Internship Opportunities




The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex, is seeking a Community Arts Intern for the summer. Candidates will work closely with the Community Arts staff members to support the Community Arts Department programming in The ARTery, Connecting Communities residencies, the community gallery, and special projects. Specific areas of focus depend on departmental needs and the intern’s skills and interests.


  • Assist with the planning and implementation of connecting communities programs
  • Assist with the organization and documentation of programs, creating documents or systems to catalogue participants, their work, or whole residencies
  • Assist and/or lead hands-on workshops for people of all backgrounds, varying from at-risk youth to people with memory loss
  • Facilitate visitors’ experience in The ARTery
  • Assist with the organization and inventory of The ARTery studio and supplies
  • Assist with Arts Center special events, including Midsummer Festival of the Arts (July 20 & 21), Summer Concert Series, and Arts Center’s participation in 4th of July parade
  • Assist with training, leading, and scheduling of The ARTery volunteers
  • Frequently move supplies weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions
  • Occasionally ascend/descend a ladder to assist artists and staff


  • Ability to communicate effectively with many constituencies including coworkers, department heads, Arts Center patrons, and artists-in-residence
  • Ability to organize large amounts of information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong interest and experience in studio art
  • Familiarity with hands-on art making processes and various material knowledge

Summer 2019 Internship Dates
June 3–August 23, 2019 (may be flexible), 40 hours a week, includes some nights/weekends

Application Instructions
To be considered for an internship, please submit résumé and cover letter. Cover letter should include dates applicant is available; what skills, abilities, and experiences the candidate brings to the position; and how the internship relates to candidate’s long-term goals.

Send application materials to:

Internship Program
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan WI 53081

Application Deadline: Applications received by March 1, 2019, will be given first consideration. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

This job description is subject to change at any time. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.