What does a Casting Assistant do?

A production assistant works under the supervision of the production manager and as part of the production team. Duties include general administrative and clerical tasks that may be requested by team members to complete projects efficiently and on time. Depending on the company, a production assistant may progress to a managerial position upon completion of further education in a related field.

While a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required, most companies prefer candidates to possess in-depth knowledge and a passion for the industry. Experience in the field is also preferred with the need for good verbal and written communication skills. Other valuable skills include the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision and the physical ability to stand, walk and move around for long hours at a time.

What responsibilities are common for Casting Assistant jobs?
  • Manage digital graphics and metadata for the production team
  • Archive and sync datasets and files for optimal performance
  • Suggest improvements for all deliveries as identified
  • Answer queries and communications through phone or email
  • Carry out necessary administrative duties as required
  • Perform clerical tasks as requested by the production team
  • Make suggestions for improvements on elements within each project
  • Takes minutes of meetings for record and reference
What are the typical qualifications for Casting Assistant jobs?
  • Experience working as a production assistant is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the industry
  • Familiar with general clerical and administrative tasks
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong passion for the industry
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Flexible to work long hours and weekends where necessary
  • Able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Able to stand, walk and move around for long hours at a time
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience0-1 year

How much does a Casting Assistant make near United States?

$53,869 /yr
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Casting Assistant Career Path

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Production Assistant I
Production Assistant
Casting Assistant

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Casting Assistant Insights

Read what Casting Assistant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Abel + McCallister + AbelAbel + McCallister + Abel
Production Assistant
Jul 12, 2021

“You get to work on some amazing projects all across the country which is really fun and interesting.”

Bstyle Studio
Studio Assistant
Aug 12, 2021

“It is the best place to start your career and you'll learn a lot from this place”

Hauser ChocolatierHauser Chocolatier
Production Assistant
Nov 28, 2022

“It gets super hot on the floor and the pay is not great for what you do.”

Jungle CreationsJungle Creations
Junior Editor/Production Assistant
Mar 27, 2023

“It was an amazing opportunity to work at Jungle Creations and I would definitely recommend working there.”

Ben's Bells ProjectBen's Bells Project
Studio Assistant
Jan 10, 2023

“workers are enjoyable to work with and I enjoy working with them and the volunteers.”

Industrial Light & MagicIndustrial Light & Magic
Production Assistant
Nov 6, 2022

“You have the opportunity to work on cool films and the best talent and creatives in the VFX world.”

Production Assistant
Oct 21, 2022

“Great team and enjoyed working with the crew”

Catalent PharmaCatalent Pharma
Manufacturing Associate I
Aug 1, 2021

“This is my first industry job and I have learned a lot and there is room to grow”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Casting Assistant

When working as a Casting Assistant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Windows Operating Systems, Shell Scripting, Computer Literate, and Trouble Shooting.

The most similar professions to Casting Assistant are:
  • Executive Producer
  • Program Manager
  • Producer
  • Project Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Casting Assistant include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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