Reports to: Finance Manager
The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) is seeking a part-time Finance Assistant whose primary responsibilities are to serve as the bookkeeper for all on-site Dance Center activities including The School, The Store, Studio Rentals, and a Wellness Center as well as the Dance for PD program. This 20 hour a week part-time position plays an integral role as part of a Finance/HR team of five, including the CFO, Finance Manager, Budget Manager and Payroll Manager/Benefits Administrator. The Finance Assistant will gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of the Finance department in a performing arts institution that comprises a professional touring dance company and community-based dance center. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented individual with strong accounting skills looking to learn and contribute to the non-profit field.
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:
Additional duties include: attending weekly Finance and Education department meetings, assisting with annual Audit preparation, general filing and scanning documents in support of the Finance Manager and Payroll Manager/Benefits Administrator.
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 full-time 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 partners 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.