Work at Lighthouse

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West, offering hundreds of creative writing classes and events each year for youth and adults in community settings and online. In addition to workshops, Lighthouse supports the literary community through fellowships, tuition assistance, writing studios, regular readings, youth outreach, the Book Project, The Writer's Studio visiting author series, Lit Fest, and a wealth of other resources and events on craft and the writer's life. 

A Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts Award winner, Lighthouse Writers Workshop is renowned for the excellence of its programming and its service to the arts community in Denver. Lighthouse staff members enjoy an eclectic work environment, a flexible work schedule, health and vacation benefits, and the company of supportive and artistic colleagues. 

Current Openings

Drupal Developer and Integrations Expert Needed:

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is looking for a person or firm with expertise in upgrading and maintaining Drupal websites with experience in business systems integration (specifically Quickbooks) and industry standard APIs to execute a major website upgrade in 2023.

Lighthouse’s website is our main CRM and workshop management system. It processes most of our registrations, and nearly 100% of our financial transactions run through it. Our desired partner would migrate our site from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9, and, it process, build API-based integrations with our other systems (including Quickbooks) to address key inefficiencies in our operations. We hope to develop and test the site concurrently, and have the migrated site ready to launch in October 2023. Our partner would stay on board for the launch and manage any issues that might come up, as well as build operating procedures and train staff. Afterward, we’d like to keep our partner on a retainer basis to lead us in maintenance and upgrades, as well as handle emergencies.

For more details, see our RFP here, and its addendum here

Faculty Applications

Young Writers Program: The Young Writers Program is not currently hiring, but we welcome you to fill out this web form to register your interest and tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in working with youth.

Adult Programs: Though we are not currently seeking new instructors, we welcome you to fill out this web form. We also recommend attending events, introducing yourself to our staff, and generally familiarizing yourself with Lighthouse's programs, so we know who you are when a position becomes available. 

Inclusivity Statement

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace, where all participants, employees, and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected. We value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are heard. To that end, we uphold a commitment to a diverse community by nurturing an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming environment.