Back to top


Volunteer Usher helping two guests

Our dedicated team of volunteer ushers play a key role in our goal of providing the very best service to our guests. Volunteers should be interested in the performing arts, have superior customer service skills, and be willing and able to work as part of a great team of other volunteers and staff members.

About the Program

One of our primary goals at Texas Performing Arts is to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable and memorable experience at our events. Whether taking tickets, handing out programs, greeting incoming patrons or assisting guests in finding their seats, our volunteers are the public face of Texas Performing Arts.

Volunteering requires a commitment to work a minimum of 12 different events per season, with events ranging from student performances, to international touring bands and dance groups, to UT Commencement Ceremonies, to Broadway spectaculars, and everything in between. All volunteers must be willing and able to work every possible usher position in any and all of our venues across campus. Volunteers occasionally have to stand for long periods of time and must be comfortable ascending and descending stairs. Community volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Hands-on experience working at world-class performing arts venues
  • A chance to meet people in Austin who also love and support the arts
  • The opportunity to see performances when working a shift, although this perk is never guaranteed
  • A subscription to The UsherGram, our newsletter, with a preview of upcoming events and behind-the-scenes information

Join the Team

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Texas Performing Arts!

New usher interviews will be held on Monday, June 18th and Tuesday, June 19th from 6:00-9:00 pm (in half hour increments).

These interview times are now full on Monday 6/18:
6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, and 7:30 pm

These interview times are now full on Tuesday 6/19:
6:00 pm & 6:30 pm

New usher trainings will be held on Monday, June 25th and Tuesday, June 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm.

Requirements for volunteer ushers: To work 12 events per season (September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019).

If you are interested in interviewing for a volunteer usher position with Texas Performing Arts, please email Sarah Andrews your first and last name, best contact phone number, and when you can come in for an interview.

Everyone accepted into the TPA Usher program must attend one of the two new usher trainings, in its entirety. No exceptions.

We look forward to meeting you!

Sarah Andrews, Guest Services Manager & Volunteer Coordinator