At the DAC, we offer a variety of ways for individuals or organizations who are passionate about the arts to get involved. Take a look at how you can become a part of the DAC community!
The DAC is always looking for passionate, experienced part-time Arts Instructors and Substitutes for its youth programming. Our youth Art Instructors facilitate classes and workshops in every medium, including photography, theater, painting, film making, ceramics, digital design, music and more for youth ages 3-12 years of age. Click here to view and complete an application.
Visitors Service Staff
There are currently part time opportunities to join our Visitors Services team of the Dougherty Arts Center. Stationed at the Visitors Service Desk in the enterance of teh Julia C. Butridge Gallery, these positions assist the general public with information regarding all of our programming. Interested applicants must have experience in customer service. Please email your letter of interest and resume to DACInfo@austintexas.gov.
The Dougherty Arts Center is now accepting applications for Program Support Volunteers! Our Program Support Volunteers are individuals who commit to volunteering at least two shifts per month, and must pass a Criminal Background Investigation before they can begin.
Program Support Volunteers are involved with every aspect of the DAC, which makes their role quite unique. As a Program Support Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of roles and responsibilities. Roles and responsibilities can include (but are not limited to):
Monitoring and/or facilitating art activities
Special Event assistance
Assisting with exhibit set up
Art supply inventory management
Preparing studios for art classes
Regular volunteers do not have to have any prior experience volunteering or working within an arts organization. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels to volunteer. If interested, please download and complete the application below. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dougherty Arts Center seeks to expand partnerships, build creative community and incubate emerging local performing artists and organizations. Past organizations who have collaborated with the DAC include University of Texas Movement Exchange, The Speak Piece Poetry Project, Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, The Mahogany Project, Trouble Puppet Theatre and more.