Yes, we always need assistants part time, many shoots would be easier with at least 1 assistant but there are others that may require up to 5 or 6 assistants especially if we are using deflectors and reflectors someone has to hold them. Some one has to help move around the equipment and some shoots require a lot of equipment!
This is an on call part time job and usually done as a trade off for model portfolio or for being an intern (learning photography/videography) however it can also be paid job on a commercial shoot.
Paid positions are based on experience, I'd never take an untrained assistant on a job unless I really had to. To do this job most people only need 4 things. 1) Be somewhat physically fit. 2) Good behavior. 3) Follow instruction 4) Have a pleasant personality.
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