Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5226

This unit group includes a range of technical, co-ordinating and supervisory workers who co-ordinate and perform specific activities for television, radio and motion picture productions, news broadcasts, theatre and stage productions, and other live or recorded productions. They are employed by television and radio stations and networks, recording studios, motion picture and video production companies, concert promoters and theatre, stage and dance companies.

Job Duties for Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Floor managers
  • Co-ordinate the work of camera operators and other technical staff, and cue announcers, actors and performers during news broadcasts and television program tapings.
Key grips
  • Supervise grips, gaffers and stagehands who rig, place, move and dismantle lights, sets, backdrops, scenery and other stage equipment.
Gaffers and lighting technicians
  • Set up, operate and make repairs to lights and other electrical equipment in studios and on sets and stages.
Stunt co-ordinators and special effects technicians
  • Design and co-ordinate special effects such as fires, explosions and crashes.
Make-up artists
  • Apply cosmetic and special effects make-up on actors and other performers.
Costumiers
  • Study scripts to determine the necessary costumes and oversee the acquisition, fitting and maintenance of costumes.
Settings shop foremen
  • Assist in preparing the construction specifications for sets.
Property masters
  • Identify and list the necessary props and place them during rehearsals and performances.

Working Conditions for Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Work takes place in a variety of environments, depending on the specific occupation. Work may be in movie or broadcast studios, in theatres or on location. Workers may be required to travel to various locations, depending on the project. Those building or tearing down sets and construction props follow safety protocols to prevent injury from tools, airborne particles, heat, and large materials.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Animal Wrangler - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts
  • Broadcasting Co-ordinator
  • Chief Lighting Technician
  • Chief Stage Electrician
  • Costume Maker
  • Costume Supervisor
  • Costumer
  • Costumer - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts
  • Costumes Co-ordinator
  • Costumier
  • Exterior Set Manager
  • Exterior Shooting Director
  • Extra Wrangler - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts
  • Film Location Manager
  • First Grip
  • Floor Director - Broadcasting
  • Floor Manager - Broadcasting
  • Gaffer
  • Head Grip
  • Head Of Wardrobe
  • Key Dresser
  • Key Grip
  • Light Board Operator
  • Lighting Effects Chief Technician
  • Lighting Technician
  • Location Manager - Motion Pictures And Broadcasting
  • Machinist-electrician
  • Make-up Artist - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts
  • Make-up Artist And Hairdresser - Performing Arts
  • Make-up Artist And Wig Maker
  • Motion Picture Facilities Supervisor
  • Music Program Planner
  • Optical Effects Co-ordinator
  • Presentation Co-ordinator - Broadcasting
  • Production Co-ordinator - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts
  • Production Co-ordinator - Radiobroadcasting
  • Production Co-ordinator - Video Games
  • Production Co-ordinator - Visual Effects
  • Production Technician - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts
  • Program Co-ordinator - Broadcasting
  • Programming Manager
  • Properties Custodian - Stage Productions Or Motion Pictures
  • Property Master - Broadcasting
  • Property Master - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts
  • Radio Music Program Planner
  • Radio Program Planner
  • Remote Broadcasting Co-ordinator
  • Rigging Gaffer
  • Script Supervisor
  • Set Electrician
  • Settings Shop Foreman/woman
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Sports Program Co-ordinator - Broadcasting
  • Stage Assistant Director
  • Stage Electrician
  • Stage Manager
  • Stage Technician
  • Staging Supervisor
  • Studio Administrator
  • Studio Electrician
  • Studio Manager
  • Studio Manager - Broadcasting
  • Stunt Co-ordinator
  • Telecasting Technician
  • Theatre Technician
  • Unit Manager - Motion Pictures And Broadcasting
  • Wardrobe Co-ordinator
  • Wardrobe Master/mistress
  • Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Wig Hairdresser - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts
  • Costumier
  • Gaffer
  • Key Grip
  • Lighting Technician
  • Make-up Artist - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts
  • Program Co-ordinator - Broadcasting
  • Property Master - Broadcasting
  • Settings Shop Foreman/woman
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Stage Manager
  • Stunt Co-ordinator
  • Theatre Technician
  • Machinist-electrician
  • Stage Electrician
  • Promotions Coordinator
  • Coordonnateur Des Promotions