Employment, Internships and Auditions



Skylight Music Theatre has completed General Auditions for the 2015-2016 season. Thank you.



Skylight Music Theatre is accepting applications for the position of Technical Director. SMT produces a 5 show mainstage season of opera and musical theatre in its own well equipped facility.  In addition to its own productions SMT builds 5 contracted productions.  Candidate must have a solid background in scenic construction, shop management, stage operations, drafting, budgeting, and shop and theatre safety. This is a year round salaried position with benefits; for a full job description click here.

Send cover letter, resume and a portfolio (or a link) to Ruth Conrad-Proulx, Associate Director of Production: RuthCP@Skylightmusictheatre.org



The Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee’s nationally acclaimed professional opera and music theatre company, seeks applicants for Scenic Carpenter. Under the supervision of the Technical Director, job duties include construction, installation and removal of scenic elements for 7 main stage and 3 studio productions per season. The ideal candidate will be proficient in a wide variety of scenic construction techniques including rough and finish carpentry, welding & metal fabrication, rigging, mechanics and automation, as well as being diligent, organized, collaborative, positive and professional.

This position starts the End of July and is a full time benefited position. Skylight Music Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter, resume, references and work samples/website link to Ruth Conrad-Proulx, Associate Director of Production, Skylight Music Theatre, 158 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or email to RuthCP@skylightmusictheatre.org


Skylight Music Theatre is seeking a Development Director that will take a creative and collaborative approach to cultivating and obtaining the contributed financial resources necessary to support the mission of the organization.  Supervising a team of two staff members and one grant writing consultant and working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, this position is key to the continued financial and organizational strength of the company.   The Development Director will be responsible for building a sustainable donor and prospect pipeline to promote increased donor engagement with Skylight’s mission. Working closely with the other members of the senior leadership team, the Development Director will also fill a key strategic role within the organization by helping to define and articulate the strategic priorities of the organization.   A commitment to the highest levels of professionalism in the field of development is required.

Additional position information can be found here:  Skylight Music Theatre Development Director Position

Send letter of interest, resume, references, and compensation requirements to:

Cindy Haas, Finance Director, Skylight Music Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202, cindyh@skylightmusictheatre.org


Skylight Music Theater seeks seasonal Assistant House Manager to oversee front of house operations for various theatre events at the Broadway Theatre Center.

Qualifications: 2-3 years customer service and supervisory experience, excellent communication skills, enjoys working with ushers and patrons, the ability to perform multiple tasks at one time, ability to work with little supervision or independently and composure under high-stress situations in addition to standard job duties as posted below.

Previous House Management experience preferred.  The applicant must be able to work Wednesday-Sunday Afternoon and/or Evening shifts (rotating schedule).

Asst House Manager Job Description

Applicants able to cover some Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Matinee shifts are preferred in addition to standard shifts.  The position is available to start late January 2015.

Send cover letter, resume and references to:

Lee Caracci, House Manager
Skylight Music Theatre
158 N. Broadway Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202



Fundraising and Special Events Internship

The fundraising and special events intern will work with the Development staff doing the following:

  • Planning, implementing and participating in any fundraising events during internship
  • Assist with planning of special events, including meeting with event committees, generating new ideas and attending event meetings. Help increase quality of events
  • Aid Special Events Manager with tasks for each special event. Some events include Taste of the Ward and Skylight Tonight
  • Help with special events mailings, publication design, logistical tasks for events, phone calls related to donations and other tasks as determined necessary by Special Events Manager

To be considered, candidates must have strong communication and organizational skills and be pursuing a degree in marketing, public relations, event planning, communications or similar field. Must also be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. This internship is unpaid, however, academic credit is available. Experience with arts, cultural or non-profit groups and access to a car is desired. Some weeknights and weekends will be required.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Donor Relations & Special Events Manager, Paul Fredrich.

Marketing & Events Intern

The marketing & event intern will work with the Marketing staff doing the following:

  • Community outreach
  • Maintaining ongoing communication projects
  • Copy writing and editing for promotional materials
  • Assisting with data entry
  • Distribution of flyers
  • Fulfillment of donation requests
  • Organize marketing materials for archival purposes

The ideal candidate will be outgoing, organized, detail oriented, proficient in Microsoft Excel and should also have an interest in the arts. This is internship is unpaid and requires a candidates pursuing a degree in advertising, marketing, public relations, event planning, communications or similar field. Strong organization is a must. Experience with arts, cultural or non-profit groups and access to a car is desired.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and any work samples to Marketing Manager, Katie Behrend Berg.

Graphic Design Intern – Fall/Spring/Summer

The graphic design intern will work with the  staff doing the following:

  • Design materials for shows such as print ads, web ads, fliers, posters, postcards, brochures and newsletters.
  • Work on a variety of special event projects. Interns in the past have created invitations and programs for Skylight’s annual gala, materials for the Broadway Theatre Center Open House and pieces for unique marketing and development campaigns.

Qualifications Include:

  • Pursuing a degree in graphic design.
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Transportation to the Broadway Theatre Center

This is internship is unpaid.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and work samples to Katie Behrend Berg.

High School Internships

If you are in High School and would like to apply for an internship, please contact:

Robin Dennis
Education Administrator