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.

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COCA is currently seeking a Community Engagement & Membership Coordinator


Under general direction from the Assistant Director of the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA), provide assistance to the managers of the education, exhibitions, marketing, and grant programs. This position would be responsible for working with team members to support current initiatives and develop new programming that encourages growth in the organization and across the cultural community.

Click here for details about this position and click here to apply. Please do not send your resume/CV and/or cover letter to COCA staff. There is an opportunity to upload those documents in the electronic application. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2018.

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 also 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 1 year (2 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 TallahasseeArts.org.

COCA periodically needs volunteers to help in the office and at local arts and culture events. Click here to sign up to volunteer with us.

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 send you a direct email and then it is up to you decide if you’d like to participate. It’s that simple!

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