Teaching Artists

Position: Teaching Artists

Reports to: School Director and/or Community Programs Director

Applications accepted November through February.


Each year the Mark Morris Dance Group seeks qualified and versatile teaching artists to join its faculty. Interested candidates should look for the application period to be open each November-March and be prepared to submit a resumé, cover letter, sample lesson plan/class description, and headshot (PDF format, all saved as one document, is preferred). Qualified candidates will be selected from applications to attend a teaching artist audition in late February or early March.

The Mark Morris Dance Center, opened in September 2001, is home to the Mark Morris Dance Group, The School, Adult Program, a Studio Rental program, and a Wellness Center. The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center provides 165 weekly classes serving over 2,000 children ages 18 months – 18 years. The Adult Program serves approximately 700 adult students per week through a variety of classes, workshops, master classes, and intensives. Community Education Programs provide between 20-75 classes weekly, depending on the time of year.

Education programs at the Mark Morris Dance Center, and within its associated Community Programs, focus on providing a progressive and non-competitive environment for dance education, with an emphasis on live musical accompaniment in all classes. The Dance Center is a place for all members of the community to gather, create, learn, and perform. Opportunities are available to teach:

  • Children and Teens Programs
  • Community Programs
  • Adult classes

We are looking for dedicated teachers specializing in various genres. Ideal genres include, but are not limited to: hip-hop, styles of the African Diaspora, jazz, tap, creative dance, ballet, modern, Parent and Toddler Movement classes, and Adaptive Dance. We are also open to other dance styles being taught, given community demand. To better reflect the community we serve, we strive to recruit teachers from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences. We encourage artists of every race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status to apply.


  • Degree in dance preferred or equivalent professional experience
  • At least two years of dance teaching experience within multiple age groups and educational settings
  • Experience working with a live musician/accompanist and recorded music
  • Exceptional knowledge of content in their respective dance genre(s) of expertise
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ideal candidate has a passion for dance education and can commit to a consistent schedule, based on the requirements of respective programs
  • Priority will be given to candidates whose career focus is dance education

Candidates who do not yet meet the qualifications listed above should sign up here to receive more information about our Teaching Artist Training Program.


  • Discounts to classes, workshops, and intensives
  • Access to subsidized studio space (subject to availability)
  • Professional development opportunities throughout the year
  • Access to discounted tickets and special events (when available)


  • Commensurate with experience

Please provide with your application:

  1. Resumé
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Headshot
  4. Lesson Plan/Class Description

The Education Department conducts annual Teaching Artist Auditions in the late winter/early spring. In the event that your qualifications meet our needs, you will be invited to participate in one of the scheduled auditions. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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.