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Camera TechnicianPosted: 01 Jan 2020

Job Description:

We currently have the opening for a Camera Technician to join our busy camera rental facility in West London. Candidates must have a background in broadcast equipment with up to date working knowledge of current digital cameras and lenses with a minimum of 2 years experience. Ideally, we are seeking a senior prep tech but would accept a junior prep tech of a suitable calibre. You must be able to hit the ground running, be a good team member, able to work independently and be a good communicator. You must be proficient in the use of MS Office/Outlook and internet. A flexible schedule is required. Duration: Permanent Position. Interviewing now for an immediate start. VMI is a camera rental company specialising in the hire of camera equipment for all genres, renowned for excellent equipment and service for Dramas and Documentaries.

Salary:

Depending on experience, though note that VMI is a certified Living Wage employer.

Closing Date for Applications:

31 Jan 2020

Job Ref:

Camera Tech

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Trainee Rental Desk Client ContactPosted: 01 Jan 2020

Job Description:

VMI is looking for a trainee client contact to join the busy Camera Rental Desk. VMI is a very well established camera hire company based in West London (North Acton Tube) that hires out camera kits to features, documentaries, commercials and dramas. This is a trainee position, so whilst the ideal candidate would have a working knowledge of current camera equipment and formats, this is not essential, however you must be extremely interested in the technology and equipment. Also experience of working in a production /film environment would be a great advantage, though this is not essential. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, enjoy dealing with clients over the phone, learn quickly and work well unsupervised in a team environment. Good communication and computer skills are essential, as well as a sound commercial instinct and above all, you must enjoy closing a deal. We are looking for the right person to join our tightly knit team, so all ages, experience and backgrounds will be considered. Please send your current c.v. to sn@vmi.tv including your current remuneration. Applications close 31 January 20.

Salary:

£18,500 p.a. rising to £21,900 after 6 months plus quarterly and annual bonus. VMI is an accredited living wage employer

Closing Date for Applications:

31 Jan 2020

Job Ref:

Trainee Client Contact

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Kit Room InternshipPosted: 22 Oct 2019

Job Description:

VMI are offering structured 3-month internships on an ongoing basis, with 2 x internship positions being offered every quarter, (8 x 3-month internships per year), so apply any time. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our camera floor on a 3-month internship programme with the opportunity to assist on shoots, learn to use the latest equipment and get some practical work experience. A great work ethic and sense of humour is essential along with a pleasant personality and a willingness to work hard and get on in a team. You will work on the camera floor receiving experience of all of the new equipment and will receive support and training on the job, as well as have the opportunity of attending VMI training courses. We were asked recently whether there was an opportunity to join the VMI team after completing a 3-month internship and the truth to this is absolutely. At the end of 2018, about 1/4 of the company and specifically, over half of the camera floor all started off as interns. Your best approach is to consider an internship as a 12 week job interview and take an active approach to learning, taking advantage of all of the kit that VMI rents out to familiarise yourself with it - there are few places where you can access, Alexas and Venice Cameras, as well as Phantom super slow motion cameras, gimbals and DSLR equipment and FS7s all under one roof. There are no promises made though but should an opportunity present itself for a job opening at VMI and you have impressed us during your internship period, then there is a real possibility that you will be considered and certainly much more likelihood than if we don't know you at all! Visit https://vmi.tv/training/useful-stuff/Wanted-Thinkers-outside-the-box-VMI%27s-Internship_Program to read about VMI's approach to its internship programme.

Salary:

£200 per week is paid to all interns as an expense allowance. Please note that VMI is a certified Living Wage employer.

Closing Date for Applications:

30 Nov 2021

Job Ref:

intern

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VMI are always keen to hear from ethusiastic and reliable people with relevant skills in High Definition Broadcast Equipment, Broadcast Sales, Technical Hire and Post Production. If you feel your skills will be of interest to VMI get in touch.

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