Work at Lighthouse

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West, offering more than 200 creative writing classes a year for youth and adults in community settings and online. In addition to workshops, Lighthouse supports the literary community through fellowships, writerships, 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. 

Faculty Applications

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. 


Lighthouse is looking for college interns who are passionate about the literary arts and seeking experience in the nonprofit world. Candidates should be self-motivated, willing to ask for help and direction when needed and able to answer questions for a diverse group of people. A sense of curiosity is a must; interns should be quick learners and excited writers.

Lit Fest Intern

Lit Fest is our two-week celebration of the literary arts. Interns support the Lighthouse staff and volunteers in making Lit Fest fun, productive, and accessible to our students and can expect to gain experience in event coordination and management as well as access to a thriving literary community. Lit Fest includes house shifts from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 12:30 to 6:00 PM, tent shifts from 5:00 to 10:00 PM, and various agent meeting shifts. Interns should be available to work at least 20 hours per week from June 1 through June 15, and preference will be given to interns who can work additional hours in early to mid-May. Tasks may include:

  • Preparing signage
  • Auditing technology
  • Assisting in Lit Fest communications
  • Creating passes
  • Assembling welcome packets
  • Setting up and storing food/catering for events
  • Checking that classrooms are clean, stocked, and set up with A/V
  • Facilitating agent meetings
  • Checking in participants
  • Data entry
  • Welcoming new members and providing house tours
  • Answering phone calls (with supervision)
  • Participating in workshops or panels as needed

Apply here.

Young Writers Camp Intern

Throughout the summer, Lighthouse holds full and half-day camps for young writers grades 3 through 12. Interns support the Young Writers Program Director and instructors in making camps fun, inspiring, and productive. Summer camp interns can expect to gain experience in program management and implementation, teaching and fostering creativity in youth, and general nonprofit operations. Interns should be available for at least 20 hours a week during the weeks of June 17, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, and August 6 for either morning (8:30 AM to 1:00 PM) or afternoon shifts (12:30 to 5:00 PM). Tasks may include:

  • Assisting teachers in the classroom
  • Checking students in and out
  • Assembling handouts
  • Distributing and tabulating evaluations
  • Compiling and editing student work
  • Creating camp reading programs
  • Working with young writers in small groups
  • Supervising young writers during lunch and breaks

Apply here.

Intern applications are due by April 1.