1. Annual Membership

1. Annual Membership

A. Categories of Membership

In order to participate in training classes and/or to use production resources, a person must become a CCTV Member. There are four types of Memberships: Resident Membership; Nonresident Membership; Organizational Membership; and Affiliate Membership.

1. Resident Membership

Any Cambridge resident may become a Resident Member.

Resident Members may:

  • enroll in any of CCTV’s workshops (See Section Four ~ Training, Workshops, and Certification), using a class voucher provided by CCTV or by making a payment
  • use CCTV’s video equipment and facilities for a specified period of time without charge provided the production is for CCTV’s channels(See Section Four ~ Training, Workshops, and Certification)
  • vote in CCTV’s elections
  • distribute programming on CCTV’s channels, and other distribution platforms at the discretion of CCTV staff
  • use computer lab during Members’ hours
  • rent CCTV's equipment and facilities

CCTV will not deny membership to any Cambridge resident who cannot afford the membership fee. Individual arrangements may be made with staff.

2. Nonresident Membership

Nonresident Members may:

  • enroll in any of CCTV’s workshops (See Section Four ~ Training, Workshops, and Certification), by making a payment
  • use CCTV’s video equipment and facilities for a specified period of time without charge provided the production is for CCTV’s channels (See Section Four ~ Training, Workshops, and Certification)
  • distribute live or pre-produced programming on CCTV’s channels (with a Cambridge resident sponsor), and other distribution platforms at the discretion of CCTV staff
  • use the computer lab during Members’ hours
  • rent CCTV’s equipment and facilities

3. Organizational Membership

Any incorporated organization including businesses, nonprofits, or departments of an institution that is located in Cambridge may become an Organizational Member. Organizational Membership fees are determined by the annual operating budget of the organization or business.

Organizations must name and identify to CCTV one representative who is authorized to act on its behalf: 

  • to enroll participants in classes
  • to reserve equipment
  • to submit programming
  • to reserve Live program slots
  • to be liable for equipment misuse or any violation of these policies by those utilizing the Organization’s member benefits

            Organizational benefits include:

  • all benefits and responsibilities of a Resident Membership, which may be shared by Organization staff (see Section A.1. on preceding page)
  • specialized training at cost
  • use of CCTV meeting space at no charge, as available, up to one time per month (scheduled on a month-by-month basis)
  • rental of CCTV’s equipment and production facilities at a discounted rate for programming that will not be shown on CCTV’s channels

4. Affiliate Membership

Any individual, business, or organization may become an Affiliate Member of CCTV.

Affiliate Members may:

  • distribute programming on CCTV’s channels (with a Cambridge resident sponsor), and other distribution platforms at the discretion of CCTV staff 
  • use the computer lab during Members’ hours
  • rent CCTV’s equipment and facilities

B. Requirements for Resident & Nonresident Membership
In order to gain access to production resources, a person becomes a Member by following these steps:

  1. Paying the current Membership fee
  2. Signing and submitting a Membership Application and the Agreement With Policies forms

Additionally, Resident Members are required to show proof of Cambridge residency. Proof may include, but is not limited to, current license, utility bill, or lease. A letter received at a Cambridge address is not deemed to be sufficient proof of residency.

A Cambridge resident is defined as an individual whose principal residence is located in the City of Cambridge. (That is, where they normally eat, sleep and maintain their personal and household effects.)

It is the Member’s responsibility to ensure that CCTV has their current contact information.

C. Interns

CCTV relies on the services of Interns in many capacities. Generally, an internship requires a four-month commitment with a minimum of three hours of work per week. In exchange, Interns receive all the benefits of Resident Membership. Students receiving high school or college credit are also encouraged to intern. Those wishing to become interns are required to submit an Intern Application and a resume. 

Internships are provided by the need and discretion of CCTV staff. Every applicant is not guaranteed placement.

D. Program Funders, Sponsors, and Friends of CCTV

CCTV seeks funding from many sources in order to support its operations. Donations from individuals, foundations, corporations and businesses are tax deductible and are gratefully acknowledged on CCTV’s channels and website, in CCTV’s newsletter, and in other promotional materials. Donors do not receive any goods or services for their donations, nor do they receive Membership benefits, unless such benefits are part of a special Sponsorship package.

E. City of Cambridge Users

The City of Cambridge and the School Department automatically receive CCTV Organizational Membership and will receive all of the benefits of Resident Membership. Nonresidents must have a supervisor or department head approve the Membership and be responsible for its administration. All other policies apply to these Members.