Summer Jobs Program: Production Assistant Position

Student Summer Job Opportunity: Production Assistant and Grip

Employer: Taqqut Productions, Iqaluit, NU
Reports To: Production Team
Terms of Employment: Immediate – August 29, 2016 (Summer Student Position)
Compensation:  $20/hour
Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, [email protected]

Key Purpose of the Job:
To assist the production team in the smooth running of projects by ensuring all office and film work is conducted efficiently.

We are looking for a student returning to full-time post-secondary studies in the fall and is excited by the prospect of working in film, TV, and animation. The production assistant position will involve assisting with film projects and many tasks that occur on set and behind the scenes, including administrative work, problem solving, and creating content. There will be opportunities to learn different aspects of filmmaking, including camera work, cinematography, set design and editing. Please note this is a hands-on job that may include some light construction, lifting and outdoor activities, as needed.

Duties include:

  • Assisting with set design and construction
  • Scouting, photographing and arranging filming locations
  • Arranging props and sets
  • Running errands for film crew (picking up supplies and tools, prep work)
  • Contributing to creative segment ideas
  • Assisting with camera work
  • Assisting with set lighting
  • Assisting with puppeteering

Required skills:

  • Clear communicator
  • Focussed and organized
  • Adaptable to changing scenarios
  • Motivated and takes initiative
  • Calm and personable under pressure
  • Works well under tight deadlines
  • Fast learner of new workflows
  • Someone who is passionate about film, TV and animation!

Preferred but not essential:

  • A driver’s license
  • Inuktitut language skills
  • Video editing experience

About Taqqut Productions:

Taqqut Productions Inc. is an Inuit-owned film production company located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Taqqut films have screened at festivals in eighteen countries, and have won over twenty international awards. Taqqut has established itself as an innovative leader in Northern youth and children’s productions, and aims to preserve the rich storytelling culture of the North.