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First Person Arts


Position: Impact Producer/Event Promoter 


Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Salary: $45,000 per year


Employment type: Full Time


Job function: Partnership engagement, contract negotiation, and fulfillment

Impact Producer overview

Do you love connecting people, listening to their stories, and building bridges? Not afraid to tackle the “tough stuff” with groups?  Have a flair for organizing people, projects, and events around important issues?  This could be the position you’ve been waiting for.   

We are looking for a dedicated campaigner to ensure that the impact of our work matches its potential and remains vital to the communities we serve. You will work under our Applied Storytelling division where we put storytelling into action by using true, personal stories as a catalyst to spark dynamic conversations around important  issues like gun violence. 

This role will have a specific focus on: 

  • Community inclusion in our monthly StorySlams
  • Our Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) program to improve the overall wellness through documentary-based community interventions
  • A state-funded regional gun violence intervention based on our documentary film Trigger, but not excluding other intersecting areas of focus  

Who we are 

First Person Arts is Philly’s premier nonprofit storytelling organization. We believe everyone has a story to tell and that by sharing our stories, we connect with each other and the world.  Through our work, we empower individuals to share their true, personal stories or documentary art so that the people that need to hear those stories can–in a safe, embracing environment.  Our impact goal is to have audiences activated by the stories we tell and share. Activation could mean many things: making a connection, sharing the story you must tell, thinking differently or transforming how you engage with others.  

First Person Arts creates work for the stage, page, on-air, online, and in film. Our program portfolio features: 


  • Monthly live StorySlams where audience members become storytellers, sharing a real, 5-minute story on stage around a theme
  • The First Person Arts Festival, which is the only festival-of-its-kind to feature true stories told across genres (Summer 2024)
  • Applied Storytelling, which offers customized storytelling workshops and events including social justice work around gun violence interventions and anti-racism  


We have a storybank of over 10,000 story files that archives the collective narrative history of this generation.

Being a part of the First Person Arts team means working alongside dynamic, passionate storytellers and story explorers to bring the transformative power of storytelling to communities.



  • Manage and expand our portfolio of partners (i.e., community organizations, institutions, and storytellers) to ensure that our work tells the stories of the community, by the community, and for the community. 
  • Ensure that key stakeholders that need new narrative perspectives on key issues are made aware of our work.  
  • Conduct issue-based research to thoroughly understand the subject matter, context, and potential partner landscape to determine how FPA can make a unique contribution to the causes highlighted by our content. 
  • Execute impact campaigns that leverage our issue-themed content (high quality documentary films, live events, podcasts) to achieve our mission to transform the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art to foster appreciation between people for our unique and shared experiences. 
  • Develop written materials, in collaboration with the First Person Arts team, including presentations, reports, and communications to communicate campaign strategy and year-end results.
  • Collaborate with executive director, other FPA impact producers, and team leads in the development of the overall impact campaign strategy in partnership with a cross-functional campaign team of community volunteers.
  • Provide input in creation of campaign budgets to achieve campaign goals.
  • Contribute insights to artistic/creative teams on select projects in development.



  • Identify and secure relationships with potential impact partners (community-based organizations, nonprofits)
  • Identify opportunities for campaign activities (screenings, events, pop-ups, speaking engagements, touring) in service of the goals of the campaign.
  • Understand impact partner goals to identify their needs throughout the campaign development phase as well as the execution of the campaign
  • Regularly communicate with impact partners on updates, timelines, and progress in order to execute campaigns.
  • Manage agreement and payment documentation with impact partners and consultants, where applicable.
  • Project management
  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of impact volunteers from community partners and coordinate engagement activities year-round.  
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams to achieve social impact goals on campaigns, developing project management systems and processes to communicate timelines and keep projects on time.
  • Conduct ongoing tracking of goals and data, as well as campaign budgets and spending.
  • Communicate campaign progress proactively to the wider team and to external partners via presentations, reports and communications.
  • Work with film studio partners and other key external stakeholders to communicate plans, maximize opportunities for impact, leverage impact partnerships, and coordinate efforts.



  • Minimum 5 years experience, ideally in social impact campaigning, grassroots organizing, or related field.
  • Solutions-oriented, with project management experience and attention to detail
  • Passion for storytelling in all forms including: film, live events, podcasts
  • Collaborative and dedicated team member.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Reports to Director of Programming 


Commitment to diversity 

First Person Arts is an equal opportunity employer. This means we are committed to recruiting, training, compensating, and promoting all of our employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, or any other protected classes set forth under applicable law. We are dedicated to reflecting the diversity, and multiculturalism, of our viewers, creators, partners and communities. Inclusion is at the heart of what we do and at the core of our values.


Areas of focus: Community and capacity building through the arts

How to apply

Applications open until the position is filled.

Location: FPA is presently a hybrid work environment. Weekly in-person team days at our Philadelphia office are required and additional in-person work throughout the week is expected. 

Salary: $45,000

This is a full-time position.

Benefits: In addition to salary, FPA  offers 100% health insurance, two weeks of paid leave plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s, 9 paid holidays, 2 personal days, and 5 days of sick leave. Employee scheduling needs can generally be accommodated in our highly flexible work environment. We strive to create opportunities for professional development and growth for everyone on the team.

To apply: Please provide a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


To Apply

Please provide a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.