Starting in June, the Maysles Documentary Center will offer a free job training program in Cinema Management. Participants in this program will take part in tuition-free training and then receive paid on-the-job training. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and commit to the six-month duration. Admission is competitive and applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. The Cinema Management training program is partially funded with a grant from the West Harlem Development Corporation and preference will be given to residents of Community Board 9.
In this program, participants will learn how to operate technical audio/visual equipment, to collect tickets, operate a cash register, film question and answer sessions, and run “front of house operations” for a service business. The first two months consist of tuition-free training and the last four months are paid on-the-job training. Accepted students will have to commit two evenings and one afternoon a week to the program for six months. Days and times will be flexible.
Upon completion of the program students will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of recommendation, resume writing assistance and job placement assistance. Students will also be eligible to apply for positions at Maysles Documentary Center.