Film-Makers’ Cooperative is hiring interns for FALL 2013 and WINTER 2014

FMC is currently searching for qualified interns for FALL 2013
and WINTER 2014

Archivist at work

Thanks to a network of student and volunteer interns, FMC is thriving.

Currently, we are accepting resumes. We have a rolling intern hiring policy. There are no application forms or deadlines. Positions generally become available at the start of a school semester or Summer. Please send a cover letter and resume to filmmakerscoop@gmail.com.

We ultimately choose interns based upon an interview. We contact candidates to schedule interviews. It is not possible to confirm internships without an interview. FMC will supply letters of invitation – for grants, fellowships, et alia – only after an internship has been confirmed.

Volunteers and interns work up to 2 days each week–Monday through Friday, from 10:30am–5:30pm. Internship commitments are for a minimum 3-4 months, equivalent to a school semester or Summer. We offer school credit for internships.

Interns assist with all aspects of FMC’s operations as a non-profit film & media archive and research library. To intern in the film & media archive or research library applicants must be enrolled in or have completed an undergraduate or graduate program in the fields of cinema and media studies, filmmaking, fine art with a concentration in multimedia, moving image archiving or library science.

 

Film Inspector, Archivist, Programmer Internship

Position Description:

Film handling at the Film-Makers’ Coop is a responsibility for the care and maintenance of the film collection. This mainly entails handling 16mm film prints. The position requires hands on knowledge and experience with 16mm film/editing techniques and projection. It is vital to our daily operations.

Position Tasks:

For film-handling:

-Film rental shipments at the beginning and end of each week
-Preparing film shipment packages
-Film return check-in on MTS
-Film inspection and repair
-Film inspection updates in MTS

For archiving:

-Maintaining alphabetical order of archive
-Maintaining and repairing film prints as needed -Updating MTS with accurate information based on archive
-Grant writing for new preservation projects
-Training interns for VHS transfer machine, VHS/DVD cataloging and online streaming

For programming:

-Biweekly film viewing for programing
-Monthly thematic film programs
-Filmmaker correspondence for screenings -Projection
-Building/breaking down screening reels
-Occasional 16mm workshops

VHS Archivist Internship

The Film-Makers’ Cooperative is in need of students and volunteers to manage the conversion of our VHS tapes to digital format for immediate distribution.

The Coop recently built a digital media workstation, designed by Gregg Biermann, that facilitates the digitization of VHS tapes. The station uses basic moving-image capture software to digitize the tape from a VHS tape deck. We are currently working on digitizing the VHS library for online streaming.

Please contact us immediately if you are a qualified student or volunteer who has experience with videotape editing. The tasks include cataloging the VHS collection, using a VHS tape deck to cue up the tape, capturing the VHS tape media and uploading the media online.

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