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Career Details :: Talent Directors
Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Auditions and interviews performers to identify most suitable talent for broadcasting, stage, or musical production.
- Maintains talent file, including information about personalities, such as specialties, past performances, and availability.
- Directs recording sessions for musical artists.
- Promotes record sales by personal appearances and contacts with broadcasting personalities.
- Negotiates contract agreements with performers.
- Selects performer or submits list of suitable performers to producer or director for final selection.
- Arranges for screen tests or auditions for new performers.
- Advertising Sales Agents
- Appraisers, Real Estate
- Demonstrators and Product Promoters
- Directors, Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
- Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
- Personnel Recruiters
- Technical Directors/Managers
General Work Activities
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Judging Qualities of Things, Service, People
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Resolving Conflict, Negotiating With Others
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Deal With External Customers
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate