Teaching Artist, The Moth Community & Education Programs

Teaching Artist, The Moth Education and Community Programs

About The Moth:

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Through its ongoing programs—The Moth Mainstage, The Moth StorySLAMs, The Moth Community & Education Programs, and MothWorks—The Moth has presented more than ten thousand stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast and Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, are downloaded over 1.5M weekly. The Moth’s first book, The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette) was an international bestseller and its newest book, All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (Crown) is available now.

About The Moth Education and Community

The Moth Education and Community Programs work to foster connection and creative expression through the art and craft of storytelling. We provide introductory workshops, multi-session residencies, and performance opportunities where people identify, develop, and share true, personal stories from their lives - here in New York City and all across the country.

All our programs are grounded in our central practices: the artform of personal storytelling and a careful frame for facilitation that, together, create genuine community, inspire reflection, and develop social-emotional skills amongst participants.

In the Education Program, we work with public high schools, colleges, K-12 educators, and other stakeholders in the education space.

In the Community Program, we work with community organizations, small nonprofits, and cultural institutions to host workshops for the constituents they represent.

What we’re looking for:

The facilitation of true, personal storytelling requires a unique set of skills. Our instructors are able to identify and deliver useful, candid feedback on participants’ stories while simultaneously prioritizing the agency and well-being of each individual teller and of the group at large.

We are looking for engaging and empathetic facilitators with a passion for storytelling and for working in classrooms and community spaces.

Our On boarding Process

Newly hired instructors receive a paid orientation and training, followed by a paid observation period of one semester. Once these are successfully completed, new instructors are placed in one or more residencies based on availability and preference.

Responsibilities include:

• Facilitate Moth-designed curriculum
• Reflect critically with co-instructors and supervisors on teaching practice
• Communicate regularly with partners, students and program managers
• Attend paid instructor trainings and adhere to safety protocols
• Assist with production of storytelling performances as needed


· Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
· At least 2 years prior experience as teacher, teaching artist, facilitator, or comparable leadership position.
· Previous performance experience preferred- storytelling or other form
· Cultural sensitivity and the ability to connect with diverse groups of people

Want to apply?

To apply to work as a teaching artist in the Education and/or Community Programs, please fill out our application and upload a resume by January 11th.

Application procedures:

Selected applicants will be invited to interview briefly by phone, followed by in-person interviews for finalists. In the in-person interview, applicants will be asked to share a 5-minute Moth story of their own (this can be very casual!) and to talk through a sample 5-minute lesson or activity focused on personal narrative and/or performance. Once hired, Teaching Artists will be invited to attend a paid orientation and training before being placed in one of our partner schools/organizations.
The Moth seeks to hire staff members who reflect the communities we serve. People of color, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities and those with working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.