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Position: Community Education Programs Manager

Reports to:  Director of Education
Application Deadline: Open until filled


The Mark Morris Dance Center, now celebrating its 15th anniversary, is home to the Mark Morris Dance Group, The School, a Studio Rental program, and a Wellness Center.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. Reporting to the Director of Education, the Community Education Programs Manager will manage and implement community and education programs and activities which serve the greater New York City area working with NYC Department of Education public and charter schools, community centers that serve NYC Housing Authority, seniors, and special needs populations among others. As part of a four-person Education department, the Community Education Programs Manager plays an integral role in supporting all educational programming at the Dance Center and throughout the community.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement, manage, and sustain 28 current community education partnerships serving upwards of 2,000 students in the greater New York City area including NYC Department of Education public and charter schools, community centers, and other organizations
  • Cultivate new partnerships and increase the visibility of community education programs
  • Manage, implement, and coordinate all logistical aspects of community partnerships including, program schedules, community events, planning meetings, field trips, and performances
  • Maintain correspondence with partners, teaching artists, musicians, administrators, and students offering support and engagement opportunities while maintaining efficient operations
  • Coordinate proper placement of teaching artists, musicians, and assistants for community education programs in collaboration with Director of Education
  • Coordinate and assist with faculty meetings and professional development
  • Implement on-going program evaluation and assessment and provide thorough analysis to Director of Education and other departments as needed
  • Manage payroll for community education programs and work closely with the finance department to track invoices and contracts
  • Represent MMDG at meetings and events
  • Assist marketing department in coordination of photo and video documentation of programs as well as additional marketing assets for programs and events
  • Maintain knowledge base and understanding of all School systems including but not limited to; Counterpoint software, Outbound software, databases, schedules, and program inquiries.
  • Serve as a Fire Guard for the Dance Center
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Arts in Dance or Dance Education preferred
  • Minimum three years’ administrative experience
  • Knowledge of MS Office required, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of Counterpoint point of sale software and Outbound software a plus
  • Extremely reliable and dedicated
  • Willingness to complete Fire Guard Certification test
  • Ability to work after-school hours and Saturdays
  • Willingness to complete Fire Guard Certification test

The ideal candidate will have the following professional experience and personal qualities:

  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Quick learner with strong ability to manage and/or improve operational systems
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and prioritize work accordingly
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Congenial and collaborative team player with a sense of humor and humility
  • Resourceful, versatile, proactive problem-solver


  • $35,000-$40,000 per annum
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes: Health and Life insurance covered 100%, Flexible Spending Plan, Voluntary dental and vision coverage, Commuter Transit and 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free dance classes and subsidized studio rental rates at the Dance Center
  • Discount on Store merchandise
  • Full access to the Wellness Center (our on-site gym)

Please provide the following as part of your application:

  • Complete resume, including salary history and salary requirements
  • A cover letter summarizing your relevant qualifications for this specific position. No generic statements please.


  • Indicate Community Education Programs Manager on the subject line of email or in body of cover letter
  • Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at


Discalced, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. All Discalced, Inc. employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or preference, military status, religion, disability, marital status, citizenship, or any other category protected by law.

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