Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223

Date Posted:
August 08, 2018

Western Massachusetts



Deputy Director


Jacob’s Pillow seeks aDeputy Director to oversee the management of finances, facilities, human resources and organization-wide operating systems, and foster cross-departmental communication and collaboration for America’s longest-running international dance center, located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. The Deputy Director also oversees marketing, communications and retail for the Pillow, and undertakes special projects as appropriate. The Deputy Director reports to the Director, and works with the Board of Trustees on matters related to operations. Ideal candidates will have a passion for dance, a proven track record in non-profit management, an entrepreneurial mindset, and demonstrated skills in partnering effectively with diverse people. The Deputy Director is one of the Pillow’s leading representatives in its work with funders, national service organizations, and a range of regional and other partners.

Please visit jacobspillow.org for complete job description.



    • 7+ years management experience in senior level positions.

    • Demonstrated organizational leadership skills, including experience leading a collaborative, high-functioning team, and producing at the highest standards of performance even in pressured work settings.

    • Understanding of business functions including Finance, Operations, Information Technology, HR, Facilities Management, Marketing, Sales, Fundraising, Producing and Education.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    • Superior analytic skills and fluency with numbers.

    • Advanced computer skills including high proficiency in MS Office (particularly Excel).

    Skills & Qualities

    • Results-oriented, strategic, and creative thinker.

    • Budget-focused as well as entrepreneurial business mindset.

    • Aptitude for problem-solving, decision-making, mentoring and delegating.

    • Experience working collaboratively across departments to develop effective and efficient inter-departmental processes and systems.

How To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Anna McDunn, Assistant to the Director atamcdunn@jacobspillow.org with “Deputy Director Application” in the subject line.All inquiries and materials will be confidential. Please do not mail hard copies.

Apply by:
August 10, 2018
About this Organization:
Jacob's Pillow is home to America's longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark,  Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob's Pillow.  Throughout the year the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.