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3rd Assistant Director– Talent pool

Job Introduction

Working with the First and Second Assistant Directors, to assist on set or on location for productions.

Role Responsibility

  • To assist in breaking down the script to ascertain props and other production requirements.
  • To help secure services, facilities and resources as required by the production.
  • To assist the production team with auditions for supporting artists and contributors, and to book them within budget.
  • To order and distribute safety and first aid equipment and to order props and food for the studio.
  • To assist with artists’ and contributors’ travel and accommodation arrangements, driving artists and contributors as necessary.
  • To assist the Second Assistant Director during rehearsals such as to cue and prompt artists, to mark up and set rehearsal props and to stand in as required.
  • To inform or escalate with the appropriate stakeholders when there are changes in schedule.
  • To ensure health and safety issues and risks are mitigated and recorded in relevant documentation.
  • To ensure that all instructions and directions are clearly communicated to artists, production team, craft and support services.
  • Identify problems which have occurred, ensuring success is built upon and that learning is fed back into the production process.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Demonstrates interest in the BBC and the wider industry.
  • Has knowledge of the production process and an awareness of new production techniques and developments.
  • Able to manage interpersonal relationships effectively and work within a diverse team.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective relations with a wide range of contacts.                
  • Experience of working in a pressurised environment.
  • Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use own initiative with assurance, using judgement to escalate where necessary.

Package Description

This is a Talentpool for 3rd AD



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