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Join the COCA Team

COCA provides options for those interested in pursuing careers in various aspects of arts administration and management. 

Our internship, volunteer and job opportunities allow individuals to hone their skills as arts administrators and future cultural leaders.

Opportunties

Staff Positions

PUBLIC ART MANAGER

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022 

The Public Art Manager performs advanced-level professional work to ensure alignment with COCA’s public art programs, community engagement and overall mission and goals. This full-time position includes overseeing the Art in Public Places public art programs; coordinating public exhibitions, special public art projects and art engagements with community; curating shows for the Artport and City Hall galleries; write media releases and social media posts about the exhibitions, artists and special projects; assist with marketing & communication for all public art initiatives; liaison with public agencies, private organizations, and community groups about public art, cultural initiatives, arts and heritage programs, and events. Special focus of this position includes managing program growth and expanding technology use in data collection. The position involves a blend of technology usage and community site visits, along with work-from-home and in-person office hours.

Click here for the full Public Art Manager job description (PDF)

ARTS EDUCATION MANAGER

Application Deadline: May 6, 2022

The Arts Education Manager performs advanced-level professional work to ensure alignment with COCA’s public art programs, community engagement and overall mission and goals. This full-time position includes overseeing the Arts in Education program; serving as liaison to educators for all arts education programs and initiatives; assisting with marketing & communication for all arts education initiatives; creating and maintaining COCA arts education resources; writing articles, blogs and posts about arts education in the Capital City region; assisting with grant writing and administration of education grants; representing COCA on advisory boards and committees for arts and education. Special focus of this position includes expanding program access, expanding technology use, and procuring education resources. The position involves a blend of in-person and virtual classroom and community site visits with work-from-home and in-person office hours.

Click here for the full Arts Education Manager job description (PDF)

Internships

COCA welcomes inquiries about internships at any time from students interested in how a local arts agency functions. Most of our interns are graduate students in arts administration; however, we also have interns who are undergraduates, and very occasionally, high school students. We ask that all interns commit to working with us for at least one year (two semesters).  For more information, contact COCA at info@tallahasseearts.org.

This position will work directly with our Grants Manager

Tasks include:

• National, regional, and local grants research
• Assist in tracking and recording COCA grant applications progress
• Aide in COCA’s current economic impact study

Learn more about the COCA grant program.

This position will work directly with our Communications & Marketing Manager, Erica Thaler

Tasks include:

• Maintaining and updating COCA’s Media Guide
• Building weekly Tallahassee Arts Guide and Classifieds Newsletters
• Content management for the Tallahassee Arts Guide

Learn more about COCA’s marketing program.

This position will work directly with our Assistant Director, Education & Exhibitions Manager, Amanda Karioth Thompson

Tasks include:

• Installing all COCA public art exhibitions
• Organizing and managing all art submissions for each exhibition
• Creating promotional materials for each show

Learn more about COCA’s Art in Public Places Program.

Volunteer Opportunities

Many arts organizations need front of house volunteers (ticket takers, ushers and greeters), administrative volunteers (stuffing envelopes and answering phones) and help with lots of other tasks. You can search for local volunteer opportunities within the arts by visiting the TallahasseeArts.org Classifieds section.