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On-Call Photography Assistant

Middleton, Wisconsin

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Posting Title On-Call Photography Assistant Requisition Number 190235 Location Middleton, Wisconsin Zip Code 53562 Job Category Creative

Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and MEGA®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential.


Responsibilities
* Assist photographer in all aspects of their work. Support Photographer and Digital Tech with whatever is necessary to ensure that a photographic shoot runs smoothly.
* Pack/unpack gear, set up and tear down sets, and other production responsibilities as needed. Ensure studio is cleaned and equipment is properly stored after shoots.
* Set up and maintain equipment: cameras, lighting, tripods, jibs, dollies, and tracks as needed*
* Work closely with the lead photo/videographer and production team to make sure the shoot is going smoothly*


Requirements
* 1-3 years’ professional experience*
* Knowledge of camera setup and understanding of lighting techniques*
* Able to build and maintain jibs, dollies, and track systems quickly and efficiently*
* Ability to safely build background rigging setups and lighting diffusion*
* Understands the importance of safety on set
* Precise attention to detail
* Good communication and organizational skills
* Full working knowledge of Canon, Profoto, Broncolor, HMI, etc. ("general" instead of "full" working knowledge for lower rate).
* Able to lift 50+lbs

ABOUT US

Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and MEGA®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential.
Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/
and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

minorities/female/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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