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Now Hiring: Casting Assistants

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Join the dynamic world of musical theatre: Pearson Casting seeks a skilled casting assistant in the United Kingdom.

Pearson Casting, a prominent name in the UK’s vibrant musical theatre scene, is on the lookout for a talented and dedicated Casting Assistant to join their team in London. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for individuals passionate about theatre and casting, offering a chance to be part of several international projects. The position is available from 14th August to 29th September 2023, on a full-time, fixed-term basis.

The Role: A Glimpse into the World of Casting

The Casting Assistant will play an instrumental role in the casting process for various musical theatre productions. This role is not just about assisting; it’s about being at the heart of creating art. Key responsibilities include:

  • Research and Knowledge: Conducting thorough research and keeping abreast of the latest in UK musical theatre, including actors, agents, and colleges.
  • Casting Dancers: Assisting in the casting of dancers for specific projects, leveraging their knowledge to provide a significant advantage.
  • Audition Management: Collaborating with the casting team to organize and coordinate auditions, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Audition Participation: Engaging in fast-paced audition sessions, contributing to a smooth and professional experience for all participants.
  • Independent Task Management: Handling various casting-related tasks, such as scheduling, communication with talent, and database management.
  • Team Collaboration: Working closely with the team, showcasing excellent teamwork skills.
  • Location Requirements: Being present at Pearson Casting’s Southwark office and central London for auditions, as remote work is not an option during this period.

Who Should Apply?

The ideal candidate for the Casting Assistant role should possess:

  • Knowledge of UK Musical Theatre: Extensive and current understanding of the industry.
  • Casting Experience: Prior experience in casting dancers will be a significant advantage.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced audition environment and remain organized under pressure.
  • Collaborative Skills: Proficient in both independent work and teamwork.
  • Technical Requirements: Must own a laptop, preferably a Mac, for seamless integration with existing systems.
  • Availability: Full availability is required throughout the contract period.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with talent and colleagues.

Compensation and Benefits

The selected Casting Assistant will receive a competitive fixed-term full-time salary, with exact details to be discussed during the interview process. This role is not just a job; it’s a gateway to the exhilarating world of musical theatre casting, offering invaluable experience and the chance to contribute to international projects.

Your Opportunity to Shine in Musical Theatre Casting

If you are passionate about theatre, possess the required skills, and are eager to dive into the world of casting, this is your call to action. Apply now and become an integral part of the dynamic team at Pearson Casting. Embrace this exceptional opportunity to shape the future of musical theatre!

 

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Casting Assistant

Job Title: Casting Assistant

Job Detail: Pearson Casting is seeking a skilled and dedicated Casting Assistant to join their London office from 14th August to 29th September 2023 on a fixed-term full-time basis. This exciting opportunity involves working on several international projects and contributing to the vibrant world of UK musical theatre casting.

Job Responsibilities: As a Casting Assistant, you will play a crucial role in the casting process for various musical theatre productions. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  1. Conducting extensive research and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of UK musical theatre actors, agents, and colleges.
  2. Assisting in casting dancers for specific projects, providing a valuable advantage.
  3. Collaborating with the casting team to organize and coordinate auditions efficiently.
  4. Participating in fast-paced audition sessions, ensuring a smooth and professional experience for all participants.
  5. Independently handling tasks related to casting, such as scheduling, communication with talent, and database management.
  6. Working closely with the team and demonstrating excellent teamwork skills.
  7. Being based in Pearson Casting’s Southwark office and central London for auditions as required, as remote work is not possible during this period.

Requirements: To be considered for the role of Casting Assistant, the ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  1. Extensive and current knowledge of UK musical theatre actors, agents, and colleges.
  2. Experience in casting dancers is a significant advantage.
  3. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced audition environment and remain organized under pressure.
  4. Adept at working independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  5. Must own a laptop, with preference for a Mac to ensure seamless integration with existing systems.
  6. Full availability throughout the entire period (14th August to 29th September 2023).
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with talent and colleagues.

Compensation Details: The selected Casting Assistant will receive a competitive fixed-term full-time salary for the duration of the contract. Exact compensation details will be discussed during the interview process.

This is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to various international projects and gain valuable experience in the world of musical theatre casting. If you are passionate about theatre and possess the required qualifications, we encourage you to apply and join the dynamic team at Pearson Casting!

Interested? Apply Now!

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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