Associate Producer

Position: Associate Producer

Location: New York City

Details: Full time 

Organization Description:

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:]

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 3 - 6 years of full-time work experience to join our production team as a full-time Associate Producer. The Associate Producer will provide support, strategic thinking and industry experience to the production team with a specific focus on event promotion and scheduling, database management, and live event production. In addition the Associate Producer will also manage designated StorySLAM markets and produce Moth Mainstages and other Moth events.


StorySLAM Production and Management

  • 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

    • In response to each evaluation, propose and implement solutions as necessary

  • 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

  • Opportunity to take lead and produce specialty events including showcases or one-off events

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

Experience/Skills required: 


  • Excellent analytical and writing skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills, detail, and deadline-oriented

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

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

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

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

  • Minimally three years of live event production experience


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

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree 

  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving

  • Valid passport for international travel

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

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 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 ET on Sunday, October 2nd.