Careers

John Michael Kohler Arts Center: A nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex in downtown Sheboygan, the Arts Center is devoted to innovative explorations in contemporary American art. Its exhibitions focus on a wide range of art forms, with particular emphasis on sculpture, photography, crafts, new genres, installation art, ongoing folk traditions, and the work of self-taught artists. The performing arts emphasize dance, music, and theatre performances from around the world. Programming also includes a renowned Arts/Industry residency program, classes, and special events. With the completion of its expansion, the new 100,000-square-foot Arts Center comprises ten galleries, an intimate theatre, a flexible interdisciplinary performance space, studio-classrooms, meeting spaces, the ARTspace shop, and the ARTcafe. The Arts Center also has an adjunct site: ARTspace, an exhibition space and shop in The Shops at Woodlake in Kohler Village.

Current Opportunities:

ASSISTANT CURATOR

Under the direction of the senior curator, the assistant curator will assist in the development a diverse and balanced exhibition schedule, and assist in the curation of innovative, appealing, and academically rigorous exhibitions of outstanding visual art. Together, they are responsible for maintaining and strengthening the Arts Center’s regional, national, and international professional networks.

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ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR

The associate registrar shares responsibility, as part of the registrarial team, for all aspects of registration, documentation, and temporary incoming loans as well as collections management of the collection. Shared responsibilities also include the proper care, risk management, art handling, and movement of all objects; preparing expenses related to annual budget covering both temporary loans and the collection; and supporting a significant collections move to the Art Preserve facility, which will open in Sheboygan in summer 2020.

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ASSISTANT REGISTRAR

The assistant registrar shares responsibility, as part of the registrarial team, for the documentation and proper care of temporary loans and the collection.

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CAFE ASSOCIATE

We are seeking a part-time café associate to assist with food preparation and provide outstanding customer service to our patrons. The café associate will also assist with working in our Culinary Art Car for events that are held offsite.

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CURATORIAL ASSISTANT

We are seeking a curatorial assistant to support the curatorial staff for all matters pertaining to exhibitions, collections, and general department endeavors. The curatorial assistant will also assist the coordinator of exhibitions and publications, registrar(s), or other exhibitions department members as necessary.   

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ARTERY STUDIO ASSISTANT

The assistant will work closely with community arts and education staff to design and staff The ARTery—a free studio and learning space. The ARTery is a space for visitors to explore the exhibition themes and content of Arts Center programming collaboratively through creative arts experiences.

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