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

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: housekeepingcareers@thelongcenter.org. No phone calls please.

House Head Electrician

The House Head Electrician supports the Production Department and the entire Long Center team by overseeing and executing stage lighting and power operations in all venues as directed. This position must interface well with incoming companies while maintaining Long Center safety and artistic standards. This position will oversee and execute the set-up and safe operation of Long Center stage lighting and stage power equipment. A thorough understanding of Long Center’s stage lighting and stage power equipment is required for adequately advancing productions and for troubleshooting problems. This person will oversee the maintenance of the Long Center’s stage lighting and stage power systems at peak performance levels. As a fully functioning member of the Long Center’s production staff, the House Electrician also has the responsibility to assume other stagehand tasks as assigned. Full Job Description, Click Here .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Production or designee.

  • Be present for load-ins, load-outs, technical rehearsals, and performances as assigned
  • Oversee the stage lighting systems and coordinate all stage lighting and stage power needs of the Long Center and its users.
  • Work with, lead, and direct stagehands, volunteers, and contract labor brought in to assist on productions.
  • Design theatrical lighting systems for Long Center Presents as assigned.
  • Serve as House Head Electrician for Long Center Presents and rental events.
  • Works as light board operator for shows as assigned.
  • Train local theatrical lighting technicians to properly operate the Long Center’s equipment within manufacturer’s guidelines and the Long Center’s standards.
  • Advance with production staff from incoming clients to ensure that their lighting needs can be effectively met.
  • Maintain and track theatrical lighting equipment inventories.
  • Advise the Director of Production and Production Supervisors, and other department heads on theatrical lighting system status and the need for any remedial action necessary.
  • Pursue opportunities for continuing education in the lighting field so as to stay abreast of the latest technologies, techniques, and equipment.
  • Make budget recommendations for equipment upgrade and capital improvements.
  • Prepare and maintain a capital replacement schedule based upon the demonstrated needs of Long Center users and the potential of realizing greater operational efficiency and performance quality.
  • Schedules and executes inspections, supervises and makes repairs to theatrical lighting systems and equipment. Supervises third party vendors as necessary for repairs and maintenance.
  • Assist the Director of Production and production staff with all aspects of production.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and references to techcareers@thelongcenter.org. No phone calls please.

Important Note:

The information contained in the job posting 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 an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and capabilities required of a person employed in this capacity. Actual Job Descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of the Long Center. The Long Center is an EOE Employer.

House Technician (Lighting)

The House Technician (Lighting) position supports the Production Department and the entire Long Center team by overseeing and executing house theatrical lighting operations in all venues as assigned. This position must interface well with incoming companies while maintaining Long Center safety and artistic standards. This position will oversee the set up and the safe operation of Long Center equipment, especially lighting equipment. A thorough understanding of Long Center’s lighting equipment is required for adequately advancing productions and for troubleshooting problems. This position will attend to the maintenance of the Long Center’s lighting systems, helping to keep them at peak performance levels. As a fully functioning member of the Long Center’s production staff, the House Technician (Lighting) also has the responsibility to assume other stagehand tasks as assigned. Full Job Description, Click Here .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other Stagehand duties may be assigned by the Director of Production or designee.

  • Be present for load-ins, load-outs, technical rehearsals, and performances as assigned.
  • Assist in the supervision of the lighting systems and coordinate lighting technical needs of the Long Center and its users at the direction of Director of Production and the House Head Electrician.
  • Work in conjunction and lead stagehands, volunteers, and contract labor brought in to assist on productions.
  • Occasionally act as lead Lighting Technician for Long Center Presents and rental events as assigned.
  • Works as light board operator and run shows as assigned.
  • Train local theatrical lighting technicians to properly operate The Long Center’s equipment within manufacturer’s guidelines and The Long Center’s standards.
  • As necessary, advance with production staff from incoming clients to ensure that their lighting needs can be effectively met.
  • Maintain and track theatrical lighting equipment inventories.
  • Advise the Director of Production and Production Supervisors, the House Head Electrician, and other department heads on lighting system status and the need for any remedial action necessary.
  • Pursue opportunities for continuing education in the lighting field so as to stay abreast of the latest technologies, techniques, and equipment.
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of a capital replacement schedule based upon the demonstrated needs of Long Center users and the potential of realizing greater operational efficiency and performance quality.
  • Execute inspections and make repairs to theatrical lighting systems and equipment. Supervise third party vendors as necessary.
  • Assist the Director of Production and production staff with all aspects of production.
  • Be available for long and irregular hours.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and references to techcareers@thelongcenter.org. No phone calls please.

Important Note:

The information contained in the job posting 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 an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and capabilities required of a person employed in this capacity. Actual Job Descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of the Long Center. The Long Center is an EOE Employer.

Internships

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

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

Skills/Qualifications

  • 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

Skills/Qualifications

  • 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

Volunteers

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.