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Sample production assistant job description

[Company X] is searching for a production assistant to support all production needs on and off set. Primary duties of the role include running errands, answering phone calls, and distributing scripts or production-related paperwork. Punctuality, professionalism, and knowledge of film-industry terminology are greatly preferred. Our ideal candidate is a highly organized self-starter with a keen attention to detail and great listening skills. Production assistants may work in our production office, or on set assisting producers as needed.

Objectives of this role

  • Prepare sets and fellow crew members for filming
  • Support all areas of production before, during, and after a shoot
  • Handle various administrative tasks throughout productions
  • Coordinate and communicate with fellow production staff
  • Help ensure smooth operations while on set


  • Print and distribute scripts to cast and crew members
  • Run errands as needed
  • Escort actors around film sets
  • Handle and distribute production-related paperwork
  • Organize equipment and other set-related items
  • Perform clerical duties, like answering phone calls and recording expenses

Skills and qualifications

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Knowledge of film equipment and terminology
  • Strong communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Great multitasking skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Quick thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Resourcefulness and critical thinking skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Familiarity with project and office management software
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Ability to uphold a professional demeanor