Employment at Jacob’s Pillow

Jacob’s Pillow is committed to providing an inclusive, diverse, accessible, and equitable environment that cultivates the celebration of the art of dance and its positive impact on communities. Jacob’s Pillow’s mission is to support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance. Organization-wide values include inclusion, leadership, integrity, flexibility, partnership, and sustainability. Learn more about Jacob’s Pillow, its mission statement, and its values here.

Jacob’s Pillow is looking for candidates to fill the following positions:

Effective November 1, 2023, proof of full vaccination is no longer required for staff, interns, artists, faculty, and students of the school. This decision, made in consultation with our MD consultants at Berkshire Health Systems, aligns with our commitment to adapt our policies based on the latest health guidelines. While proof of vaccination is not mandatory, we strongly endorse the CDC’s recommendation for vaccination and boosters. Please visit jacobspillow.org/health for more details on vaccines and our COVID-19 policies for staff, artists, and audiences.

Jacob’s Pillow is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. This policy also prohibits employees from harassing any other employee for any reason including, but not limited to, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disabled status.

Year-Round Employment

Join our dedicated, year-round team and immerse yourself in the heartbeat of the dance world. Our year-round employees work remotely and in-person and enjoy opportunities for growth and professional development. Explore our year-round benefits below!

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Seasonal Employment

Our staff nearly triples in size during our Festival season, and seasonal employees take on hands-on responsibilities to cultivate practical experience and professional skills. Experience the fast-paced and immersive atmosphere of our renowned annual Festival.

Hospitality Employment

Sodexo Live! is currently hiring for seasonal hospitality workers as a part of our 2024 Festival. Sodexo Live! takes take pride in crafting exceptional events at the most prestigious venues on the planet and creating lasting memories for fans, visitors, guests and team members. Food service experience is preferred, but not required.

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Jacob’s Pillow internships provide real work projects and responsibilities that build practical experience and develop professional skills. Interns are integral members of department teams and are charged to uphold the organization’s work standards, ethics, and policies.

2024 Applications are now closed.

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Volunteering is a great way to join the Jacob’s Pillow community of passionate artists and art enthusiasts. As a volunteer, you are a vital part of Jacob’s Pillow’s mission to support dance presentation, education, and preservation and often serve as a first point of engagement with the public.

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