We're currently recruiting:
Agent’s Assistant / Floating Assistant – Actors Department
We’re currently recruiting an Assistant to work within our Actors Department who will divide their week equally between assisting a designated Agent and providing wider support to the department on the whole, with holiday cover and extra support.
The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the smooth running of the individual Agent’s office and will be involved in all aspects of talent management including dealing with clients, producers, casting directors and the media, as well as processing contracts, raising invoices and the day to day running of this busy and growing office. They will also provide similar support to the wider department as and when needed for the other half of their week.
Exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills are a must, together with a good knowledge of (and passion for) film, television, theatre and comedy. We’re looking for someone with a can-do attitude, great attention to detail who is proficient in the use of MS Office, can try their hand to anything and is looking to assist and learn. Ideally has at least 6 month’s experience of working in talent management or in casting.
Please send CV and covering email including a paragraph on your favourite film or television series to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly marked ACTORS ASSISTANT in the subject header.
Film & Television Department Runner
We are currently recruiting a Runner to join our Film & Television Department on an 12 month contract. Offering general support to the department as a whole our Film & Television 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 development, production or in an agency and be IT savvy. We’re actively looking for candidates who are passionate about writers and directors and the industry on the whole. 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 a short paragraph on your favourite television series or film to email@example.com with Film & TV RUNNER in the subject header
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.