Scenario builder - Salary and Career
Scenography Technicians

Scenario builder - 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 Scenario builder earn

A Scenario builder 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 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 Scenario builder

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 Scenario builder

Scenography Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Scenario builder 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
    • urbanization works - streets, squares and sidewalks
    • radio activities
    • rental of other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment, without operator

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