Careers & Internships

AllSummerLong550_366 The Long Center is a fun and dynamic place to work in Austin. Please check the available listings below to see if we are accepting applications for employment. Applications for internships are accepted year-round.

Current Listings

Development Director

We are currently seeking a creative individual to join our development team to oversee the annual fundraising efforts for the organization. The ideal candidate will utilize their knowledge and skills to collaboratively create our annual fund/membership campaign, execute grant writing, and help create unique special events, as well as assist, as needed, with other development initiatives which could include endowment, corporate sponsorships, capital campaign, planned giving, as well as board development, marketing/development programs and related activities.

If you are wanting to work in a fast-paced, fun and creative environment with a proven team of professionals, this may be the opportunity for you.

Schedule: Some evenings and weekends are required

Compensation: Competitive salary with benefits package

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist with creating and implementing comprehensive fund raising strategies to generate revenue to meet/exceed budget goals through a diversified funding base
  • Assist with donor recognition program for individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Provided stewardship to donors at all levels as well as supervise membership campaign and comprehensive fulfillment program, including plans for donor acquisition & renewal.
  • Oversee the department CRM
  • Assist with research on prospective donors, and fully prepare Executive Director and Board to ask for contributions
  • Produce and/or oversee agency grant writing, ensuring creation and adherence to timetable that will achieve fund-raising goals.
  • Represent the Long Center in the community including attending social and business gatherings and initiating relationships on behalf of the Long Center

Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Customer Service: manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments; understands and fulfills I PERFORM service model
  • Oral Communication:  Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings
  • Written Communication:  Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information
  • Visionary Leadership:  Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates
  • Ethics:  Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values
  • Strategic Thinking:  Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions
  • Innovation:  Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education/Experience:  Bachelors (B.A.) Degree; and 5years experience with increasing levels of responsibility with a non-profit; emphasis on fund raising, building a broad donor base, corporate sponsorships and creative marketing in a performing arts environment; proven track record of achieving revenue targets of $2+M annually for operating purposes; CFRE preferred.
  • Language Ability:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Math Ability:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Computer Skills:  Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is strongly preferred. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office products and possess basic design skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 3 direct reports

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel

The Long Center is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To apply for this position, please submit via email to Brett Barnes, Vice President of Development, at, the following:

  • One-page cover letter
  • Detailed resume/qualifications
  • Salary requirements
  • Minimum 3 professional/personal references

Please use the SUBJECT: Development Director Search

No phone calls regarding this posting will be accepted.

This posting will remain open until filled.

Housekeeping, Full Time

Summary:  The responsibilities of this position include the physical maintenance, housekeeping, and upkeep of the Long Center facility, including the City Terrace, to ensure proper and cost-efficient operation and to maintain an attractive and inviting atmosphere.

Qualifications: Previous housekeeping experience of a minimum of one year in a large or institutional facility and demonstrated work performance, physical capacity required to perform the job including ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Availability to work night, weekend and holiday shifts as necessary. Reliable transportation required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure regular cleaning of assigned areas of facility (internal and external spaces)
  • Restore the auditorium and all support areas to normal operating condition after each use
  • Cleans lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, elevators, and stairways
  • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes, and polishes floor, dusts furniture
  • Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies
  • Washes walls, ceiling, and woodwork, windows, door panels, and sills
  • Empties wastebaskets, and empties and cleans exterior ashtrays
  • Transports trash and waste to disposal area
  • Replenishes bathroom supplies
  • Provides event and meeting set-up/tear-down for rooms and other spaces in the facility

Important Note: The information contained in this job description is intended to outline the general nature and scope of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as a contract, or as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and capabilities required of a person employed in this capacity. Job Descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of the Long Center. The Long Center is an EOE Employer.

To Apply: 

Please email cover letter, resume, references and wage requirements for this position to: No phone calls please.


The Long Center is currently accepting applications for future internships. Internships are available in the following departments: Marketing, Development and Fundraising, Education, Administration and Finance, Programming, Box Office and Web Development.

  • Spring application deadline: November 8
  • Summer application deadline: May 1
  • Fall application deadline: August 4

Apply to be an intern at the Long Center ›

Available Internship Positions

Database Intern The Database Management intern will work closely with the Database Manager to learn how to create data solutions that fit the needs of the organization, transfer data between different databases, and keep database files clear and concise. The intern will interact across different departments such as Marketing, Sales and Development/Fundraising. The intern will be able to see how the data is used across multiple departments and see what is needed for the many projects the Long Center works on – from grant support to sales trends.

