Internship Opportunities




The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex, is seeking a Performing Arts Intern for the summer. Performing arts programming at the Arts Center explores new directions as well as continuing and evolving cultural traditions in dance, theatre, music, and interdisciplinary forms through programming that brings together artists from around the world with diverse regional audiences. The intern will work closely with staff members to support the performing arts department programming.


Sheboygan Music Series, weekly summer music series, June 20–August 22

  • Partner with community organizations to plan event night activities
  • Arrange hospitality requirements for artists
  • Partner with marketing department to create weekly promotional pieces
  • Communicate weekly details with staff
  • Attend weekly planning meetings with Arts Center staff members and city representatives
  • Frequently move supplies weighing up to 40 pounds including transporting and installing tables, chairs, tents, and signage
  • Frequently work in outdoor weather conditions

Other Performing Arts program support

  • Research, develop, and produce education packets to complement 2019 performance series
  • Research primary and secondary target groups for marketing specific programs


  • Strong interest and experience in performing arts
  • Ability to communicate effectively with many constituencies including coworkers, department heads, and Arts Center patrons
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram.
  • Access to a car is preferred

Summer 2019 Internship Dates
June 3–August 23, 2019 (may be flexible), 20–40 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.