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Talent Directors

Also called: Artistic Director, Casting Assistant, Casting Associate, Casting Director

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What they do:
Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.
On the job, you would:
  • Audition and interview performers to match their attributes to specific roles or to increase the pool of available acting talent.
  • Prepare actors for auditions by providing scripts and information about roles and casting requirements.
  • Select performers for roles or submit lists of suitable performers to producers or directors for final selection.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Business
  • customer service
  • human resources (HR)
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • bringing people together to solve differences

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • create new and original ideas

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • AgencyPro
  • Database software
Web page creation and editing software
  • Blogging software
  • Website development software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$71,680
$34,450
$163,540
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