Artistic Director, Casting Agent, Casting Coordinator, Casting Director
In the Air Force:
Premier Band - The USAF Band; Regional Band Apprentice, Bassoon; Regional Band Apprentice, Piano; Regional Band Craftsman, Arranger; Regional Band Craftsman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands); Regional Band Craftsman, Tuba; Regional Band Helper, Flute; Regional Band Helper, String/Electric Bass; Regional Band Journeyman, Bassoon; Regional Band Journeyman, Piano
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:
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
music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
human resources (HR)
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
talking to others
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:
Attention to Detail
Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Operating system software
Data base user interface and query software
Amazon Web Services AWS software
bachelor's degree or associate's degree usually needed
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.