147-Other artistic and cultural associate professionals
Other artistic and cultural associate professionals
Assistant directors or actors and support personnel involved with staging of theatrical, motion picture, television or commercial productions.
This unit group covers artistic and cultural associate professionals not classified elsewhere in artistic, cultural and culinary associate professionals. For instance those who assist directors or actors with staging of theatrical, motion picture, television or commercial productions are classified here
Employers in this sector may require employees in these occupations to typically have several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training
Assistant Directors and Producers:
People who become assistant producers/assistant directors or support personnel follow many paths to employment. The most important qualities employers look for are creative instincts, innate talent, and the intellectual capacity to respond to problems in a unique way. The best way to prepare for a career as assistant producer/assistant director, stunt artist, floor manager, theoretical dresser, or stage technician is through a variety of pathways for example in the theatre, filming industry, local plays or formal training preferably obtained as part ofa Diploma and/or a Bachelor degree program. Assistant producers and especially assistant directors need experience in the field, either as actors or in other related support personnel jobs. Like actors, assistant producers and assistant directors need talent and creativity. They also need business acumen. When assisting on the performing events work hours can typically be long and irregular. For example, stage actors and related support personnel may need to work during a performance of one show at night and be there for rehearsals during the day. Support personnel may also might travel with a show when it tours the country. Actors and support personnel such as stunt artists, floor managers, theoretical dressers, or stage technicians may work on location, sometimes under adverse weather conditions, and may spend considerable time waiting for scenes to be performed or completed.
Diploma in performing arts, drama, theatre or image capture and editing technology, or field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.
3 - 4 years and above.
Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Sheikh Mohamed Centre for Culture Understanding, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTC)
Above the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Body artist - Floor manager (broadcasting) - Lighting technician - Program coordinator (broadcasting) - Prompter - Property master (broadcasting) - Script-girl/boy - Special effects technician - Stage manager - Stage technician - Stunt coordinator - Stunt artist - Tattooist - Theatre technician - Theatrical dresser - Walker-on
Examples of some related occupations:
Assistant art directors - Associate graphic designers - Associate set and exhibit designers - Assistant producers - Talent directors - Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture - Associate film and video editors