Careers

Do you believe in the transformative power of storytelling? 
Come work with us. 

The Moth helps people connect with their own power as a storyteller, and with one another. Our mission is to honor the diversity and commonality of human experience through the art and craft of storytelling. 

Our energetic team is made up of directors and producers, archivists and educators with a passion for stories and community building through storytelling.     

The Moth is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally vibrant team and strongly encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds. The Moth seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at The Moth are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Moth brings storytelling opportunities to people from a variety of communities. Candidates with a commitment to supporting diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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JOBS

Birmingham StorySLAM Producer

Thank you for your interest in the Birmingham StorySLAM Producer position.  

Applications are due by noon on Friday, January 25th.

Position Overview:  

The Moth seeks a vibrant production professional to join our NEW Birmingham StorySLAM team as a freelance Regional Producer, responsible for the Birmingham StorySLAM and the GrandSLAM shows. The Producer will manage monthly Birmingham StorySLAMs, engage in outreach, and coordinate with Moth Headquarters in NY.

This is a contractor position with a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours a month, spread between pre-show prep, show nights, and post-show wraps.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pre-show: booking crew (videographer and audio engineer), creating and procuring physical show materials, managing any merch inventory and/or promotional items

  • Show promotion on social media (Facebook)

  • Recruiting, training, managing, and communicating with volunteers  

  • Show night: running monthly shows from start to finish, including coordination with venue for setup, ticketing, financial settlement; training and deploying volunteers; working with crew, host, and media sponsors  

  • Post-show: submitting show wraps including settlements, crew invoices and reimbursements for show materials, story summaries, and social media follow-ups  

  • Timely and responsive communication with Moth Headquarters in NYC

  • Encouraging new voices while engaging with the existing StorySLAM community  

Qualifications and Skills

  • Familiarity with The Moth's programming and live show format, and/or experience with producing live events or volunteering at live shows

  • Sensitivity to different perspectives from around the world and ability to communicate effectively with people from different cultural and educational settings

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both in person and remotely)  

  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment

  • Highly organized, detail and deadline-oriented

  • Technical skills: Computer and smartphone literacy, Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets, Social Media (familiarity with Square a plus)

  • Must be 21+ years old and a current resident of Birmingham

  • Reliable transportation a plus

To apply for this position, please complete this questionnaire and email your resume to jobs@themoth.org (Be sure to specify which position you're applying for in the subject line!)

Teaching Artist, The Moth Education and Community Programs

About The Moth Education and Community Programs:

The Moth Education and Community Programs work to foster connection and creative expression through the art and craft of storytelling.  We provide introductory workshops, multi-session residencies, and performance opportunities where people identify, develop, and share true, personal stories from their lives - here in New York City and all across the country.

All our programs are grounded in our central practices: the artform of personal storytelling and a careful frame for facilitation that, together, create genuine community, inspire reflection, and develop social-emotional skills amongst participants.

In the Education Program, we work with public high schools, colleges, K-12 educators, and other stakeholders in the education space.

In the Community Program, we work with community organizations, small nonprofits, and cultural institutions to host workshops for the constituents they represent.  

What we’re looking for:

The facilitation of true, personal storytelling requires a unique set of skills.  Our instructors are able to identify and deliver useful, candid feedback on participants’ stories while simultaneously prioritizing the agency and well-being of each individual teller and of the group at large.

We are looking for engaging and empathetic facilitators with a passion for storytelling and for working in classrooms and community spaces.

Our Onboarding Process:

Newly hired instructors receive a paid orientation and training, followed by a paid observation period of one semester.  Once these are successfully completed, new instructors are placed in one or more residencies based on availability and preference, with regular training/professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate Moth-designed curriculum
  • Reflect critically with co-instructors and supervisors on teaching practice
  • Communicate regularly with partners, students and program managers
  • Attend paid instructor trainings and adhere to safety protocols
  • Assist with production of storytelling performances as needed

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 2 years prior experience as teacher, teaching artist,  facilitator, or comparable leadership position.
  • Previous performance experience preferred- storytelling or other form
  • Cultural sensitivity and the ability to connect with diverse groups of people

To apply to work as a teaching artist in the Education and/or Community Programs, please fill out our application and upload a resume at https://airtable.com/shrl5umUp...

Application procedures:

Selected applicants will be invited to interview briefly by phone, followed by in-person interviews for finalists. In the in-person interview, applicants will be asked to share a 5-minute Moth story of their own (this can be very casual!) and to talk through a sample 5-minute lesson or activity focused on personal narrative and/or performance.

