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

General Security – Part Time

Summary: The responsibilities of this position include staffing positions as instructed and serving as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and patron rule infractions; which may be a threat to the property, patrons or employees at our facility. Prompt response to all incidents, accidents and medical emergencies. Responding to emergencies, such as medical and bomb threats; and to alarms, such as fire and intrusion by following proper emergency response procedures.


  • Previous security 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 life 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.
  • Veterans preferred.

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

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing for the purpose of public interaction and report writing.
  • Must be able to use a computer for basic functions.
  • Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standards, show up on time and properly complete shift assignments (including overtime, if assigned) with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Neat and professional appearance, ability to come to work in complete and clean assigned uniform.
  • Friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to provide quality customer service.
  • Ability to handle routine and crisis situations calmly, efficiently, and effectively.
  • Understands and successfully executes his/her post orders including enforcement of patron and company policies, rules and regulations.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 year of age or older as required by law.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • At least one verifiable employer.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Willingness to work outdoor positions in inclement weather.

Full Job Description for General Security – Part Time found here ›

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements (salary requirements must be included to be considered for this position) to spatterson@thelongcenter.orgNo phone calls please.

Director of Development

Summary: The Long Center for the Performing Arts seeks a results-driven development professional for the position of Director of Development. Reporting to the VP of Development, the Director of Development will be responsible for growing a portfolio of donors, refining and managing the annual fund/membership program, assisting in prospect research process and flow, collaborating in the creation of unique donor/patron events, as well as assisting with other development initiatives including endowment, planned giving, board development, and other related activities. Limited evening and weekend work is required in this position.

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

  • Work with the VP of Development to execute a comprehensive fundraising plan to meet/exceed budget goals through a diversified funding base.
  • Increase number of mid-level and major gift donors by maintaining an aggressive schedule of contacts with new prospects and current donors.
  • Maintain complete and timely records of prospect contacts.
  • Assist with donor stewardship and recognition.
  • Supervise membership campaign and comprehensive fulfillment program, including plans for donor acquisition & renewal.
  • Use prospect research to prepare President & CEO and/or Trustees for major gift solicitations.
  • Represent the Long Center in the community by 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:

  • Collaborative Leadership: Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.
  • 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; recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Business Acumen: Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas.
  • Donor Relations: responds promptly to donor needs; solicits donor feedback to improve outcomes; commits to timely and meaningful follow-through.
  • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively; 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.
  • Ethics: Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

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; and five+ years’ experience with increasing levels of responsibility; emphasis on fundraising, building a broad donor base, corporate sponsorships and creative marketing in a non-profit and/or performing arts environment; proven track record of achieving revenue targets of $2+M annually for operating purposes.
  • Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from donors or members of the business community. Ability to write content for proposals, fundraising collateral, and presentations.
  • Math Ability: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as finance and money management.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office products and have high-level capabilities in using Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Should also be familiar with customer relations management (CRM) platform such as Raiser’s Edge.
  • Certificates and Licenses: CFRE a plus.

Full Job Description for Director of Development can be found here ›

To Apply:

Please send letter of interest and resumé to Robyn Burchfiel, VP of Development, at 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, 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.


  • 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.