Assistant Producer & Coordinator Community Engagement

POSITION: Assistant Producer & Coordinator Community Engagement



Employment Type: Full time

Job function: Production & Coordination

Areas of focus: Community and Capacity Building through the Arts

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

This position is primarily remote but will need to be available for some in-person events.

The Moth Community Program provides the space, tools, and expertise for people to practice the art and craft of personal storytelling.  We partner with nonprofits - community-based organizations, cultural institutions, foundations, and government agencies - to host workshops that inspire confidence and self-reflection and deepen connections within and between communities.  To learn more about The Moth’s Community Program, please visit our website.

The Moth is looking to fortify its Community Engagement Program - with an Assistant Producer & Coordinator. This person will be an emerging producer with a strong interest in community engagement, building connections with experience in production and events coordination.

The ideal candidate has approximately 1-3 years full-time work experience, a passion for storytelling, and a commitment to holding space for the voices of participants. This is an entry-level position track to production and arts management. 

The Assistant Producer & Coordinator will work under The Moth’s Manager of Community Engagement to support elevating the voices of program participants, through storytelling workshops and events at community-based organizations, and The Moth headquarters. They will develop and maintain systems related to Final Share productions including story selection, event production, archiving, social media promotion, and administration in a way that supports the overall mission and values of The Moth. With time and familiarity, the Assistant Producer and Coordinator will become a key contributor to the overall vision and strategy of the program.

Specifically, the role of Assistant Producer and Coordinator will include:

  • Coordinating and admin support for CE program
  • Producing CE final shares, showcases & events
  • Archiving
  • Management of story review process
  • Hiring, training, and management of program interns and volunteers
  • Contributing to strategy and execution of Social Media
  • Managing related data on Basecamp, Airtable & Salesforce
  • Coordinating workshop and final share implementation
  • Scheduling events and coordinating/communicating logistics
  • Managing the hiring of crew, instructors, and all other relevant personnel
  • Negotiating and finalizing showcase contracts

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to maintain a high attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Airtable, Salesforce, Excel, Formstack, and other CRM a plus
  • Intermediate knowledge of iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere
  • Basic knowledge of HTML or web design
  • Experience with task management
  • Willingness to travel throughout New York City (potentially throughout the US)
  • Consistent work on evenings and weekends
  • Team player

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. 

In lieu of a cover letter, please answer these eleven questions (six very short; five a little bit longer): by June 15. In the end, you’ll be asked to submit your resume (again, no cover letter required).