Internships

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

The Mark Morris Dance Group Internship Program seeks applicants who are interested in gaining valuable experience in arts administration at a cultural nonprofit organization.


Fall 2019 Internship Term

Application period: July 1st – July 28
Term: August 26 – December 20
Mandatory Orientation Date: Monday, August 26 from 1-2:30

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first served basis during the application period. If your availability doesn’t align with our term dates but you are still interested in being considered for a short-term, project-based opportunityplease let us know!

Internships for the summer term are available in these areas of concentration. 

MARKETING

EDUCATION

OPERATIONS

DEVELOPMENT (FUNDRAISING)

Interns are an important part of the MMDG community. MMDG makes a commitment to providing project-based, meaningful work with a focus on career development for all interns. Participants will experience a broad overview of the organization through involvement with various special projects and events. Interns receive direct supervision and participate in regular check-ins with their on-site supervisor. Many have gone on to become full-time employees at the Mark Morris Dance Group and enjoyed successful careers in the nonprofit performing arts sector.

  • Internships are hosted year-round for Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer terms.
  • Applicants must be 18+ and authorized to work in the US.
  • The standard internship is 20 hours per week, but shorter or longer commitments will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Internship opportunities for high school students are currently provided to our Arts Immersion Alumni and through our partnerships with Exploring the Arts, Exalt Youth, and Cristo Rey High School.

The Mark Morris Dance Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is stronger for the variety of perspectives, experiences, identities, and skills of our staff. Successful candidates will join a community of dedicated arts 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. In our daily work, we are proactive, detail-oriented, and passionately interested in exceeding past success. We collectively strive to foster an environment where we are present, accountable, and supportive.

BENEFITS: WHAT OUR PROGRAM HAS TO OFFER

  • Access to an anchor cultural institution in Brooklyn, New York and networking opportunities within the Brooklyn Cultural District
  • Stipends are available when programs/schools do not provide them. For qualifying internships, a weekly stipend of $100/week for a 20 hour/week commitment. Commitments with fewer or more hours may qualify for a corresponding adjustment in the amount of the stipend offered.
    Applicable workforce training in the areas of programming, artist services, fundraising, administration/business administration, company management, event planning and marketing
  • Individualized career mentorship and guidance from leaders in the field
  • Unlimited free adult dance and somatic technique classes as well as discounts to Master Classes and Intensives at the Mark Morris Dance Center
  • Access to special MMDG events and performances
  • Access to subsidized rehearsal space at the Mark Morris Dance Center
  • Stipends are available when programs/schools do not provide them
You are a great candidate for our Internship Program if you are any of the following:
  • Current students and recent graduates who are pursuing a career in the performing arts, arts education, or arts administration
  • Individuals who are seeking an opportunity to gain applicable skills for work in the nonprofit arts sector
  • Professionals and life-long learners who are looking to engage with the arts and put their skills to use

You will be successful in this role if you are:

  • Curious and eager to learn
  • Looking to apply skills learned in an academic setting
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • A creative problem-solver with the ability to multi-task
  • Interested in learning skills that broaden one’s knowledgebase and experience
  • Passionate about the performing arts
HOW TO APPLY:
  • Review the Job Description for the Area(s) of Concentration to which you would like to apply.
  • Email internship@mmdg.org with subject line “Internship – [department/area of focus]”.
  • Include a cover letter, resume outlining your education and work experience and one letter of recommendation.
  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

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 part-time 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.