Global Producer

The Moth
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 16

Position description

The Moth is an acclaimed nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 stories, told live and without notes to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth conducts eight ongoing programs: The Moth Mainstage, which tours internationally, has featured stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, John Turturro, Molly Ringwald, Boots Riley, Krista Tippett, Rosanne Cash, Danyel Smith and Tig Notaro, as well as an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hotdog eating champion and hundreds more; The Moth StorySLAM Program, which conducts open mic storytelling competitions in 30 cities: 27 in the US plus Sydney and Melbourne, AU and London, UK; The Moth Community Program, which offers storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to adults who are too often overlooked by the mainstream media; The Moth Education Program, which brings the thrill of personal storytelling to high schools and colleges in New York, and educators around the world; The Moth Global Community Program, which develops and elevates true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the global south; The Moth Podcast, which is downloaded more than 61 million times a year; MothWorks, which uses the essential elements of Moth storytelling at work and other unexpected places; and the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour which airs weekly on 500 public radio stations nationwide. To date, The Moth has published three critically acclaimed books: The New York Times Best Seller The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette Books, September 2013), All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (Crown Archetype, March 2017) — described as “wonderful” by NYT’s Michiko Kakutani and Occasional Magic: True Stories of Defying the Impossible (Crown Archetype, March 2019) which debuted at #12 on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

Overview

The Moth is seeking a dynamic professional to provide logistical, production and operational support for its growing Community Program partnerships with African and South Asian organizations. The Global Producer will handle the logistical planning and execution for the Moth’s storytelling workshops internationally and will oversee production for live storytelling events showcasing the workshop participants in the U.S. and abroad. The Moth’s Global Community work elevates personal stories in an effort to highlight world issues, dissolve stereotypes, and bridge social divides — with a particular focus on Women and Girls’ personal stories. This position, as well as the workshops and events associated with it, are currently funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This is a full-time position, based in The Moth’s headquarters in New York City, and will report directly to the Executive Producer. Full health benefits are included.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute the logistic production for 12 or more annual Moth storytelling workshops and events associated with The Moth’s Global Community Program, including but not limited to: location scouting, venue contract negotiations, scheduling of audio and video crew, arrangement of onsite rehearsals, flights and hotel accommodations for tens of staff and workshop participants, and budget forecasting and tracking of the Program’s expenses.
  • Travel domestically and internationally to produce onsite Moth events and provide logistic support for workshops on the ground (approx. 2 weeks every 2 months).
  • Work closely with the Executive Producer and 3-person Community team to communicate effectively with partner contacts regarding the nature, design, and scope of planned and scheduled workshops.
  • Support Executive Producer and community partners in recruitment and selection of workshop participants. Liaise with Moth Community Workshop facilitators.
  • Track the impact of the Global Community workshops by issuing surveys and gathering feedback from the workshop participants.
  • Assist in the preparation of qualitative and statistical reports for Development Directors, Board of Directors, and current funders.
  • Contribute to the design and execution of engagement opportunities for alumni of the Global Community Program.
  • Update promotional and informational media, including web text, printed materials, and slide presentations.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years travel production management experience, ideally in theatre, or film.
  • Meticulous planner who delights in paying attention to details.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle logistics in a wide variety of settings with partners from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience working with community organizations in Africa and/or South Asia preferred. Please note which languages you speak.
  • Note: this is a production position. The Global Producer will not be instructing workshops or designing curriculum.
  • To apply, please completethis questionnaire at https://themoth.typeform.com/to/CCUQ5P and email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] moth.org with the subject line “Global Producer Application” 

Application instructions

To apply, please completethis questionnaire at https://themoth.typeform.com/to/CCUQ5P and email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] moth.org with the subject line “Global Producer Application” 

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