Production Assistant

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Ado Ato Pictures seeks a Production Assistant to support the operations of our studio in the center of Amsterdam.

This is a significant opportunity for an emerging film and media producer to gain valuable experience, honing their administrative, design, and technical skills in a creative, enterprising, and fast-paced environment. 

The Production Assistant will support all the ongoing Ado Ato projects, including but not limited to, our award-winning transmedia series Queer in A Time of Forced Migration, that features the voices of LGBTQ+ refugees.

The Production Assistant will work with our growing team of artists, creative technologists, developers, and producers on-site full-time. We are currently observing COVID protocols in the office and are working on a hybrid system of on-site and remote.


  • Support Creative Director, producers, and other staff with the day-to-day operations of our studio, including, but not limited to: administration (e.g. office maintenance), management (e.g. hiring and supervising interns), and production (e.g. budgeting, scheduling, assisting with the production process) 

  • Serve as in-house communications designer, efficiently creating effective, elegant, and exciting marketing, presentations, and promotional materials, including documents, graphics, and videos for social media, print, and web

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Significant experience and/or education/training in film and media production

  • Strong graphic design skills, experience, and work samples, demonstrating a facility with Adobe Cloud programs (After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop)

  • Sharp communication skills, in English  (verbal and written); Dutch and Arabic language skills are a plus

  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, and to both manage and report to team members, with a readiness to adhere to deadlines

  • Strong interest in projects relating to topics such as world cultures, social justice, and LGBTQ and women's rights

We are currently producing multiple high-level projects toward major festival deadlines, candidates open to a yearlong contract (following an initial evaluation period) are preferred.

Please note: Applicants must be authorized to work in the Netherlands, as we are unable to assist with visas or related paperwork.

Ready to apply?

Send us an email at with the subject line:

Production Assistant Applicant: [Your Full Name]

In the body of the email, include:

• A short introduction to yourself

• Details of how the qualifications and responsibilities of the position suit your experience, interests, and goals

• The date you are available to begin work

Please also attach or include links to:

• Your CV/resume

• 3-5 representative work samples

Qualified candidates will be contacted shortly for a first interview.

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