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Marketing Assistant - Part Time 

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 Marketing  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Description

SUMMARY:

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) seeks a part-time Marketing Assistant to join a highly motivated, results-oriented marketing team in advancing the reputation and brand visibility of Artistic Director/Choreographer Mark Morris and the touring Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, as well as broadening the reach and deepening the engagement with key audiences through the organization’s education and community engagement programs. The Assistant will help implement MMDG’s marketing and content strategy across owned, earned, and paid channels with a specific focus on email marketing and marketing traffic. This role reports to the Marketing and Communications Manager.

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.

Key responsibilities include:

General Marketing

  • Work with Marketing and Communications Manager on crafting messages that meet institutional, fundraising, and marketing goals.
  • Assist Marketing and Communications Manager with press listings, pitches, maintenance of press kits, and other press assets.
  • Work with Creative Content and Editorial Manager to maintain and update departmental system for filing and retrieving content, including photographs, videos, press articles, and press quotes.

Email Marketing  

Assist Marketing and Communications Manager with institutional email marketing programs:

  • Importing prospect data into marketing customer relationship management (CRM) system
  • Building and maintaining prospect segmentation and suppression lists
  • Drafting email copy and layout; selecting and uploading appropriate graphics and images
  • Creating and queuing eblasts
  • Analyzing email performance metrics

Design and Marketing Traffic

  • Work with Creative Content and Editorial Manager to manage design schedule for the organization.
  • Work with external designers and vendors to traffic all design projects from inception to completion.
  • Update in-house marketing collateral, including flyers and monthly class calendars, and maintain supply and in-house distribution of printed marketing collateral.
 
Position Requirements

You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Have a strong aesthetic sensibility – You have a great eye for design and understand the impact a good visual can have to make or break a campaign.
  • Have an interest in email marketing – You are interested in exploring how email marketing can impact the success of a program and would like to dig deeper into its potential.
  • Have a knack for data – You genuinely enjoy analyzing campaign results, reporting on them, and learning from data to optimize and improve on your work.
  • Are independent and collaborative – You are able to work autonomously, but also know when to seek advice from your supervisor and how to work as a team member.
  • Are creative and intuitive – You are a problem-solver and are able to offer new ideas.
  • Passionate about the performing arts – You have an interest in the performing arts community and understand the value of the arts.
  • Are in alignment with our Core Values of Access, Community, Creativity and Excellence – You work well with others towards a common purpose to achieve shared goals by developing and maintaining responsive, cooperative and mutually beneficial internal and external relationships.

Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience in a marketing role
  • Creative, resourceful, entrepreneurial mindset, with roll-up-your-sleeves mentality
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Cloud or other design and video editing applications
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM a plus
  • Willingness to comply with MMDG COVID-19 Safety Plan and Vaccination Policy

Schedule: 20 hours per week working onsite at the Dance Center for up to 6 months during onboarding. After the onboarding, the schedule can transition to 5-hour days per week in a hybrid mode (at least two days in our Downtown Brooklyn Mark Morris Dance Center and two days remotely). Days are flexible and will be determined upon job offer.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $20/hr
  • Up to 20 hours of paid vacation, up to 56 hours sick/personal leave; Holidays and Bonus Days
  • Benefits package includes Pre-tax commuter benefit and access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to the Wellness Center (MMDG’s on-site exercise facility), free dance classes for you and your family, and subsidized studio rental rates at the Dance Center
  • Access to special events and MMDG performances (when available).
  • Invitations to cultural events extended to other staff members by community partners

APPLICATIONS:

  • 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:
    • 1-page Cover Letter addressed to Tara Treffiletti, Marketing and Communications Manager
    • Complete résumé highlighting relevant experience.

DEADLINE:

  • The position is open until filled
  • Please note that some candidate interviews may 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.
 
 
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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