8i is hiring an

Executive/Office Assistant

8i is a technology startup on mission to give people the best way to connect with each other and express themselves through holograms. We provide the easiest way to create, mix and experience human holograms that look real and feel as if they were in the same room. Our proprietary technology transforms video from an array of cameras into a photo-realistic hologram of a human that can be viewed from any angle, on any device for x-realities (virtual, augmented or mixed reality). Founded in May 2014, 8i is based in Culver City, Los Angeles and Wellington, New Zealand.

Our team brings together decades of experience from Weta Digital, YouTube, nVidia, Google, Microsoft, Apple, PayPal, Sony Computer Entertainment, Intel, DreamWorks, Digital Domain, ILM, Pixar and Twitter. To date, 8i has raised over $15M from investors including RRE Ventures, Founders Fund Science, Horizons Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Executive/Office Assistant reporting to the CEO and helping with day to day office support in our Los Angeles Office. If you are excited about powering up a fast growing tech start up with your amazing organisation, communication, diary management and people skills, we’d love to meet you.

  • Daily appointment scheduling and general assistance to senior staff, including managing flow of daily schedule to ensure meetings start on time.
  • Prepare and set-up rooms for internal and external meetings, including demos, conference calls, board meetings, all-hands, etc.
  • Format documentation for internal and external communication, such as presentations.
  • Implement effective organizational and filing systems, and be able to source information quickly and efficiently.
  • Book accommodation and travel for 8i employees.
  • Be the face & voice of 8i and provide a positive visitor experience to all studio guests.
  • Provide virtual reality demos (we will teach you how)
  • Ensure office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems for e.g. office layout, supply and equipment procurement, cleaning, etc.
  • Champion internal communication and culture projects
  • Organize and order branded items and marketing collateral such as swag (t-shirts, stickers), tradeshow signage, business cards, etc.
  • Event planning and management
  • Organize internal and external events including team functions, tradeshow exhibitions, community events, dinners, etc.
  • The above list is not exhaustive – due to business needs, individuals may be required to carry out additional duties.
  • Is highly organized
  • Has strong communication skills, both in person and in writing
  • Prioritizes well and pays attention to detail where appropriate
  • Loves helping people and is proactive
  • Takes on challenges big and small, is a problem-solver and is willing to go the extra mile
  • Likes learning about new technologies to help with their job
  • Is passionate about joining a tech start-up!
  • Experience in administration, budget management, using accounting software or similar will all be helpful
  • Relevant undergraduate or post-grad qualification a plus.
  • You are most of all extroverted, kindhearted, and organized