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Education Intern
Mark Morris Dance Group


The Mark Morris Dance Group is seeking an Education Intern who is interested in gaining valuable experience in arts administration at a cultural nonprofit organization.

The Mark Morris Dance Group Education Department provides people of all ages and abilities access to meaningful artistic experiences. Through The School, Adult, and Community Education Programs, there are unique opportunities for over 10,000 students annually to explore, create, and celebrate dance and music with professional and diverse faculty at the Dance Center, throughout Brooklyn, and across New York City.

As Education Intern, you have an imperative role that assists day to day operations, participates in strategic planning, and communicates the mission of Mark Morris Dance Group to our families, teachers, and community members. From observing class to representing the company, the Education Internship is a comprehensive opportunity for those invested in exploring a career in dance education.

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

  • Ensure accuracy of robust support systems for teaching artists, musicians, and assistant teaching through database management and reporting
  • Participate in weekly and monthly strategy meetings with Education, Marketing, Development, and Operations departments to develop an understanding of organizational goals
  • Represent the Mark Morris Dance Group at Education events both on and off-site, including the opportunity to assist in a weekly dance class
  • Contribute to day-to-day management and scheduling of Education Programs both on and off-site
  • Create systems to streamline implementation of The School, Adult, and Community Programs
  • Process and synthesize evaluations to reflect on program effectiveness
  • Field registration inquiries for The School and Adult Programs at the Mark Morris Dance Center

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.
  • The standard internship is 15 – 20 hours per week, but shorter or longer commitments will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

The Mark Morris Dance Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is stronger for the variety of perspectives, experiences, identities, and skills of our staff. Successful candidates will join a community of dedicated arts 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. In our daily work, we are proactive, detail-oriented, and passionately interested in exceeding past success. We collectively strive to foster an environment where we are present, accountable, and supportive.


  • Stipends are available when programs/schools do not provide them. For qualifying internships, a weekly stipend of $75 is offered per 15 – 20 hour per week commitment. Commitments with fewer or more hours may qualify for a corresponding adjustment in the amount of the stipend offered
  • Access to an anchor cultural institution in Brooklyn, New York and networking opportunities within the Brooklyn Cultural District
  • Applicable workforce training in the areas of programming, artist services, fundraising, administration/business administration, company management, event planning and marketing
  • Individualized career mentorship and guidance from leaders in the field
  • Unlimited free adult dance and somatic technique classes as well as discounts to Master Classes and Intensives at the Mark Morris Dance Center
  • Access to special MMDG events and performances
  • Access to subsidized rehearsal space at the Mark Morris Dance Center

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 performing arts, arts education, 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

You will be successful in this role if you are:

  • Curious and eager to learn
  • Looking to apply skills learned in an academic setting
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • A creative problem-solver with the ability to multi-task
  • Interested in learning skills that broaden one’s knowledge-base and experience
  • Passionate about the performing arts

Please be prepared to submit a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation via our online application.


February 3, 2020 – May 29, 2020



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January 13

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