We’re always looking for qualified individuals to join our team. Since 1987, COCA has provided meaningful arts experiences for the St. Louis community, growing into the largest multidisciplinary community arts center in the Midwest and one of the most valuable community assets in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Learn more about COCA’s mission and history.
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.
COCA’s Equity and Inclusion Commitment
COCA is committed to actively and intentionally operating as an anti-bias, anti-racist institution. As such, we promote policies, practices, and programs that create courageous spaces for our COCA community to dialogue toward understanding.
We know art is a powerful instrument for social justice. It is a means for people to share history, culture, and perspectives, celebrate differences, challenge assumptions, and find common ground. We aim to be a home to people from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on race, national or ethnic origin, citizen status, veteran status, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis of discrimination.
COCA is dedicated to advancing anti-bias, anti-racism work as we grow. As a learning institution, we understand that this work is an iterative journey. We will continue to evolve our strategies in collaboration with our communities in order to remain relevant and impactful.
Internships and Fellowships
COCA’s Leadership Development Program provides hands-on training in all aspects of the production and administration of one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary community arts centers. It is through this exposure to professionals at work—and to their audiences and community—that our Fellows and Interns learn what the arts mean to the life of a community, and how the life of a community enriches its arts. COCA’s Fellowships and Internships are designed to provide a springboard to a professional life in the arts.
COCA offers several season long Program Fellowships for recent graduates and early career arts professionals (stipends are available) as well as semester-long Internships (unpaid positions).
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To apply for an internship or fellowship, please visit COCA’s Career Center.