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. There are a number of ways to volunteer for Jacob’s Pillow during the summer and year-round. Here are a few of our volunteer positions:
Ushers are assigned to either the Ted Shawn Theatre or the Doris Duke Theatre and are the primary customer service representatives for Jacob’s Pillow during performances. Ushers should be able to stand for long periods of time and be willing to work any duty assigned; including working on any level of the theatre, directing patrons to their assigned seats, ensuring smooth and efficient audience traffic flow to help patrons get seated on time, tearing and scanning tickets, remaining after the performance to help with tidying and closing the theatre, stuffing programs, and being prepared to successfully handle patron questions and needs.
Grassroots marketing volunteers assist the marketing department with brochure and poster distribution to local area businesses. They also help with community events year-round (based on availability).
Help maintain our beautiful gardens and grounds during the summer and throughout the year. Volunteers help with weeding, watering, flowering, etc.
Administrative volunteers help with a variety of administrative tasks. Duties may include filing, answering phones, helping with mailings, basic clerical tasks or internet research. Administrative volunteers assist year-round (based on availability). Specific shifts are determined with individual departments.
- Arts Administration
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16