The Mark Morris Dance Groups seeks a Membership Assistant to join our high-performance fundraising team as we enter the final year of our Mark Morris: Above & Beyond campaign. This position has the primary responsibility of managing our members and contributors giving at the $1-$249 levels. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys engaging with individuals, who is an excellent project manager, and who is eager to manage and grow a portfolio of individual supporters.
This position reports to the Director of Development and joins a development team that includes a Grants Coordinator, Individual Giving Coordinator, and Database and Research Administrator. The Membership Assistant interfaces with all Program staff to best meet the communication, fulfillment, and solicitation needs of members and donors contributing to specific programs such as our Dance for PD and Education/Community Programs.
The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated arts and administrative 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. Our core values include celebrating our diverse community, pursuing excellence in all that we do, advancing access, exposure and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivating creativity.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE IF YOU:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
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.
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. In addition to 20 fulltime dancers, the organization employs 45 full-time staff, and more than 125 part-time staff, teaching artists, and musicians.
In the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. The nine-studio building provides affordable classes in multiple genres for people of all ages, levels, with and without disabilities, accompanied by live music. The studios, a performance space, a Wellness Center, and ancillary spaces are all available to the community and to nonprofit organizations at subsidized rates. MMDG’s Community Education Programs partner with public and private schools and community centers to provide customized classes. MMDG also offers customized dance workshops for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers in 10 locations in all 5 boroughs.
MMDG programs in NYC and worldwide engage 85,000 people annually. Propelled by core values of community, access, excellence, and creativity, MMDG is committed to ongoing equity, diversity, and inclusion
work to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all.