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 Strategic Partnerships

Summary: The Director of Strategic Partnerships raises corporate revenue for the Long Center. The position is responsible for identifying, developing and nurturing collaborative partnerships in support of the Long Center’s mission, programming, fundraising, and marketing objectives. The position will develop new corporate partnerships with an eye towards expanding to new corporate categories the Long Center has yet to explore while strengthening existing partnerships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement road map for partnerships  with an understanding of Long Center needs and opportunities across the organization.
  • Develop compelling and mutually beneficial creative sponsorship proposals that advance the mission of the Long Center and a corporate organization’s philanthropy/marketing objectives.
  • Create pitches, strategy decks, and materials to present to potential prospects and partners.
  • Create similar documents and materials to present to executive team and board for approval and directional strategy decisions.
  • Nurture opportunities to finalization of partnership agreement.
  • Work internally with cross-functional departments to ensure critical details are communicated for flawless execution and implementation of sponsorship.
  • Identify best practices and new ideas for partnership building.
  • Manage the ongoing relationship with key strategic partners as directed, while interfacing with cross-functional teams internally.
  • Engage external business and industry experts to learn and influence strategies, constantly remaining alert and forward-thinking about opportunities in the marketplace.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field.
  • 7+ years with a diverse background of experience in national, regional and local partnerships, licensing or sales from media organizations, talent representation, online platforms, products, brands, and/or advertising agencies.
  • Ability to think strategically and quickly develop an executional plan to meet goals.
  • Creative thought leader with the ability to assess opportunities and develop mutually beneficial proposals with partners.
  • Sense of initiative, discretion, mature judgement and entrepreneurial spirit. Capacity to effectively interact with a multiplicity of senior leaders and key stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills, with the ability to quickly gather and synthesize information across many aspects of the business.
  • Excellent communications skills, disciplined storyteller in documents, natural collaborator, ability to develop rapport and credibility across the organization and promote ideas persuasively.
  • Proven project management skills with excellent follow through as it relates to executing project plans.
  • Ability to take direction well; ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and tasks on deadline.
  • Effective interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Masterful at advanced PowerPoint and/or Keynote presentations and similar with Excel.
  • Passionate about the mission of the organization to advance the arts as a vital pillar of the city’s economic development.
  • Ethics: Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to careers@thelongcenter.orgNo 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

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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.