Internship Opportunities




The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex, is seeking a Performing Arts Technical 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 unites artists from around the world with diverse regional audiences. The intern will work closely with staff members to support the Performing Arts Department programming.


  • Assist with all areas of technical production of performing arts programs, including weekly concert series, Midsummer Festival of the Arts (July 18 and 19), and other in-house programs and events.
  • Work with national and regional bands for outdoor concert series.
  • Attend weekly planning meetings with Arts Center staff members and city representatives.
  • Support all areas of technical work, including sound, lighting, video, rigging, and carpentry.
  • Assist with corporate and wedding rentals.
  • Opportunity to learn studio and live recording with ProTools.
  • Opportunity to learn equipment maintenance.
  • Frequently move supplies weighing up to 50 pounds, including transporting and installing sound equipment, lighting, tables, chairs, tables, tents, and signage.
  • Frequently work in outdoor weather conditions.


  • Currently obtaining or have completed a degree in theater production, design and technology, or related field
  • Basic knowledge of theater lighting and electrics
  • Basic knowledge of sound system integration and implementation
  • Conversant in digital recording and editing technologies
  • Ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds

Summer 2020 Internship Dates

June 1–August 21, 2020 (may be flexible), 40 hours a week, includes some nights and 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.

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

Application Deadline: Applications received by February 21, 2020, 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.

Photo: 2019 interns (from left) Heather Sheets, Emma Lehr, Sherry Dinh, Jake Staude, Madison Schweitzer, and Aidan Costello.