lifting up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using the appropriate tools.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job is performed primarily inside. The employee will frequently work irregular or extended hours while performing the duties of the job, including evenings and weekends.

Valid driver’s license.

Shall complete a physical examination as required by Wisconsin Statute 118.25.

Wardrobe Supervisor - (posted 7/21/22 by Children's Theater of Madison)

Children's Theater of Madison is looking for a Wardrobe Supervisor to join our growing team who will be responsible for every costume, from the time it leaves the Costume Shop, through dress rehearsals, performances and strike of all our Mainstage productions. This is a part time position that pays Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per hour, and yes, hours worked over 40 hours in a week qualify for overtime pay!

For a full job description and how to apply please visit us at

Arts Education Coordinator - (posted 7/19/22 by Schauer Arts Center)

The Schauer School of the Arts, Hartford WI, offers classes in 4 areas of dance, as well as theater, music and visual arts. This position serves as primary administrator for the Schauer School of the Arts and related outreach activities. Parental and Teacher relations are an integral part of this position. This full-time position requires a willingness to work a flexible schedule including evening and occasional weekend hours.

Position Responsibilities:
-Manage the Schauer School of the Arts (SSA) including, but not limited to, curriculum development, instructor recruitment, class scheduling year-round, policy and procedure development, coordination of SSA productions and outreach.
-Monitor the SSA budget and plan accordingly.
-Serve as Schauer Center liaison to parents of SSA students and to the general public.
-Assist with special events and projects as identified and requested by the Executive Director.
-Assist with ticketing services and work with Ticketing & Office Manager on class registration processes and procedures so that Box Office staff is able to respond knowledgeably and effectively to SSA inquiries.
-Pursue outreach collaborations with local schools and other programs to take arts into the community.

Work Requirements and Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management, Arts Education, a specific genre of the arts or other related field preferred.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.) required.
-Familiarity with Theater Manager or other specialized ticketing and registration software, and/or willingness to learn required.
-Strong oral and written communication skills required.
-Highly organized, self-starter, detail oriented required.
-Experience with parents, teachers, and students with the ability to react quickly and communicate effectively in time sensitive situations preferred.
-Prior education – teaching or administrative - experience preferred.
-Strong organizational, administrative, and analytical skills required.
-Teamwork, interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop good relationships with internal and external contacts required
-Demonstrated enthusiasm and passion for the arts essential.

To apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:

Terror At Tyrol Haunt Actors - (posted 7/18/22 by Tyrol Basin)

Terror at Tyrol is an upcoming attraction in the Madison area. Ownership and management have a lot of experience in the haunted house industry. We are currently looking to fill acting positions for our second season!

We are looking for hard-working individuals who want to be creative on the job. Our team has fun out here and we would love for you to join! If you like to be creative and can step outside of your comfort zone, then a position at our haunted house will be perfect for you! We will be running every Friday and Saturday through October. Our Facebook and Instagram will be your best option for getting a hold of us & staying up to date on what is happening out here.

You will never forget this October by joining the Terror at Tyrol team!

You must be 16 Years or older to Apply!

To apply, fill out this form:

If you have any questions, check out our Facebook page or email us at

Technical Director/ Scenic Designer- Fall Musical - (posted 6/22/22 by Janesville Craig High School)

Janesville Craig High School is looking for a Technical Director for their fall production of Chicago: Teen Edition, the musical. The duties of Technical Director include:

-Assist maintain safety and efficiency of all auditorium technical facilities: physical plant, stage rigging, construction area, lighting, and sound equipment during the run.

-Assist coordinating and supervise student technical crews. Develop a cohort of students who are trained to meet the demands of technical theatre production and work effectively as a team.

-Work with students who have a range of academic levels and interpersonal capacities to develop individual skills as well as a group work ethic within the student technical production team.

-Serve as the Theatre Scenic Designer who coordinates the design, build, tech weeks, and the week of production. Contact time expectations during tech week would be 3:30-11:00 pm each evening and on Saturday and Sunday as well as pre- and post performance supervision and technical responsibilities. During these weeks, the Technical Theatre Scenic Designer coordinates completion of the sets while working with the Theatre Designers in lighting, costumes, props, and sound, and makes changes based on feedback from directors. There is schedule flexibility within the established after school working hours throughout the production.

The production rehearses and runs August 29th, 2022, thru November 6th, 2022.

Please submit resume or questions to

Bipoc Male Actors (2) - (posted 5/2/22 by TNW Ensemble Theater)

Seeking two male BIPOC actors, ages 25-40 for a multi-disciplinary monologue project, which includes visual arts, theater, music. Actor does not need to sing or paint. Experience in non-traditional theater helpful. The piece will be performed for three days in March 2023, at the Overture Center in the Wisconsin Studio by Madison-based multi-arts professional organization, TNW Ensemble Theater. This is an engaging, exhilarating, and non-traditional theater piece, with much to offer in the way of collaborative work, intriguing perspectives on life and death, and ultimately an affirmation of truth and the human condition.

Paid position. Rehearsals begin in January 2023. Auditions in June 2022.

Please email, or call 608-244-2938; 608-770-0826.

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