Support occupations in movies, broadcasting and performing arts

Support occupations in movies, broadcasting and performing arts

NOC
5227

- Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

Include a range of support roles in in theatre, television, radio and motion picture productions, such as stagehand, set builder, props person and camera crane operator.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

2
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$9,143
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

56
 

% Working Full Time

67%
 

% Working Full Year

33%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes workers who perform support duties related to broadcasting and to the production of motion pictures and the performing arts. They are employed by television and radio stations and networks, recording studios, motion picture and video production companies and by theatre and stage companies.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Camera crane operators set up, assemble, adjust, maintain and replace reels and projector equipment; detect and repair mechanical and electrical problems; and change and install an electronic control panel using automated equipment.
  • Production assistants provide support to the director and producer, and are responsible for various aspects of production such as preparing schedules, setting up equipment, and making travel arrangements to various shooting locations.
  • Motion picture projectionists check the condition of the copy; set up and load film reels on movie theatre projection systems, adjust focus, sound levels and other projector and theatre settings; and maintain projection equipment.
  • Props persons and set builders assemble, repair, place, build and oversee props.
  • Script assistants distribute scripts to actors; keep detailed notes of all actions, positions and camera angles; and photograph and date scenes.
  • Grips and riggers rig, place, move and dismantle sets, backdrops, scenery and other stage equipment.
  • Dressers clean, maintain, transport and store costumes, and assist performers to dress in costumes.

Also Known As

  • boom grip
  • camera crane operator
  • dresser - motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
  • lighting assistant
  • production assistant
  • prompter
  • props person
  • script assistant
  • set builder
  • special effects assistant
  • spotlight operator
  • stagehand
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Most occupations in this unit group require completion of college courses in broadcasting, theatre arts or a related field or A period of on-the-job training.
  • Certification for projectionists is available, but voluntary, in New Brunswick. In Quebec, projectionists are regulated under operators of electrical machines, cinema equipment.
  • Projectionists are required to be licensed by their province of employment.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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39.2%
Female
60.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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36.4%
15-24
18.2%
25-34
18.2%
35-44
27.3%
45-54
0.0%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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22.2%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
22.2%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
22.2%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
33.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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36.4%
Information and cultural industries
27.3%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
18.2%
Professional, scientific and technical services
18.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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33.30%
Northeast
44.40%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
22.20%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Data legend

No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$9,143

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$9,143

Newfoundland

$16,845

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$23,004

Canada

$31,077
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

2
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

3
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

5
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

10