Employment


Current Openings

Director of Stage Production
Education Music Director
Education Department Assistant
Facilities Manager


Director of Stage Production

Department: Production
Supervisor: Chief Programming Officer
Position: Full Time

Summary:
Built in 1915, the Paramount Theatre (1300 seats and 180+ shows a year) has served Austin for more than a century. It stands next door to the State Theatre (300 seats and 120+ shows per year), 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. The Paramount and State are the annual home to SXSW Film Festival, ATX Television Festival, and Paramount Summer Classic Film Series (total of 300+ film screenings) and many outreach programs. Additionally, we own and produce the annual two-week Moontower JFL Austin Comedy Festival (11 days, 150+ comics, 170+ shows, 10 venues). Each year, more than 275,000 people pass through our doors to attend live performing arts events and films.

We have an immediate opening for an experienced Director of Stage Production. As an active member of our leadership team, this position is responsible for all aspects of production at both venues. Duties include hiring and scheduling production staff, creating and supervising production department budgets, creating and managing production calendars, overseeing successful and timely execution of all production elements of the theatres, advancing our commitment to equity and diversity in our production staff and ensuring the production team culture is positive, efficient, inclusive and collaborative.

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Responsibilities:

  • Manage full time production staff, in addition to seasonal and Union (IATSE 205) full time and part time staff.
  • Responsible for staff recruiting, hiring, retention, scheduling, team meetings, communications, performance management, training, and professional development, approving time off, and disciplinary actions.
  • Prepare annual budget in concert with the Director of Technical Services, CEO and Finance department.
  • Meet with clients for production needs, hosting meetings/tours/walkthroughs.
  • Schedule and manage stage crew for rehearsals, load-ins/load-outs and performances.
  • Oversee all show productions, estimating related to offers issued on behalf of the ATA.
  • Act as IATSE union administrative contact regarding contract negotiation, disputes, payroll concerns, etc.
  • Act as Production Manager for special events as needed, often with the Development team.
  • Manage talent relations and Front of House coordination on event filming.
  • Conduct donor and visitor stage tours.
  • Perform administrative oversight of department payroll and accounts payable.
  • Represent production department at public functions.
  • Cultivate and promote a safe working environment and ensure the production department operates in accordance with current health and safety regulations and best theatre practices.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in a similar stage production role for at least 5 years
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Must have experience working with labor unions
  • Experience in a historic venue preferred.
  • College degree preferred but experience may substitute
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and time and attendance or payroll systems
  • Must be available to work extended work hours at times, including nights and weekends.

Paramount Perks:

  • Health insurance benefits package (medical, dental and vision)
  • Company paid short and long term disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Competitive time off via vacation accrual and holiday calendar
  • Access to covered downtown garage parking when working onsite
  • Gold’s Gym membership discount
  • Countless opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime experiences at shows, festivals, galas, and beyond
  • And more!

Process:
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter demonstrating your fit for this role to jobs@austintheatre.org with the subject line “Director of Stage Production”

Relocation assistance may be provided for this position.


Education Music Director

Department: Education
Supervisor: Director of Education

Summary: The Austin Theatre Alliance (ATA), parent company of the Paramount & Stateside Theatres and the Moontower Comedy Festival, has an opening for an Education Music Director. The Paramount Education team inspires the intellect and imagination of young people by providing them opportunities to experience, perform, and learn through the arts. Our vision is that all young people will have the creative confidence they need to be successful in their communities. With a focus on the youth of Central Texas and their families, we serve approximately 22,000 kids each year.

The Education Music Director will manage all live music needs for the Paramount Education department. This includes writing, arranging, teaching, and performing music for the Story Wranglers ensemble as well as all summer camps, including Camp Paramount and Camp Story Wranglers. This role will manage contracted musicians who work with the department, and work closely with other members of the Education Department to ensure the quality of camps and performances.

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Responsibilities:

  • Music directing the Story Wrangler Ensemble and assisting with the rehearsal processes in partnership with the Associate Director of Literacy to Life, Production
  • Music directing the Summer Camp Paramount Program
  • Music directing Camp Story Wranglers
  • Providing leadership and artistic direction for all programs requiring music for the Education Department
  • Teaching Literacy to Life and other classroom workshops
  • Supporting Education & Outreach efforts in the community
  • Supporting the Austin Theatre Alliance Development Department for private piano performances
  • Supporting the Austin Theatre Alliance in other community-based needs and any events that are required of the full staff, i.e. Anniversary Gala, Moontower Comedy Festival, etc…

Education and Experience:

  • BA in Music, Music Education, or equivalent experience
  • Must be proficient on piano/keyboard, with the ability to read and write music notation
  • Must be comfortable improvising, playing by ear, and playing from lead sheets and being on stage
  • Must be able to arrange music for children’s and adult voices as well as bass, guitar, and drums
  • Must be able to music direct both children and adults in ensembles
  • Must be able to compose original songs adapted from stories written by children

Computer Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as Google Suite software
  • Familiarity with either Sibelius or Finale music notation software

Paramount Perks:

  • Health insurance benefits package (medical, dental and vision)
  • Company paid short and long term disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Competitive time off via vacation accrual and holiday calendar
  • Access to covered downtown garage parking when working onsite
  • Gold’s Gym membership discount
  • Countless opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime experiences at shows, festivals, galas, and beyond
  • And more!

