Handy with a camera? Professional videographer? Worked in film, but want to make your own way? If you think you have what it takes then this could be the dream job for you. Especially for anyone working in the creative industries and after a new challenge.
A young family is looking for a videographer to capture the key moments in their children’s lives and create a childhood documentary. They want to gift them it when they are adults. The family is offering the right candidate a salary of £50,000. Plus rent-free accommodation. They were inspired by the ‘63 Up’ and ‘Secret Life of Four Year Olds’ programmes.
You will be expected to work in an on-call capacity. The family are expecting the videographer to film and edit for three days each week. This is to compile annual films, which will be made into a series that will be gifted to the children when they reach adulthood. The parents would like the documentary to be a ‘sort of digital scrapbook of their childhood, which will fill them with joy and nostalgia’.
So as you can tell already this isn’t your usual videographer gig, since you’ll be pretty in demand. You could be called upon at any time. But the salary and perks definitely make up for that in our opinion!
Salary and Perks
The position comes with a salary of £50,000 plus perks such as free accommodation and healthcare. Judging by the fact this family must be pretty loaded to afford such a commanding salary we’re guessing the on-site accommodation is pretty swanky. Even better, if they go on any exotic holidays, we’re guessing you’ll have to come along…
Shortlisted videographers will need to meet the family a few times beforehand. This is to ensure they are a compatible match. You will be subject to security checks and will need to provide examples of previous work. To ensure candidates are the right fit in all three areas, shortlisted applicants will be asked to join them on a series of family days out.
Kai Feller, Bark.com co-founder said,
“We have thousands of Barks through the site everyday, and although this job request is unconventional, we’re keen to help the family find a suitable professional. It seems like a fantastic opportunity for a videographer to create something truly special.
“The documentation of our lives is not a new phenomenon, given our relationship with our smart devices and how much we share on social media these days. Maybe this trend of collating the special moments in our children’s lives into an edited scrapbook will catch on!”