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

Director of Programming

Summary: The Director of Programming is responsible for the Long Center’s programming and booking, and for helping to ensure that the institution serves its mission in the community. The Director of Programming will lead a team of experienced professionals in programming and education, and will cultivate seamless collaboration between the departments, so artistic vision can become performance reality. With primary responsibility for conceptualizing, contracting, and implementing performance programming in Michael and Susan Dell Hall, Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre and the City Terrace, this position interacts with internal and external partners. The Director of Programming fulfills the artistic vision of the President and CEO and oversees, manages and executes the booking and scheduling of Long Center Presents (LCP) programming, Education and Outreach programs and the Founding Resident and Resident Company relationships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties as assigned.

  • Lead a programming team to research, evaluate risk, select, and negotiate terms for performances for the Long Center, creating a performance season which engages the variety of audiences in Austin’s highly-competitive market. This program development is done in conjunction with Sales, Marketing, Development, Education and Operations colleagues to assure effective fundraising, ticket sales, and execution of all events.
  • Coordinate and nurture a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of programming professionals, articulating artistic vision, directing the development of a cohesive season, and encouraging collaboration.
  • Serve as a strong manager and mentor for Programming and Education colleagues.
  • Develop performance program budgets and monitor revenue and expense throughout season.
  • Cultivate key industry relationships in the agent community. Establish relationships with other Programming departments at comparable venues within Texas and the Southwest, and develop strategic partnerships and the potential to book as a block.
  • Develop strong relationships with existing and potential partners, and increase the activity with promoters.
  • Participate on the Strategic Management team to make the Long Center a leading arts center in the country.
  • Some nights and weekend work and occasional travel is required.

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: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and the following experience:
  • Innovator and leader in the industry with significant experience and minimum five years responsibility as a programmer in presenting environment.
  • Broad knowledge of and familiarity with the national and international performing arts, artists and new works, and industry artistic and organizational trends.
  • Strong network within the performing arts, entertainment and events fields.
  • Proven negotiator and success at programming a similar sized performing arts venue.
  • Proven track record in the successful management of a large and diverse group of employees.

To Apply:

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

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 26

Apply to be an intern at the Long Center ›

Available Internship Positions

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

Development 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

Education Intern The Education Intern works closely with the Education and Outreach Director 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

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).  Other duties include assisting with the management of some Long Center produced events.


  • 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

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)


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.