Assistant Producer

POSITION: Assistant Producer

LOCATION: New York City

DETAILS: Full Time

The Moth 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. [To really understand The Moth, we encourage you to listen to a few stories here: https://themoth.org/stories.]

Department Overview: The Moth’s Production Department oversees the planning and execution of the organization’s hundreds of annual live events each year. Members of the Production Department work collaboratively with each other and across departments to successfully and strategically bring The Moth’s artistic vision to life on stages across the world.

Position Overview: The Moth seeks a candidate with 1 - 3 years of full-time work experience to join our production team as a full-time Assistant Producer. The Assistant Producer will provide support to the production team with a specific focus on event promotion and scheduling, database management, and live event production. In addition to managing the ticketing and promotional email system for The Moth’s StorySLAMs, the Assistant Producer will also manage designated StorySLAM markets and produce Moth Mainstage events. The person in this role will also have the opportunity to produce specialty events including showcases or one-off type events. The Assistant producer will report directly to the Assistant Director of Production.

StorySLAM Production and Management

  • Build promotional schedules, emails, and ticketing systems for StorySLAM markets, while working closely with the Marketing department

  • Manage a number of StorySLAM communities, with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

    • Regular updates to the StorySLAM working budget to accurately reflect ticket sales, expenses and number of shows in each market.

    • Review and report on StorySLAM financials; ensuring invoices are in order, in collaboration with Finance team

    • Hire subcontractors in regional SLAM communities, as needed

    • Hire, train, and manage regional StorySLAM producers, as needed

    • Manage media partner relationships

    • Research new venues and negotiate contracts

  • Ongoing evaluation of each assigned StorySLAM community throughout the year, including ticket sales, marketing and promotion, and local outreach

  • Assist in brainstorming and implementing plan to increase national StorySLAM awareness, attendance, and audience diversity

  • Listen and screen StorySLAM and Mainstage stories for potential broadcast consideration

  • Assist in hiring, training, and managing of production interns

  • On site production of StorySLAM events in NYC

  • Travel for new StorySLAM community launches and/or when strategically appropriate

Mainstage Production

  • Produce Moth Mainstages from top to bottom, including but not limited to: 

    • Coordinating travel and box office ticketing

    • Presenting partner relationship management

    • Overseeing the marketing and promotion schedule with the Marketing team

    • Managing the event budget and submitting financial reconciliations in a timely manner

    • Researching and hiring subcontractors

    • Closely working with lighting and audio visual technicians to meet the event requirements

    • Running rehearsal and pre-show sound check

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Required:

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to gather and organize information from a variety of sources and formats

  • Sensitivity to different perspectives and an ability to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds

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

  • Strong organizational skills, detail, and deadline-oriented

  • Enthusiasm and energy for engaging new ideas and active collaboration with members of the production team and other Moth staff on new and existing projects

  • Proficiency in Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.); and Excel

Preferred:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree plus 1 - 3 years of relevant experience

  • Live event production experience

  • Experience in PatronManager/Salesforce, Eventbrite, Airtable, Adobe Acrobat, and Mailchimp

  • Valid driver’s license and comfortable driving

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

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. 

HOW TO APPLY:

In lieu of a cover letter, please answer these questions using this form. At the end of the form, you’ll be asked to submit your resume.

Application window will close at 11:59PM on Sunday, July 10th.