Profession scenery technician

Scenery technicians setup, prepare, check and maintain pre-assembled sets in order to provide optimal scenery quality for a live performance. They cooperate with road crew to unload, set up and move equipment and sets.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Skills

  • Manage personal professional development

    Take responsibility for lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Engage in learning to support and update professional competence. Identify priority areas for professional development based on reflection about own practice and through contact with peers and stakeholders.

  • Follow safety procedures when working at heights

    Take necessary precautions and follow a set of measures that assess, prevent and tackle risks when working at a high distance from the ground. Prevent endangering people working under these structures and avoid falls from ladders, mobile scaffolding, fixed working bridges, single person lifts etc. since they may cause fatalities or major injuries.

  • Prevent fire in a performance environment

    Take steps to prevent fire in a performance environment. Make sure the space complies with fire safety rules, with sprinklers and fire extinguishers installed where necessary. Make sure staff are aware of fire prevention measures.

  • Set up equipment in a timely manner

    Make sure to set up equipment according to deadlines and time schedules.

  • Mark the information from the ground plans on the stage area

    Interpret the designs and other scenic drawings to clearly mark the information from the ground plans to the stage area.

  • Assemble scenic elements on stage

    Assemble scenic elements, dance and stage floors and stage cloths, based on written documents

  • Keep up with trends

    Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.

  • Draw stage layouts

    Manual drawing or sketching of stage layouts.

  • Ensure visual quality of the set

    Inspect and amend the scenery and set-dressing to make sure the visual quality is optimal with in constraints of time, budget and manpower.

  • Modify scenic elements during performance

    Change-over of scenic elements during performance, and follow the relevant documentation during performance.

  • Understand artistic concepts

    Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.

  • Handle scenic elements during rehearsal

    Handle and assemble equipment and scenery material during rehearsal or on stage.

  • Dismantle the rehearsal set

    Take apart all prepared scenic elements after the rehearsal.

  • Work safely with mobile electrical systems under supervision

    Take the necessary precautions while providing temporary power distribution for performance and art facility purposes under supervision.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Prepare personal work environment

    Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.

  • Work with respect for own safety

    Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.

  • Assemble the rehearsal set

    Put together all prepared scenic elements to prepare the rehearsal set.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage signoff of an installed system perform first fire intervention safeguard artistic quality of performance manage technical resources stock prevent technical problems with scenic elements adapt artistic plan to location maintain system layout for a production keep personal administration manage consumables stock prevent technical problems with stage equipment work safely with chemicals translate artistic concepts to technical designs maintain theatre sets draw up stage layouts digitally promote yourself document your own practice change over props advise client on technical possibilities draw up artistic production consult with stakeholders on implementation of a production preset props develop professional network