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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

ITV Job Vacancy: Trainee Grip Assistant on Coronation Street,

Trainee Grip Assistant- Coronation Street
UK-North West-Manchester

Coronation Street is seeking a Trainee Grip Assistant to join our collaborative camera team.

As our Trainee, you will shadow and observe members of our Grips Department in order to develop a good understanding of how they support our Camera Operators on both location and on occasions in the studio, helping us achieve quality pictures.

You will learn the importance of working both technically and creatively and will have to establish good working, professional relationships with a wide range of production personnel including cast, directors, camera operators and other crew.  You will learn the responsibilities associated for the management of equipment, rigging/erecting and derigging of camera cranes and dollies together with other associated grip equipment in a safe, efficient and professional manner.  You will also have to assist with the organising and undertaking of transportation of equipment from base to location, therefore a driving licence is essential.

You will join us with a willingness to learn, together with a proactive and adaptable approach when working with different people, including artistes. You will have creative flair and the ability to think visually helping the Camera Operator achieve their shots. 

Experience of working in a TV or film environment, preferably on drama, in a cameras or a technical assisting role, is required.  You will be expected to move, transport and erect equipment such as camera cranes and dollies on a daily/regular basis. A full, clean driving licence and a knowledge of Health and Safety is essential. Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to work flexibly with regards to working hours and discretion is a must.

This opportunity is offered on a 12 month contract and performance will be regularly reviewed through the 12 month traineeship.  After 12 months the successful candidate should have gained the desired skills to assist Grips Departments across continuing drama.

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd January 2020   

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