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Artistic Associate

Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Position: Artistic Associate

Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time, Annual

Department: Artistic

Reports To: Artistic Producer

Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2021

Milwaukee Repertory Theater, a LORT theater located in the heart of Wisconsin's largest metropolitan area, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Artistic Associate. Our mission is to ignite positive changes in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of our community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee's rich diversity. It is important that our hiring practices reflect this commitment to diversity and we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. We are further committed to considering applicants who are well-rounded but do not fulfill every qualification.

Position Summary: Milwaukee Rep is seeking an Artistic Associate to join our staff! The Artistic Associate is responsible for managing and overseeing Artistic department administration functions, including providing general support as directed by the Artistic Director and Artistic Producer as well as producing off-subscription Artistic events under the direction of the Artistic Producer.

Other major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide daily administrative support and assistance for the Artistic department, including schedule coordination, organizing databases and files, arranging travel for the department, providing support for Milwaukee Rep's Emerging Professional Residents (EPR) program, and tracking department budgets
  • Cast and coordinate ancillary events with a raised consciousness towards Milwaukee Rep's ED&I efforts, in consultation with the Artistic Producer and Artistic Director, including development or marketing events
  • Lead development, programming and cultivation of our online content program with St John's on the Lake
  • Assist in producing the annual Gala
  • Coordinate and prepare agendas for meetings of the full Artistic department, Artistic staff retreats, including Associate Artist gatherings. Record and distribute minutes as needed.
  • Work in tandem with the Company Manager to coordinate and oversee Artistic department guest visits and itineraries.
  • Lead development and execution of our annual Milwaukee General Auditions
  • Assist with casting projects, including scheduling casting appointments and providing materials and information to agents/artists
  • Read and report on new and extant material in consideration for season planning
  • Build and cultivate relationships with fellow peers and theater artists in the Milwaukee community. This includes attending shows, gatherings, and patron engagement events as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit Artistic department materials as required for Board Meetings.
  • Lead talkbacks as needed after performances.
  • Maintain and organize extensive and comprehensive artistic database, including playwrights, producers, directors, choreographers, designers, composers, music directors, actors, Emerging Professional Residency alumni, and other artistic personnel. Maintain current contact information for agents, playwrights, and producers in appropriate databases.
  • Support Milwaukee Repertory Theater productions by attending rehearsal hall run-throughs, previews, and opening night performances.

Compensation and Benefits: This position pays an annual rate of $30,000-$32,500. Employees receive benefits including 100% employer paid health and dental insurance premiums for the individual employee, employer contributions to a health savings account, a paid time off package and 403(b) retirement plan.

TO APPLY: Please submit online application, resume, and a cover letter that speaks to what excites you about taking on this role as well as why you'd be a great fit for the position, Attn to: Laura Braza, Artistic Producer

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 30, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until the position is filled. In order to maintain an equitable process, everyone must apply online. Any candidate who requires different accommodations to submit an online application should contact ehill@milwaukeerep.com

About Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Milwaukee Rep is the largest performing arts organization in Wisconsin welcoming 300,000 people at 700 performances of 15 productions a season at the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex featuring three unique performance venues the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. For over six decades, Milwaukee Rep has been a centerpiece of Milwaukee's vibrant arts and cultural scene with productions ranging from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare to American Classics and New Works that are entertaining, inclusive and impactful. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Rep ignites positive change in the cultural, social and economic vitality of our community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee's rich diversity. Every season requires a team of dedicated, passionate and skilled people. Whether it be a 30+ year veteran employee or one who's never experienced a Milwaukee winter before, everyone shares a common sense of purpose and determination that enables us to bring world-class theater to the stage. Season after season, our accomplished team never ceases to amaze!

To read more about Milwaukee Repertory Theater, please visit: www.MilwaukeeRep.com

To read more about Milwaukee Repertory Theater's commitment to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, including our ED&I Vision of Success, please Click Here

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


  1. One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Ability to read music/scores
  3. General knowledge of the musical theater industry and canon that would facilitate curating and preparing a Cabaret series as well as other events
  4. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Outlook, and Word
  5. Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to work well within a team environment
  6. The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines independently with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  7. Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  8. Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary. Ability to work overtime, on occasion, and as necessary to complete the required duties of the position
  9. Ability to pass a background check in compliance with local and/or federal employment laws.
  10. Ability to play the piano/sight read a plus.



Posted: 2021-04-08 Expires: 2021-05-09

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