I was slightly late. On my first ever paid gig I was slightly late. The first Assistant Director (who also happens to be my mentor) called me to ask where I was. I arrived a couple of minutes before 8:30am when I was meant to be on set by 8:15am. I was upset at the fact I had just broken rule 1 of ‘never be late’ and slightly nervous as I hadn’t met any of the crew before apart from Jonathan Sidwell (my industry mentor) and slightly out of breath as I had basically just ran from Baker Street tube station to Marylebone. But the crew could not have been nicer. Nobody said anything about my lateness and Jonathan immediately introduced me to everyone there and got me straight to work. Making coffee.
This is what I had expected the day to be. Running around fetching this, that and the other, maybe looking after a few divas, picking out all the green M&M’s. But apart from the first few jobs of make coffee, help this guy, help that guy, go find somewhere to get lunch from (where I had to ring my dad to Google maps of the area), I was stood around watching and learning most of the day. Which was amazing. I feel like I helped quite a bit and got to do an important job of audio playback and clapperboard. I also got to sit behind the director and watch his every move. I also feel like I impressed the crew quite a bit, I asked when I didn’t understand something. Then when I got asked to go on the set as a stand in, I asked if I should take my shoes off Continue reading →
Remember that LSM graduates can get free employability advice from University of Lincoln Careers for up to 3 years after graduating. Here’s the Careers & Employability site and you can follow @UoLCareers.
LSM’s Senior Academic Subject Librarian Faye Cleminson wanted to flag this job opportunity to our graduating students or recent alumni interested in a 12-month fixed paid internship.The University of Lincoln’s new Library Events and Media Intern “will work closely with staff from the Academic Subject Librarian and Customer Services teams to develop and deliver a variety of events and media content, designed to increase students’ awareness and use of the Library and its services.” The closing date is 15 June 2014. You can read the job details here and you’ll need to apply online.Good luck and let us know if you are successful! You can see other job and career opportunities on the University’s site.
If you’re a recent graduate with a 2.1 or in your final degree year and on target for that classification, then how about a paid internship at the British Council in London? You must be available for 12-weeks this Summer. Interns range from the Arts (Film Assistant and Music Assistant) to Digital (Content Assistant) and from Education (Digital Assistant) to Corporate (Communications Assistant). The British Council said:
“To grow and develop as an organisation it is vital that we continue to bring fresh ideas and creativity into the British Council. This year we will be taking on 10-12 interns over a 12 week summer period from 16 June – 5 September. As one of our interns you will learn new skills whilst exercising your own initiative and creativity. As part of the programme you will join a specific department and work with a dedicated line manager. You will also partake in group training and receive vocational training as part of the scheme. Deadline for all applications is midnight, 9 April. Please note that you must be available on 6, 7 and 8 May for further assessments.“
Go to the sitehereand click on the internship you’re interested in and apply. Good luck and let us know how you get on!
TAM TAM is a Digital Design Ad Agency based in the Netherlands and said it’s “looking for top international interns.” The internships are a minimum of 12 weeks in the area of interaction, motion and/or graphic web design with one of its professional teams. Interns will get a monthly allowance, 750 euros & a little extra!; training & coaching by a senior graphic designer; working on challenging projects for customers; help/advice on housing; and support about integrating into the Dutch culture.
Tam Tam said: “The possibility to start your internship is all year round. Whenever it suits you best. Working on real projects for leading Dutch customers on state-of-the-art online applications in a fast paced, young, professional environment. You’re given the freedom to take initiative and to have fun working with other Tammos (pet name for our 120 employees).” Interested? Apply now at Tam Tam’s site here!
The Altered partnership is recruiting a new Curator, which will be a 1-year freelance paid contract. The Curator will lead the artistic direction and management of a one year touring programme of artworks around several or more of Lincolnshire’s parish churches. The closing date’s 5pm on 31 March 2014.
‘This post will not be salaried. There will be a set fee for project delivery, which will include all travel, sustenance, labour, communications and material expenses. The maximum fee available for this is £10,000; to be paid in agreed installments. The outputs and outcomes of the project may be delivered by either an individual or company. Continue reading →
TOMORROW as part of LSM’s 20 Anniversary you’re invited to former Warner Bros. Senior Vice President and our Visiting Professor Rick Senat’s unique perspective on ‘Warner Bros. An Illustrated History.’ Rick’s a partner at literary agency The Blair Partnership, which manages J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter films & brand and currently working on the BBC TV’s series of The Casual Vacancy. Rick has forty years in the entertainment industry from Vice-chair at the British Film Institute to Director at revived Hammer Film Productions and the Soho Theatre.
“My current board positions include Cineworld plc, Bank Leumi (UK) plc and I am Chair of the London Film Museum. While at Warner I was associated with many outstanding films, filmmakers and film franchises including the extraordinary Harry Potter series. It was at Warner that I met Neil Blair and my joining him and his team at The Blair Partnership marks a business and personal step which is both challenging and enormously rewarding.”
From Sarah Barrow, Head of LSM: Tomorrow, Rick will be presenting his wonderful insider view of the history of Warner Brothers, with amazing clips cut from the original negatives: For LSM students only who’ve booked places 2pm-5pm in MC2201. Thenin the Jackson Lecture Theatre6pm-9pm, ALL WELCOME. No need to book! Continue reading →
From Hazel Donnelly, Project Co-ordinator at LSM’s New Media Social Enterprise. It provides opportunities for students to work collaboratively with local groups. This is Hazel’s call out for a camera crew for this Monday:
We’ve been asked to film at a number of locations around Lincolnshire from Monday 7th October to Friday 11th October, every afternoon.
I will require a few students with excellent camera skills and some with sound experience.
If you have not done so already can you please send me your CV, show-reel or portfolio and ALL your contact details.
Can you please also let me know if you have any transport( not crucial)
I will meet with you to fill you in with all the details if you are working on this request. I look forward to hearing from you. If you’re interested in this great opportunity, please contact me: email@example.com
There are two paid internships at Lincolnshire One Venues Young People’s Programme (LOV) for a Communications Assistant and Project Administrator. LOV is a “network of 10 visual and performing arts centres, established to create a more coherent arts offer across a large and predominately rural county.” Deadline’s 30th September 2013. Eligibility criteria for both positions are:
From LSM graduate Dom James, now Head of Post Production at Reef Television in London: I’m looking for a new edit assistant to start in September for a 4 month contract and wanted to give Lincoln students the first opportunity to apply. Here’s the description for the job :
Reef TV are looking for an Edit Assistant in London. The role will include copying tapeless media to the digitise stations and converting to low res material for use in offline edit, conforms from offline to online for HD edits and general maintenance of the edit suites.You will be responsible for unlock/lockup of the office and work will be based on a shift pattern with 2 other assistants. Must be available for immediate interview. Closing date 11th August 2013. Salary according to age and experience (adheres to UK minimum wage regulations).
PLEASE DO NOT CALL REEF – EMAIL CONTACT ONLY: Please send CV and cover email with subject “EDIT ASSISTANT – LINCOLN” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only successful applicants will be contacted to attend interview. Continue reading →
Norfolk County Council is offering two paid six month internships in our Customer Service and Communications team from September 1 to end March 2014.
As we are looking for recent graduates with media, marketing, PR or other communications skills and aptitudes. Applications must be made via our website www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers Last date for application is Friday August 2.