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Internships

Joining the Forklift team represents an incredible opportunity to work closely with Forklift artists and play an integral role in the day-to-day administrative and artistic operations of our small and dynamic non-profit. Forklift staff provides professional and personal support and incorporates intern feedback to provide a positive learning experience.

We are currently looking for a spring 2019 intern. APPLY HERE!

Direct questions to Assistant Choreographer Gretchen LaMotte at gretchen@forkliftdanceworks.org.

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.

Academic Credit & Stipends: 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.

Volunteer

No internships available? Join our volunteer team! 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 Operations Manager Jake Stepansky at jake@forkliftdanceworks.org.