Director of Operations

The Director of Operations oversees all MYSO operations, including concerts, rehearsals, auditions, recordings, touring, and initiatives. The Director of Operations also manages operations staff and relationships with facilities and vendors. The successful candidate will have experience orchestrating major events and programs and understand how to effectively and efficiently solve operational problems as they arise.


Community Liaison

The Community Liaison is our point person for communications with musicians and their families, as well as other targeted constituents. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in organization and follow-through; customer service and communication in general (interpersonal and via technology); problem solving, and transitioning from project to project. Spanish language fluency is preferred for this position.


Artistic Administrator

The Artistic Administrator oversees execution of essential organizational functions, large and small (e.g., masterclass series, coaching, and Artist-in-Residence activities, among a variety of others) under the direction of the Artistic Director. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional instrumental ensemble experience, including the ability to attract MYSO musicians and professionals and develop and implement new program initiatives and budgets.


  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Kim Jankowiak, Director of Finance & Administration at
  • Applications will be accepted until we have found the ideal individuals to fill these positions.


Katie Phillips, Development Manager


Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Located at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

325 W. Walnut Street

Milwaukee, WI 53212

P: 414.267.2958

F: 414.267.2960

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First Stage Position Announcement Education Administrator This position is full time and will report to the Education Director.

Position Description The Education Administrator supports the organizational and administrative tasks of First Stage’s growing Education department, including the scheduling, invoicing, and tracking of all Education programs. Duties include (but are not limited to): • Coordinate service agreements for a wide range of school programs and partnerships, and complete various District contracts. • Schedule and confirm Education programs with teachers over phone and email, and send lesson plans and other supporting program documents via email to classroom teachers in a timely manner. • Make program surveys available to classroom teachers and teaching artists through online formats and hard copies, as needed. • Maintain the Education department’s online scheduling and data tracking platforms, including Tessitura, SharePoint, and Google Calendars/Docs. • Support the Assistant Education Director in creating and inputting the teaching artist workshop schedule on an ongoing basis. • Put together new hire packages and track and collect employee paperwork background checks on new adjunct staff and volunteers. • Invoice all Education programs in a timely manner. • Submit expense reports for the Education Department purchases, and submit and track bussing invoices for programming in City of Milwaukee schools. • Work closely with School Group Coordinator to schedule partner schools’ shows and programs in a timely manner. • Work closely with Education Director to create and maintain Education Department budget and data tracking on an ongoing basis. • Perform administrative and office tasks including, but not limited to, data entry, uploading lesson documents, scheduling communications with teachers and teaching artists, and photocopying and gathering lesson materials.

Qualifications The Education Administrator must remain flexible and professional under pressure, and be open to change in a dynamic, fast paced environment. This person must be detail orientated, organized, resilient, a self-starter, have a positive attitude, be a creative problem solver, have the ability to multitask, and exhibit self-awareness to build lasting relationships with teachers and coworkers. Skills in Microsoft Office and various computer invoicing and data tracking programs, as well as a willingness to learn our database system, is required. Ability to pass a background check is required.

Compensation First Stage offers a mission you can stand behind and a positive work environment. This full time position with benefits is a 40 hour per week position that may include nights and weekends. Salary is commensurate with experience.

About First Stage First Stage is Milwaukee’s premiere non-profit theater for young people and families and has grown from a small theater group to a nationally acclaimed company drawing annual audiences of more than 135,000 people. With a season including six family series plays and two First Steps shows (more than 300 performances annually), First Stage has become one of the largest programs in the nation. First Stage offers arts-in-education programs, spending more than 2,000 hours annually in classrooms throughout southeastern Wisconsin, and the First Stage Theater Academy, a professional theater training program teaching “life skills through stage skills” to 3,000 enrollments of young people ages 3 – 18 each year. It is one of the largest and finest programs of its kind in the nation. For more information about First Stage visit

To Apply Please send cover letter and resume by July 26th, 2017 via email to Julia Magnasco:

“Equal Opportunity Employer” or FIRST STAGE is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.



On the evening of Monday July 24th we are holding Auditions for the Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Production of:


“The Secret of Sherlock Holmes” by Jeremy Paul


Directed by Tom Marks


MEG is in search of a male actor aged 45-75 to play Dr. Watson in this two-man show.

Actor must be able to memorize lines with ease and present a British RP dialect.

Rehearsals will be scheduled between January 2nd – 24th based on Actor availability and performances run from January 25th – February 10th, 2018.


Actor will be compensated.


To set up an audition please email your headshot and resume or a recent photo and list of theatre experience to Amanda at



The Secret of Sherlock Holmes is a tribute to the remarkable friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Divided into two Acts, it chronicles their friendship from the time of their first meeting in A Study in Scarlet, to Holmes’s faked death in “The Final Problem” in Act I. Act II explores the strain on their relationship as a result of Holmes’s deception, finally culminating in the revelation of the renowned detective’s shocking secret.


For more information about MEG please visit

Now Hiring: Stage Management Intern




Description 2017


Estimated Hours

(span of day averaged)

Prep Week July 11-17 15-30 (negotiable)
Rehearsal July 18-Aug. 4 44 hours/week
Tech August 5-10 59.5
Performance August 11-27 30 hours/week




  • Attend all rehearsals as arranged and all performances as required by MCT’s Production Manager.
  • Work one-on-one with the Stage Manager (Brandy Kline, AEA) to facilitate rehearsals.
  • Resetting the rehearsal hall, assisting with scene shifts, preparing run sheets and being on book during the rehearsal period.
  • Coordinate with the Stage Manager, Deck Chief and Wardrobe Supervisor to finalize run sheets and setup the backstage and greenroom areas in the theatre during Tech Week.
  • Be in attendance for every performance to run the show on deck with the Deck Chief.
  • Assist the Deck Chief and Stage Manager in minimal strike duties immediately following the final performance.