Intern Responsibilities may include:

  • Help to troubleshoot and find root causes of flawed data
  • Running reports using various forms of data
  • Assist in keeping database information accurate and up-to-date


  • Self-starter, able to work without constant direction
  • Detail orientated and accountable
  • Able to do data entry and other repetitive tasks
  • Strong computer skills including the use of databases (Spectra/Paciolan and Blackbaud systems are what we use, however any database experience will be preferred), Microsoft Excel, Work and Outlook
  • Relevant majors preferred

Ticket Office Intern The Ticket Office Intern position is intended to introduce individuals to all aspects of the Long Center’s ticket office operation. Individuals will gain experience in customer service management, day to day operations, event will call and a greater understanding of the Long Center as a whole. The position will focus on assisting with the Group Sales department with lead generation, mailings and season schedule distribution. The Ticket Office Intern will also attend meetings to learn networking and marketing meeting strategies. The intern will also be required to work most events and other non-ticket office events (Guest Services, Development, Marketing or Programming) as assigned. Skills/Qualifications

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service
  • Data entry
  • Cold calling
  • Strong computer and communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible and non-traditional hours (including evenings, weekends)

Education Intern The Education Intern works closely with the Programming and Communications Manager and the Producer of the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards to help in a variety of capacities with the preparation, marketing and administration of everything that goes into putting on the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. This internship requires a two (2) semester commitment. Skills/Qualifications

  • Advanced proficiency in social media (facebook, twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pitnerest, etc.)
  • Savvy with high school students and trends
  • Great phone skills to interface with schools, high school students, etc.
  • Detail oriented and accountable
  • Self-starter; able to work well without constant direction
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills including the use of databases, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Fundraising Intern The fundraising intern works regularly with Fundraising & Development, Marketing and Production departments to plan and implement high level special events, promotional events and patron appreciation activities. The ideal candidate will be an organized, mature, personable and detail-oriented with excellent communication and critical thinking skills. Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Providing support for the major fundraising gala and several smaller exclusive events each season, including Patron Meet and Greets, Donor Appreciation events and donor lounges at concerts and other events, as needed
  • Generating and maintaining invitation and related lists for events and the Donor Lounge
  • Coordinating benefits mailings and CRM data entry
  • Assisting with Annual Anniversary Party auction needs and materials
  • Coordinating grants calendar and assisting with applications
  • Developing opportunities for promotional events and activities including partnerships with other organizations and individuals
  • Monitoring and providing content for social media projects, including Twitter, Facebook, and the Long Story Short blog


  • Strong computer skills including the use of databases, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus, but not required

Marketing Intern The Marketing Department is primarily responsible for the marketing and sales of Long Center Presents productions throughout the season (September – June). The department manages the Long Center’s website and content and coordinates branding and awareness through public relations, printed and collateral materials in support of Long Center Presents.  Interns will enhance written and oral communication skills and learn about practical marketing strategies. Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with developing and executing marketing strategies for promoting performances, programs and services
  • Coordinating outreach efforts to local businesses and organizations
  • Writing to include: press releases, media alerts, mass email communication, blog and social media posts
  • Coordinating editorial calendar requests
  • Writing and proofreading blog submissions
  • Fulfilling community donation requests
  • Assisting with and attending special events as needed
  • Some database and file management
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Self-starter; able to work well without constant direction
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with AP Style preferred
  • Communications, Marketing/Advertising, Business or other relevant majors preferred

Programming & Administration The Programming Intern will help the department update the calendar and database as shows are booked.  Once events are booked they may be asked to fulfill contracts for guest artists, assist with building rental contracts, reach out to vendors for payment information and schedule artists needs (hotel, ground transportation, and hospitality).  They will also be responsible for assisting me in our weekly calendar meeting.  Other duties include maintaining and running reports from EMS (Event Management Software) and assisting with the management of some Long Center produced events. Skills Qualifications

  • Self-starter; able to work well without constant direction
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills including the use of databases, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Web Development Intern The Web Development Intern will work closely with the Digital Media Coordinator, who manages and administers the Long Center’s online and digital media presence as part of the Marketing department. Daily intern tasks will include updating and creating events on the Long Center website, editing pictures in Photoshop, blogging and working on a long-term programming project (front-end development). The intern may also complete general marketing duties as needed. Skills/Qualifications

  • Strong writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with CSS/HTML
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Familiarity with CMS (especially WordPress)
  • Familiarity with PHP, MySQL
  • Familiarity with Javascript
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter and other social media
  • Familiarity with SEO concepts and implementation


The Long Center welcomes those who wish to share their time and talents! Visit our volunteer page and take the next step towards becoming a Long Center volunteer.