The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) offers a variety of ways for individuals, community groups and organizations to become involved. From collaborations to employment, take a look at how you can be a part of the AARC.

Collaborations

Our programs are initiated in response to community needs. Non-profits, community groups and individuals may suggest a program that is relevant to AARC and Parks and Recreation Department’s mission, values and audience. Collaborative programs must be offered to the public free of charge. If you have a program that meets the requirements, submit a Collaboration Request. We have also prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your convenience.

Part-Time Employment

The AARC hires the following temporary part-time positions to support programs and facility operations. Positions are available depending on current needs. If a position states – Actively Seeking – and you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to aarc@austintexas.gov with the position title in the subject line.  

Cultural Arts Activity Specialist or Leader - Youth/Adult

Part-time temporary position to assist in implementing youth and adult programs. Program Activity Specialists should have excellent customer service skills, demonstrate an ability to plan and implement educational programs and activities from an Asian American perspective. May be required to work weekends and during special events depending on programming needs. Flexible schedule up to 20 hours per week. Pay $15-$15.75/hour depending on experience. 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or equivalent, plus 6 months of experience with adult programming. Preferred skills and experience include knowledge of Asian American history and/or culture.  

Cultural Arts Activity Specialist - Older Adults/Seniors (Actively Seeking) 

Part-time position to assist primarily with AARC senior program. Activity Specialist should have excellent customer service skills, demonstrate ability to implement, organize, and coordinate daily senior activities. Up to 20 hours per week, Monday-Thursday between 9am-2pm, some flexibility to work evenings and weekends. Pay $15/hour.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Preferred experience working with Asian American seniors, immigrant populations and/or diverse groups and cultures. 

Public Event Worker (Actively Seeking)

Part-time position to maintain a safe and well-organized event. Public event workers should have excellent customer service skills with ability to troubleshoot technology equipment and respond efficiently to event and facility issues. Must be available for weekend and evening hours. Flexible scheduling up to 20 hours per week, depending on event bookings. Pay $15/hour. 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or equivalent, plus 2 years of special events or hospitality experience. Preferred skills include audio/visual technology experience.  

Building and Grounds Assistant (Actively Seeking)

Part-time position performs custodial services, setup and teardown of event spaces and equipment, and minor grounds keeping tasks. Flexible scheduling up to 20 hours per week at the AARC and there may be opportunity for additional hours at another City of Austin Parks and Recreation cultural facility. Pay $15/hour. 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 18 years and older, plus 1 year of related experience 

Office Attendant I  

Part-time position as the public’s first point of contact for the Asian American Resource Center (AARC). This position requires exceptional customer service in fast paced environment. Office Attendants need to have intermediate technology skills with Microsoft suites and Ayala phones. Must be available for evening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, and all day on Saturday. May schedule up to 20 hours per week depending on facility opening hours and needs. Pay $15 per hour. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 18 years and older and high school diploma or GED. 

 

Full-Time Employment

No Full-Time positions are available at this time. 

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers work directly with the community and provide support in a number of ways. For those interested in becoming a volunteer, please call (512) 974-1700 or e-mail us at aarc@austintexas.gov.