The Dance Center Operations Assistant provides essential on-site operational support, serving as a first point of contact for all inquiries, managing access to the facility, ensuring the space is welcoming for all, and working to support programs at the Dance Center, which celebrate diversity in a fully inclusive working and learning environment.
The Dance Center Operations Assistant joins a team who works together to create a vital bridge across the Artistic, Education, Operations and Facilities Departments and will play an important role in supporting the Dance Center as it reopens in stages. This position will join the organization at a pivotal moment as we reimagine how we operate and embody our core values and welcome back our community.
MMDG is looking for a team player; someone personable, patient, friendly, responsive and focused on providing a high standard of customer service for all MMDG constituents. This is a part-time regular (20 hrs/wk) position reporting to the Director of Events and Venue Operations. Candidates must commit to an ongoing schedule, which will be determined upon hire.
The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated arts and administrative professionals who are propelled by Mark Morris’s commitment to artistic excellence, access to the arts, and the impact that the arts have in connecting and engaging communities. MMDG is committed to ongoing and sustained equity and inclusion work. All staff are expected to be actively engaged and dedicated to upholding our core values of celebrating our diverse community, pursuing excellence in all that we do, advancing access, exposure, and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivating creativity. Learn more about MMDG’s commitment to anti-racism and our core values.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
The Mark Morris Dance Group has invested resources and time in developing health and safety policies and procedures to minimize risk to its employees and community. This position directly supports these efforts and therefore candidates must be comfortable upholding safety and security protocols. This position is stationed at the front desk of the Dance Center, which has been outfitted with a protective plexi-glass barrier and intercom system to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. Masks are required for all employees and visitors. Additional details about the safety measures MMDG has put in place in advance of reopening can be found here.
Given MMDG’s staged reopening plan and the evolving guidance from New York State regarding the full reopening of Arts & Cultural institutions, the responsibilities of this position, which are directly connected to activity at the Dance Center, will likely change over the course of the reopening period, which has no set timeline. MMDG will make every effort to discuss changes in advance.
YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE IF YOU:
YOU MUST AGREE TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED TRAINING UPON HIRE (all related expenses covered by MMDG):
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Please note that all candidate interviews will be conducted by video using the Zoom (https://zoom.us/) video communications application. Please download the application in advance and have a functioning camera and speaker on your device. MMDG can also provide candidates with reasonable accommodations, if needed.
This position is currently accepting applications.