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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Talent Directors *
 
Talent Directors
(O*NET 27-2012.04, SOC 27-2012)
What they do
Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.
 
Also called:
Artistic Director, Casting Agent, Casting Assistant, Casting Associate, Casting Coordinator, Casting Director, Extras Casting Director, Model Booker, Talent Producer, Talent Scout
 
 
Wages
Producers and Directors*
Vermont - 2020
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 17.74   $36,900  
25% $ 21.59   $44,910  
Median $ 26.80   $55,740  
75% $ 31.98   $66,530  
90% $ 48.84   $101,600  
 
Average $ 29.91   $62,200  
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Industries of Employment
Producers and Directors*
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Motion picture and sound recording industries
28%
  • Broadcasting (except Internet)
23%
  • Self-employed workers
20%
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
8%
  • Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries
8%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Personnel and Human Resources
    Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Administration and Management
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking
    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making
    Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Persistence
    Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
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Projected Employment
Producers and Directors*
 Vermont
2018 employment 441
2028 employment 440
Annual percent change
(compounded)
-0.0%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
44
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Education and Experience:
Producers and Directors*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    Bachelor's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    Less than 5 years
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    None
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Job Zone
Considerable Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (7.0 to < 8.0) - A typical worker will require over 2 years up to and including 4 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  7%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  19%
Bachelor's degree   42%
Associate's degree   19%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  11%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  1%
Less than high school diploma   0%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
    Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Thinking Creatively
    Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Audition or interview potential performers or staff members.
  • Select staff, team members, or performers.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
  • Negotiate for services.
  • Maintain records, documents, or other files.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Audition and interview performers to match their attributes to specific roles or to increase the pool of available acting talent.
  • Prepare actors for auditions by providing scripts and information about roles and casting requirements.
  • Select performers for roles or submit lists of suitable performers to producers or directors for final selection.
  • Contact agents and actors to provide notification of audition and performance opportunities and to set up audition times.
  • Serve as liaisons between directors, actors, and agents.
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