About COCA

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.

Executive Director

COCA is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as Executive Director to advance the mission and agenda of the organization. Applicants should possess demonstrable skills in community-oriented leadership and have   experience in strategic and long-term planning as well as the ability to work with diverse constituencies to include artists, business and non-profit organizations and elected officials. A successful history in securing grants, implementing   budgets, public speaking, working with a Board of Directors, and managing staff within a local arts agency is expected.  

Click here for details about the Executive Director position.  

Qualified candidates should email info@tallahasseearts.org a current resume, a cover letter, and three references, indicating your relationship to each; please note that these references may be contacted at any time during the process unless the applicant indicates a preference otherwise. Do not send materials to COCA staff members. The deadline to apply is 5:00pm on March 22, 2019.

Questions? Email info@tallahasseearts.org. Please do not contact COCA staff members with questions.

COCA does not tolerate unlawful discrimination in its employment practices. No applicants will be excluded from consideration for employment on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. 

We promote various other arts employment opportunities in our "Classifieds" section on TallahasseeArts.org. You can sign up to receive COCA's weekly "Classifieds" email which includes lots of job and professional opportunities in the arts. 


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.

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Intern Roles:

Grants Program - This position will work directly with our Grants & Strategic Partnerships Manager, Dr. Kevin Carr

Tasks include:

Learn more about the COCA grant program.


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

Tasks include:

Learn more about COCA's marketing program.


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

Tasks include:

  • Installing all COCA public art exhibitions
  • Organize and manage all art submissions for each exhibition
  • Create 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.

The COCA Volunteer Directory helps to facilitate a connection between volunteers and local arts organizations that are seeking help. We will send you direct emails when volunteer opportunities arise. The COCA Volunteer Directory is a private COCA database and we won’t share your information. When an organization contacts COCA looking for volunteers, COCA will let you know. It's up to you if you’d like to participate. It’s that simple!

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