Production crew members look after the setting up, dismantling, removal and maintenance of music and theatre production equipment for stage performances. They also transport and maintain equipment between shows.
You can work as a production crew member without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You may like to consider a VET qualification in technical production or live production and technical services. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a production crew member through a traineeship in Technical Production or Live Production and Technical Services. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Production crew members may perform the following tasks:
Production crew members may be required to travel long distances and to remote locations when on tour with a show. They work irregular hours or shifts.
Production crew members are employed by theatre groups, production companies, event venues and touring bands. Competition for entry-level positions is very strong. Applicants are required to have experience, which can be gained through voluntary work experience in related areas.