Production Assistant Job Description Template

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Production Assistant Job Description Template

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Job Brief

We are looking for a competent Production Assistant to support all aspects of film or TV production. The crew will count on you for various crucial tasks, from organizing sets to distributing scripts to crowd control.

If you want to prove yourself and work your way up the ranks in filmmaking, this is the place to start. High energy and commitment are essential. If you are a restless individual who can multi-task, solve problems and do things proactively, you’ll quickly become invaluable.

The goal is to ensure production gets on smoothly and problem-free.

Responsibilities

  • Help prepare the set with lights, props, equipment etc.
  • Assist costume designers, directors, camerapeople and other crew members
  • Print and distribute daily paperwork (e.g. scripts, call sheets)
  • Escort actors around the filming area and coordinate extras
  • Conduct crowd control by putting up signs, directing pedestrians away from filming, lock down sets etc.
  • Act as a runner distributing messages or items within film crew and cast
  • Perform administrative work (answering phones, paperwork etc.)
  • Undertake errands as assigned

Requirements

  • Proven experience as production assistant or a passion for the industry
  • Knowledge of terminology will be appreciated
  • Computer savvy
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking ability
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving
  • A team player with great communication skills
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • A valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma; Relevant training (e.g. production courses) will be an advantage

What does Production Assistant do?

A Production Assistant (PA) is responsible for supporting the production team in various tasks in a television, film, or theater production. On a day-to-day basis, the duties of a PA may include:

  1. Set Preparation: Assisting with setting up and organizing equipment and props on set.
  2. Crowd Control: Managing and ensuring the safety of extras or crowd members during filming.
  3. Run Errands: Running various errands such as picking up equipment or props, or delivering documents.
  4. Talent Support: Assisting actors and other talent with their needs, such as providing refreshments or escorting them to set.
  5. Administrative Tasks: Handling paperwork, including distribution of documents, filing, or coordinating schedules.
  6. Communication: Serving as a liaison between different departments and relaying messages or requests.
  7. Equipment Maintenance: Assisting with the maintenance and organization of production equipment.
  8. Set Cleanup: Helping to clean and restore the set after filming is completed.
  9. Assistance During Filming: Providing assistance to the crew during filming, such as operating a clapperboard or holding reflectors.
  10. Miscellaneous Tasks: Helping with any other tasks that may arise, such as organizing lunch, managing parking, or assisting with office-related work.

The specific tasks of a Production Assistant can vary depending on the production and its stage (pre-production, production, or post-production). PAs often work long hours and may be required to adapt to the changing demands of the production process.

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