The Moth seeks to hire staff members who reflect the communities we serve.  People of color, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities and those with working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

All positions at The Moth are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sydney StorySLAM Assistant Producer

Position Overview:

The Moth seeks a vibrant production professional to join our Sydney StorySLAM team as a freelance Assistant Regional Producer, primarily responsible for assisting the Sydney Regional Producer with the StorySLAM and GrandSLAM shows. The Producer will help manage monthly Sydney StorySLAMs, engage in outreach, and coordinate with Moth Headquarters in NY.

This is a contractor position with a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours a month, spread between pre-show prep, show nights, and post-show wraps. You will also collaborate with our current Producer in Sydney to produce GrandSLAM events once a year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Pre-show: assisting with booking crew, creating and procuring physical show materials, managing any merchandise inventory and/or promotional items
  • Show promotion on social media (Facebook)
  • Recruiting, training, managing, and communicating with volunteers
  • Show night: assisting the Regional Producer in running monthly shows (usually the third Tuesday of the month) from start to finish, including coordination with venue for setup, ticketing, financial settlement; training and deploying volunteers; working with crew, host, and media sponsors
  • Post-show: when applicable, submitting show wraps including settlements, crew invoices and reimbursements for show materials, story summaries, and social media follow-ups
  • Timely and responsive communication with Moth Headquarters in NYC and with Regional Producer
  • Encouraging new voices while engaging with the existing StorySLAM community

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Familiarity with The Moth's programming and live show format, and/or experience with producing live events or volunteering at live shows
  • Sensitivity to different perspectives from around the world and ability to communicate effectively with people from different cultural and educational settings
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both in person and remotely)
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized, detail and deadline-oriented
  • Technical skills: Computer and smartphone literacy, Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets, Social Media (familiarity with Square a plus)
  • Must be 21+ years old and a current resident of Sydney
  • Reliable transportation a plus

To apply for this position, please complete this questionnaire and email your resume to jobs@themoth.org (Be sure to specify which position you're applying for in the subject line!)

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INTERNSHIPS

Global Intern, The Moth Community Program

About The Moth’s Global Community Program

The Moth's Global Community Program develops and elevates true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the global south. By honoring a broad range of individual experience, we believe we can challenge dominant narratives, deepen connection, and create a more productive dialogue around the world.

Overview

The Moth is seeking an intern to support our Global Community Program to begin in late January/early February 2019 and complete their cycle in June 2019. The Global Intern will work with the Global team, supporting Moth storytelling workshops and live storytelling events through various stages of pre-production and production. The Moth’s Global Community Program work elevates personal stories in an effort to highlight world issues, dissolve stereotypes, and bridge social divides -- with a particular focus on Women and Girls’ personal stories. This position, as well as the workshops and events associated with it, are currently funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Internships are 32 hours per week and take place at our New York City headquarters during office hours (M-F, 10-6) with occasional hours taking place at events around the city. The Moth provides a weekly stipend of $320.

Responsibilities

  • Entering and organizing all Global post-production workshop and live event materials for our CRM database and filing system

  • Proofing and assisting in the production of promotional materials and researching further promotional outlets for Global live events

  • Proofing and assisting with workshop materials, promotional materials, calendars and show programs

  • Researching potential venues, vendors and technical crew in new and existing Global Community Program-based cities

  • Supporting the Global team with administrative tasks as needed

  • Research projects, as appropriate

  • For the right applicant, there will be additional opportunities to sit in on live showcase rehearsals, to participate in regular strategic meetings about the program, to go on venue site visits, and to be exposed to the Moth's SLAM, Mainstage & Education programs.

Qualifications

  • A love of The Moth's work and mission

  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector and/or the arts preferred

  • College degree

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel; ability to learn CRM Database system

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional organization and administrative skills

  • Ability to switch between independent and collaborative work

  • Creative, self-sufficient and proactive thinker; detail-oriented and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Additional preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with community organizations in Africa and/or South Asia preferred (Please note which languages you speak in your resume)

  • An overall understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, especially an ability to edit video and audio

  • An interest in social media and content creation

Note: This is a production position and will not involve travel. The Global Intern will not be instructing workshops or designing curriculum.

To apply, please complete this questionnaire and email your resume to globalcommunity@themoth.org with the subject line “Global Intern Application” by February 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.