The University of Texas at Austin



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

Join the Team

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

We have conducted new usher interviews for the 2019-2020 season.

Please check back with us next Summer 2020 for future new usher interview and training dates.

Sarah Andrews, Guest Services Manager & Volunteer Coordinator



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