How to Hire a Production Assistant

Does your growing business need a production assistant? A production assistant is a key supporting hand for all crucial aspects of your TV or film production. They are the multi-taskers who can be counted on to perform core activities in production set from organizing, script distribution to crowd management.

Here are some tips to help find great production assistant candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.99 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$25.60 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Production Assistant?

An efficient Production Assistant should be energetic and self-motivator with a high ambition to shine through the obstacles of TV or Film industry. They are the hard taskmasters who proactively resolve problems in TV or production set

• Actively plans and helps to decorate the set with lights, props, cameras and other equipment
• Assists all the key crew members like designers, photographers and other crew members in successfully completing their part
• Plays a crucial role in controlling the crowd by putting up signs and directions and control chaos by guiding pedestrians towards the right way

Skills to look for in a great Production Assistant

An expert Production Assistant should have high energy and be ready to deliver in the sets without direct supervision

• High School Diploma with relevant training and certification in production courses
• Previous experience as Production Assistant or in a similar role
• Technology savvy with a working knowledge of production terminology
• Exceptional communication as well as organizational skills
• Great problem-solving and coordination capabilities
• Physical strength, stamina and passion for success in the TV industry

Writing a Production Assistant job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Production Assistant candidates. A Production Assistant job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Production Assistant jobs, such as:

• Production Assistant
• Junior Production Assistant
• Television Production Assistant

Interviewing Production Assistant candidates

Strong candidates for Production Assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Experience in working in a TV production unit
• Proficiency in managing various activities in the production set
• Describe your daily routine in the previous assignment?

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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