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Assistant Teaching Artist

Mark Morris Dance Group
New York, Iowa, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Assistant Teaching Artists support Dance Center faculty with class management in the Children & Teen Program, Dance Camps, and Community Education programs. Assistants must possess a strong interest in dance education, have the maturity and disposition to work with children in a bustling dance center and/or off-site, and have reached advanced proficiency in their own dance training.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Model movement clearly to support student learning
  • Provide modifications and offer encouragement to individual students
  • Opportunities to lead warm-up or exercises when requested by the teacher
  • Be a source of positive and enthusiastic energy in the class
  • Support Teaching Artist's classroom management strategies
  • Keep students on task and focused
  • Manage student count/rosters
  • Before class, greet students and assist with transition into studio. After class, support students as they exit and ensure they have found a parent/guardian
  • Keep an eye out for potential hazards (untied shoe laces, spatial-awareness, etc.)
  • Prepare and clean up space (props, etc.)
  • Escort children to bathroom or water fountain
  • Work seamlessly with the teacher by anticipating his/her needs so that together you can provide a fun and supportive learning environment for younger dancers

  • Unlimited discounted dance classes
  • Valuable experience as a dance teaching artist
  • Letters of recommendation or reference for future work
  • Access to subsidized studio rental space
  • Discounts on intensives, workshops, and master classes offered at the Dance Center
  • Access to discounted tickets and special events


Monday-Friday: Class times meet between 3:45-6:45pm

Saturday: Class times meet between 9:00am-12:00pm

Dance Camps: Camps meet Monday-Friday for 4.5 hours (summer; mid-winter break)
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