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Backstage Assistant

Peterborough

Job Title: Backstage Assistant Job Purpose: To support all Backstage department roles to ensure smooth running of the both live studios for live and pre-recorded output. To prepare Product, demonstrations & maximum sample availability for all internal customers through effective communication with the Buying Team. To assist the set design teams in delivering sets within the brand & set style guides. To assist with Preparation of food for visual effect for kitchen product shows & support our On air Chefs during their live shows. Key responsibilities & accountabilities • Run the studio floor and delegated live shows in conjunction with all relevant TV ops departments. • Be accountable for studio activity in accordance with H.A.S.A.W.A • Within daily production meetings liaise with all relevant TV staff regarding the various requirements for their shows. • Be responsible for all guests and model management within delegated live and pre-recorded hours. • Ensure the safety of all studio staff and guests in accordance with H.A.S.A.W.A. within delegated live and pre-recorded hours on the studio floor. • Enforce company studio etiquette guidelines. • Be accountable for studio and backstage housekeeping where appropriate. • Risk awareness with respects to product and prop as outlined by the business. • To promote a professional, approachable and responsible work ethic within the studio teams. • Provide studio floor technical assistance within allocated live hours - mic pack maintenance, cable bashing; basic lighting obligations. • Work as part of the backstage team to support the achievement of the departments overall targets. • Work alongside the Sample Co-ordination team to ensure all shows have been prepared correctly before going to air, conducting final checks of POLS. • Prep and de-prep all products and demos required for live and pre-recorded shows. • Work closely with Sets and Props assistant to set up large prop and furniture for live shows. • Provide health and safety training/briefings to all relevant TV staff in line with the SFM, Studios Manager and business requirements. • Ensure all samples for shows, including model sizes and variants where appropriate, are accurately picked in advance • Ensure all relevant checks are performed in a timely fashion, and queries raised via the Buying Team • Ensure any accompanying literature (e.g. instruction manuals, DVDs, Books) is available for use • Consistently deliver the agreed standards for picking, laying and de-prepping shows • Ensure returned samples are fully checked and correctly stored, and that any missing/consumed items/parts are highlighted and appropriate action taken • Adopt a flexible approach to holiday/sickness cover on opposite shift & other backstage roles • Complete End of shift checklists, complete handovers to Sample Co-Ordinators • Ensuring all sets dressed within brand and set style guides. • Ensuring pack shots are dressed to enhance the product and adhere to brand guidelines • The production of Photoshop imagery from creative briefs. • Assist in the set-up of event days within the studio when required • Liaise with pre-production teams to ensure cohesive running of both everyday set dressing and event day set dressing. • Assist the floor managers in the set up and de rig of shows. • Assist with setting up the studio kitchen in preparation for Live/ pre recorded shows. • Follow and maintain hygiene standards for the prep kitchen, making sure all produce & live demos are properly labelled and stored appropriately. Ensure all fridges, freezers, cupboards, floor and work surfaces are kept to a high standard of cleanliness • Carry out any other duties as required to support the Backstage Team Person Specification o Excellent organisation skills o Excellent time management skills and flexibility o Excellent Communication Sills o A keen and creative mind is required for this role. o Candidate must be prepared for a fast paced and ever-changing creative challenge. o Attention to detail is important along with passion for design. o High level of initiative o Upbeat, positive and diplomatic. o Excellent can do approach and willingness to succeed expectations.



Date Approved

21/04/21

Deadline For Applications

19/05/21

Job Title

Backstage Assistant

Location

Peterborough

Salary/Rate

£10 per hour

Duration

Zero Hours

Industry

TV

Minimum Experience

Not Specified

Preferred Genre Experience

Not Specified
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