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Stage Production Workers

Overview

Stage production workers handle the behind-the-scenes tasks that are necessary for putting on theatrical performances. Their responsibilities include costume and set design, installing lights, rigging, sound equipment, and scenery, and set building for events in parks, stadiums, arenas, and other places. During a performance they control the lighting, sound, and various other aspects of a production that add to its impact on an audience. These technicians work in close cooperation with the stage director, lighting director, actors, and various prop people. In addition, they work directly with theater shops in the construction of sets. Others are involved in the management of the theater or production. In 2014, approximately 135,000 artists, administrators, and technical production staff were employed by nonprofit theaters, according to the Theatre Communications Group. 

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Technical

Career Ladder
Stage Manager or Stage Director

Stage Production Worker

Stage Production Intern or Assistant

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