COCA INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS

We invite you to become part of one of the country's most colorful, and oldest, arts organizations. Working with CoCA will give you the opportunity to hone your skills, build your resume, gain college credits, or fulfill your philanthropic desires.

We are currently seeking interns and volunteers to fill a variety of important positions. In addition to the requirements listed below, all candidates should have regular access to a computer, strong office skills, and have a background in the arts or relevant experience in the field. A minimum six month commitment is required for internships, with a year preferred for your own skill building.

If you're interested in interning or volunteering with CoCA, please email your resume and a cover letter stating your specific interests to katelyn@cocaseattle.org. Note that all of these opportunities can be modified or expanded to meet your specific internship requirements.

Areas of Focus

  • Communications & Outreach You should live with your device in hand and love the thrill of engaging your audience with witty banter, contemporary art news nuggets and captivating images. From social media outreach, to newsletter, to the development of a formal marketing plan for CoCA, share your passion and joy for art and artists. Supporters in this front-facing role are essential to the organization and must be committed as well as an excellent writer. Ideal for someone who wants to build a strong following and have the opportunity to explore new trends in communication. Volunteer positions are available for less hours/week. Internships are minimum 10 hours per week plus live coverage during our monthly First Thursday art walk and other special events.

  • Development & Fundraising Assist with grant research and writing, developing and managing corporate and individual sponsorship programs, and/or the annual Auction fundraiser. Ideal for an outgoing, polished person heading into nonprofit leadership. Excellent writing skills are required; a background in grant writing is helpful. Internships are minimum 10 hours per week plus special events.

  • Membership Help build and maintain CoCA's membership program. Includes regular communication with members, securing new membership benefits, assisting with special membership events such as the annual Membership Meeting and Members' Art Exhibition, and developing reciprocal membership programs around town. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and some event planning experience. Minimum of 10 hours per week plus special events.

  • Curatorial Work closely with CoCA curatorial committee, guest curators/jurors and artists. Assist with planning, installation, management of CoCA exhibitions. Must be available to participate in monthly planning meetings in addition to being available to assist with the exhibition. Ideal candidate will be very organized with some professional art handling, art exhibition or event planning experience. Internships require 10 hours per week plus exhibition installation and meetings.

  • Volunteer Coordination Maintain and grow our wonderful volunteer pool, work with CoCA Board & Staff to determine volunteer needs and fill them. Train or take on role of Volunteer Director at our annual fundraiser. 2-5 hours per month plus special events.

  • Archive Program Assist the CoCA Archivist with cataloging and digitizing our treasure trove of materials collected over the past 35+ years. Interest in art history, local cultural history plus archival, library science or similar background would be helpful but is not required. Minimum hours to be negotiated and based on availability and current projects.

  • Administration Help staff with running CoCA. Includes gallery sitting, checking the phone and general email, filing, exhibition and newsletter database management and other administrative tasks.