Get to Know Austin

Come enjoy a fulfilling career in one of the most exciting cities in the nation while helping to shape the lives of Austin’s children. Austin is a growing center for digital media and gaming, and home to world-class arts organizations across all disciplines. Being the state capital, our city is the heartbeat of the Texas political scene. Austin is also a global leader in technology and a prominent player in the new digital world, so it’s only natural that we make it a priority to incorporate the newest and most innovative technology for teaching and enriching students’ lives. named Austin one of the top 10 "Best Big Cities for Jobs." In 2008, it also named Austin one of the "Best Cities for Young Professionals."

As an AISD employee, you'll have the opportunity to work with innovative and emerging technology. We have long been ahead of the curve in using technology to improve student outcomes. You'll find the technology serves as a core component of teaching and learning in the district.

The city known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, hosts nationally known events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Austin Film Festival and features a vibrant food scene, eclectic shops, world-class museums and the liveliest festivals you'll ever find.

Austin residents enjoy safe neighborhoods, cultural and recreational amenities and an academic community that rivals that of any region in the country.

Talk to anyone who has resided in the Texas capital for a while and you are bound to hear some variation of the same refrain: "I wouldn't live anywhere else but Austin."

Top 10 Things to Do in Austin

  1. Barton Springs: The three-acre spring-fed pool stays at 68 degrees year round.
  2. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: The story of Texas is told through films and exhibits; home to Austin’s only IMAX theater.
  3. Texas State Capitol: Built in 1886, the Texas State Capitol is the largest state capitol in the country.
  4. Sixth Street and Warehouse Entertainment District: Popular, trendy areas of downtown Austin known for clubs, live music and unique restaurants.
  5. Congress Avenue Bats: Home to the largest urban colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in the country.
  6. Highland Lakes: Seven lakes, including nearby Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake, offer canoeing, boating and jet skiing.
  7. South Congress (SoCo): Home to eclectic shops and retro clothing stores and the very popular First Thursday event each month.
  8. Zilker Park: The 350-acre park just minutes from campus is home to the Austin Nature and Science Center, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Zilker Hillside Theatre and the Zilker Zephyr — a train that travels around the perimeter of the park.
  9. Mount Bonnell: A must-see for any Austin resident, this popular spot offers the best views of Austin and the Hill Country.
  10. Hike and Bike Trail: One of the finest hiking and biking trails in the country, the 10-mile trail offers wide paths for bike riding, walking or running and much more!

Courtesy Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau

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