Director, Mobile Tour
Job Title:Director, Mobile Tour
Department: Interview Collection
Location: Brooklyn, NY or Remote
Reports To: ManagingDirector, Program Operations
Status: Full Time, Temporary, Exempt, Non-Union
Salary: $68,000 - $78,000
In 2005, StoryCorps converted an Airstream trailer into a traveling recording studio–our MobileBooth–and launched its first cross-country tour. Today, our national touring MobileBooth continues to operate year-round, making 4-6 week stops in cities and towns across the country. We partner with local public radio stations, cultural institutions and community-based organizations to get the word out and invite a diverse range of participants to record their stories at the Booth. The Mobile Tour is a key StoryCorps program that ensures the collection of voices and stories that reflect our nation’s diversity.
The Director, Mobile Tour is responsible for the successful planning and execution of the Mobile Tour. The Director, Mobile Tour selects and designs the yearly ten-stop tour and travels to each tour location in advance of the MobileBooth’s arrival to meet with the host partner, local community groups, and other affiliated parties to lay the groundwork for successful execution of the tour stop. The Director, Mobile Tour is responsible for planning and troubleshooting issues related to Booth siting, and works with the Site Manager to oversee the Booth’s stay in each town and its transition to the next tour stop.
The Director, Mobile Tour reports to the Managing Director, Program Operations and is responsible for leading the Mobile Department Team, which includes the Mobile Site Manager, the Manager, Mobile Tour Community Partnerships, Participant Relations Associate, and three Mobile Facilitators.
We seek to recruit and develop a staff whose diversity matches the diversity of the communities we serve, and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, from people of all ages, political beliefs, and cultures. StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of American voices — from our Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos, to our One Small Step initiative to connect people across the political divide, and more.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Tour Planning (35%)
Continuous Improvement and Operational Efficiency (20%)
Interdepartmental Collaboration (20%)
Hiring and Training (25%)
Travel Percentage: 10% of the job is dedicated to travel
Perform other duties to support the MobileBooth department/function as assigned.
Founded in 2003, StoryCorps has given over 600,000 people, in all 50 states, the chance to record interviews about their lives. The award-winning organization preserves the recordings in its archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered, and shares select stories with the public through StoryCorps’ podcast, NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. These powerful human stories reflect the vast range of American experiences, engender empathy and connection, and remind us how much more we have in common than what divides us. StoryCorps is especially committed to capturing and amplifying voices least heard in the media. The StoryCorps MobileBooth, an Airstream trailer that has been transformed into a traveling recording booth, crisscrosses the country year-round gathering the stories of people nationwide. Learn more at storycorps.org.
Working at the StoryCorps office is optional except in certain circumstances, such as in-person training, if your position requires some in-office presence, or if your manager needs an in-person individual or team meeting, COVID guidelines permitting.
For those who prefer to work in the office, that option remains.
All offers of employment requiring on-site/in-person work will be contingent on the candidate being Fully Vaccinated (at least two-weeks after last dose) prior to starting their new role. Reasonable accommodations can be discussed with HR personnel for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons. Proof of vaccination status is required at the time of extending the offer.
We monitor NYC COVID-19 transmissions rates every week to inform staff of in-office protocols. This status is emailed to all staff every Friday and will include the rules to follow for each color code: Green, Yellow, and Red. These codes will dictate the masking and gathering guidelines.
StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps 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. All are encouraged to apply.
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