Job Opportunities

Position: Teaching Artists

Reports to: Director of Education and School Director


Each year the Mark Morris Dance Group seeks qualified and versatile teaching artists to join its faculty during annual teaching artist auditions held in February/March. Interested candidates should look for the application form to go live each November and be prepared to submit a headshot, teaching resume, sample lesson plan, and cover letter (PDF format is preferred). Those candidates selected for the audition may be considered for teaching artist positions in the Children & Teens, Community Education, and/or Adult programs. We also use this opportunity to seek Approved Substitutes and Assistant Teaching Artists.

We look for dedicated dance teachers specializing in various genres, including:

  • Adaptive Dance for students with disabilities

  • World Dance (Salsa, Bhangra, Flamenco, and others)

  • Any of the other genres we offer in our programming, including Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Creative Dance

We are open to other teaching styles as well. Parent & Toddler Movement teaching opportunities are given preference to those that have assisted in those classes. To better reflect our community, we strive for diversity in our teaching staff. We encourage artists of every race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status to apply.

The Education Programs reflect the spirit of the Mark Morris Dance Group in its celebration of dance and music. We believe that the study of various dance forms and music is essential to a child's education and development. We offer a diverse range of classes for all ages and abilities and strive to be a center of creative activity for children, community residents, and professional dancers.

Potential candidates looking to advance their teaching practice or interested in gaining more experience should consider attending our Teaching Artist Summer Institute (Aug. 3-4, 2019) and/or filling out an interest form to receive more information about the Teaching Artist Training Program.


  • Degree in dance or commensurate professional experience

  • At least 2 years experience teaching dance in a range of ages, abilities, interest levels, and educational environments

  • Experience working with a live musician/accompanist a plus

  • Exceptional knowledge of content in the genre of dance

  • Strong communication skills

  • The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for dance education and can commit to the duration of a program (September – June) while maintaining a consistent schedule

  • Priority will be given to candidates whose career focus is dance education


  • Commensurate with experience

  • Access to affordable studio rental space; significant discounts on adult classes, intensives, workshops, and master classes offered at the Dance Center.

Mark Morris Dance Center

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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