We're currently recruiting:
Agents’ Assistant – Theatre Department
We’re currently recruiting for an experienced Assistant to work with two Agents within our Theatre Department, who represent a list of writers, directors, choreographers, designers, dancers and actors. Responsibilities will include all aspects of talent management – dealing with clients and producers on a daily basis, submissions & business development, CV and diary management, call management & maintenance of phone lists, responsibility for the invoicing and tracking of client contracts & payments and maintaining the smooth running of each office.
The successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a working knowledge of UK theatres and their programming, have a can-do attitude, a keen eye for detail, be proficient in the use of MS Office and quickly learn how to use our contract systems and tracking processes. We are looking for candidates with at least six months’ experience in a theatrical setting.
Please send CV and covering email, clearly marking your application THEATRE in the subject header to firstname.lastname@example.org
Actors Department Runner
We are currently recruiting a Runner to join our Actors Department on an 12 month contract, starting ASAP. Offering general support to the department as a whole our Actors Runner must but be happy to turn his or her hand to anything, have a strong can-do attitude and fierce attention to detail. This is a role where no week is ever the same – you could be running packages one minute to providing holiday cover on a busy Assistant’s desk the next.
The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of the industry with ideally at least 6 months experience of working in either an agency or in casting, be IT savvy and preferably some experience in either an actors agency or casting. While this is an entry-level role it’s an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to pursue a career in talent management - many of our runners go on to secure permanent roles within the company.
Please send your CV with ACTORS RUNNER in the subject header to email@example.com
Floating Assistant – Actors Department (12 Month Contract)
We’re currently recruiting a Floating Assistant to work across all offices in our Actors Department, providing additional support and holiday cover when necessary. The role requires someone who can multi-task in all areas of talent management – dealing with a wide range of clients and directly with casting directors, producers and the media. The role requires someone who is hugely adaptable and has great attention to detail, and would suit an individual keen to take the next step in their career, working with a number of highly successful offices before becoming a permanent member of a team.
We’re looking for a candidate with exceptional organisation, written and verbal skills who has a good knowledge of film, television and books. A can-do attitude is important as is proficiency in the use of MS Office. The successful candidate will have at least one year’s experience either having worked in either an agency or casting and be happy to turn their hand to anything.
Due to the requirements of the position, we are only able to consider applicants with the experience outlined.
Please send CV and covering email with FLOATING ASSISTANT in the subject header to firstname.lastname@example.org
United Agents is currently looking for experienced Temps to work across the company, in particular our Actors Department. The successful candidates will have :
- Experience of working in a talent agency, particularly working in an Actors department.
- An excellent working knowledge of film, television and theatre.
- A knowledge of existing Casting Directors.
- Understand the nuances of working directly with Talent. Consequently, we’re actively looking at candidates who have experience of client facing work.
- Be computer literate and technically minded, together with a good knowledge of standard software packages.
- Be able to work quickly and accurately.
- Have a can-do attitude, enjoy being part of a team and able to think on their feet.
- An ability to multi-task and prioritise workload efficiently and effectively.
As many of our permanent members of staff originally started as Temps, we’re keen to develop on-going relationships and would be interested in hearing from those who perhaps are unable to Temp at present but may be interested in doing so in the future.
Please send a short covering email and CV, writing TEMPS in the subject header to email@example.com.
We do not accept application or enquiries by telephone or requests for feedback.
We offer a year-long internship in the role as an office runner, which we advertise as and when the position is available. Our intention is that the internship is properly structured with the intern spending a fortnight in each department to really get to understand how they operate before working company-wide.
We also set up meetings with an agent in each department so by the time the initial 10 week period is complete our Interns have a clear understanding of artist management and what it means to be an agent. They then have the opportunity to put what they've learnt into practice. It is a paid role which is commensurate with other entry-level jobs in the industry.
Because the number of applications we receive far outweighs the number of places, we are only able to accept them during a specific period of recruitment, which is advertised here and on the PMA website. We are unable to predict when that will be as often our interns secure permanent positions before the end of their contract. Please do not submit CVs outside of that time, as they will not be considered.
We no longer offer ad hoc work experience placements, instead focusing on our Intern Scheme, detailed above.
We do not accept applications or inquiries by telephone or requests for feedback.