Careers

Do you believe in the transformative power of storytelling? 
Come work with us. 

The Moth helps people connect with their own power as a storyteller, and with one another. Our mission is to honor the diversity and commonality of human experience through the art and craft of storytelling. 

Our energetic team is made up of directors and producers, archivists and educators with a passion for stories and community building through storytelling.     

The Moth is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally vibrant team and strongly encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds. The Moth seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. 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. 

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JOBS

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INTERNSHIPS

DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

The intern will be a critical part of The Moth’s development team, raising money to sustain and expand our programming. Applicants must be able to commit to the full six-month session from January 2019 to June 2019. Internships are 32 hours per week and take place at our New York City headquarters during office hours (M-F, 10-6) with occasional hours taking place at events around the city. The Moth provides a weekly stipend of $320.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Ensuring data in CRM database is accurate, up-to-date and clean
  • Assisting in preparation of all aspects of a fundraising gala
  • Researching information about potential foundation/government funders and individual donors/prospects using internet tools
  • Communicating with donors and other members of the public via email, telephone, and at live events
  • Assisting in writing foundation/government proposals and reports
  • Assisting in all aspects of membership, including ticket reservations and customer support
  • Writing letters of thanks to donors
  • Supporting the office with a variety of administrative tasks, including:
    • Providing staff support at evening events
    • Answering customer service requests by phone and email
    • Other general office administrative support and requests as they arise

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Exemplary customer service
  • Tech savvy; loves to learn new systems
  • Interest in cultivating the skills necessary for fundraising in a non-profit organization
  • Superior writing and internet research abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A love of The Moth’s work and mission
  • Bachelor's degree with some experience working or volunteering with not-for-profit organizations, preferably in a fundraising capacity

VALUE OF INTERNSHIP:

By the end of the internship, the intern will have a grounding in all aspects of not-for-profit development. They will have gained hands-on experience of foundations, galas, and membership programs, and would be great preparation for anyone who may be interested in a career in arts administration or fundraising.

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining prior experience to Jessica Cepeda, Manager, Membership & Special Events at jcepeda@themoth.org by November 30, 2018. Please include “Development Intern” in the subject line.

 

FINANCE INTERNSHIP

 The Moth seeks a highly motivated finance intern to assist the bookkeeper and the Director of Finance with daily accounts payable and accounts receivable processing while acquiring basic knowledge of non-profit accounting. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates and students who are interested in assisting in the operations of a dynamic and growing non-profit organization.

Due to the level of skill and attention to detail required, this is a paid internship. Compensation is $15/hr and time commitment will range from 20-30 hours a week depending on the applicant's schedule. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Assist with accounts payable processing
  • Assist with processing revenue, including preparing deposits
  • Assist with general accounting data entry
  • Assist with maintaining spreadsheets and databases
  • Assist in downloading revenue reports
  • Assist in scanning and filing supporting documents
  • Assist in preparing reconciliations
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned by supervisors

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Basic computer skills (e.g. Excel, Data entry – knowledge of Accounting systems is a plus)
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility and ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Genuine commitment to the principles and work of the The Moth

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining prior experience to bookkeeper@themoth.org under the subject line "Finance Intern" by November 30, 2018.