12 June, 2019
Lord Whitney needs you!
We are on the look out for a brilliant design assistant to join us at Lord Whitney, to work with us on-set and in also our studio, on a flexible, part-time freelance basis. We are looking for someone who can assist the team to deliver creative and commercial projects, as well as keep on top of the day to day upkeep of our studios here at Scott Hall Mills and also have a right laugh in the process!
The role entails assisting the Artistic Directors and team, this will involve working in our studio in Leeds to working in much larger studios in Leeds, Manchester and London or sometimes on location. You will join the team as an already experienced maker and assistant to perform the necessary tasks with ease and confidence. You will be physically active, helping on projects with lots of hands on making – painting, paper/wood crafting, amongst many other things! The role also involves sourcing props and you will need to have a driver’s license and your access to a car. You must have a real passion and eye for design and be able to work well within Lord Whitney’s working style, ethos and community here at Scott Hall Mills.
The role as assistant also includes assisting on the upkeep and physical development of our lovely studio spaces, including painting, cleaning, tidying and prop store management. You will also be expected to take an active role in the events we host at Scott Hall Mills, assisting the Events Coordinator with the physical set up and running of these.
The work is always extremely varied, not two days are the same so we need a unique person who is confident and adaptable to the needs of each project, we never know what the next challenge will be. You will be expected to work hard as a part of our small but powerful team, occasionally work long hours, sometimes weekends, and be flexible, but also have a lot of fun!
This is a very exciting and desirable opportunity for the right person to gain insight and experience into the running of a professional creative studio, work on a range of projects and build their network across different creative industries that we work in – including TV, advertising, fashion and non-commercial arts commissions.
Please note: this is not a position for a student or very recent University leaver, please do not apply as your application unfortunately cannot be considered as we do need someone with experience for this role. Our very small core team may not have time to respond or give you feedback in this instance.
Please fill out this form and only apply if you feel you match the criteria.
Amy & Rebekah
26th June 2019
Essential skill requirements
– At least 1 to 2 years experience working in the creative industries
– Experience in making props
– A great eye for design and a passion for the weird and wonderful
– Organised, proactive and enthusiastic
– In a position to work flexibly, sometimes long hours or weekends
– Basic Adobe skills, particularly InDesign and Photoshop
– General computer skills – using emails, office, etc
– A clean driver’s license and your own car
– Basic skills in CAD work ie Sketchup is desirable but not a must
– Previous work with events and immersive/experiential projects
– A passion for music from the 80’s and 90s
– Previous work working at a creative studio and / or working on creative events