Theater director - Salary and Career
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Theater director - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Film, theater, television and radio program, artistic, production and programming directors direct, create, coordinate, supervise and evaluate artistic, technical and financial aspects relating to the making of films, plays, dance shows, opera and musicals, programs and content for television and radio, videos, multimedia and advertising pieces.

How much does an Theater director earn

A Theater director earns between $1.932 and $26.358 per month, with an average monthly salary of $9.181 and a median salary of $6.914 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 151 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Theater director

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 9.181 110.171 2.295 45
1º Quartile 1.932 23.187 483 9
Median Salary 6.914 82.972 1.729 34
3º Quartile 20.102 241.221 5.025 99
Higher Salary 26.358 316.296 6.590 129

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • communicators, artists and religious
      • performance and arts professionals
        • show directors

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Main workplaces

Show Directors they work in cultural and recreational activities and in other business activities. There is intense mobility between the functions of Film, TV, video and theater director, with many professionals working either in one vehicle or in another and also occasionally acting as producers or actors, concurrently or separately. In general, the bond as an employee, between TV and radio directors and, as self-employed, for other occupations, predominates. Their activities are carried out in teams, at irregular hours and some professionals may be subject to the effects of working under pressure, under intense noise, high temperatures and great heights.

What does it take to work in the field of Show Directors

The exercise of family occupations requires initial training equivalent to complete higher education. The full exercise of activities requires four to five years of experience, since the expected expertise comes from repeated practice.

Functions and activities of Theater director

Show Directors must:

  • directing achievements in performing arts, music, audiovisuals and multimedia;
  • execute grid;
  • communicate;
  • build a team;
  • developing ideas;
  • build team;
  • evaluate the results;
  • decoupage content;
  • direct achievements in performing arts, musicals, audiovisuals and multimedia;
  • create projects;
  • plan multi-window programming grids;
  • form team;
  • execute schedule grids;
  • form a team;
  • directing achievements in performing, musical, audiovisual and multimedia arts;
  • execute programming grids;
  • directing achievements in performing arts, musicals, audiovisuals and multimedia;
  • plan programming grids in multiple windows;
  • plan production;
  • plan programming grids in multiple windows;
  • planning programming grids in multiple windows;
  • directing performing arts, musical, audiovisual and multimedia achievements;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • evaluate results;
  • planning production;
  • run programming grids;
  • develop ideas;

  • Activities

    • plan necessary resources within the product lifecycle;
    • identify target audience;
    • adapt the product according to the grid and /or platform;
    • adjusting the realization to the circumstances (artistic, technical, financial, market, etc.) ;
    • consider the project from a technical point of view;
    • directing rehearsals;
    • manage conflicts;
    • indicate programming team;
    • establish agreements with producer and sponsor;
    • analyze market demands;
    • supervising pre-production;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • order content;
    • demonstrate aesthetic perception ability;
    • demonstrate harmony with technological innovations;
    • set the production of promotional pieces;
    • define the narrative design of the work;
    • create the work format;
    • interact with teams;
    • demarcate the use of equipment;
    • demonstrate ability to find solutions;
    • plan necessary resources within the life cycle of products;
    • define scenarios and locations;
    • share ideas with the team;
    • supervising the production, realization, assembly, presentation ;
    • build project production drawing;
    • research the characteristics of the target audience;
    • apply provisions of the relevant legislation;
    • consider the project from an artistic point of view;
    • managing the realization time;
    • promote meetings with teams;
    • approve program content;
    • directing the teams during the realization process;
    • manage programming grid display in multiple windows;
    • evaluate the final results of the production process;
    • evaluate team performance;
    • acquire content and formats;
    • write texts for periodicals;
    • follow audience;
    • elaborate budget;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • perform project feasibility study;
    • create scripts;
    • select material for the development of the program;
    • concept projects;
    • reformat product;
    • search themes;
    • disclose the achievement in the media;
    • approve teams;
    • manage business script display;
    • developing partnerships;
    • control display failures;
    • provide advice;
    • map required resources;
    • make information available to staff;
    • analyze the results of external evaluations;
    • consider the project from a financial point of view;
    • planning product lifecycles;
    • perform technical and aesthetic reading of the script;
    • evaluate the partial results of the production process;
    • supervise creation;
    • analyze audience, content and behavior;
    • delegating attributions to different sectors;
    • demonstrate flexibility ability;
    • interact with the public;
    • register the idea or argument;
    • establish strategic programming actions;
    • supervising creation;
    • supervising post-production and finalization;
    • supervising the organization of production;
    • approve production schedule;
    • select material for the elaboration of the program;
    • consider the project from an operational point of view;
    • collect information, data;
    • indicate artistic team;
    • make information available to the team;
    • conducting the internal rhythm of the work;
    • plan media;
    • conduct tests with artistic talents;
    • demonstrate attunement to behavioral transformations;
    • consider the project from a marketing point of view;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • perform technical tests;
    • have meetings with teams;
    • manage curation of collection content;
    • indicate production team;
    • interface with related sectors;
    • deliver courses, lectures, workshops, etc;
    • directing artistic talents (actors, presenters, singers , etc.);
    • establish parameters and guidelines for each sector of the realization (light, sound, etc);
    • demonstrate ability to work under pressure;
    • indicate a technical team;
    • supervising the creation;
    • indicate artistic team;
    • select the themes to be worked on;

    Sectors that hire Theater director the most in the job market

    • open television activities
    • elementary school
    • data processing, application service providers and internet hosting services
    • higher education - undergraduate
    • general public administration
    • retailer of other products
    • radio activities
    • other human health care activities
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    • child education - pre-school

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