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Stage Managers plan, organise, supervise and coordinate the activities of workers responsible for placing sets and properties, and operating lighting and sound equipment as part of film, television or stage productions.


  • supervises the positioning of scenery, props and the lighting and sound equipment.


  • stressful.

To become a Stage Manager

  • You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Stage Manager. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in stage management, theatre, drama, live production or performance may be useful.

    Take a Bachelor of Screen and Stage

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