Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio :

Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $58,430.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,188
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.16 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Technology and Tool Usage
Time Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Produce stage and film productions
Establish pace and sequence of program and scenes
Express creativity through music, song, dance, or acting
Edit film scenes
Achieve special camera effects
Tell stories through musical, visual, or dramatic arts
Determine locale or period of story
Prepare production storyboards
Determine presentation subjects or content
Write material for artistic or entertainment purposes

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage financial activities of the organization
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Coordinate activities of production personnel
Coordinate logistics for productions or events
Direct fundraising or financing activities
Direct talent to optimize performance
Manage broad organizational programs or initiatives
Coordinate documentation, reporting, or editing activities
Assign work to staff or employees
Supervise personnel or contractors in artistic or entertainment settings

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate applicant qualifications for employment
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate talent of individuals or groups
Evaluate applicant, staff, or individual skill levels
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Evaluate length, content, or suitability of program for broadcast
Manage content of broadcasts or presentations
Evaluate script quality
Evaluate advertising promotions

Getting Information

Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work
Research topics for educational or entertainment programs
Review scripts and production information to determine costumes or makeup required
Study scripts to determine project requirements
Research information for news programs and broadcasts
Interview others for news, research, or entertainment purposes
Obtain copyrights or other legal permissions
Gather information for news stories

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement company or staff policies
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Edit written materials or content

Staffing Organizational Units

Audition performance artists
Hire personnel
Promote personnel within organizations
Select applicants meeting qualifications
Select staff or team members from current employees
Conduct eligibility or selection interviews

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others

Manage operations of artistic or entertainment departments or organizations
Direct activities in audio or video recording studio
Collaborate with performers, directors, designers, and other artistic production workers
Direct productions or performances
Manage artistic or entertainment activities
Direct camera operators

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Conduct meetings with clients and customers
Collaborate with others to determine technical details of productions
Conduct staff or co-worker meetings
Respond to employee concerns
Discuss production content and progress with others
Signal directions or warnings to coworkers

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