  • This position is paid a fee of $100 per week OR class credit can be arranged.
  • Participants gain experience working within the structure of an Equity SPT production, working with and observing an Equity Stage Manager.
  • Participants can collect Equity Membership Candidate points.
  • Participants gain contacts with professional actors, directors and designers in the local theatre community and beyond.


Please email a cover letter and resume to Brandy Kline, Production Manager, at





Actors of all ages, genders, races, and body types are invited to audition for a diverse, nontraditional cast of Twelfth Night (drunk). All roles are available. Many roles require drinking but non-drinking roles are available. Rehearsals begin July 17 with performances Aug 31-Sep 9.

Auditions will be held at the Tenth Street Theatre – 628 N 10th St on Monday, June 26 from 5:45-9:30 with callbacks the next day.

Prepare a 1 min classical monologue of a gender different from the one you identify as and a 30 second a cappella song.

Get more info and sign up at



Monday, June 26th

The Br!NK Br!efs are ten-minute plays written by Midwestern woman Playwrights that will premiere during our Br!NK New Play Festival Weekend. These seven, exciting new plays will be performed on the Cabaret Stage at the Broadway Theater Center, September 9-10, 2017.

Auditions for “The Br!efs” will be held at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI) on Monday, June 26th beginning at 5:00 PM. Auditions will be in 30 minute increments, with eight slots available for each group. Please plan to be available for the full, half hour audition slot.

Roles include: Friends, Lovers, Sisters, Mothers, Dogs, Robots, Clowns AND SO MUCH MORE!
Please prepare one contemporary, two-minute monologue for the audition – either comedic or dramatic and bring one headshot and resume if you have one.


8/20 6-9PM 1st Read-Through
9/8 5-10PM TECH
9/9 – 3PM Performance 1 (pre-show call times TBD)
9/10 – 3PM Performance 2 (pre-show call times TBD)

Rehearsals will be August 26- September 7 – Please come to auditions with all conflicts ready for the rehearsal dates.
We have 12 roles available for women (various ages) – two are specifically for ages 50-80 and 5 roles available for men (various ages).
If you are unable to join us for auditions, please contact with a headshot and resume.

Synopsis of short film:  A 15 year old boy enlists in the Navy at the age of 15 during WWII to help provide for his family after his Father had recently been murdered.  Based on a true story.  This film takes place in 1944.


Teenage Bullies:  Looking for THREE MALE kids or young adults that look the age between 15 -19 years old to be bullies. Scenes to be filmed on one day between June 22 – 24th (flexible based on your availability). The scene would only take a ½ day.


Factory Workers:  Looking for TEN MALE extras for a scene where a 1940’s factory is on strike.  Saturday June 24th in the morning only. Woman over the age of 25 also.

This short film will then be sent out to festivals around the world. It’s a great opportunity for any younger actor to get their feet wet with large film productions and get exposure. Or for any other extra that would like to be apart of this exciting production

For questions, inquires, or interest in the project feel free to reach out to Ryan Allsop at:

The Performance Ecology Project, a collaboration between Cooperative Performance and the Urban Ecology Center, invites performers of all kinds to participate in a unique artistic experiment. Seven performers in various art forms will explore how body practices (Yoga, Tai Chi, Mindfulness , Movement, and Theater games) can generate meaningful interactions between humans and living nature. The project consists of training in various body disciplines, plus improvisation and composition, culminating in six performances at the Urban Ecology Center.

Auditions will be Monday June 26 at 6pm at the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave, Lower (below TJ Maxx).

Please arrive at 6pm for group movement exploration. Individual ten minute auditions will follow from 7 – 10pm, Slots will be reserved on a first-come basis. Additional slots may be made available on Tuesday, June 27 if demand calls for it.

Please bring:

  • a short (one-to-two minute) audition piece in your artistic specialty (acting, music, dance, etc.)
  • a resume and headshot, if possible
  • A short (a paragraph or so) written narrative of a memorable experience you had with nature. You will be asked to tell this story as part of your audition.

Performances will run from October 18 – 29, 2017. If you are interested in auditioning or have any questions, please e-mail us at with your name and contact information.

Cooperative Performance is offering $10 artist rate tickets to artists and their guests. This deal is available at the door and cash only, so don’t miss out!

Artistic Internship – Casting


Artistic Internship – Casting:  Children’s Theater of Madison (CTM), WI.   Assist Artistic Director with all aspects of casting upcoming season. Excellent opportunity for a self-starter, organized individual with a desire to be in the midst of the casting process, from recruitment to auditions to callbacks to offers.  Work alongside Artistic Director in casting the upcoming 17/18 season of 5 mainstage productions: Madagascar; A Christmas Carol; Tuck Everlasting; Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly; and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  Most work can be done independently and off-site; minimal office hours required; 5-10 hrs/wk, a few more when auditions are occurring. Attend auditions and callbacks, communicate with actors and directors, organize and create actor database/files, and assist Artistic Director with various season preparatory tasks. Great credit to add to your resume and experience to gain for anyone interested in artist management, company management, and producing. Start immediately, go through August (end date flexible). Modest stipend provided. Send email of interest and resume to: Subject line: Artistic Internship.

The mission of the Children’s Theater of Madison is to create vibrant theater experiences that engage, educate, and inspire young people and their communities.