Opportunities at COCA
COCA is always looking for qualified individuals to work in a variety of capacities. COCA is a community-based arts center committed to the creation, presentation and display of the visual and performing arts. We seek like-minded individuals who are as passionate about their profession as the center is about its mission. You’ll work with other staff/faculty members who are professionals in their field and embrace the importance of the arts in all their forms to the community.
Current Job Openings
Skilled pianist experienced in accompanying ballet technique and modern dance classes. Monday & Thursday evenings 5:30-7:30PM, and Saturday 9-10:30AM. Opportunities for additional work. Classical and contemporary repertory. Hourly rate is $15-$30/hr depending on skills and experience.
Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Accompanist” in the subject line.
COCA has openings in dance for the summer, and have a particular interest in dancers with Early Childhood experience.
- BA, BFA, MFA and/or extensive conservatory training/private study with respected teachers and/or professional performing experience.
- One year teaching experience and/or teaching certification.
- Three professional references
- “Audition” – Candidates are required to “audition teach” and will be observed by either the Director of Dance or the discipline director.
To apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume to email@example.com.
COCA is searching for a part-time Patron Services Specialist. This position is fast paced, highly visible, and works on the front line answering phones and receiving and directing patrons. This position also alternates between the front desk/reception area and the position of “Floor Manager” to oversee the scheduled activities and events happening in the facility. This opportunity requires evenings and week-ends. Ideal candidates must be able to roll up their sleeves and work in a “hands on” environment. Position also demands an energetic individual with strong customer service, PC and multi-tasking skills.
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org using COCA Patron Services in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Production Staff – PT (Week-Ends & Evenings)
Reports to: Productions Manager
COCA is seeking experienced crew members to join our Production team (House Managers, Stage Crew, and Technical Assistants – Light & Sound).
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and references by email to email@example.com using COCA Production Staff the subject line.
Or by mail to:
COCA – Center of Creative Arts
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130
Please note: COCA is always recruiting for Production Staff even if there are no current job openings.
Summer Arts Camp Manager 2014 – University City
The Summer Camp Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of summer camps at the University City COCA camp location. The person in this position reports to the Director of Arts Education and acts as a liaison between the faculty, parents/campers and the Director of Arts Education. The position is temporary full time running from mid- May through the third week of August; camp dates are June 2-August 15, 2014.
Essential Job Functions:
• Supervise site and room preparation before camps begin and before each camp session.
• Assist in planning and running COCA summer camp faculty planning/ training sessions in May.
• Assist in planning and running COCA summer camp teaching assistant orientation/training.
• Provide a safe and fun camp environment by organizing camp spaces, providing student behavior contracts, class roster/sign-out sheets, student release forms and student health forms. Call parents of campers with special needs and communicate pertinent information to incoming faculty prior to the start of each camp session. Coordinate any special requests of accommodations with Director of Arts Education, faculty members and families.
• Organize and work with supply assistant to maintain inventory of camp supplies.
• Arrive in the COCA building by 7:00am each day and walk through each space to ensure that it is ready for campers, pull rosters and attendance sheets. Ensure that the Before Care supervision is staffed each day and that children are appropriately supervised.
• Be present in the building lobby at 8:45am, 11:30am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm daily in order to greet parents and supervise the dispersal of students to appropriate camp and to ensure that all students are picked up by the appropriate person.
• Participate in parent orientations on the first day of camps each session.
• Collect attendance rosters in each camp daily (morning and afternoon in ½ day camps). Call parents/guardians to inquire about children who are absent. Communicate this information to the faculty and the Director of Arts Education as necessary.
• Supervise lunches with teaching assistants.
• Assist faculty in creating, producing and distributing take-home materials for parents, as needed.
• Walk through the building at the end of each camp day with a Patron Services member to ensure that all classrooms & studios are left in good condition for classes and other purposes.
• Supervise the teaching assistants charged with running After Care to ensure that student supervision after camps is enjoyable and safe.
• Organize the DRAFT culmination schedule for each session and help run the faculty meeting held at 3:15pm on the first Tuesday of each camp session to confirm schedule.
• Observe camps in session and communicate to the Director of Arts Education if there are concerns with instruction.
• Maintain order among campers and ensure adherence to safety rules and operating procedures. Work with the faculty and Director of Arts Education to address any student behavioral issues as they arise.
• Create and distribute culmination schedules to faculty, staff and parents.
• Organize the clean up and reorganization on last day of each camp session.
• Organize and supervise the end of camp clean up after camps conclude for the summer.
• Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational skills including: stooping, kneeling, walking, lifting, grasping, pulling, standing, and talking.
• Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
• Must be able to walk up and down stairs
• Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force and/or constant force to move objects.
• Must be able to occasionally participate in organized children’s physical activities
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Strong communication skills with adults and children
• Experience handling behavioral issues with children
• Good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and roles, patiently and professionally
• Team player, fun, outgoing, passionate, positive, mature, organized, creative, resourceful, timely, critical thinker, and self motivated.
• Strong interest in and/or with some experience in arts education
• Experience working with school-aged children
How to apply
To apply for a job at COCA, please follow the specific instructions listed in the job posting. If no specific directions are listed, you can submit your current resume, cover letter and references to COCA HR Department by:
fax: 1(314) 725-6222
mail: 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130
Equal Opportunity statement
COCA is an equal opportunity institution, and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the bases of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and status as a covered veteran. This policy covers employment, and participation in the organization’s programs, activities, and services.
Feb 21, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
Carol Fleming Marks’ monumental ceramic sculpture comes full circle in this exhibition of site-specific new work.
Free and open to the public.