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Construction/Carps (Entry): needed ASAP
Painters (Scenic)(Entry): needed ASAP
Construction Positions are required by April 18th
Painting Positions are required by April 25th
General Production dates are May 30th-July 31 in PEI, some positions may be required before those dates.
Department Descriptions & Positions
COSTUMES DEPARTMENT – Responsible for purchasing, renting and/or making all the clothes worn by the performers, both Actors and Background Players. They work in consultation with the Director and the Actor. They also provide several versions of one outfit if required to expedite shooting.
Cutter – Creates patterns for clothes.
Special Skills Costumer – Prepares specialty items, e.g. hats, footwear, belts, etc.
Dresser/Wardrobe Assistant – Maintains costumes, shops, launders, irons, etc.
Seamster/Seamstress – Makes or alters garments.
Breakdown Artist – Distresses the clothes to look worn or destroyed.
Truck Supervisor – Manages wardrobe truck on set, preparing the daily wardrobe.
CRAFT SERVICE DEPARTMENT – Provides hot and cold beverages and snack foods at all times on set, and a substantial snack to take the crew through to the meal break.
GRIP DEPARTMENT – Working closely with the Lighting Department, the Grips provide scaffolding for hanging the lights, and flags and silks to soften lights and create shade. They also provide means for creating high angle, low angle or unusual shots, and dollies and cranes for camera movement. Grips are also responsible for securing the camera in other situations such as on picture vehicles.
3RD Grip – Handles all equipment except the lights, such as c-stands, scaffolding, tracks, silks, flags, apple boxes and sandbags.
HAIR DEPARTMENT – Dresses the hair of all performers, both Actors and Background Players, appropriate to their character and in consultation with the Director and the Actor. They also provide and dress wigs and sideburns when required and aid the Costume Department in the placement of hats.
3RD Hair Stylist – Works with Actors and Background Performers, and maintains continuity on set.
LIGHTING DEPARTMENT – Responsible for everything electrical on the set. Supplying electrical power to all departments that need it and handling all the lights on set and anything that is attached to the lights.
3RD Lighting Technician – Handles the lights and anything attached to the lights such as scrims, gels, and barn doors. The Electrics also handle all types of breaker boxes and cabling from Com-Lock o Joy cable to AC cables or stingers.
MAKEUP DEPARTMENT – Responsible for all facial and body makeup, including bruising and wounds, and facial hair on the performers, both Actors and Background Players. They are also responsible for any
prosthetics required for special effects. They design the looks in consultation with the Director and the Actor.
3RD Makeup Artist – Works with Actors and Background Performers, and maintains continuity onset.
SCENIC PAINT DEPARTMENT – Alters surfaces to look different, aged, or as if made of other materials.
Scenic Painter – Follows the direction of the Lead to complete the painting of the sets.
SET CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT – Builds sets, and alters the look of an existing location.
Scenic Carpenter – Follows the direction of the Lead to complete the building of the sets.
On Set Carpenter – Scenic carpenter who works on set with the shooting crew.
Construction Buyer/Clerk – Manages the paperwork of the department and arranges all supplies and purchases.
Carpenter’s Assistant – Entry level position in the department who moves and stores materials, and keeps workspaces clear and safe.
SET DECORATION DEPARTMENT – Provides all furnishings, layering in various elements to help tell the story.
On Set Dresser – Maintains the set during shooting, and watches continuity of the set.
Set Dresser- Travels ahead and behind the shooting crew to dress and strike the sets.
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT – Drives all the vehicles required on a motion picture, from equipment trucks to passenger vehicles and picture vehicles. All drivers with Local 849 are required to have a copy of their Driver’s Abstract (not less than a Class 4 license), filed at the Union Office, and must have taken a current Standard First Aid course.
Heavy Equipment Driver – Class of License required is determined by the vehicle to be driven. Production/Cast Driver – Class 4 License is required.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (PA) — ALL DEPARTMENTS: A PA acts as a general assistant responsible to the Department Head.
- The PA’s duties include but are not limited to: Acting as set “runners”
- Performing crowd and traffic control except where this work is customarily performed by police officers or by security personnel of a facility at which the photography takes place and which requires security personnel under its location agreement
- Maintaining locations
- Performing preliminary scouting and check the availability and cost of locations, if minimal
ART DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR (ADC): The ADC’s duties include but are not limited to the coordination of or participation in the following:
- Setting up and closing down the Art Department office
- Assisting the ART/PD/SD with research
- Coordination of supplies for the department
At the discretion of the M&T, the above qualifications for admission to membership in the Art Department may be waived or reduced if the applicant is of exceptional merit, or if exceptional circumstances exist. In these cases, the application will also be subject to final approval by the National Executive Board.
ART DEPARTMENT TRAINEE (ADT): Is a general assistant to the Art Department while being provided with training. To qualify for membership, a candidate must have either (i) successfully completed the Art Department Apprentice Program through the relevant District Council (where applicable) OR (ii) worked in the category in which they are seeking membership for a minimum of 150 days, with at least 75 shoot days. Days worked must include a minimum of three separate productions, of which two may be separate seasons of the same series.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate skills and experience in film or a related field, and show some understanding of the visual arts. Related skills may include but not be limited to: theatre design, architecture, interior and display design, still photography, graphics, painting, scenic painting, drafting and sculpture. The candidate must also take part in a portfolio review with the District Council Membership Committee and an interview in person.
ACCOUNTING CLERK (AC): The duties of the AC include but are not limited to:
- Processing cheques, filing, auditing petty cash envelopes and other duties assigned by the Production Accountant
- Data entry
This position requires a working knowledge of production accounting software and general computer literacy. A working knowledge of basic accounting procedures is a prerequisite.
TRAINEE ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT (AT): The AT should not take the place of an Assistant or Clerk. There shall be no more than one (1) trainee per Clerk in the department at any time. The validity of the trainee shall be determined by the Employer, the Guild, and the AUD. The trainee may work the length of production. The trainee’s responsibilities may never match or exceed that of the Clerk or the Assistant.
To apply for any of the above positions, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please indicate which position(s) you are interested in.