Work Hours/Schedule:

  • For 15-17 weeks during the year, when Story Wranglers are creating performances, evening rehearsal hours are required.
  • Other times of the year require a traditional daytime work schedule.

Process:
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter demonstrating your fit for this role to jobs@austintheatre.org with the subject line “Education Music Director”.


Education Department Assistant

Department: Education
Supervisor: Director of Education

Summary: The Austin Theatre Alliance (ATA), parent company of the Paramount & Stateside Theatres and the Moontower Comedy Festival, has an immediate opening for an Education Department Assistant. The Paramount Education team inspires the intellect and imagination of young people by providing them opportunities to experience, perform, and learn through the arts. Our vision is that all young people will have the creative confidence they need to be successful in their communities. With a focus on the youth of Central Texas and their families, we serve approximately 22,000 kids each year.

The Education Assistant will work closely with the full time Education staff to accomplish the administrative duties for the in-school and summer programs offered by Paramount Education, including Literacy to Life/Story Wranglers, Student Matinees / Discovery Series, Access to the Arts, and Paramount Summer Camps. The Assistant may also assist with teaching, the development of Spanish language curriculum, and Paramount Education social media.

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Responsibilities:

  • Processing and tracking reservations for Paramount student matinee / field trip programs
  • Processing payments and invoices for the Literacy to Life / Story Wranglers program
  • Assisting Paramount Education staff with program scheduling, survey administration, and program documentation
  • Works with Paramount Education staff to manage summer camp registration, camp scheduling, planning, and on-site management of camp sessions.
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of the Access to the Arts program, which provides complimentary tickets to Paramount performances to non-profit partner organizations and creates opportunities to connect artists to Austin youth such as sound-checks, meet-and-greets, etc.
  • Assists with day-of logistics for Paramount student matinee field trips and Discovery Series family shows.
  • Assists with Spanish language translation for the Literacy to Life curriculum, and Paramount Education parent registration forms / program communication.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Experience with program coordination and administration
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills with supervisor and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, non-profit work environment
  • Interest in arts education
  • Bilingual (fluency with Spanish and English) a plus

Computer Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as Google Suite software
  • Experience managing social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Familiarity with project management software a plus
  • Interest and ability to learn platforms utilized by the Paramount, such as ticketing system Tessitura.

Paramount Perks:

  • Health insurance benefits package (medical, dental and vision)
  • Company paid short and long term disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Competitive time off via vacation accrual and holiday calendar
  • Access to covered downtown garage parking when working onsite
  • Gold’s Gym membership discount
  • Countless opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime experiences at shows, festivals, galas, and beyond
  • And more!

Process:
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter demonstrating your fit for this role to jobs@austintheatre.org with the subject line “Education Assistant”.


Facilities Manager (Austin)

Department: Facilities
Supervisor: Director of Facilities

Summary: The Austin Theatre Alliance (ATA), parent company of the Paramount & Stateside Theatres and the Moontower Comedy Festival, is looking for an experienced Facilities Manager to join our team. Built in 1915, the Paramount Theatre has served Austin for more than a century and stands next to the State Theatre which was constructed in 1935. Both are contributing structures to the Congress Avenue Historic District, and the Paramount Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Together these spaces are historically significant, and we are looking for a candidate who has a passion for history and an appreciation for maintaining the venues for our patrons.

The Facility Manager oversees keeping our buildings in a safe, orderly, and clean condition. This is a full-time position and requires someone who has a flexible schedule, requiring work outside standard business hours from time to time.

Ideal candidates will have at least 3 years of experience managing custodial and maintenance at a facility, working with a theatre a plus. You will be well-versed in operational and technical operations and facilities best practices. Knowledge of basic accounting principles and excellent verbal and written communication skills are also required.

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Responsibilities:

  • Manages and schedules external custodial crews – both day and night shifts.
  • Performs daily walk throughs of buildings to ensure custodial and maintenance tasks are completed.
  • Ensures any custodial or maintenance work is in alignment with historical building requirements.
  • Working with the Director, oversees general maintenance of building systems including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm, sprinkler system and security system.
  • Ensures all matters concerning building safety are being followed and exit lights, alarms, etc., are in proper working order.
  • Ensures facilities meet government regulations and environmental health and security standards.
  • Obtains bids from vendors when necessary for needs in accordance with established procedures and supervises their execution.
  • Ensures supplies are ordered and inventory is received and properly stored.
  • Performs miscellaneous repairs, cleaning, and maintenance.
  • Control activities such as waste disposal, building security etc.
  • Manages receipts and payment approval of invoices.
  • Manage offsite storage facilities.
  • Manages daily changes of theatres’ two marquees.

Paramount Perks:

  • Health insurance benefits package (medical, dental and vision)
  • Company paid short and long term disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Competitive time off via vacation accrual and holiday calendar
  • Access to covered downtown garage parking when working onsite
  • Gold’s Gym membership discount
  • Countless opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime experiences at shows, festivals, galas, and beyond
  • And more!

Process:
To apply for this position, please submit your resume to jobs@austintheatre.org with the subject line “Facilities Manager”.


The ATA is committed to equal-employment principals, and we recognize the value of committed employees who feel they are being treated in an equitable and professional manner. We strive to find ways to attract, develop and retain the talent needed to meet business objectives, and recruit and employ high qualified individuals representing the diverse communities in which we live.

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.