Community Relations and Outreach Specialist (Program Specialist III)

Job #: 2024-61

  • TWC Job #: 16565356
  • Opening Date: 5/01/2024
  • Travel Required: Up to 30%
  • Monthly Salary: $5,000.00 - $5,250.00
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B19
  • Class: 1572
  • Status: Open

Community Relations and Outreach Specialist – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Community Relations and Outreach Specialist (Program Specialist III) to work in the Economic Development and Tourism Office – Texas Music Office (TMO).

Who We Are

The Office of the Governor works to build a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous future for all Texans. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $5,000.00 - $5,250.00 a month ($60,000.00 - $63,000.00 a year).

Benefits include medical insurance, sick leave, and vacation leave. Also, State of Texas employees are eligible for a defined retirement plan. Learn more:

What You’ll Do

This is a job that performs complex (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Works collaboratively to execute program strategies, goals, and responsibilities for TMO. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing program outreach, management, and training; and analyzing performance data to determine the efficacy of certified TMO Music Friendly Communities and other TMO programs.

  • Performs technical, training, research, planning, program assessment, and administrative activities related to the TMO Music Friendly Texas Program.
  • Serves as liaison to OOG staff, government agencies, community organizations and the general public to provide assistance on TMO resources and the Music Friendly Program.
  • Markets the Music Friendly Program to community and professional groups to encourage and stimulate participation in the program, traveling or otherwise communicating as needed to ensure effective outreach.
  • Responds to requests for Music Friendly training, programming and certification by collecting, organizing and/or preparing information needed to determine a community’s needs and programming, then fully executing events from registration to final wrap-up.
  • Conducts surveys and/or reviews to determine compliance with program certification requirements, policies and procedures, while ensuring adherence to relevant city, state and federal guidelines.
  • Collaborates with others to analyze, recommend, design, and edit promotional materials.
  • Collaborates in the planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation of TMO initiatives, providing regular status reports and monitoring program performance, as directed.
  • Monitors and reports on program performance measures, assisting with the establishment of program goals.
  • Assists in working with potential and established program partners to collect and share best practices, develop new or revised program requirements, and enable collaboration among city and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) liaisons and participating organizations.
  • Organizes and maintains the Music Friendly Texas database and effectively tracks and communicates with participating communities throughout the process.
  • Develops, coordinates, and maintains web content associated with the Music Friendly Texas program.
  • Advises musicians and related parties on all aspects of music as a business in Texas, strategizing as needed with Texas musicians and music businesses on how to increase monetization of their assets.
  • Responds to constituents regarding the TMO and other general Texas music industry inquiries. 
  • Maintains effective and ethical business relationships with Texas-based music professionals and provides expert guidance to those new to the music industry. 
  • Represents TMO at music industry events, conferences, trade shows or other events, as needed.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinates the office’s annual Texas Sounds and Cities conference with Music Friendly Texas liaisons.

How You’ll Qualify                                           

Three (3) years of professional experience in program management.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, accounting, music, marketing, or related field;
  • Experience in the music or tourism industry; and
  • Bilingual in Spanish.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional with a passion for supporting Texas music communities and is skilled at conducting program outreach. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily.

Telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.


Veterans, Reservists, or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-8315 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

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(512) 463-5873

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