5227.3 Props Persons and Set Builders
Props persons and set builders assist technical workers and perform other support duties related to broadcasting and the production of motion pictures and the performing arts.
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to research, build and maintain props and other set decorations
- Spatial perception to rig and control elements of sets that move and function to depict action
- Objective interest in precision working to fabricate props, miniatures and sets from wood, cardboard, plastic, rubber, cloth, metal and other materials using hand tools, and to set up and operate machines and equipment such as saws, lathes and drills
- Methodical interest in maintaining props and other set decorations
- Innovative interest in analyzing sketches, blueprints, staging or floor plans and instructions to determine production requirements and work procedures
3Near and far vision
4Other body positions
2Multiple limb co-ordination
L1Regulated inside climate
H3Equipment, machinery, tools
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- Completion of college courses in broadcasting, theatre arts or a related field
a period of on-the-job training is required.
Motion picture and video production companies
Television stations and networks
Theatre and stage companies
There may be an overlap in duties among occupations in this group, depending on the size of the production or broadcasting studio.
Progression to related technical occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting or the performing arts is possible with additional training or experience.
Audio and Video Recording Technicians (5225)
Broadcast Technicians (5224)
Film and Video Camera Operators (5222)
Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts (5226)
* Environmental Conditions
For some occupations in this group, L
ocation L3 (Outside) may also apply.