Jobs at CoCA

Employment opportunities are rare at CoCA but every now and then one pops up. If you don't see anything here, then we don't have any paid opportunities at this time so hold onto your resume. Of course, you can always volunteer if you have some time on your hands while you seek employment. Please fill out an application on our Interns and Volunteers page. 

Current Opening: PHP/CSS Developer for CoCA Digital Archive

Updated Post December 9, 2016 

We are seeking a developer to assist with the CoCA Digital Archive Project (CDA). The CDA was inspired by The New Museum’s Digital Archive ( and was built using Collective Access, an open source database program that enables us to manage and catalog digital assets while providing a public user interface. We are seeking someone to assist us with solving a few user and design challenges with our current site located at

Key Responsibilities

  • Improve the user interface and navigation of digital archive
  • Improve the digital archive’s visual theme and integrate it into CoCA’s existing visual web theme and identity
  • Enable and refine UI and UX elements of software that are currently disabled or underused

Our ideal candidate should:

  • Have a good balance of back-end and front-end experience, including design
  • Enjoy working for small, non-profit organizations
  • Be able to work in person with our lead archivist at our Greenwood location in Seattle


  • PHP development experience
  • MySQL database skills
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript experience
  • Graphic design experience a plus


This is a short-term, part-time, contract position that will need to be completed within 6-10 hours. Compensation is $50/hour. The contract may be extended if further need is identified and more funding becomes available. There is also the possibility of you assisting with the main CoCA website.

Project Background

Founded in 1980, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) has a rich regional history and is one of the country’s oldest artist-run, non-profit organizations. CoCA has presented the work of thousands of artists during the past four decades and in the process has amassed a significant collection of related materials. In 2014, in response to requests for historical documents from artists, collectors and students, CoCA launched the CoCA Archives Project, an effort to preserve, catalog, digitize, and share the organization’s archive of printed materials, slides, audio tapes, video and other objects.  CoCA Digital Archive is the back-end database and front-end public interface for the CoCA Archives Project and was developed to provide access to 35 years of King County cultural history.

To Apply

Send a short cover email and your resume titled with your full name to

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