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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

House Technician (Audio/Video)

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

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

  • Be present for load-ins, load-outs, technical rehearsals, work calls, and performances as assigned.
  • Assist in the supervision of the audio and video systems and coordinate audio and video technical needs of the Long Center and its users at the direction of Senior Director of Production and Operations, Production Supervisors, and the Head Audio/Video Technician.
  • Work in conjunction and lead stagehands, volunteers, and contract labor brought in to assist on productions.
  • Design audio systems as assigned for Long Center Presents shows as assigned.
  • Occasionally act as Head Audio/Video Technician for Long Center Presents and rental events as assigned.
  • Works as audio board operator and mix shows as assigned.
  • Train local sound and video 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 audio video needs can be effectively met.
  • Maintain and track theatrical audio video equipment inventories.
  • Advise the Senior Director of Production and Operations, Production Supervisors, Head Audio/Video Technician, and other department heads on audio video system status and the need for any remedial action necessary.
  • Pursue opportunities for continuing education in the audio video 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 audio video systems and equipment. Supervise third party vendors as necessary.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Production and Operations and production staff with all aspects of production.
  • Be available for long and irregular hours.

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.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with the following:
    • Analog and digital audio mixing consoles and the standard “outboard” equipment for those types of consoles
    • Audio patch bays and signal routing
    • Multi-zoned speaker systems and system management
    • Wireless microphone systems
    • Intercom systems
    • Paging system
    • Stagecraft such as lighting and rigging
    • Computer skills: MS Office, internet, PowerPoint, AudioCore, SMAART, QLab
    • Digital projectors
    • Video signals: composite, VGA, DVI, SDI
    • Video routing, video baluns
    • Basic repair: cables, connectors, and such
  • Team Work: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; willing to work more than 40 hours per week as assigned; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

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: Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; highly skilled and experienced with all aspects of theatrical sound reinforcement and video systems, equipment and their maintenance needs.
  • Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Computer Skills: Excel (proficient), Word (proficient), MS Outlook, experienced with (or easily trained on) Long Center’s scheduling system, and CAD (AutoCad and Vectorworks).
  • Certificates and Licenses: No certificates needed.

Full Job Description for House Technician (Audio/Video) found here ›

To Apply:

Please email cover letter & resume to careers@thelongcenter.orgNo phone calls please.

Education & Outreach Coordinator

Summary: Highly motivated, self-starter with experience in arts administration sought to contribute to the Education Department by providing oversight and project management to department’s growing programs such as: Internships, Summer Stock Austin, High School Musical Theatre Awards. The Long  Center is seeking someone who enjoys the performing arts, thrives in a fun and exciting atmosphere, and seeks to make a positive impact on the company and our community as a whole.

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

  • Manage department finances, including budget tracking and processing financial paperwork with Finance & Development Departments.
  • Manage contractors for various events throughout the calendar year.
  • Update and implement systems for registration of students for classes, camps, workshops, and various programs or events.
  • Collaborate with other departments on projects including fundraisers, grant proposals, corporate sales, donors, ad sales, marketing materials, events, etc.
  • Manage EDU programs interdepartmentally including scheduling, calendaring, deadlines, locations, set ups, etc.
  • Manage and implement internships, mentorships, and apprenticeships programs.
  • Manage and execute (with marketing) education department web updates.
  • Track departmental statistics and generate monthly and end-of-year reports on Education’s performance.
  • Coordinate judges, schools, presenters, and students for Greater High School Musical Theatre Awards.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills: 

  • Communication, customer relations, diplomacy
  • G+ Suite & Microsoft
  • Social media platforms
  • Self-starter, organized, planner
  • Finance & project management experience

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred emphasis in Arts Administration or Theatre Management
  • 2+ years of experience in Marketing and/or Project Management.
  • 1+ years of Finance experience
  • Experience in Performing Arts highly valuable.
  • Experience in a Non-Profit valuable.
  • Experience in Internship programs highly sought-out.

Full Job Description for Education & Outreach Coordinator found here ›

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to careers@thelongcenter.orgNo phone calls please.

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 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

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

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

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

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, Pinterest, 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.

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

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

Skills/Qualifications:

  • 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)

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.