Career outlook for stagehand
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would work behind the scenes with props, scenery and special effects in theatres, concert halls and TV/film studios.
Your knowledge of exactly where and when to move objects and scenery would be an important part of any performance.
- Load and unload equipment
- Help carpenters to build and put up scenery
- Go to rehearsals to get to know every scene change
- Move scenery, furniture and heavy equipment during performances
- Open and close theatre curtains between acts
- Operate manual and automated scenery-moving machinery
- Clear the stage or studio and backstage area at the end of the performance
You would work as part of a team managed by a master carpenter, technical manager or stage manager.
It would be important for you to have a good understanding of health and safety rules.
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