Being a personal assistant to a celebrity can be a demanding job. Often these individuals are expected to handle grueling tasks for many hours of the day however, the work also comes with a lot of perks. Discounts, free items, the opportunity to work with famous people and a lucrative salary are enticing enough for personal assistants to continue working in their field.

Your best bet is to begin your search with placement agencies. Most good agencies do not charge any registration fee at all. They just go thoroughly over your background keeping in mind whether your personality is similar to that of your prospective boss and if your skills will compliment the position you are filling.

Alternatively, here’s our guide on how to become a virtual assistant.

Where to start?  Follow the steps below.


 Make Sure It’s Right for You

Becoming a PA/celebrity PA is not for everyone. Whether you’re working for a high-powered executive or an A-list celebrity, the PA job description is a pretty open-ended one, and duties can range from day-to-day office tasks to arranging meetings, and remembering partners’ birthdays and anniversaries – and everything in between. Superb memory, organisation skills, and an ability to multi-task and thrive under pressure are absolutely essential. Because, ultimately, if anything goes wrong the buck stops with you.


 Get Some Training 

Don’t stop learning. There will always be something new to learn. There is currently no formal long-term education program to become a celebrity personal assistant, but you can develop many of the necessary skills in related programs, such as computer courses, household management courses (for butlers and household managers) and event planning courses offered by community colleges.


 Loyalty and Confidentiality

Keep your boss’s private and professional information to yourself. A relationship between a celebrity and his assistant is nothing without trust. Confidentiality and discretion are critical to success in the role, when an average day may involve taking notes at a strategy meeting, managing personal appointments, and editing confidential documents.


 Get Some Experience 

One great way to learn the skills of being a celebrity personal assistant is to be a non-celebrity PA first. You may even discover that being a personal assistant to a non-celebrity is more your speed if you really enjoy organizing but don’t like the stress of the celebrity lifestyle.


 Contact a Celebrity 

There are many books and web sites that list addresses and contact information for celebrities. Although you may not speak with the celebrities themselves, you can usually get in touch with their publicist, agent or even their current personal assistant. Even if they aren’t looking for an assistant immediately, they may have an opening in the future or know someone who does.



Let everyone know that you are a Celebrity PA who is looking for work. Think about all of the people you know, family and friends alike. In that vast network, is there anyone who is closer to a celebrity than you are? You can also meet celebrities through volunteering, working as a production assistant on a movie set, and job listings.


 Join an Agency 

Most CPAs agree that this is a great inroad into the industry. A few employment agencies that specialise in hiring employees for celebrities and other wealthy people. Once you’ve located an agency, send a brief email query asking whom you should contact about becoming a CPA for one of their clients. Definitely post your CV/Resume


 Join a Professional Organisation

By joining a professional celebrity personal assistant organization you will keep up with the latest trends in the field.


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Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


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