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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Assistant Chicago StorySLAM Producer 

The Moth seeks a vibrant professional to join our Chicago StorySLAM team as an Assistant Producer.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Producer will assist our current Regional Producer in producing our Chicago StorySLAMs and GrandSLAMs, engage in community outreach, and coordinate with Moth Headquarters in NY. This is a part-time, subcontractor position with the following time commitment:

  • At minimum, one in-depth, paid training session with the Regional Producer (including attendance at a StorySLAM)
  • Approximately 5 hours per SLAM, when scheduled

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and managing volunteers
  • Overseeing merchandise, including: set up, sales and financial wraps

In addition, this position will assist the Regional Producer with:

  • Preparing show materials
  • Social media/show promotion
  • Community outreach ideas and implementation

The following Qualifications and Skills are required:

  • Familiarity with The Moth's programming
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both in person and remotely)
  • Cultural competency in working with persons from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills, detail and deadline-oriented
  • Computer skills: Google Drive, Microsoft Office
  • Age 21+ (Moth StorySLAMS are in venues that sell alcohol)

The following Qualifications and Skills are desirable:

● Chicago resident for 3+ years
● Production experience
● Driver’s license with access to a car

The Moth is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally vibrant team and strongly encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to and include "Chicago Assistant Producer" in the subject line. 


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