Other Performing Arts Technicians includes jobs like Continuity Person, Microphone Boom Operator, Performing Arts Road Manager, Special Effects Person, and Theatrical Dresser.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Operates microwave equipment to transmit video information to transmitter sites and receives video signals from remote locations.
    • Selects and attaches equipment to cameras.
    • Positions equipment during filming, broadcasting and stage performances.
    • Dresses actors during shooting and performance.
    • Sets up and adjusts equipment such as microphones, and booms.

    All Performing Arts Technicians

    • $1,327 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Other Performing Arts Technicians

    • 1,400 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 49 hours Average full-time
    • 38 years Average age
    • 22% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Performing Arts Technicians (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 1,500 in 2011 to 1,400 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Performing Arts Technicians work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Information Media and Telecommunications; Arts and Recreation Services; and Education and Training.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (74%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 49 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 38 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 22% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Information Media and Telecommunications37.4
    Arts and Recreation Services24.7
    Education and Training9.2
    Public Administration and Safety4.9
    Other Industries23.8

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Performing Arts TechniciansAll Jobs Average
    NSW35.831.6
    VIC29.625.6
    QLD19.620.0
    SA5.37.0
    WA6.910.8
    TAS0.92.0
    NT0.31.0
    ACT1.61.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Performing Arts TechniciansAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.4-5.05.0
    20-2411.1-9.39.3
    25-3426.9-22.922.9
    35-4424.8-22.022.0
    45-5422.2-21.621.6
    55-596.7-9.09.0
    60-643.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.1-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Performing Arts TechniciansAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.2-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree28.3-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma19.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV18.6-21.121.1
    Year 1222.7-18.118.1
    Year 112.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below5.5-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Performing Arts Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Computers and Electronics

      64% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    2. Communications and Media

      64% Skill level

      Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

    3. Telecommunications

      62% Skill level

      Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    4. Customer and Personal Service

      55% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    5. Education and Training

      50% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-4011.00 - Audio and Video Equipment Technicians.

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    Demands

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    1. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      97% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

    2. Electronic Mail

      94% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      87% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Spend Time Sitting

      85% Important

      How much time do you spend sitting?

    5. Contact With Others

      85% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-4011.00 - Audio and Video Equipment Technicians.

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