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Production Assistant


Production Assistant

• Emerging Level


The Production Assistants provide production support across all Operations departments as scheduled by the Production Manager. This includes pre-festival program guide distribution and materials transportation, as well as all venue load in and load outs, event set up and breakdown, and other tasks as needed.

Category Production Assistant 
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Time Period 2 Months
Posted Date Feb 16, 2022
Start Date Mar 21, 2022
End Date N/A

Job Description

This is a full-time temporary role from March 21 – May 6, paid at a rate of $23 per hour. This role has the expectation of some overtime pre-festival, with a high volume of overtime expected during the SFFILM Festival (April 21-May 1).

Covid-19 Safety: Seasonal staff at the 2022 SFFILM Festival may be required to engage in public-facing roles and thus are required to provide proof of vaccination for employment. 

Remote Work Accommodation: Seasonal staff are expected to be based in the Bay Area, however if your contract begins before March 1, 2022, SFFILM may be able to accommodate fully remote work prior to that date. Remote work policies are subject to change based on city and state recommendations around COVID-19 safety.

  • Distribute pre-festival program guides to venues across the Bay Area, and manage guide replenishment during festival as needed
  • Support the build out of all festival venues, including our Festival HQ and Lounge, with some light construction
  • Pick up, deliver, and transport sponsored product Pre-Festival
  • Support the load in and load out of all festival venues and temporary spaces
  • Set up / install festival signage at various festival venues
  • Provide production support for Live & Onstage events as needed
  • Work with the Production Manager on the movement of production equipment, furniture, product, materials, and green room provisions to various venues throughout the festival 
  • Conduct equipment and supply moves to and from storage units and ensure units are maintained, organized, and clean at all times
  • Load equipment back into year-round offices post-fest, making sure rentals are returned and owned inventory is accounted for and organized
  • Excellent communication, decision-making and creative problem-solving skills
  • Professional attitude and demeanor
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to anticipate needs and take direction
  • Ability to think and act quickly under pressure
  • Comfortability working events in a Covid landscape, adapting to changing circumstances and upholding safety policies
  • At ease interacting with people with vastly different backgrounds and roles
  • Able to move and lift heavy equipment
  • Comfortable with long hours during festival
  • Basic construction skills
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record required
  • Comfort driving in Bay Area and knowledge of Bay Area geography is a plus

Job Type Full Time  Temporary 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day, Evening
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