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Performing Arts Technicians (other)

Performing Arts Technicians (other)

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Also known as Continuity Person, Microphone Boom Operator, Performing Arts Road Manager, Special Effects Person, Theatrical Dresser.

This occupation group covers Performing Arts Technicians not elsewhere classified.


Tasks Include:


  • operating microwave equipment to transmit video information to transmitter sites and receiving video signals from remote locations
  • maintaining and repairing radio and television transmitters and associated equipment
  • selecting and attaching equipment to cameras, positioning cameras, and following the action of scenes being photographed while adjusting controls
  • positioning equipment, such as spotlights, floodlights and cables, and operating lights during filming, broadcasting and stage performances
  • applying and retouching make up during shooting and performance, including special effects make up such as scars and wounds
  • designing and making musical instruments and instrument parts using specially selected materials and techniques similar to those used in cabinetmaking, metal pipe making, silversmithing and wood carving, and tuning and repairing musical instruments
  • setting up and adjusting equipment such as microphones, and operating sound mixing consoles and associated equipment to regulate volume and sound quality
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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