Community Arts Fellow

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex, seeks a Community Arts Fellow to gain training and professional experience in the field. Fellow will work closely with staff members to support Community Arts Department programming in Connecting Communities residencies and special projects.

Community Arts Fellowship begins May 11, 2020 and runs through August 30, 2020 (16 weeks), 40 hours per week, including some nights and weekends. $10,000 stipend.


  • Work with Community Arts staff to coordinate and facilitate Connecting Communities cohort of four artist residencies, to culminate with Art Preserve opening on August 29.
  • Assist Community Arts staff in planning and implementing Connecting Communities programming initiatives and outreach.
  • Work with artists-in-residence and members of the public, assisting in communication and making connections among constituents.
  • Design and implement evaluation process, including organization and documentation of programs, evaluating participants, artist work, and residencies for NEA grant reporting.
  • Assist with Arts Center special events, including Midsummer Festival of the Arts, July 18 & 19; Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series concerts (11 total); and Art Preserve opening August 29.
  • Research potential Connecting Communities artists for future residencies.
  • Occasionally scan and archive documents relating to Community Arts.


  • An advanced degree in community arts, studio art, museum studies, art history, or a related field is preferred; comparable experience will be considered.
  • Experience working with people of varied and diverse backgrounds, including artists and members of the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with many constituencies.
  • Well-organized, detail oriented, and demonstrating excellent planning and implementation skills.
  • Must be proactive, an independent problem solver, able to anticipate needs on projects, and to track and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Must be able to maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Interest and experience in the arts, familiarity with art-making processes and material/media knowledge.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Hmong desired.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Send cover letter, résumé, and list of professional references to:

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources Manager
608 New York Avenue,
Sheboygan, WI 53081
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