Talent Directors

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Artistic Director, Casting Agent, Casting Coordinator, 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.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture


  • customer service
  • human resources (HR)


  • multimedia


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


  • understanding people's reactions
  • bringing people together to solve differences



  • 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


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


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

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