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!
Application Period: March 30- April 30
Term Dates: June 1, 2020- September 4, 2020 (end date flexible)
Orientation Date (Mandatory): May 31 12:00pm- 3:00pm
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.
Participants are required to work two 4-hour shifts per week at MMDG’s Front Desk.
Work/Study participants receive:
STANDARD SHIFT SCHEDULE
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:
You are a great candidate for our Work/Study Program if you:
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.