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

POSITION: Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director, Executive Director and Executive Producer

JOB FUNCTION: Business and Arts Administration

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION:
The Moth is a non-profit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 true personal stories, told live, without notes, to standing-room-only audiences around the globe. Renowned for showcasing a broad range of human experiences, The Moth produces approximately 600 live shows each year and has an ongoing presence in 30 cities worldwide. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students, teachers, adults and advocates from around the world through its Education, Community and Global Programs, and MothWorks which uses the essential elements of Moth storytelling at work and other unexpected places. The Moth Podcast is downloaded over 61 million times a year, and each week, the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, presented by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, is heard on 500 radio stations. The Moth has published three critically acclaimed books — international bestseller The Moth: 50 True Stories (2013), All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown (2017) and New York Times Best Seller, Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible (2019). 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Moth seeks an innovative, resourceful, and proactive Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator to provide comprehensive administrative support for The Moth’s Executive Director, Artistic Director and Executive Producer. The Executive Assistant will manage complex scheduling, meeting and project coordination, as well as office coordination for the entire Moth team. The Executive Assistant will provide additional support to all members of the Executive Team. Autonomous problem solvers and organized self-starters who can navigate a fast-paced, mission-driven environment will thrive.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANCE

  • Provides a wide range of complex administration and support for The Moth’s Executive Director, Artistic Director and Executive Producer

  • Serves as the principal administrative contact and liaison with all external and internal constituents including storytellers, funders, creative and business partners, advisory committees and the Board of Directors

  • Manages complicated scheduling with accuracy and efficiency, and understands management’s priorities

  • Assists in setting the agenda for weekly Senior Artistic and bi-weekly Executive meetings 

  • Writes correspondence on behalf of the Executive team as needed

  • Provides research for important meetings and projects 

  • Prepares materials for meetings with the Board of Directors

  • Maintains organized contact lists, assists with special invitations for Moth events and oversees gifts for holidays and special occasions

  • Prepares data, audio, video and other materials as needed for special projects and weekly editorial meetings 

  • Liaises with interns and other staff members when additional support is needed

  • Handles expenses, receipts and financial data 

  • Ensures handling of tickets for special guests of the Executive Team and Board

  • Upholds the strictest level of confidentiality

OFFICE COORDINATION:

  • Implements and maintains procedures and office administrative systems

  • Schedules and manages all aspects of the office’s monthly services including internet and cell phone providers, copier, cleaning and plant maintenance, watercooler, A/C and HVAC systems and all associated invoices and COIs.

  • Handles all communication with the office building’s security and management teams, including all of the office’s infrastructure needs like plumbing, lighting, freight elevator, etc. 

  • Conducts weekly, monthly and quarterly inventories and restocking of office supplies, paper products, as well as pantry items and oversees The Moth’s storage facility in the building

  • Oversees mail handling and distribution

  • Maintains the proper appearance of entire office 

  • Oversees the office’s IT consultant and communicates with them about needed maintenance of the office’s IT systems, conference lines, video conferencing and associated tech upgrades 

IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator is ideal for a motivated person who enjoys working within an entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and community-oriented. The ideal individual will have a demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, be adept at written and verbal communication, possess strong administrative and organizational skills, and have the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator will have the ability to work with all levels of management and staff as well as the organization’s Board of Directors. At least three years prior experience in an administrative or similar role is required. Ideally the candidate will have a strong appreciation for the performing arts and storytelling. 

COMPENSATION:
Commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@themoth.org with the subject line of, “Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator”. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 30.

ABOUT OUR CULTURE:
We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better storytelling experience for our audience. Moth employees benefit from a variety of perks including:

  • Full benefits package, including 401k, wellness reimbursements and more

  • Summer Fridays

  • Quarterly happy hours and excursions


MANAGER, BRAND PARTNERSHIPS

For the past 22 years, The Moth—an acclaimed nonprofit and cultural institution—has celebrated the art & craft of storytelling. Through true stories, told live on stage without notes, The Moth has presented recognized storytellers alongside writers, performers, artists and everyday people —bringing the world together through shared experiences. 

As a key member of the Marketing team, the Manager, Brand Partnerships, will represent The Moth in the advertising marketplace—helping to support various Moth programs, events, platforms and its mission. 

