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NOC 5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Example Titles
animal wrangler – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
broadcasting co-ordinator
chief lighting technician
chief stage electrician
costume maker
costume supervisor
costumer – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
costumes co-ordinator
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
head grip
head of wardrobe
key dresser
key grip
light board operator
lighting effects chief technician
lighting technician
location manager – motion pictures and broadcasting
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

Lead statement
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.

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

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.


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.

Source: Canada website