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Position: Operations Coordinator

Reports to: Operations Manager

SUMMARY:

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) is seeking an Operations Coordinator whose primary responsibilities are to support general operations at the Dance Center with a focus on people, space and resources. This unique and integral role serves as an MMDG ambassador by providing training opportunities and mentorship to emerging leaders through the administration of the Work/Study and Internship programs. Equally important, through their work as acting office manager, they support the entire administrative staff and foster good working relationships. 

This full-time hands-on position is part of an Operations team of ten, including a Front Desk team of seven and a Rental Programs Manager. The Coordinator will gain a comprehensive understanding of and experience within an arts institution that comprises a professional touring dance company and community-based dance center. The ideal candidate will be a motivated and energetic individual looking to learn and contribute to the field.

The Mark Morris Dance Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is stronger for the variety of perspectives, experiences, identities, and skills of our staff. A successful candidate will join a community of dedicated arts professionals who are propelled by Mark Morris’ commitment to artistic excellence, access to the arts, and the impact that arts have in connecting and engaging communities. In our daily work, we are proactive, detail-oriented, and passionately interested in exceeding past success. We collectively strive to foster an environment where we are present, accountable, and supportive. 

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: 

  • General Dance Center Operations
    • Assist with space and resource coordination for programs and activities
    • Oversee reconciliation of scheduling software (EMS) and registration software (MindBody), ensuring the correct spaces are assigned, capacities are correct, and any studio changes are communicated to the appropriate parties
    • Assist with special event planning, working events and scheduling supplementary support as needed
    • Maintain community boards, displays, and signage 
    • Serve as fire safety personnel and help to manage emergency response as scheduled
    • Maintain first-hand knowledge of Front Desk operations and the needs of the Dance Center community by working shifts at the Front Desk as needed
    • Take minutes for weekly Education/Operations team meeting and ensure action items are assigned
  • Work/Study Program
    • Serve as primary point-of-contact for all related inquiries 
    • Oversee hiring, on and off boarding, scheduling, and class benefits
    • Maintain all program related materials
    • Work with Front Desk team to ensure participants have a meaningful experience
  • Internship Program
    • Serve as primary point-of-contact for external partner programs and internal staff supervisors
    • Oversee on and off boarding, mid-term assessments and ensure there are regular supervisor check-ins throughout the term
    • Maintain all program related materials
    • Work with supervisors to ensure the experience provides project-based, meaningful work and a broad overview of the organization with a focus on career development 
  • Office Management
    • Purchase, stock and maintain inventory of office and catering supplies
    • Manage mail systems, including but not limited to distributing mail, scheduling pickups for outgoing mail, maintaining the postage machine, and organizing staff and company mail boxes
    • Manage phone systems for administrative staff, including but not limited to resetting voicemail boxes, maintaining training manuals and updating phone extension cards
    • Maintain order and tidiness of the staff supply room, two conference rooms, two kitchenettes, basement office storage, and employee lounge
    • Onboard new staff regarding office etiquette, policies, equipment and supplies
    • Maintain meeting/conference space calendars 

YOU ARE A GREAT CANDIDATE FOR THIS JOB IF YOU: 

  • Like creating systems that promote efficiency
  • Are hard-working and enjoy wearing multiple hats
  • Enjoy working as a team and value building consensus
  • Have administrative, food service, production crew and/or artist services experience 

YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE IF YOU:

  • Are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite/Google Drive
  • Are organized, extremely detail orientated, focused, and have excellent skills in multi-tasking, time management, and creative problem solving
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment 

SCHEDULE: 

  • 40 hours per week 
  • A willingness to flex one’s schedule depending on event-specific staffing needs at the Dance Center is required

SALARY: 

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes: Employee Health and Life insurance covered 100%, Flexible Spending Plan, voluntary dental and vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, and pretax commuter benefits 
  • Access to the Wellness Center (MMDG’s private exercise facility), unlimited free dance classes and subsidized rehearsal space at the Dance Center

APPLICATIONS:

  • Résumé and Cover letter including your salary requirement 
  • Indicate Operations Coordinator on the subject line of email or in body of cover letter
  • Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at jobs@mmdg.org
  • No calls please

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

The internationally-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has received “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.” (Bloomberg News). Founded in 1980, the Dance Group performs the repertory of choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), whose work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Dance Group. It has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996, and regularly collaborates with orchestras and opera companies around the world.

The Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the home of the Dance Group, and the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. The seven-studio building, which includes the James and Martha Duffy Performance Space, provides affordable classes in multiple genres for people of all ages, levels, and abilities, accompanied by live music. The studios and ancillary spaces are available to the community and to nonprofit organizations at subsidized rates. MMDG also rents space to health practitioners in its Wellness Center. The Dance Center serves over 4,000 people each week with programming centered around access, community, creative choice, and artistic excellence.

In addition to 19 full-time dancers, the organization employs 45 full-time staff, and more than 100 part-time staff, teaching artists, and musicians.   We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status. 

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3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415

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Phone: 718.624.8400
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The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

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