[Frameworks] Internship Opportunity

From: Bill Seery <bill_at_mercermedia.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:16:10 -0400

Magnetic Media Preservation Internship

The Standby Program is seeking an intern to apprentice in our video and audio preservation program. Interns will gain valuable hands on experience and participate in the day-to-day workings of a magnetic media preservation facility designed specifically to address the needs of the arts and cultural community.

Standby is a non-profit media arts service organization founded 28 years ago that provides artists with access to a variety of media technology by forming partnerships with commercial post-production facilities. Standby preservation clients include:
Anthology Film Archives, Appalshop, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Dia Arts, Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, Experimental Television Center, Franklin Furnace, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, The Kitchen, Mix Festival NYC, Muse TV, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the Moving Image, New York Public Library, Orphans Symposium, The Poetry Project, as well as a host of individual artists.

Intern candidates should have an interest in experimental film and video, time based art, and social issue media. Work will take place in both our Manhattan and Long Island facilities. A small stipend will be provided to offset travel expenses.

Skills acquired may include:
Archival handling of magnetic materials
Tape inspection and evaluation
Operation of waveform monitors, vectorscopes and audio meters
Operation of time base correctors and proc amps
Equipment maintenance and repair
Tape migration
Metadata collection and database entry

Preferred qualifications:
Understanding of basic audio and video production
Familiarity with Mac based editing systems
Knowledge of signal flow and connectors
Experience in a library, archive, museum, post-production or media access facility
A desire to learn about the technical aspects of magnetic media preservation and conservation

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to:

Maria Venuto
Executive Director
Standby Program
245 W 55th St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212.206.7858

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