Sr. Manager of The Moth Education Program

The Moth

Posted: 1/12/2021

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Arts, Culture and Humanities

City: New York

Postal code: 10004

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

Founded in 1997, The Moth is a nonprofit dedicated to honoring  the commonality and diversity of human experience through the art and craft of true, personal storytelling. Our purpose is to create a more empathetic world by connecting people from every background through the power and humanity of shared, true stories, and our aim is to make personal storytelling a universally recognized and socially transformative art form. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Moth seeks a highly motivated professional to lead our Education Program through its next level of engagement. This role will be responsible for the success of The Moth’s Education Program, setting strategy and vision along with the seamless management, development, program delivery, quality control and evaluation of every aspect of the Program. 

Reports to: Managing Director of Programs

Overview of Responsibilities: 

The Sr. Manager directly oversees The Moth’s Education Team, including full-time, part-time and freelance staff.  Primary responsibilities involve six key areas:

  1. Set the vision for The Moth’s Education Program and manage its team. You have the experience and skills to develop and implement a program vision and strategy, which aligns with the Moth’s mission and galvanizes your team.

  1. Establish the Education Program as a thought leader in the storytelling space. You are driven to lead the conversation on the power of storytelling to transform classrooms and give young people voice.  

  1. Develop storytelling platforms for youth. You are relentless in the pursuit of giving young people the tools and space to develop their voice and tell their stories.

  1. Expand professional development and curriculum resources for educators. You have deep empathy and appreciation for classroom teachers, and you endeavor to equip them with innovative tools to inspire their students.

  1. Develop and retain instructor talent. You are keenly aware of the link between high quality instruction and high quality programming, and you collaborate across The Moth’s workshop programs to review, evaluate and hire talented instructors who reflect the diversity of the participants we serve.

  1. Foster a community of storytellers by deepening and expanding the Program’s reach. You endeavor to be a champion of empathy, building authentic, lasting relationships to continuously grow the Education Program and the larger Moth audience.


  • 8+ years of experience working as a teacher, school administrator and/or in youth development; minimum of 2 of those years should include direct supervision of 2+ persons

  • Experience in curriculum design, instruction and training

  • Experience at creating and implementing strategic vision

  • Strong project management skills, including setting and measuring goals and KPIS

  • Adept at designing and revising budgets

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Deeply collaborative, valuing colleagues and clients alike

  • Some experience contributing to grant writing, fulfillment and reporting

  • Relishes working on teams: up, down and sideways

  • Ability to take initiative, keep a positive attitude and maintain a professional demeanor


The Moth offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous paid time off and health, vision and dental insurance.  In response to the pandemic, we are currently working remotely.  


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

The Moth is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally vibrant team and strongly encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds.  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. Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter to [email protected].  Email subject line should contain the name of the position: Sr. Manager, Education. Applications are open through Monday, January 25th. 


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