2018 SCALE

Job Descriptions

2018 SCALE

Job Descriptions

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Job Description Production Assistant

Short Description:

Responsible for the execution of a wide range of crucial tasks, from organizing sets to crowd control, on film and television projects.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Act as a runner distributing messages or items for crew and cast.
  • Assist costume designers, directors, camera people, and other crew members.
  • Conduct crowd control by putting up signs, directing traffic, securing sets, etc.
  • Coordinate extras to ensure smooth production schedules.
  • Execute a wide-range of errands, as assigned.
  • Help prepare the set with lights, props, equipment, etc.
  • Perform administrative work (answering phones, paperwork, etc.).
  • Prepare the set with lights, props, equipment, etc.
  • Print and distribute daily paperwork (e.g. scripts, call sheets).

Skills / Requirements / Qualifications

  • Attention to Detail — Being thorough in completing a wide range of work tasks.
  • Cooperation — Interacting with others and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Dependability — Consistently being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Self-Control — Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, and avoiding inappropriate behavior, even in difficult situations.
  • Communication — Listening and speaking with others to convey information effectively.
  • Stress Tolerance — Dealing calmly with directions and criticism in high-stress situations.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time to meet deadlines.

Job Zones

  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
  • Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Related Experience: Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
  • Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
  • Job Zone Examples: These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include food preparation workers, dishwashers, sewing machine operators, landscaping and groundskeeping workers, logging equipment operators, and baristas.

SVP Range: Below 4.0)

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