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Job ad: Isobel Griffiths Ltd – Trainee Orchestral Fixer (London)

By | Published on Monday 11 December 2017

A Trainee Orchestral Contractor (aka Fixer) is required to join an office of six staff, based in the Chelsea Harbour area of SW10.

Freelance orchestral and specialist musicians are booked by us for feature films, video games, TV film scores, records and TV commercial recordings. We are responsible for budgeting musicians’ fees in accordance with the Musicians’ Union rates and regulations, and booking those musicians to attend recording sessions. Day to day telephone contact involves liaising with musicians and their diary services, composers, producers, arrangers, recording studios, record labels, TV and film production companies.

• This is an administrative role requiring attention to detail and complete accuracy with all documents, budgets and messages.
• Ability and character to work to deadlines and under pressure.
• The demands of a creative services business requires an ability and a willingness to work when necessary over and above contractual job hours and attendance at sessions will be required for those projects taking place on evenings or weekends.
• Patience, plus a calm and friendly telephone manner are essential with great communication skills.
• All in all, administrative accuracy and flexibility in working hours are paramount.

General Duties
• Preparing necessary Musicians’ Union paperwork in advance of sessions.
• Clients / Composers liaison – taking detailed requirements from client / composer and preparing budgets to provide musicians’ costs in accordance with Musicians’ Union rates and regulations.
• Familiarisation with the various Musicians’ Union agreements.
• Checking musicians’ availability and securing them for sessions.
• Attending recording sessions (after completion of training) to ensure the session is run in accordance with Musicians’ Union guidelines and dealing with client queries.
• Computer programmes used – Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Hours: 9.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday
As noted, flexibility to work additional hours is also required when appropriate. Sessions taking place on evenings/weekends will need to be covered once trained, although these hours can be recovered by taking time in lieu.

Paid Holiday: 20 days per annum + Public Holidays. Private Healthcare cover.

Salary: In the region of £25,000 p.a.

Please apply by 31st December with covering letter and CV to