Friday, August 04, 2006

I am including all correspondence to clarify our position.
The correspondence is in reverse order, with the original email at the end.

Dear Mr. Minott,

Thank you for your reply. The Standby Program has been in operation since 1983 as a 501(c)3 media arts service. The organization helps artists and independent producers to create and preserve their work (there is more information about the organization's history at Let me know if you would like to see more documentation of Standby's non-profit status.We would provide some compensation for the consultant's time.Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like further information.

Caroline Rubens

On Aug 1, 2006, at 3:16 PM, David Minott wrote:

Dear Ms. Rubens,

Before I post this request on our website, could you please clarify whether the person(s) youare seeking would be compensated, or not. We generally do not publish employment ads onour website, however, if you could provide us with more detailed information regarding The Standby Program's non-profit status, we would definitely consider posting this information.

Mr. David Minott

----- Original Message -----

From: Caroline Rubens
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 7:15 PM
Subject: Seeking a broadcast engineer for consultant work

Dear Mr. Minott,

I work with The Standby Program, a non-profit organization that helps independent producers and artists gain access to broadcast quality production facilities at affordable rates. We are developing a video restoration lab that specializes in transferring older analog videotape to more current and stable formats. Our goal is to make these services available to the arts community to assist them in preserving their archival work which is at risk.I am contacting you because we are currently looking for a New York-area based broadcast engineer who has experience with older analog equipment and formats, and who would have the time and interest to work for us as a consultant. We need someone to evaluate and troubleshootour set-up and equipment, and provide some training on broadcast standards. We are also looking for someone who can repair analog VTRs (Sony 1/2" open reel, Type C 1" open reel, U-Matic, etc,.) and provide training in this area as well.We would be grateful if you could recommend some possible candidates.Thank you for your time.

Caroline Rubens
Preservation Consultant