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John McNeil Studio

Studio Assistant, Production

Shared Services – Berkeley, California
Department Shared Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation DOE

Studio Assistant, Production

John McNeil Studio is a collective of strategists, writers, designers, filmmakers, technologists, musicians and photographers who help companies tell compelling stories and build brands. We love digital but embrace print. We are founded in aesthetics, but also in utility. We make things that make brands grow. We are currently looking for a Studio Assistant for our Production Department.

Our studio is a community of overachievers who excel at any project they are given, and we expect the same caliber of professionalism and passion from our assistants. 

In this position you will be providing support in our Production Department as well as overall studio. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Support multiple projects through Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and final delivery
  • Scan and organize paperwork
  • Keep track of and reconcile Amex expenses.
  • Create detailed PO’s for each project, ensure PO log is up to date and complete
  • Assist Art Buyer with purchasing of stock footage and music licensing 
  • Maintain spreadsheets
  • Attend and support video shoots as assigned.  Assist in setting up and wrapping of each shoot, supervision of JMS owned props, general production support for crew including meals and other assigned tasks.
  • Assist with prop inventory maintenance including tech props and wardrobe.
  • Shopping: working directly with Production team to shop for props and wardrobe
  • Back up reception support for general studio
  • Other tasks and errands as assigned.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter as well as a team player and can take on small routine tasks with as much enthusiasm and dedication as larger more interesting ones. This is a fast-paced environment; we need someone who is resourceful, has a positive attitude, can problem-solve, is patient, outgoing and adaptable, as well as detail-oriented and efficient and approaches work with optimism and a sense of urgency. You must be exceptionally reliable and trustworthy. Sensitivity to confidential projects and data is critical, as is the ability to maintain professionalism at all times. 


• At least two years of administrative/customer service experience 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

• An avid interest in art, design, food, and culture

• Confidence, poise, patience

• Can remain calm under pressure 

• Ability to show up on time and ability to work full time with occasional overtime hours

• Working knowledge of Macs and applicable applications or ability to learn quickly

• Valid driver's license , clean driving record and access to a car

• A bachelor’s degree in an arts related field or social sciences

 This is a full time position with a generous benefits package and a work week of Monday through Friday plus occasional overtime, starting ASAP.  Please, no phone calls or drop ins. 

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    Berkeley, California
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