Job Summary

We are looking for a creative professional with a solid track record of having built sets for music video clips, commercials & fashion photoshoots (fiction films & theatre would be welcome). The candidate would have designed sets independently and has experience in the required logistics and sourcing material.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

They also have experience translating scripts and mood boards, and working with stylists and custom designers to match the set.  


WHO YOU ARE

  • 3 years +  experience building production sets (for music video clips, commercials & fashion photoshoots)
  • Fluent in English. A working level of French is a major asset for the job. The ability to communicate in other major African languages is a plus
  • Experience managing logistics and sourcing material to build sets
  • Experience translating scripts and mood boards into sets
  • Experience working with stylists and custom designers to match the set
  • Experience working with different budget sizes. 
  • Experience in converting unconventional spaces into sets
  • Have a good understanding of the creative sphere, particularly in Africa
  • Experience in assisting production crews is an asset
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest pop trends and tools
  • Ability to deliver effectively under pressure
  • Ability and desire to work in a multicultural environment
  • Team spirit & ability to work with more than one supervisor
  • Ability to bring in fresh and new perspectives to sets and carry signature projects
  • Ability to translate independently brand guidelines and clients briefs into sets. 
  • Ability to manage and absorb detailed feedback
  • Experience working with recycled material and artisans is an asset 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Supervise set construction and managing staff on production sets and stages
  • Liaise with and communicate ideas to costume, prop, make-up, lighting, and camera crews to confirm set details
  • Manage logistics and source materials for sets
  • Present ideas in both writing and visuals both internally and externally. 
  • Using graphic design tools to build and develop the sets for presentation and pitching. 
  • Drafting, designing and managing budgets/spending for sets & all related staff/costs. 
  • Produce sketches and scale models to create a storyboard of the proposed set
  • Delegate tasks, develop time schedules, and order required materials for the set
  • Develop and translate scripts and mood boards 
  • Research references for historical, contemporary and futuristic sets. 
  • Support all other aspects of productions as part of the team both in the office and on-set. 

 

OUR OFFER

  • A permanent contract in our offices in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) with a probation period (3 to 6 months)
  • A competitive salary on the Ivorian market, based on both pan-African and international benchmarking.
  • An attractive salary package: health insurance, travel insurance for international trips, training and professional/personal development in relevant fields, gym allowance, a discretionary performance bonus at the end of the year (after 12 months of employment).
  • If necessary, a relocation allowance that covers transport and temporary accommodation


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