In the Air Force:
Premier Band; Regional Band Apprentice, Bassoon; Regional Band Apprentice, Oboe; Regional Band Craftsman, Audio And Lighting Engineer; Regional Band Craftsman, Horn; Regional Band Craftsman, Tuba; Regional Band Helper, Electric Bass/String Bass; Regional Band Helper, Saxophone; Regional Band Journeyman, Bassoon; Regional Band Journeyman, Oboe
To craft an entertaining production takes both creative vision and leadership skills. Based on a writer’s script, producers and directors create movies, videos, television shows, live theater, and commercials. Producers make the business and financial decisions for a production. They raise money and hire the director and crew. Producers set the budget and approve any major changes to the project. They make sure that the production is completed on time, and hold the responsibility for the final product. Directors make the creative decisions. They select the cast, run rehearsals, and guide actors’ portrayal of their characters. At early phases, directors work closely with costume and set designers and location scouts to set the right scene. After a film is shot, they consult with the film editors and music directors to ensure the final product matches their vision. For live performances, stage directors support a consistent, strong performance. Work hours in these fields are often long and irregular, and pressure to finish projects on time is constant. Employment may be temporary, and travel is common… whether to tour with a theater production, or shoot a TV show or movie on location. A combination of a bachelor’s degree and several years’ related work experience is the usual path to enter these fields. A background in acting, film and video editing, or cinematography are typical.
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:
Review performer information, such as photos, resumes, voice tapes, videos, and union membership, to decide whom to audition for parts.
Read scripts and confer with producers to determine the types and numbers of performers required for a given production.
Select performers for roles or submit lists of suitable performers to producers or directors for final selection.
Arts and Humanities
music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
reading work related information
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
do two or more things at the same time
pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Web page creation and editing software
Website development software
bachelor's degree or some college usually needed
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.