Maysles Cinema Management Training Program

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.

 For more information, please contact Sasha Goldberg at

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