Thank you for your interest in the Mark Morris Dance Group.
We are an organization of dedicated arts and administrative professionals who are propelled by Mark Morris’s commitment to artistic excellence, access to the arts, and the impact that the arts have in connecting and engaging communities.
We invite you to learn more about our organization and explore our open positions.
About Our Dance Group
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, praised 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 17 full-time dancers, the organization currently employs 34 full-time staff and 75 part-time staff, teaching artists, and musicians.
About Our Dance Center
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. MMDG programs in NYC and worldwide engage nearly 100,000 people annually.
Working With Us
As a small administrative staff of 40 people, we work collaboratively and with a spirit of entrepreneurship in a mostly open office floor plan. We care deeply about our staff and their personal and professional wellbeing. All staff are offered comprehensive benefits, including paid vacation, sick and personal leave, bonus days and holidays. In addition, all staff are offered a professional development stipend and Dance Center benefits that include unlimited free classes and workshops, access to our Wellness Center, discounted studio rental rates, access to special events and MMDG performances, and invitations to discounted and complimentary tickets to performances at arts venues located in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. All full-time employees are offered employee health and life insurance with the premiums covered 100% as well as generous reimbursement of out of pocket expenses, a Flexible Spending Plan, voluntary vision and dental coverage, pre-tax commuter benefits, optional participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan and 12 weeks of 100% paid family leave.
MMDG is committed to ongoing and sustained equity and inclusion work. All staff are expected to be actively engaged and dedicated to upholding our core values of celebrating our diverse community, pursuing excellence in all that we do, advancing access, exposure, and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivating creativity. Learn more about MMDG’s commitment to antiracism and our core values.
We invite you to apply to any of the open positions listed below, but if you don’t see an opportunity at this time that interests you and have a talent, skill, or ability that you think we should know about, drop us a note at email@example.com.
We will be offering internships in Spring 2023. Come back soon for details.
The Mark Morris Dance Group is committed to providing training opportunities and career pathways for dancers, teaching artists, and musicians with and without disabilities.
Teaching Artist Auditions
Thank you for your interest in teaching in Mark Morris Dance Group Education and Community Engagement Programs. The application period for the 2023-2024 academic year is now open! Teaching Artists are how we refer to all people who lead classes at Mark Morris Dance Group, whether in The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center, the Adult Programs, Community Education, and/or Dance for PD programs. We are looking for Teaching Artists in all genres, but particularly are interested in those who can lead: African forms/of the African Diaspora, Jazz dance, Tap dance, and Hip-Hop dance. A Teaching Artist job description can be found here. The timeline for the application process is as follows:
• February 11, 2023 – Application closes
• February 11- February 28 2023 – Education team reviews applications
• March 1, 2023 – Education team invites auditionees
• April 4 | 10am to 12pm AND April 5 | 1:30 to 3:30pm – AUDITIONS
• Please note – if you indicate a preference for a particular audition date, we will work to accommodate that preference. Otherwise, you should reserve both dates in your schedule.
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.