CounterPulse is building a movement of risk-taking art that shatters assumptions and builds community. We provide space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture. CounterPulse acts as a catalyst for art and action; creating a forum for the open exchange of art and ideas, sparking transformation in our communities and our society. We work towards a world that celebrates diversity of race, class, cultural heritage, artistic expression, ability, gender identity & sexual orientation. We strive to create an environment that is physically and economically accessible to everyone.

CounterPulse is one of San Francisco’s leading small venues for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary performance. Our studio theater hosts over 300 public events each year, ranging from dance, theater and music performances to political discussions and film screenings. For more information about CounterPulse, please visit


CounterPulse fosters a creative and professional environment that reflects the diversity of San Francisco. We actively recruit a wide pool of applicants representing dimensions of difference that include—but are not limited to—age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.

CounterPulse Theater Technician

As a Theater Technician you oversee the operation of our theater and technical equipment for productions at CounterPulse. You make the show go on! By working directly with our artists and producing staff, you bring productions to life at CounterPulse.

Applications accepted ongoing for Fall 2018 season.

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CounterPulse Arts Workers Internship Program

The CounterPulse Internship Program is a paid learn-work internship for first generation college students, and/or participants in Tenderloin Neighborhood workforce development programs, interested in the intersection of art and social justice.

The 30-week internship runs for a single semester of the academic school year, from September 2018–December 2018 and fellows work with CounterPulse for 5 hours each week during that time. Interns will collaborate and support staff members on projects at the heart of the organization’s work and forefront of the field. This is a paid internship, and academic credit is possible.

Development Intern

Join CounterPulse as Development Intern and you will learn how to raise money in the arts. Working closely with the Executive & Development Associate and Director of Operations, you will help to imagine and implement the systems and strategies to grow the CounterPulse community, and fuel art-making in San Francisco.

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, September 20 at 11:59pm

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Public Arts Production Intern

The Public Arts Production Intern supports CounterPulse’s Public Arts activities while representing the values of the organization to the public. The intern is responsible for helping facilitate Public Arts activities, including hospitality, activity setup and strike, and volunteer management.

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, September 20 at 11:59pm

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[Cover photo by Cesar Rubio]