Help to get things ready on set for performances in the theatre, at concerts and in television and film studios.
They carry out a range of duties and are a vital part of any performance. They are also called stage technicians or stage crew.
- loading and unloading equipment
- helping carpenters build and put up scenery
- attending rehearsals
- moving scenery, furniture and heavy equipment
- opening and closing theatre curtains between acts
- operating manual and automated scenery-moving machinery
- clearing the stage or studio and backstage area at the end of the performance.
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- Electronic mail software: e.g. Google Gmail, Microsoft Outlook
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- Art & Design
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- English Literature
- Music Technology
- Drama & Theatre Studies
There are no set requirements. Backstage experience from school, college, amateur or fringe productions will be helpful. It’ll also help if you have skills and experience in carpentry, electrical work, sound or lighting. You could start in a theatre or venue as a member of casual backstage staff. With experience and training you could move to stage management.
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