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Due to COVID-19, the MMDG Summer 2020 Work/Study Term has been suspended. Please check back soon for information about our Fall Work/Study Term.


Do you love talking to people?

Are you interested in being part of the MMDG Dance Center community?

Do you want to take dance and somatic technique classes for free?

If you answered yes to all three, you’re a perfect candidate for our Work/Study team!

The Mark Morris Dance Group’s Work/Study team serves as the first point-of-contact to almost 4,000 Dance Center visitors each week. Work/Study are essential members of our Operations team, providing customer service and support for our daily programming.

  • Work/Study are hosted year-round for Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer terms.
  • Applicants must be 18+ and authorized to work in the US.


Participants are required to work two 4-hour shifts per week at MMDG’s Front Desk.


Work/Study participants receive:

  • One free adult dance or somatic technique class at the Dance Center for every two hours
    worked (four classes per week).

    • Classes may also be used to pay for:
      • Up to 50% of MMDG’s Summer and Winter Intensives, GAGA’s Summer and Winter Intensives, and MMDG’s Teacher Training Program
      • Up to 100% of BAM’s Next Wave Artist Labs at the Mark Morris Dance Center, MMDG’s Shared Space application fee, and any single-day workshop.
  • Access to subsidized rehearsal space at the Mark Morris Dance Center.
  • Access to professional development opportunities offered at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

1 person needed per shift

7:30am – 11:30am
3:00pm-7:00pm (*Mondays 3:30pm-7:30pm)

8:30am – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 4:30pm
3:00pm – 7:00pm

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Welcome and direct Dance Center visitors, students, and renters
  • Assist with adult class check-in
  • Confirm participant count in adult classes
  • Clean and organize school supplies
  • Wash towels and sheets for MMDG’s Wellness Center
  • Complete regularly scheduled building walk-throughs and provide feedback to the Front Desk
  • Provide general assistance to the Operations team at the Front Desk

You are a great candidate for our Work/Study Program if you:

  • Have customer service experience and love talking to people
  • Are adaptable, attentive and have great interpersonal skills
  • Are seeking an affordable way to take class regularly
  • Interested in working with our vast community of learners (from 18months – 92 years)


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 parttime 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.