Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

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Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 657
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.91 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Convey moods or emotions through music
Express creativity through music, song, dance, or acting
Portray roles using gesture or body movement
Rehearse role independently from script to learn lines
Tell stories through musical, visual, or dramatic arts
Create artistic objects, materials, or renderings
Convey moods or emotions through acting or role play
Perform music for the public
Write material for artistic or entertainment purposes
Write scripts for use in movies, plays, or a variety of entertainment venues

Getting Information

Practice commentary or dialogue to be shared in speeches, debates, or public venues
Research topics for educational or entertainment programs
Develop message to be shared in speeches, debates, or press conferences
Study scripts to determine project requirements
Review scripts and production information to determine costumes or makeup required
Interview others for news, research, or entertainment purposes
Gather information for news stories

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