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Adult Programs Coordinator 

About the Organization 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. In addition to 17 full-time dancers, the organization currently employs 34 full-time staff and 75 part-time staff, teaching artists, and musicians.

In the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. The nine-studio building provides affordable classes in multiple genres for people of all ages, levels, with and without disabilities, accompanied by live music. The studios, a performance space, a Wellness Center, and ancillary spaces are all available to the community and to nonprofit organizations at subsidized rates. MMDG's Community Education Programs partner with public and private schools and community centers to provide customized classes. MMDG also offers customized dance workshops for persons with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers.

MMDG programs in NYC and worldwide engage nearly 100,000 people annually. Propelled by core values of community, access, excellence, and creativity, MMDG is committed to ongoing equity, diversity, and inclusion work to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all.
Category Education  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  


The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks an Adult Programs Coordinator to be a part of a 6-person Education and Community Engagement Department with a primary focus on the Adult programs and related Dance Center activity, including the coordination of the Subsidized Rehearsal Space Program (SRSP). Reporting to the Adult Programs Director, the Adult Programs Coordinator will be the lead on daily program execution, customer service, SRSP reconciliation, and provide necessary feedback.

The Education and Community Engagement Programs reflect the spirit of the Mark Morris Dance Group in its celebration of dance and music. We believe that dance is for anybody and aim to provide excellent dance and music experiences for all ages, levels of experience, with and without disabilities. We offer a diverse range of classes, both in-person and online, and strive to be a center of artistic exploration for children and families, community members and professional dancers.

The successful candidate joins a community of kind and 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:  celebrating our diverse community, pursuing excellence in all that we do, advancing access, exposure, and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivating creativity. Staff members also have opportunities to shape the culture of the organization through our Work, Life and Culture Committee working groups at a time when we are revamping our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) action plan, initiating an ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) strategic plan, and more. Learn more about our core values.

RESPONSIBILITIES, include but not limited to:

Overall Program Support

  • Assist Program Director in developing and implementing Adult Program policies and procedures; participate in the on-going evaluative process of Adult programs; provide feedback and recommendations regarding alignment with MMDG’s core values
  • Work closely with Program Director and Operations team to ensure successful onsite Adult programming.
  • Assist with the Shared Space program planning and day of event production.

Adult Classes & Workshops

  • Maintain Adult Program calendar and ensure accurate and timely updates for public viewing and internal reporting.
  • Ensure accurate sign-in and attendance recording in alignment with payroll schedule.
  • Provide ongoing attendance/sales reports to Program Director
  • Administer online adult classes
  • Serve as lead liaison for adult students.
  • Manage adult student accounts and activity.
  • Maintain a standard of excellent customer service to all Dance Center community members, communicating information on all programs, classes, and services to visitors.
  • Coordinate photo and video documentation with Marketing as needed.

Subsidized Rehearsal Space Program (SRSP)

  • Serve as the primary contact for the SRSP community; allocate up to 2,000 hours of grant subsidized rehearsal space per year to qualifying dance artists/companies; manage communications with participants.
  • Develop SRSP policies and procedures in tandem with Program Director

Dance Center Operations Support

  • Ensure front desk team has all necessary and up to date program information to successfully execute program operations and provide excellent customer service.
  • Work closely with the Operations team to manage daily operational tasks in support of onsite programming; provide feedback on Dance Center operational policies and procedures; step in to provide hands-on support as needed
  • Address on-site programming and customer service issues in real-time; troubleshoot registration issues, facilitate any conflict resolution between faculty, students and staff
  • Serve as a Dance Center Fire Guard and assist in the event of an emergency at the Dance Center
  • Assist with additional responsibilities as needed.
Position Requirements


  • First Aid Certification + refresher courses offered annually
  • CPR/AED Certification + refresher courses offered annually
  • FDNY Certificate of Fitness F03 (Place of assembly emergency personnel) + recertification (required every 3 years)
  • MMDG COVID-19 Safety Plan and Dance Center Health and Safety policies
  • Bystander / De-escalation
  • Additional training as required in accordance with MMDG’s Reopening Plan and NYS Guidelines


  • Have an excellent eye for detail- you are someone who tackles the big projects by conquering the small details with efficiency.
  • Are a people person -you love interacting with students and take joy in creating community around a shared appreciation for dance and music.
  • Are an active listener- you understand the importance of creative problem solving so that the needs and aspirations of our diverse community are met. You can act with diplomacy and patience under pressure.
  • Are incredibly organized- you can manage multiple timelines and shift project priorities to ensure deadlines are met with accuracy.
  • Are an excellent communicator- you know how to communicate information succinctly and clearly in written and verbal form both internally and externally.
  • Are a team player- you work well as a member of a group. You take ownership for the responsibilities you hold while also collaborating with your coworkers and providing support when needed.
  • Love our work and align with our core values – You’re inspired by the ways in which we celebrate our diverse community, pursue excellence in all that we do, advance access, exposure and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivate creativity.

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; A willingness to flex one’s schedule depending on the staffing needs at the Dance Center is required


  • An understanding of and interest in the New York dance field and cultural sector.
  • Minimum of one year of customer service and administrative experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office and experience with web-based software required
  • Experience working with electronic scheduling and registration software; knowledge of MINDBODY and Active Network software a plus
  • Extremely reliable and dedicated
  • Compliance with MMDG COVID-19 Safety Plan and Vaccination Policy


  • Annual Salary: $41,600
  • Paid vacation, sick/personal leave, holidays and bonus days
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes: Employee Health and Life insurance covered 100%, Flexible Spending Plan, Voluntary vision and dental coverage, Pre-tax commuter benefit, 403(b) retirement plan, and 100% paid family leave
  • Access to free and discounted classes at the Dance Center and online
  • Access to special events and MMDG performances (when available)
  • Invitations to cultural events extended to staff members by community partners.



  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • You will be asked to submit the following as part of your online application:
    • Complete résumé highlighting relevant experience.
    • 1-page Cover Letter addressed to Bianca Golden, Adult Programs Director including:
      • Why are you interested in working at the Mark Morris Dance Group?
      • What makes an ideal learning and creative space for the adult dancer?
      • MMDG is a values-driven organization; please review our core values of Community, Excellence, Creativity, and Access and discuss an instance in your professional career where you have demonstrated at least two of them.


  • The position is open until filled.
  • Please note that some candidate interviews may be conducted by video using the Zoom ( 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.
EOE Statement 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. It is the policy of MMDG to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). MMDG does not discriminate against any qualified employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability. MMDG makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.  

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