What we're looking for:
We are looking for engaging and empathetic facilitators with a passion for storytelling. Our instructors are able to prioritize participant agency as they create a thoughtful, fun and supportive space for young people and adults to engage in the often vulnerable work of true, personal storytelling.
- This is a freelance contractor position with an expected workload of 1-2 EDU residencies per semester and 3-4 COMM workshops per year (see info below on the range of time commitment for those workshops).
- In the Education program, we primarily facilitate HS residencies and PD workshops for educators.
- High school students join us for an after-school residency program for 2 hours, once a week, for 8-10 weeks culminating in a story SLAM at their school. Teaching artists must be able to commit to at least one residency per semester (about 16 teaching hours plus paid planning time).
- We hold 1-2 Teacher Institutes per year for K-12 educators plus occasional one-off workshops for colleges and other educational organizations.
- In the Community program, adult participants (ranging from young adults to senior citizens) affiliated with a partnering non-profit organization join us for 3-hour Intro workshops, 6-hour Alumni workshops, or 15-hour Intensives. Teaching artists should be able to commit to at least 3-4 workshops per year (anywhere from 6 to 60 contact hours).
- Instructors are also invited to participate in regular PD and training opportunities throughout the year
Our Onboarding Process:
- Newly hired instructors will attend a series of paid training sessions as well as observing workshops in both Community and Education spaces before being placed as a co-instructor (paired with a more experienced lead instructor) in Moth workshop spaces.
- There will be 3 training sessions (3 hours each)
- The paid observation period will include 2-3 EDU workshops (2 hours each), 1-2 EDU SLAMs (~2 hrs), 1 COMM Intensive (15 hrs) and 1 COMM Intro or Alumni Workshop (3-6 hrs).
- Facilitate Moth-designed curriculum
- Reflect critically with co-instructors and supervisors on teaching practice
- Communicate regularly with partners, participants and program managers
- Attend paid instructor trainings and adhere to safety protocols
- Instructors must currently live in the immediate NYC area.
- At least 2 years prior experience leading groups as a teacher, teaching artist, facilitator, social worker, or comparable leadership position.
- Previous storytelling (facilitation or performance) experience preferred.
- Cultural sensitivity and the ability to connect with diverse groups of people.
- Proficiency in language(s) other than English a plus (but not required).
How to Apply
The application for this position can be found here. The deadline to submit is December 31, 2019