Non acting jobs

  • Marek Hollands

    Actor

    I am in the process of relocating to London can you please advise me of good companies to work for. I am willing to do any sort of Job to make this happen.

    Any advice appreciated

    • 3rd Apr 2013
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  • Isabelle Paige

    Actor

    RSVP - it's a call centre in Canary Wharf. They only employ actors so extremely flexible, and you can go to an audition at a moment's notice. They are recruiting at the moment. I've worked there on and off for 9 months, and it's pretty good.

    They advertise in the Stage too. xx

    • 22nd May 2012
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  • Kate Stirling

    Actor

    off to work for waiting/bar shifts x

    • 22nd May 2012
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  • Stuart Hough

    Actor

    I walked out of RSVP after a week as did friends of mine its not for everyone.

    • 23rd May 2012
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    Temping. I'm signed up with about 10 temp agencies and let them know the dates I can do as and when. I get on average about £10ph so that's nice - and if you get an audition or something it doesn't matter as you're a temp! You only get paid for when you're there. Handy.

    • 23rd May 2012
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    I dont temp or anything....but I Have heard STUCK FOR STAFF can be profitable?

    • 23rd May 2012
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  • Lewis Allcock

    Actor

    Is there a thread where we can keep each other updated on the "other jobs" that we're doing? Maybe we could just use this one?

    I'm currently working at RSVP, but would be open to other options to keep things varied.

    Regards,

    Lewis.

    • 23rd May 2012
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  • Catherine Stobbs

    Actor

    I work in promotions and events. I've spent years adding to my CV but now I can make a full time living from it and I do my best to fit it in around acting commitments. I've worked at a lot of prestigious events and venues and have even been offered acting jobs through my contacts. Although promo work tends to attract a lot of girls and models there is a lot of work for guys as well.

    I find a lot of guys who do promo work end up being team leaders and the money for this is very good. A lot of agencies favour guys because they can do the heavy lifting etc (sexist I know). There are also many promotions that simply involve playing video games and these tend to request more guys.

    Stuck For Staff is a good way to start if you are interested in that kind of work.

    I worked for RSVP myself for about a month last year. It is very flexible but the campaign I worked on paid less than minimum wage so it meant I had to focus on commission.

    Not for me, and I hate being stuck indoors.

    Good Luck

    • 23rd May 2012
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  • Denny Hodge

    Actor

    You're in the wrong job mate.

    • 23rd May 2012
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  • John Eastman

    Actor

    I found a fab employer who uses me evry friday for a days gardening. I found her by joining on one of those cheap casual recruitment agencies for outdoor work. And I teach as well... not sure if thread mentions TA work, which can also lead to better work..

    • 24th May 2012
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    Think seriously about acquiring another skill. As acting work may often be sparse it's really important to feel fulfilled in your non-acting life too.

    • 24th May 2012
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  • Dan Gregory

    Actor

    If you are fit & have great bike handling skills you could be a cycle courier. Great crowd of people and you never know who you might meet when you're making deliveries or pick-ups.

    • 24th May 2012
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  • Victoria Waddington

    Actor

    I've done alot of jobs & the most flexible is events work staffing. All you need to do is apply to one of the numerous companies. Here are a few I can think of:

    Off To Work

    High Society

    Wii Select

    Lola

    Brightsparks

    The pay's not the greatest, but the hours are very flexible & you can work as much/little as you like.

    • 24th May 2012
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  • User Deleted

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    I am hoping to start a diploma course in september so I get a ATCL in Instrumental/Vocal Teaching which means I would be able to teach music/singing. Extra money on the side I reckon cant harm to have extra skill - course is only 1 afternoon a week for a year.

    If you have Grade 8 in an instrument/vocals then you can apply. Its at City Lit.

    • 24th May 2012
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  • Tony Burden

    Actor

    Sounds ideal Angela

    • 24th May 2012
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  • User Deleted

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    Victoria - Ive recently applied to Wiiselect need to phone them back about work are they ok?

    • 24th May 2012
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    Chippendales?

    • 24th May 2012
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  • Tony Burden

    Actor

    I'm too old Farah, he he

    • 24th May 2012
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  • User Deleted

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    I do private tutoring. It's on a self-employed basis so I don't have to do it if I don't want to. At the start you might have only one or two tutees a week, so you couldn't depend on it as your only source of income. Rates per hour are good though. If you've got a degree and want to try tutoring, I recommend Fleet Tutors. They're not the highest payers but they deal with the payments and they provide some training and support, so it's an excellent agency to start with.

    • 25th May 2012
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  • Mark Joseph

    Actor

    WiiSelect? How have they avoided being sued by Nintendo?

    • 25th May 2012
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