The Paramount Theatre


Event Manager

Full Time



As an essential member of the Programming department, the Event Manager’s responsibilities include:

Show Management
  • Manages and coordinates various venue rentals, including:
    • Music
    • Comedy
    • Podcasts
    • Instagram/YouTube Stars
    • Local showcases and events
    • Conferences
    • Corporate Meetings
  • Manages and coordinates VIP events and experiences for all shows (i.e. Meet and Greets, Merch Packages, Pre-sales, etc.)
  • Fields and responds to venue rental inquiries
  • Creates estimates, contracts, budgets, ticket builds, and settlements for shows
  • Manages interdepartmental communications for shows and events
  • Assists with festival rental events and red carpets, including SXSW, Austin Film Festival, ATX TV Festival, Rooster Teeth’s RTX, Texas Tribune Festival, etc.
Special Events
  • Manages, coordinates and executes various Moontower Comedy Festival events, including:
    • Happy Hours
    • Parties
    • Ping Pong Slapdown
    • Sponsorship Activations
    • Special Events
  • Assists Development Department with Gala party coordination and execution
  • Assists Development Department with events coordination and execution
Additional Duties
  • Annual rental budget creation
  • Related administrative office work
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor



  • Must be available to work nights, weekends, and some holidays
  • Must have strong math/basic accounting skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • 2-3 years of experience in entertainment industry
  • Enthusiastic commitment to the mission and programs of the Austin Theatre Alliance
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently without direct supervision
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team setting, both internally and with external organizations
  • Organized, responsive, and flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Engaging and professional communication skills
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple projects to meet deadlines
Physical Requirements Include:
  • Able to climb stairs safely
  • Able to work from a desk
  • Able to work 10-12 hour shifts that include long periods of standing
  • Able to lift 30 pounds

The Austin Theatre Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter demonstrating your fit for this role to: with the subject line APPLICATION: Event Manager. No phone calls, please.

Organizational Background

Built in 1915, the Paramount Theatre has served Austin for more than a century now. It stands next door to the State Theatre, constructed in 1935. Together, as the Austin Theatre Alliance, these spaces are acoustically more intimate, visually more appealing, and historically more significant than just about any other theatre in the region. Both are contributing structures to the Congress Avenue National Historic District, and the Paramount Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatres continue to serve as anchors in the downtown area for performing arts events, film screenings, and our education and outreach programs. Artists like Harry Houdini, Katherine Hepburn, and Helen Hays graced the Paramount stage in its early days. The venues continue to remain relevant to the community with a contemporary line-up of stars such as Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Each year, more than 200,000 people pass through our doors to take in first-rate performing arts events and films.

Our Mission: Inspired by the power of the arts to change lives, the Austin Theatre Alliance strives to engage all Central Texans through extraordinary live performances and films, to ignite the intellect and imagination of our youths, and to ensure the preservation of the historic Paramount & Stateside Theatres; the crown jewels of downtown Austin.

To this end, the Austin Theatre Alliance has maintained its longstanding commitment to provide access to the arts for all Central Texans. Through our Education and Outreach programming, formally organized in 2008, we impact more than 18,000 children annually, seventy-five percent of the students are from the low-income, Title I schools most in need of our support. Our programs give students the thrill of attending a live performance at our historic venues, engage them in their classrooms, and provide an important resource for teachers wishing to incorporate creative learning techniques into their pedagogy. In a time of steep budget cuts, there is no more cost-effective way for students to reap the benefits of a comprehensive, integrated arts education than through the collaboration between schools and our education and outreach programs.