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 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

Full-Time

Manager, Membership & Special Events

Location: New York City

Position Overview: Reporting to the Director of Development, The Manager of Membership and Special Events is an integral part of the Development Team who develops, implements, manages and evaluates strategies to grow contributions from individual donors, with a focus on the General Membership and Director’s Circle programs. The Manager uses data and analytics to achieve best-in-class membership lifecycle marketing (acquisition, engagement, and retention). The Manager plans and executes creative campaigns using a wide variety of strategies, including broad and targeted outreach through print and digital communications, text-based messaging, and social media, to inform and grow The Moth’s General Membership and Director’s Circle. 

The Manager also ensures that the database and administrative processes that support Membership run efficiently, from interactions with members to data and gift entry to acknowledgments and fulfillment. Finally, the Membership Manager provides support for major donor prospect identification and special events. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with a natural curiosity to continually improve results and experiment with new tools, methods, and ideas.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and edit solicitation, membership renewals, annual appeals, reports, and digital content.
  • Manage correspondence with individual donors including acquisition, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, renewal and acknowledgment materials.
  • Coordinate with The Moth’s Media, Production, Education, Community, SLAM and Mainstage teams to schedule and manage email, text, online and social media campaigns.
  • Oversee the fulfillment of membership benefits, including ticket requests and merchandise.
  • Hold face-to-face solicitation meetings and calls with higher level members.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to develop and implement systems to identify, qualify and move members up through a donor pipeline to major gifts.
  • Work with the Deputy Director of Development to manage the database and administrative processes to ensure that The Moth’s membership program runs smoothly.
  • Manage membership budget.
  • Assist with and attend special events.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a successful membership and/or individual giving program.
  • Familiarity with fundraising principles and trends in fundraising and philanthropy.
  • Proven track record of using proactive strategies to acquire and retain members.
  • Comfort soliciting donations by direct mail, email, phone and in person.
  • High level of proficiency with prospect management data systems, prior experience with SalesForce and Patron Manager a plus.
  • Familiarity with email and mobile giving systems, preferably MailChimp and Mobile Cause.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and changing work environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to juggle various projects and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work independently, take initiative, anticipate challenges, solve problems, and work under pressure. 
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for The Moth’s mission.
  • Availability for work on evenings and weekends. 

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!). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Thursday, March 15th.


Assistant Director of Production

Location: New York City

Details: Job function: Business Administration and Event Production
Areas of focus: Arts, Performance, Entertainment, Non-Profit Management

Organization Description: The Moth – hailed as “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal – is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than thirty thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.
 
Position Overview: The Moth seeks a vibrant professional to join our production team as a full-time Assistant Director of Production.  The Assistant Director of Production will work closely with the Director of Production to negotiate all aspects of Mainstage and StorySLAM (open-mic) production, including event contracts and budgets. 

The primary focus of this role is the business administration side of production and relationship building. Producer will train to be first point-of contact with event inquiries and possible collaborators. 

The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has at least seven years of experience as a project manager in production and/or non-profit management. This candidate should possess a strong command of Excel spreadsheets and budgets, as well as a passion for contract negotiation, data-driven decision making, and, most importantly, relationship and team-building. The ideal candidate will have a track-record of innovative event programming within varied communities in New York City and/or worldwide. Candidates should be familiar with The Moth’s programming and believe in the power of story to deepen the dialogue on being human. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess viability of Mainstage partnerships, including new business inquiries
  • Strategically approach potential new collaborators for Mainstage and StorySLAM series
  • Scout venues as needed
  • Brainstorm and implement plan to expand The Moth’s audience
  • Assist in development and quarterly reforecasting of annual budgets for Mainstage and StorySLAM series
  • Negotiate Mainstage contracts, including contract renewals and pitching events to new partners
  • Review SLAM contracts to ensure legal compliance and proper scheduling
  • Negotiate annual contracts with radio partners
  • Work closely with SLAM and Mainstage producers to ensure proper ticketing and promotional calendar/deadlines for events
  • Manage merchandise inventory and sales

Career Trajectory: This position reports directly to The Moth’s Director of Production and collaborates with The Moth’s executive team, including the artistic director.  The Assistant Director of Production is tracked to eventually promote to Deputy Director of Production, which would include management of the production team. This position is fully situated on the production track, and only persons with a deep interest in the business administration side of production should apply. The Moth is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally vibrant team and strongly encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds.    

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@themoth.org.  Please include job title in the subject line: Assistant Director of Production. Application window will close at 6pm on Friday, February 23rd.


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellowship

The Moth is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities.

In 2018, the Public Fellows program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will receive professional mentoring, an annual stipend of $67,500, and health insurance.

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows is a fellowship program offered by the American Council of Learned Societies and is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Please direct all inquiries about the fellowship program to ACLS. The application deadline is March 14, 2018 (9pm EDT). For more information, please click here

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Part-Time

Swing Producer - New Orleans, LA

Position Overview: The Moth seeks a vibrant professional to join our New Orleans StorySLAM team as a Swing Producer. The swing producer will substitute for the regional producer in her absence.

Swing Producer will connect with our current local producer to produce our once-a-month New Orleans StorySLAMs, engage in community outreach, and coordinate with Moth Headquarters in NY. 

This is a part-time, subcontractor position. 10 hours per SLAM, when needed.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Confirming that crew is booked
  • Prepare show materials, social media/show promotion, confirm and schedule volunteers for show
  • Coordinate with the venue for setup, ticketing and finances  
  • Submit show deliverables, including settlements and invoices
  • Communicate with Moth Headquarters in NYC for each SLAM you produce

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Familiarity with The Moth's programming 
  • Willingness and availability to shadow regular   producer during the show and go over and pre and post details and requirements in depth 
  • 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 
  • Strong organizational skills, detail and deadline-oriented 
  • Computer skills: Google Drive, Microsoft Office  
  • 21+ 
  • Must be a resident of New Orleans for more than 3 years 
  • Production experience 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!). Applications are due by Monday, March 12th.

StorySLAM Producer - Phoenix, AZ

Position Overview: The Moth seeks a vibrant professional to join our Phoenix StorySLAM team as the primary Producer. The Producer will coordinate our once-a-month Phoenix StorySLAMs, engage in community outreach, and coordinate with Moth Headquarters in NY.

This is a part-time, subcontractor position, and ~10-15 hours a month.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Booking crew, preparing show materials, social media / show promotion, volunteer management
  • Attending and managing monthly shows (usually the fourth Wednesday of the month); night-of-show coordination with venue for setup, ticketing, finances
  • Submitting show deliverables, including settlements and invoices
  • Significant communication with Moth Headquarters in NYC
  • Finding new voices while engaging the existing StorySLAM community

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Familiarity with The Moth's programming
  • 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
  • Strong organizational skills, detail and deadline-oriented
  • Computer skills: Google Drive, Microsoft Office- 21+
  • Must be a current resident of Phoenix
  • Production experience 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!). Applications are due by Friday, March 2nd.

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INTERNSHIPS

There are no open positions at this time. We will begin recruiting for Fall Interns starting May, 2018. Please check back then.