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Student Company Rehearsal Manager - 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 Education  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  


The Student Company Rehearsal Manager (SCRM) is a part-time member of the Education and Community Engagement Department under Youth and Family Programs. Reporting to the Youth and Family Programs Director, the SCRM is integral to the administrative organization and in-person facilitation of The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center’s Student Company I and Student Company II performing groups. With support and direction from the Youth and Family Programs Director, the SCRM is primarily responsible for corresponding with Student Company members and their families, supporting the administrative needs of both Student Companies and serving as the core educator for both Student Companies. This is an approximately 12-hour per week position, inclusive of both administrative and teaching duties; additional hours will be part of the role during production weeks.

Mission Statement: MMDG’s mission is to develop, promote and sustain dance, music and opera productions by Mark Morris, and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

The Education and Community Engagement Programs reflect the spirit of the MMDG 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.

Dedication to Core Values: Staff members are expected to demonstrate a commitment and dedication to MMDG’s Core Values of community, access, excellence, and creativity. Propelled by these core values MMDG is committed to ongoing work on inclusion, equity, and diversity to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all. Our core values drive us to celebrate our diverse community, pursue excellence in all that we do, advance access, and cultivate creativity.


Administrative Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain knowledge base and understanding of all Education programs’ systems that intersect with Student Company including but not limited to: MindBody software, Active software, EMS, Google drive, and Shared drive schedules.
  • Communicate promptly and efficiently inter/intra-departmentally.
  • Field inquiries and communicate information by phone, email and in-person regarding Student Company programs, particularly as concerning current students and families and guest choreographers.
  • Develop, in consultation with Youth and Family Programs Director, program and production schedule.
  • Maintain organizational systems for all Student Company programs, including: tracking attendance, managing pen pal program, managing costuming ordering and fitting, and corresponding with families and guest choreographers.
  • With Youth and Family Programs Director, manage needs that arise during production week.


In-Studio Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching Student Company II Modern (Ages 10-18) and Student Company I Modern (Ages 13-18) classes weekly on Fridays and Saturdays, respectively.
  • Act as a liaison between students and guest choreographers in the studio.
  • Document all important information as related to rehearsal, including video and notes.
  • Rehearse dancers in guest choreographer works, especially when guest choreographers are not able to be present.
  • Be present for all technical rehearsals and performances.


You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • Have an understanding of and dedication to the field of dance and dance education.
  • Are a collaborative team member.
  • Feel comfortable learning how to use systems and software to support programming.
  • Can take a list of tasks and work independently.
  • Love working with and for a diverse community.
  • Are practiced at interacting empathetically with teenagers and their families while upholding policy.
  • Are detail-oriented and strive for accuracy.


  • $22/hr administrative rate | $35/hr assistant rate | $55/hr teaching rate; 5 hours administrative and 7 hours in-studio weekly (12 total) – approximately $400 - $500/week; 40 weeks
  • Free dance classes and subsidized studio rental rates at the Dance Center
Position Requirements


  • At least 3 years of experience teaching modern dance to teenagers.
  • Experience working as a professional performer in dance.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center community.
  • Knowledge of working in software systems like Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and MindBody a plus.
  • Well organized and detail oriented with strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely reliable and dedicated.
  • Ability to work a schedule that includes Friday afternoons and Saturdays; additional days as needed.

Please provide the following as part of your application:

  • Complete resume
  • Cover Letter summarizing your relevant qualifications for this specific position. No generic statements please.
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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