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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:  hr@cocastl.org with “Accompanist” in the subject line. 

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 hr@cocastl.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
POSITION OVERVIEW
COCA is seeking experienced crew members to join our Production team (House Managers, Stage Crew, and Technical Assistants – Light & Sound).  

APPLICATION INFORMATION
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and references by email to hr@cocastl.org using COCA Production Staff the subject line.

Or by mail to:

COCA – Center of Creative Arts
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63130
314.725.6555

Please note: COCA is always recruiting for Production Staff even if there are no current job openings.


COCA is looking for a Rhythm Tap teaching artist to begin in January 2015.

COCA's teaching artists are responsible for leading classes and programs that support COCA’s educational curriculum in the following areas: dance, theatre and voice, and art and design.  Teaching artists offer expertise and/or skill in a specific area. 
Essential Functions:
•    Provide high quality arts instruction for assigned classes and programs
•    Lead classes and programs by example and model professionalism to students through conduct, attitude, attendance and punctuality
•    Develop age and contextually appropriate lesson plans, maintain attendance sheets, support program evaluation, and attend all required meetings and training sessions
•    Fulfill number of hours/classes required in specific teaching agreement
•    Prepare materials, coordinate and obtain equipment, materials and supplies for classes and programs
•    Advise students on appropriate class placement through discussion with students and parents as well as placement letters
•    Understand and adhere to policies and procedures explained in Faculty Manual
Job Specifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree required or significant professional training
•    Commitment to teaching and provide continuity on a part time basis
•    Experience and enthusiasm working in arts
•    Firm educational and practical background in the arts
•    Excellent oral, written, presentation, and teaching skills
•    Ability to problem-solve, be flexible, imaginative and innovative
Physical Requirements:
•    Ability to physically demonstrate and model the physical stamina and skills
necessary for performing arts activities.
•    Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand instruction
•    Ability to stand and circulate for extended periods of time
•    Ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel and reach in all directions



To apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume to hr@cocastl.org.

COCA has an opening for a Yoga instructor to begin in September 2014.

COCA's teaching artists are responsible for leading classes and programs that support COCA’s educational curriculum in the following areas: dance, theatre and voice, and art and design.  Teaching artists offer expertise and/or skill in a specific area. 
Essential Functions:
•    Provide high quality arts instruction for assigned classes and programs
•    Lead classes and programs by example and model professionalism to students through conduct, attitude, attendance and punctuality
•    Develop age and contextually appropriate lesson plans, maintain attendance sheets, support program evaluation, and attend all required meetings and training sessions
•    Fulfill number of hours/classes required in specific teaching agreement
•    Prepare materials, coordinate and obtain equipment, materials and supplies for classes and programs
•    Advise students on appropriate class placement through discussion with students and parents as well as placement letters
•    Understand and adhere to policies and procedures explained in Faculty Manual
Job Specifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree required or significant professional training
•    Commitment to teaching and provide continuity on a part time basis
•    Experience and enthusiasm working in arts
•    Firm educational and practical background in the arts
•    Excellent oral, written, presentation, and teaching skills
•    Ability to problem-solve, be flexible, imaginative and innovative
Physical Requirements:
•    Ability to physically demonstrate and model the physical stamina and skills
necessary for performing arts activities.
•    Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand instruction
•    Ability to stand and circulate for extended periods of time
•    Ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel and reach in all directions

To Apply: send resume to hr@cocastl.org

 

COCA has an opening for a Zumba instructor to begin in September 2014. 

COCA's teaching artists are responsible for leading classes and programs that support COCA’s educational curriculum in the following areas: dance, theatre and voice, and art and design.  Teaching artists offer expertise and/or skill in a specific area. 
Essential Functions:
•    Provide high quality arts instruction for assigned classes and programs
•    Lead classes and programs by example and model professionalism to students through conduct, attitude, attendance and punctuality
•    Develop age and contextually appropriate lesson plans, maintain attendance sheets, support program evaluation, and attend all required meetings and training sessions
•    Fulfill number of hours/classes required in specific teaching agreement
•    Prepare materials, coordinate and obtain equipment, materials and supplies for classes and programs
•    Advise students on appropriate class placement through discussion with students and parents as well as placement letters
•    Understand and adhere to policies and procedures explained in Faculty Manual
Job Specifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree required or significant professional training
•    Commitment to teaching and provide continuity on a part time basis
•    Experience and enthusiasm working in arts
•    Firm educational and practical background in the arts
•    Excellent oral, written, presentation, and teaching skills
•    Ability to problem-solve, be flexible, imaginative and innovative
Physical Requirements:
•    Ability to physically demonstrate and model the physical stamina and skills
necessary for performing arts activities.
•    Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand instruction
•    Ability to stand and circulate for extended periods of time
•    Ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel and reach in all directions

To Apply: send resume to hr@cocastl.org

 

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:
e-mail:
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.


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