Work With Us


Enthusiastic and detail-oriented volunteers assist our staff in the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making our large-scale, always-free civic spectacles.

For more information, contact General Manager Jake Stepansky at


We are always looking for interns to join the Forklift team! Joining our team represents an incredible opportunity to play an active role in the artistic process and to work closely with Forklift artists. Forklift staff provides professional and personal support and incorporates intern feedback to provide a positive learning experience.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Take initiative and be able to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Be flexible, willing to take on a range of tasks, and ready to respond in the moment
  • Demonstrate skills relevant to three key pillars of the Forklift process: curiosity, close listening, and artistic excellence
  • Maintain a positive attitude in the face of long hours, rehearsals at the pool (in the summer heat), and variability of assigned tasks
  • Be confident in managing personal responsibilities while working effectively as a team
  • Be rigorous in their attention to detail
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills with openness to growth (as relationship-building is central to the Forklift process)
  • Have a basic working proficiency with Microsoft Excel, GSuite, iMovie & FinalCut Pro (familiarity working with databases is beneficial but not required)

Forklift’s commitment to collaborative art-making as social practice requires flexibility and a willingness to work at unusual hours or to shift daily activities and schedule depending on what needs to be done and when our partners are available.

Forklift Danceworks is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Spanish speakers are particularly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

We’re so excited to get to know you! Please contact Assistant Choreographer Gretchen LaMotte, a former Forklift intern, at with any and all questions and see below for additional details.

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We are currently looking for an intern to join the team for fall 2018! Forklift term-time interns will play an integral role in the day-to-day administrative and artistic operations of our small and dynamic arts non-profit. Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Assistance in securing housing for out-of-town candidates may be available.

Please contact Assistant Choreographer Gretchen LaMotte at for more information!

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We frequently work with college students interested in gaining experience working with a non-profit arts organization and will work with candidates to secure academic credit with your college or university. We may be able to provide local candidates with a small stipend.