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Casting Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The in-house Drama Casting department specialises in casting hugely successful dramas including EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City, Shakespeare and Hathaway, Father Brown and Doctors. 

The Casting Assistant supports the Casting Director and  works closely with the in house casting department

Role Responsibility

You will support the Casting Director and will work closely with the house casting team

You will be the main point of contact for agents, producers & directors. You will arrange casting sessions, liaise with agents, deal with correspondence & carry out general office duties

You will be responsible for sending out script breakdowns and communicating last minute changes in casting sessions.

You will deal with late scripts & schedules

You may need to visit showcases and will be expected to go to the theatre to broaden knowledge of acting talent.

You will source young actors and cover some casting sessions if required.

Are you the right candidate?

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • A passion for drama Television & Theatre
  • Casting experience  
  • A wide knowledge of actors and agents
  • Experience of dealing with talent.
  • Demonstrable understanding of programme making
  • Experience of working in an administrative role
  • Experience of dealing with confidential information
  • Excellent communication skills & organisational skills
  • Good IT skills are essential & a basic knowledge of editing software

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: 6 months Fixed Term - Full Time (Maternity Cover)
Location: Elstree, United Kingdom

With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Studios, Drama Production makes some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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