Manager, MothWorks

The Moth

Posted: 11/26/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Other

Primary domain: Arts, Culture and Humanities

City: New York

Postal code: 10004

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

The Moth’s mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. The Moth promotes understanding and connection through the practice of storytelling and by elevating the artform on stages, airwaves and in workshops around the world, we are creating a more compassionate world where every individual story matters. 

Position Details:

Job Description:


For the past 22 years, The Moth—an acclaimed nonprofit and cultural institution—has celebrated the art & craft of storytelling. Through true stories, told live on stage without notes, The Moth has presented over 35,000 true personal stories to standing-room-only audiences around the globe that celebrate the diversity and the commonality of the human experience.

MothWorks brings the essential elements of The Moth to work and other unexpected places through workshops and customized private events. Clients have included Google, Facebook, Spotify, SoulCycle, American Express and non-profits like ICRC and the Kellogg Foundation.

The Manager, MothWorks will work closely with the Director of MothWorks to grow the client roster, design and pilot new storytelling programs and manage our freelance instructor pool. 

The ideal candidate is a story geek with experience bridging the gap between business communications and creative workshops, who holds the conviction that storytelling is an important artform—and has the desire to help it thrive. 


  • Serve as first contact for all incoming and prospective clients

  • Constantly identify opportunities for cultivating new business, stewarding existing clients and engage past client partnerships using data and insights from current or past collaborations

  • Collaborate on the development of new workshop curriculum and event opportunities

  • Instruct and lead workshops

  • Assist in the development of new MothWorks internal and promotional materials

  • Manage staffing and coordination of the MothWorks freelance instructor pool

  • Work closely with the Associate Producer to manage tracking, logistics and budgets of all workshops


Our energetic team is made up of story directors and producers, archivists and media creators, instructors and educators as well as hundreds of volunteers with a passion for stories and community-building through storytelling. The Moth is dedicated to 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 it serves. 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.



  • Required:

    • A love of The Moth’s work and mission

    • Experience with the intersection of creativity and business

  • Leadership experience in the private sector

  • Experience leading creative workshops

  • Experience with curriculum development and instruction

  • Deadline oriented: ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills

  • Exemplified time management skills and highly organized

  • Impeccable ability to multi-task

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel; ability to learn CRM Database system

  • Valid passport and enthusiasm for travel 

  • Bonus:

    • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree or relevant experience

    • Experience using social media in a professional and/or promotional capacity


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line of, "Manager, MothWorks".


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