Cenotechnic (cinema - Salary and Career
Scenography Technicians

Cenotechnic (cinema - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They build sets, props and furniture, based on analysis of the scenographic project and research of objects and materials, perform related techniques, such as carpentry, locksmithing, sewing, painting, modeling and sculpture, assemble and adapt pieces of scenery and special effects, operate machinery such as electric and scenographic poles, curtains, cranes, trolleys on rails and special effects mechanisms, supervise activities related to planning, budgeting and contracting of services and guide work teams.

How much does an Cenotechnic (cinema earn

A Cenotechnic (cinema earns between $1.287 and $5.287 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.248 and a median salary of $1.828 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 346 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Cenotechnic (cinema

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.248 26.977 562 11
1º Quartile 1.287 15.439 322 6
Median Salary 1.828 21.936 457 9
3º Quartile 4.032 48.383 1.008 20
Higher Salary 5.287 63.442 1.322 26

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in sound, scenography and projection equipment operation
        • scenography technicians

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Main workplaces

Scenography Technicians they work in artistic and cultural activities, on their own. They work as a team, with occasional supervision by the contractor, indoors and at irregular hours. In some activities, they can work at great heights, confined, subject to intense noise, remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, as well as being exposed to the risk of accidents and toxic materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Scenography Technicians

For the professional exercise of film and video and theater and shows machinists, a complete elementary education is required, followed by a qualification course of two hundred class hours and one year of experience for the full exercise of the activities. From the cenotécnico, a high-level vocational technical course is required. The full performance of the activities occurs after five years of experience.

Functions and activities of Cenotechnic (cinema

Scenography Technicians must:

  • perform related techniques;
  • build scenery and props;
  • operate machinery;
  • set scenarios;
  • building scenery and props;
  • assembling backdrops;
  • mount scenes;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • mount scenarios;
  • construir scenarios and props;
  • build backdrops and props;
  • build scenarios;
  • build scenarios and props;
  • operating machinery;
  • mount scenery;
  • supervise work activities;
  • assembling sceneries;

  • Activities

    • fix mobile backdrops to machinery;
    • position scenario in scenic space;
    • demonstrate improvisational skills;
    • perform carpentry work;
    • choose materials;
    • structure props;
    • perform paint jobs;
    • operating trolleys on rails;
    • fix maneuvers in scenarios;
    • script input and output of scenarios;
    • arm diffuser screens;
    • buy materials;
    • mount special effects;
    • manage time;
    • check warping and machinery;
    • search scenic objects;
    • guide construction team;
    • orient stage technicians;
    • check physical conditions of stages and sets;
    • make decisions;
    • make technical drawings;
    • perform modeling work;
    • manifest symmetrical acuity;
    • move scenarios on wheels;
    • perform sculpture work;
    • create special effects mechanisms;
    • perform glazing work;
    • fit props and scenery according to standard material measurements;
    • operate curtains;
    • adapt project measures with scenic spaces;
    • operate special effects;
    • manage time;
    • supervise packaging and transport of scenarios;
    • hire third-party services;
    • perform rigging work;
    • operate scenographic rods;
    • retouch scenarios;
    • work as a team;
    • guide stage assembly team;
    • adjust stage costumes;
    • repair damage to scenarios and props;
    • tuning stage dresses;
    • place props and objects in the scene;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • arm trolleys on rails;
    • operate cranes;
    • structure scenery;
    • work under pressure;
    • supervise studio staff;
    • fix mobile scenery on machinery;
    • identify scenarios in relation to rods;
    • support cinema electricians;
    • perform texture work;
    • manifest aesthetic sense;
    • arm cranes;
    • perform mechanical work;
    • demonstrate hand skill;
    • discriminate colors;
    • balance scenarios;
    • assembling scenery pieces;
    • perform locksmith work;
    • perform fiber works;
    • finish scenery and props;
    • plan work activities;
    • work as a team;
    • perform sewing work;
    • adapt scenario to the size of the scenic space;
    • build furniture;
    • matching backdrops and props to light;
    • budget services;
    • discriminate volumes in space;
    • analyze scenographic project;
    • organize aisle transit;
    • build set tricks;
    • operate electric poles (hoists);
    • delegate tasks;
    • making special effects mechanisms;
    • manifest hearing acuity;
    • decorate scenarios;

    Sectors that hire Cenotechnic (cinema the most in the job market

    • open television activities
    • rental of furniture, utensils and appliances for domestic and personal use
    • fairs, congresses, exhibitions and parties organization services
    • sound and lighting activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • movie, video and television program production activities
    • activities of associative organizations linked to culture and art
    • rental of other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment, without operator
    • urbanization works - streets, squares and sidewalks
    • radio activities

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