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.


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.

Apply for an internship

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!

Join Volunteer Directory