Archive Internship Spring 2023

POSITION:  Archive Internship Spring 2023

LOCATION:  Hybrid. Remote (three weekdays, 10-6) and at our New York City headquarters (Wednesdays, 10-6)

DETAILS: 32 hours per week 

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than forty thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. [To really understand The Moth, we encourage you to listen to a few stories here:]

The Moth is a media company that has shaped itself around public voices, its programs that bring those voices to our stage, and its impeccable curatorial standards which craft those voices into an artform. Part of the success of these programs relies on our ability to properly collect and reliably access the large amount of information we gather every single day. 
Our Archive is at the heart of this process. In fact, The Archive – defined as the interworking between Salesforce and Box – is an essential piece of The Moth’s daily operation. There isn’t a department that doesn’t rely on it in some shape or form, from the tracking and emailing of patrons and donors, to the sale and management of tickets, to the production and tracking of events, to the management of our website, to the archiving and storage of our audio/video/photo assets, and to the ultimate reviewing and production of our radios show and podcast. In short, the stability and health of our Archive is equivalent to the stability and health of The Moth as a whole.

The Archive Intern works within The Moth’s Production Department and reports to the Associate Archivist. They will help maintain our database of over 40,000 stories from The Moth’s 25-year history, including audio recordings, videos, and photos from our live events. The ideal intern is detail-oriented and interested in devising creative solutions to the unique challenges of digital archives management. This internship will help you build skills in cloud computing and metadata creation, also offering a window into how systems management influences the creative curation process at an award-winning international performing arts non-profit.
  • Archives
    • Archive audio and releases from live events
    • Oversee multiple cloud app integrations (including, Box, Airtable, Salesforce)
    • Begin digitization project for miniDV tapes
    • Opportunity to work on personal project, to be agreed upon with supervisor 
  • System Administration
    • Qualify contacts once a week with other interns
    • Manage the phone and Info email account Other administrative and research tasks as needed

  • Production
    • Assist with at least one StorySLAM a month (possibly more, depending on the schedule) and all NYC GrandSLAMs and Mainstages
    • Help set up for occasional events


  • Some experience or coursework completed in library/information science or archival studies
  • Highly organized individual with a strong interest in digital archives
  • Proficiency in records management is a must
  • Demonstrated interest in how systems work
  • A love of The Moth’s work and mission


  • Experience with database software (Salesforce, or similar) is a plus
  • Experience with digitization is a plus

Salary Range: Weekly Stipend of $480

Commitment to Diversity
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. 

Fill out this form. You’ll be prompted to answer a few short questions. We will only review complete applications. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on December 23rd, 2022. Decisions will be made by January 30 and the position will begin early February 2023.