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Performing Arts Technicians provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.
Operates consoles to control radio or television broadcast transmitters.
Sets up and operates cameras to photograph scenes for film, television or video productions.
Specialisations: Focus Puller (Film)
Positions and controls lighting equipment for film, television or video productions or stage performances.
Designs and applies make up to actors, presenters and other performing artists.
Builds, repairs and restores musical instruments, and modifies and tunes them to owners' specifications.
Specialisations: Piano Tuner
Operates audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film or video productions, or stage performances.
Specialisations: Audio Operator, Dubbing Machine Operator, Foley Artist, Re-recording Mixer, Sound Editor, Sound Effects Person, Sound Mixer, Sound Recordist, Video and Sound Recorder
Operates television equipment to record, edit, mix and prepare material for broadcast.
Specialisations: Vision Mixer
Includes Continuity Person, Microphone Boom Operator, Performing Arts Road Manager, Special Effects Person, Theatrical Dresser
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a medium sized occupation employing 12,100 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience, is usually needed. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Performing Arts Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Operate machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).