Maxi Cohen Studio
The intern will catalogue, archive, and preserve four motion picture film prints and/or elements and other decades of Maxi Cohen’s work, which include moving image media and related assets, including photography, writing, animation and drawings, documents and ephemera. This work will allow the materials to be accessible with the goal of securing grants and/or future partnerships for preservation, potential digitization where applicable, and retrospectives. One preservation project/partnership is expected to be in place during the internship experience. Asset locations include on-site at Maxi Cohen Studio in SoHo, New York City and an off-site commercial warehouse; records include active working materials and historical records in deep storage.
Maxi Cohen Studio is flexible in working with the intern to structure the internship scope and schedule in a manner that works best to support professional development for the intern while meeting the goals of Maxi Cohen. This is a unique intern experience working directly with a filmmaker and artist and their team in an active studio.
Start Date: September/October 2019, date TBD - Flexible
End Date: August 2019, date TBD - Flexible
Hours: 320 hours: Approximately 20 hours per week for 16 weeks, mutually agreed upon with intern and supervisor, flexible.
Location: Maxi Cohen Studio, 31 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013
Supervision will be by filmmaker and artist Maxi Cohen. Archives Executive Pamela Cruz will function as the archival supervisor, supplementing on-site staff supervision and providing mentorship to the student. In addition, Susan Lazarus, feature film and documentary post production supervisor and member of the New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) steering committee, will mentor the intern regarding preservation. Maxi Cohen and Pamela Cruz will both actively be part of the processes for intern agreement, reports and evaluation, as needed. Interaction and partnership with the Maxi Cohen Studio team on a daily basis will enhance the internship experience.
On-site lunch will be provided for the intern as part of Maxi Cohen Studio team meal. Public transportation reimbursement (bus, subway) for intern travel to/from studio.