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Stage Production Workers

Employment Prospects


The Theatre Communications Group reports that approximately 160,000 artists, administrators, and technical production staff were employed in nonprofit theaters in 2018. Stage production workers and technicians may be employed by theater, dance, music, and other performing arts companies. They more often receive full-time employment from companies that have their own facilities, although companies that tour year-round often need to keep technical workers on staff. In addition, managers of performing arts facilities, such as theaters, opera houses, arenas, or auditoriums, may hire full-time technicians. Often, technical workers are not hired by a single employer; many find work with different companies and/or facility managers on a freelance basis.

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