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To become a member, choose an option below and pay through our secure online system

or if you prefer, print and fill out this form and mail to: 

Susan Montgomery, OJAC, 201 South 2nd Street, Albany, Texas 76430

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All membership levels include invitations to exhibition previews and special membership events, advanced notification of special programs and lectures, newsletter, and 10% discount on Museum Shop Merchandise. 

Click here to view additional benefits at each membership level

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The Old Jail Inmates are a new generation of Albany and OJAC supporters in their 20s, 30s, and 40s - Albany natives, new residents, art lovers all over the world, and anyone with ties to the Albany heritage.

Click here to learn more about this new opportunity to get involved!

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Questions? Click here to contact OJAC Membership staff Susan Montgomery, or call 325.762.2269 



High School Internship

The museum hosts four, paid High School Internships each Fall, Spring and Summer Semester.  

High School Interns must be current Juniors or Seniors.

Interns work 5 hours a week (flexible to school schedules). Tasks include event set-up, supply prep for school and family programs, project sample creation and visitor service during family events. 

If interested, fill out this online form.

Museum Studies Internship

The museum offers one Museum Studies Internship for Undergraduate or Graduate University students each Fall, Spring and Summer Semester.

This 10-week internship includes focused work providing experience in each of the following museum departments:

  • Collections Management

  • Museum Archives

  • Museum Education/ Art Education

Applicants must be currently enrolled or have completed an arts, education or history related program (Museum Studies, Museum Science, History, Art History, Art Education, General K-12 Education)

Internship work rotates between the three museum departments and is generally administrative but includes project/ portfolio building opportunities.

Position requires 12 hours of on-site work each week for 10 weeks.

Flexible start date and workdays/hours to be determined upon offer and acceptance of appointment.

Internships are paid a fixed, weekly stipend.

2018-2019 Application deadlines are as following:

  • Fall 2019 Internship: September 13

  • Spring 2020 Internship: January 24

  • Summer 2020 Internship: May 29

If interested, fill out this online form.

OJAC DOcent corps 

The Old Jail Art Center welcomes volunteers-women and men-to join its Docent Program, currently some 50-strong. Join our Corps today to meet new friends, explore a variety of art and cultures and to enjoy trips and other benefits!


  • Be a member of the museum (Membership begins at $12.50)

  • Be a member of one of the five Docent Committees

  • Attend a monthly meeting (for exhibit training, etc.)

  • Work one weekend shift per quarter

  • Work a shift during Fandangle weeks (last two weeks in June)

  • Volunteer time and talents for museum events


  • Monthly art education and collection-talks

  • Seasonal day and weekend trips

  • Merchandise discounts

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT ONLINE APPLICATION                                         or contact Education Director at 325.762.2936 for information and application packet.



The Old Jail Art Center has received many gracious donations of art, time, talent and funds over the years. Many donations have come in the form of bequests from estates. In fact, over 98% of the permanent art collection has come to the Old Jail Art Center from donations and/or bequests. The Old Jail Art Center greatly appreciates these contributions. Please consider supporting the Old Jail Art Center this year with a donation.



It is simple to leave a bequest to the Old Jail Art Center. Just include the Old Jail Art Center in your will or designate the Old Jail Art Center as a beneficiary of your IRA or insurance policies.  Call our director, at (325) 762-2269 for a confidential discussion about your charitable intentions and/or specific needs at the Old Jail Art Center that you would like to support.  

The following legal wording is suggested for use in a will:

"I give, devise and bequeath the following  _______________________ (describe the assets which are the subject of the bequest; for example, a stated sum or the residue of the estate or a percentage of the residue of the estate)  to the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas, a Texas nonprofit corporation."