Phoenix StorySLAM Swing Regional Producer

POSITION: StorySLAM Swing Regional Producer

LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona

DETAILS: Independent Contractor Position SLAM Regional Producer Rate: $250/show GrandSLAM Regional Producer Rate: $350/show Mainstage Regional Assistant Producer Rate: $250/show

ABOUT THE MOTH:

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.]

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

The Moth seeks a vibrant professional to join our StorySLAM team as a Swing Producer. The Swing Producer will substitute, as needed, for the current regional producer(s) in their absence. The Swing Producer will connect with our current regional producer(s) to produce the city’s StorySLAMs, engage in community outreach, and coordinate with Moth Headquarters in NY.

This is an independent contractor position with a commitment of approximately 6-8 hours per SLAM, spread between pre-event preparation, the night of the StorySLAM, and post-event tasks. 

  • Pre-Production

    • Book/confirm the crew (including the host, videographer and audio engineer);

    • Print and prepare the physical event materials;

    • Manage and prepare any merchandise inventory and/or promotional items;

    • Assist with show promotion on social media (primarily Facebook);

    • Recruit volunteers to support the StorySLAM;

  • Production

    • Run the StorySLAM from start to finish;

    • Act as timekeeper and scorekeeper during the event;

    • Coordinate with the venue for setup, door list, and financial settlement;

    • Train and manage volunteers;

    • Work with the crew and our host to make sure they are on-time and prepared;

    • Coordinate complimentary tickets for our local media partners;

  • Post-Production

    • Submit your event wrap, including a brief summary of each story, and storyteller releases;

    • Submit your financial wrap, including settlements, crew invoices and reimbursements for any materials purchased;

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Required

    • Timely and responsive communication with Moth Headquarters in NYC throughout the pre-event, event and post-event producing process

    • Experience with producing live events or volunteering at live shows (Familiarity with The Moth's programming and live show format a plus)

    • Willingness and availability to shadow regional producer during the show and go over and pre and post details and requirements in depth

    • A dedication to seeking out new and diverse storytelling voices

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

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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

    • Highly organized, and detail and deadline-oriented

    • Technical skills: Computer and smartphone literacy, Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets, Social Media; familiarity with Square and/or Formstack is a plus. 

    • The ideal candidate is a 2+ year resident of Phoenix

    • Reliable transportation is a plus

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:

To apply for this position, please complete this questionnaire by August 19, 2022.