At the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC), we offer a variety of ways for individuals or organizations who are passionate about the arts to get involved.

Employment | Emerging Teaching ArtistsVisual Artist Residency | 23rd Street Artists' Market

Staff helping kids with art project


Work for the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Museums and Cultural Programs Division. Schedule and hours vary depending on position and program. Pay rates start at $20.80 per hour.

Youth Arts Programs

Share your love of the arts with the future of Austin! Experience with youth, teaching, or arts is preferred.

Youth Arts Program Staff - Summer Camp 2024

  • Supervise, assist, and lead activities with youth ages 5 and up.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor and Team Leads.
  • Variable weekly hours depending on program.

Apply Online!

Review specifications and apply online: - Cultural Arts Activity Specialist/Leader.

Questions? Contact

Teen Internships

Works in Progress (WIP) is an immersive program that prepares teens living in the Austin metropolitan area for careers in the arts. WIP Interns will focus on projects throughout the Dougherty Arts Center in art education, gallery exhibits, and event planning.

For more information, visit the Works in Progress website.

WIP is an Internal City Pathway with Austin Civilian Conservation Corps.

Emerging Teaching Artists Bring Your Creativity to the Classroom!

Emerging Teaching Artists

MINDPOP and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Museums and Cultural Programs, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, are excited to offer the Emerging Teaching Artists program (ETA). The purpose of ETA is to increase the number of artists of color and artists with disabilities working in classrooms across Austin. Successful applicants will come from these communities, have a clear interest in teaching arts to children or adults, and demonstrate a strong creative/arts background. 

Questions? Email

visual artist residency- ceramics

Visual Artist Residency

The Visual Artist Residency Program provides visual artists with the space, facilities, time and professional interaction that will foster and further develop their ideas, skills, abilities, and focus as practicing artists. This is a work exchange program where resident artists are invited to create outreach opportunities within our community such as teaching workshops, giving public presentations, critiques and monitoring our independent study program and open studio hours. 

For more information visit our Visual Artist Residency page. 

23rd Street Artists Market open 7 days a week

23rd Street Artists' Market

The 23rd Street Artists' Market is Austin's original open-air artists' market for artists to make and sell their own work. Licensed artists sell their handcrafted art year round, 7 days a week. The Dougherty Arts Center hosts membership meetings of the 23rd Street Artists' Market on the third Wednesday of each month. Attend an upcoming meeting, to learn more about getting involved with Austin's original outdoor market for handmade crafts. 

The January 2024 meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 7-9pm.

Visit the 23rd Street Artists' Market on Facebook.

For more information, contact

Monthly Meeting Dates
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2024 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2024 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2024 7-9pm