Under the leadership of the Director of Marketing, this role will lead all facets of The Moth’s brand partnerships/corporate sponsorship business including cultivating new relationships, stewarding existing business, and writing sponsorships materials in service of meeting yearly revenue goals. The role will also liaise with The Moth’s Radio/Podcast partners to ensure they are up-to-date on all revenue generating opportunities. 

The ideal candidate is smart, ambitious, and naturally curious with previous sales/corporate sponsorship experience and the conviction that storytelling is an important artform—and the desire to help it thrive. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Lead The Moth’s brand partnership endeavors; spearheading new corporate sponsorship opportunities and strengthening existing franchises to ensure YOY revenue growth across The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth Podcast, The Moth Ball, Mainstage and StorySLAM events, corporate and community workshops, books and social media platforms

  • Constantly identify opportunities for cultivating new business opportunities, stewarding existing clients and engage past client partnerships using data and insights from current or past campaigns

  • Identify, approach and track a robust pipeline of prospective brand partners within Tech, Fashion, Home, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Arts & Culture, Travel and overall lifestyle categories

  • Collaborate with MothWorks, The Moth’s private workshop and event program, to identify new prospects

  • Own the creation of customized sponsorship proposals, sales materials, case studies and recap decks 

  • Ensure all presentation materials tell a consistent brand story, representative of the premium position and overall mission of The Moth

  • Create and negotiate terms for sponsorship contracts in collaboration with The Moth’s legal team

  • Work directly with The Moth’s production and artistic teams to ensure timely coordination of all sponsorship deliverables

  • Seek other forms of corporate contributions such as in-kind donations

  • Work with external media agency to handle sponsorship inquiries and prospect identification for sponsorship of The Moth Podcast and Radio Hour

  • Keep The Moth’s executive team up to-date on all new sponsorship opportunities and areas of growth

  • Track The Moth’s radio and podcast listenership, identifying key trends and revenue generating opportunities

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • A minimum of 4-5 years of client-facing digital media sales and/or non-profit corporate sponsorship sales experience

  • Strong relationships, both agency and in-house, within Tech, Fashion, Home, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Arts & Culture, Travel and overall lifestyle categories, as well as a proven track record of successfully cultivating new clients with no history of spending 

  • Deep understanding of sponsor assets and their valuation

  • Strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to meet or exceed deadlines by demonstrating initiative and ownership of projects

  • Deadline oriented: ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment

  • Strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and strong operator

  • Proficiency in G Suite, Word, Excel and Powerpoint; ability to learn CRM Database system

  • Bonus:

    • Radio/Podcast experience

    • Live event production experience

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@themoth.org with the subject line of, “Manager, Brand Partnership”.

ABOUT THE MOTH

Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 stories, told live and without notes to standing­-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth conducts seven ongoing programs: The Moth Mainstage, which tours internationally, has featured stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, John Turturro, Molly Ringwald, Boots Riley, Krista Tippett, Rosanne Cash, Danyel Smith and Tig Notaro, as well as an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hot­dog eating champion and hundreds more; The Moth StorySLAM program, which conducts open mic storytelling competitions in 30 cities: 27 in the US plus Sydney and Melbourne, AU and London, UK; The Moth Community Program, which offers storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to adults who are too often overlooked by the mainstream media; The Moth Education Program, which brings the thrill of personal storytelling to high schools and colleges in New York, and educators around the world; The Moth Global Community Program, which develops and elevates true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the global south; The Moth Podcast, which is downloaded more than 61 million times a year; MothWorks, which uses the essential elements of Moth storytelling at work and other unexpected places; and the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour which airs weekly on 500 public radio stations nationwide. To date, The Moth has published three critically acclaimed books: The New York Times Best Seller The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette Books, September 2013), All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (Crown Archetype, March 2017) — described as “wonderful” by NYT’s Michiko Kakutani and Occasional Magic: True Stories of Defying the Impossible (Crown Archetype, March 2019) which debuted at #12 on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better storytelling experience for our audience. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world experiences storytelling. Moth employees benefit from a variety of perks including:

  • Full benefits package, including 401k, wellness reimbursements and more

  • Summer Fridays

  • Quarterly happy hours and excursions



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