- Studio Mechanics Training

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Studio Mechanics Training


Studio Mechanics Training

• Intern Level


The Studio Mechanics Training is a training partnership with I.A.T.S.E Local 52 to prepare early-career professionals for union careers in the Grip, Electric, or Prop departments in film and television production.

Category Grip / Lighting / Electric  Props 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period 5 Months
Posted Date Sep 21, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Union members teach this paid intensive hands-on training with support from Reel Works staff. Graduates will qualify for placement on NYC union productions, thanks to the IATSE Local 52. 

This training is made possible by the generous support of Netflix.

What does it cost?
  • There is no fee for this program. Each trainee is paid to participate.

What are the basic requirements to apply?
  • Applicants should be current NYC residents, 21+ years of age, with a high school diploma or equivalent, and legally eligible to work in the US 
  • Applicants should be able to provide proof of residence within NYC
  • Applicants should have proof of vaccination against Covid-19
  • Applicants should be able to work an unpredictable work schedule with long hours
  • Applicants must attend a mandatory info session 
  • Additional Eligibility
  • Grip applicants must have a familiarity with hand tools 
  • Info Session - TBD
Shop Craft
  • Additional Eligibility
  • Must have experience using hand and power tools
  • Should know how to read blueprints (recommended)
  • Info Session - October 6, 2022
  • Additional Eligibility
  • Must pass a math examination prior to entry. 
  • Info Session - TBD
How to Apply?
  • Attend a mandatory virtual information session to receive an application
  • Submit resume and 2 references with a completed application
  • Interview with Reel Works and Local 52

Job Type Intern 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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