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Sound Technician

Operates audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film or video productions, or stage performances.


Tasks Include:


  • setting up and adjusting equipment such as microphones
  • operating sound mixing consoles and associated equipment to regulate volume and sound quality
Specialisations
  • Audio Operator
  • Dubbing Machine Operator
  • Foley Artist
  • Re-recording Mixer
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Effects Person
  • Sound Mixer
  • Sound Recordist
  • Video and Sound Recorder
Job prospects for Performing Arts Technicians in Victoria

Occupations in the Performing Arts Technicians group include Broadcast Transmitter Operator, Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video), Light Technician, Make Up Artist, Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer, Performing Arts Technicians (other), Sound Technician and Television Equipment Operator.

Employment prospects
There are currently 3,500 Performing Arts Technicians in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,282.30

Hourly earnings
$33.10

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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