Stage technician - Salary and Career
Scenography Technicians

Stage technician - 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 Stage technician earn

A Stage technician earns between $1.255 and $6.379 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.728 and a median salary of $2.366 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 216 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Stage technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.728 32.732 682 14
1º Quartile 1.255 15.064 314 6
Median Salary 2.366 28.392 592 12
3º Quartile 4.865 58.377 1.216 25
Higher Salary 6.379 76.546 1.595 33

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 Stage technician

Scenography Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Stage technician the most in the job market

    • elementary school
    • music production
    • engineering services
    • temporary labor lease
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • health management support activities
    • activities of associative organizations linked to culture and art
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • other teaching activities

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