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Finance Intern 

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 Accounting/Finance  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  


The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks candidates for its Internship Program who are interested in gaining valuable experience in arts administration at a cultural nonprofit organization.

Application Window: March 27th – April 24, 2023

Term: June 5 - July 28, 2023

Mandatory Orientation Date: Monday, June 5, 2020 from 1-3pm

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first served basis during the application window.


  • Events and Operations
  • Finance

Interns are an important part of the MMDG community. MMDG makes a commitment to providing project-based, meaningful work with a focus on career development for all interns. Participants will experience a broad overview of the organization through involvement with various special projects and events. Interns receive direct supervision and participate in regular check-ins with their on-site supervisor. Many have gone on to become full-time employees at the Mark Morris Dance Group and enjoyed successful careers in the nonprofit performing arts sector.

  • Internships are hosted year-round for Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer terms.
  • Applicants must be 18+ and authorized to work in the US.
  • MMDG’s internships require a commitment of 15-20 hours per week, but shorter or longer commitments will be approved on a case by case basis.
  • Internship opportunities for high school students are currently provided to our Arts Immersion Alumni and through our partnerships with Exploring the Arts, Exalt Youth, and Cristo Rey High School.

The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated arts and administrative professionals who are propelled by Mark Morris’ commitment to artistic excellence, access to the arts, and the impact that arts have in connecting and engaging communities. Our core values include celebrating our diverse community, pursuing excellence in all that we do, advancing access, exposure and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivating creativity.

You are a great candidate for our Internship Program if you are any of the following:

  • Current students and recent graduates who are pursuing a career in the accounting, finance and/or arts administration
  • Individuals who are seeking an opportunity to gain applicable skills for work in the nonprofit arts sector
  • Professionals and life-long learners who are looking to engage with the arts and put their skills to use


Position Requirements

Position: Finance /Accounting Intern – Finance Department

The Finance Internship provides a comprehensive understanding of the Finance department in a performing arts institution that comprises of a professional touring dance company and community-based dance center. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented individual with an interest in accounting and the arts.

The Finance Intern plays a key role in preparing the organization for its annual audit, insuring all our information is accurate. This position will gain hands-on experience working with Blackbaud Financial Edge, Microsoft Excel, Counterpoint POS, Mind Body POS, Active, and Eventbrite. It is perfect opportunity for someone looking to expand their accounting knowledge, learn about the unique aspects of non-profit finance, and contribute to an artistic mission.

This internship’s schedule falls within our business hours and on-site at the Dance Center: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Focus on The School, Wellness Center, and Dance Center Operations
  • Assist with annual Audit preparation
  • Assist with bookkeeping and maintaining the general ledger
  • Assist with ongoing financial and inter-departmental projects
  • Report to and provide administrative assistance to the Finance Associate and Chief Financial Officer


  • Superb attention to detail; exceptional organizational skills.
  • Accounting, Finance or related business major
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and excellent Excel skills.
  • Proof of COVID vaccination.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Completed undergraduate coursework in Accounting
  • Experience with accounting software a plus
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge, Mind Body POS, Active, and EMS a plus.

You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Are Independent and Intuitive - You can work autonomously with minimum supervision but also know when you need to seek advice from your peers.
  • Enjoy Details and Data Entry – You enjoy working with data and are exceptionally organized with an acute attention to detail. You value accuracy.
  • Are an Accounting Detective – You find great satisfaction in reconciling discrepancies and account balances. Your ultimate reward is solving the mystery and closing the month on time.
  • Align with our Core Values - 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.
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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