Emerging Arts Professional

Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office


  • Full Time
  • Austin, TX (Remote)
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Academic
  • $32,000.00

Website tpapresents Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin

General Notes
The position timeline is expected to be from June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024. However, there is some flexibility in dates. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit earlier for best consideration. If you have questions about the position or the application process, please contact Tim Rogers, Director of Education & Engagement at trogers@texasperformingarts.org. More information is available at: https://texasperformingarts.org/emergingarts.

About Texas Performing Arts
Texas Performing Arts (TPA) is the professional arts presenting and producing program of The University of Texas at Austin. One of the largest and most active university-based performing arts centers in the U.S., TPA is an anchor institution in Austin’s arts, cultural, and entertainment scene. TPA operates venues on the UT campus including Austin’s largest theater, Bass Concert Hall. Its public programs include Broadway in Austin; a curated season of international dance, theater, and music; and presentations of national touring artists. TPA is an integral unit of UT’s College of Fine Arts and engages students across the university in creative experiences.

The Emerging Arts Professional program is a year-long paid opportunity for on-the-job learning in arts administration. Participants will apply to gain practical experience from working with one Texas Performing Arts department, including Executive & Administration, Programming & Event Management, Fabrication & Academic Production, or Education & Engagement. The participant will work within that department to support the growth and programmatic activity of Texas Performing Arts while developing the job skills, understanding of the field, and network connections necessary to begin or advance a professional career in the arts and entertainment industry.

Project or Event Planning & Implementation:
Assist in the planning and implementation of assigned TPA events or projects under the leadership of the area staff and in coordination with other stakeholders.
Prepare staff for meetings, including meeting agendas, briefing reports and information packets. Handle meeting follow-up needs.
Perform basic research.

General Administrative Support:
Process area financial documents.
Coordinate internal and external meetings and events.
Coordinate across areas for appropriate project documentation.
Complete evaluations and reports.

Professional Development:
Participate in Emerging Arts Professional educational programming including monthly meetings, developmental projects and networking events.
Attend TPA performances and activities.
Perform other related functions as assigned. This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described.

Required Qualifications
1-3 years work experience in arts administration, performing arts production, non-profit management, community engagement, or education. Student roles can count toward this requirement.
Demonstrated intent to pursue a career in professional arts administration or production.
Demonstrated positive attitude, flexibility with working assignments and a willingness to learn and adapt.
Effective Communications: Demonstrated understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
Interpersonal Relationships: Demonstrated knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Demonstrated understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
Problem Solving: Demonstrated knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Preferred Qualifications
Prior work experience working in a performing arts organization.
Fluency in more than one language.

Salary Range

Working Conditions:
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Prolonged screen time.
Physically able to lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds.
Works independently and unsupervised on a regular basis.
Work collaboratively as member of a team with people of varied backgrounds.
Work with sensitive and confidential information, under pressure of rigid deadlines and time limitations, and with overlapping projects.
Accept supervision.
Maintain professional demeanor.
Regular and punctual attendance at workplace with flexibility for early morning, evening and weekend work related to performances and events.
This position has a limited term of 1 year.

Work Shift:
Standard 8am – 5pm office hours.
Early morning, evening and weekend work is required in relation to performances and events. A compensatory time program is provided.
Occasional work-related travel may be required.

Required Materials:
Cover letter detailing interest in and qualifications for the position, including future plans for your career in arts administration. Please address which of the following focus areas would best address your career goals: Executive & Administration, Programming & Event Management, Fabrication & Academic Production, or Education & Engagement.
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor.
Work samples may be requested if applicant advances to the interview stage.

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

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