Locations & Talent Assistant

Start Date: 6/13/2022  End Date: 8/26/2022
Compensation: $14/hour & meals when campus kitchen is serving.
Number of openings: 01
Updated: March 2022
Job Class: Non-exempt, Temporary, Full-time
Reports to: Locations & Talent Manager
Note: All information subject to change.

The responsibilities of this position are carried out under the guidance of the Programs Department and the Locations & Talent Manager. This individual must be organized with special attention to detail. They must be able to communicate clearly and effectively across departments and with members of the community. This is a high-energy position that works with both photography and filmmaking faculty. The assistant will be checking in with the Locations & Talent Manager regularly to be sure that all needs of the classes are being met and working to support the Programs Department as needed.

• Act as an ambassador of Maine Media in fostering new relationships with the community
• Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in media arts or management
• Prior experience in production and casting is a plus
• Experience with locations permits and releases
• A familiarity with the surrounding area is a plus
• A vehicle is necessary for this position
• Excellent communications skills
• Highly organized

The Locations & Talent Department is responsible for working with staff and faculty to secure locations and recruit talent (actors and models) while adhering to the constraints of the course budgets for Photography and Filmmaking courses. L&T should be able to multitask and plan ahead, coordinating simultaneous shoots in various locations. L&T should also have a strong desire to make all MMW+C shoots and productions a safe, comfortable and exciting environment for everyone involved, from actors/models to students/faculty, to location owners. This individual will support maintenance of a schedule and database of all L&T activities, accounting for model hours worked and locations of shoots. They will assist in keeping constant open communication with the Teaching Assistants of the courses as well as the Program Departments to ensure information is disseminated regularly and accurately. They will also assist obtaining permits and releases for all locations and talent and for delivering prints and footage to models and to locations upon request.