Christopher Duggan Photography is in search of an Assistant Photographer for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2023.

About Jacob’s Pillow

Jacob’s Pillow is lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (TIME Magazine), “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), and “the dance center of the nation” (The New York Times).

“The Pillow,” located in Becket, MA in the Berkshires, is a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.

Festival 2023 features nine weeks of performances in Ted Shawn Theatre and on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, as well as special events, parties, workshops, exhibits, talks, pop-up performances in Berkshire County, and more.


Jacob's Pillow Dance 2017 | Guest Artists at the Pillow

About the Position

This is a photo editing, administration, calendar management, and photography position.

Timing: June 20th through July 18th, 2023. It’s a 6-day work week.

Compensation: $800 per week. On-campus housing and 3 meals per day are provided by the Pillow.

The Festival is a fast-paced environment, and we get to shoot a lot of amazing dance. This is Christopher’s 17th summer as the Pillow’s Festival Photographer, and he LOVES IT!!

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing Assistant Photographer photos and Festival Photographer photos as needed
  • Managing calendar
  • Managing export and delivery of all photos to image drive, Marketing Department, Individual Artists, other JP Departments as needed, and ultimately to the Jacob’s Pillow archives
  • Working closely with the Festival Photographer on all assignments
  • Working closely with JP Marketing Department
  • Backing up all media and managing backups with IT
  • Responsible for own equipment and maintenance
  • Photographing as assigned: live dance performance and dress rehearsals both inside and outside theaters, dancers in class and in creative process
  • Photographing events, gala, talks, environment, ambiance and staff
  • Other tasks as assigned by Festival Photographer and Director of Media


To apply:

Please send Christopher a message via or via Instagram messages including your qualifications, understanding of the role, and why you’re excited by the opportunity.

Jacob's Pillow Dance 2017 | Guest Artists at the Pillow

Additional Details

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.

COVID-19 vaccination, including a second booster shot, is required as a condition of employment for all staff, interns, and fellows. As of January 1, 2023, Jacob’s Pillow considers a person to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 more than 2 weeks after having received a second booster shot, following a 2-dose series of a vaccine accepted by the World Health Organization. Please visit for more details on vaccines and our COVID 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.