Theater Careers

Author: Tim Donahue
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781611171976
Release Date: 2013-07-22
Genre: Performing Arts

Theater Careers is designed to empower aspiring theater professionals to make savvy, informed decisions through a concise overview of how to prepare for and find work in the theater business. Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson offer well-researched information on various professions, salary ranges, educational and experience requirements, and other facets certain to enlighten students contemplating a theater career, as well as inform counselors, teachers, and parents of available opportunities and the demands of each path. Theater Careers offers valuable details not readily available elsewhere, including dozens of informative job descriptions surveying the impressive variety of theater careers, both on and off the stage as well as statistics on the working and earning prospects of various careers as drawn from the best sources in the business. The authors also provide thoughtful assessments of the value of education and training choices, including the most meaningful way to look at the costs of college—estimating net costs, which is seldom described elsewhere—and how to choose a school. Straightforward and objective, Theater Careers is an ideal reference for those seeking careers in the theater. Armed with this information, readers will be better equipped to pursue choices that best lead to satisfying and secure employment in the rewarding field of the dramatic arts.

Theater Careers

Author: Jan Weingarten Greenberg
Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers
ISBN: UCSC:32106006733577
Release Date: 1983-01-01
Genre: Theater

Discusses backstage careers in the theater such as those of producer, manager, director, press agent, casting director, musician, lighting designer, propertyman, carpenter, and dresser. Includes interviews with persons working in the various fields.

Careers in Technical Theater

Author: Mike Lawler
Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781581158038
Release Date: 2010-06-29
Genre: Performing Arts

Discover exciting career possibilities behind the scenes. Want to make it big on Broadway—as a techie? Or how about working in smaller regional theater? Careers in Technical Theater explains more than twenty different careers from the perspective of successful theater artists. Included are specialties that have been around for decades, as well as those still emerging in the field. Concise information is provided on job duties, estimated earnings, recommended training, examples of career paths, and the insights are given of working pros in management, scenery, audio/visual, costumes, video and projection, engineering, and theatrical systems. There's even a detailed appendix on finding on-the-job training as an intern, apprentice, or paid worker. For anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes life in the theater, Careers in Technical Theater is a priceless resource. • Examines twenty careers, old and new • Includes unique, detailed insights from working pros in every field • Information on getting on-the-job training as an intern, apprentice, or paid employee

101 Careers in Gerontology Second Edition

Author: C. Joanne Grabinski, MA, ABD, FAGHE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826120090
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Genre: Social Science

"101+ Careers is rich with useful information. I highly recommend the book for any student, emerging, or re-careering professional exploring their options for a career in gerontology and the resources they may need to go about pursuing it." Jarmin Yeh, Institute for Health and Aging and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco American Society on Aging Blog Describes a wealth of diverse career opportunities in gerontology and how to prepare for them How do you know if a career in gerontology is right for you? What opportunities exist in the field? Completely updated to reflect significant changes to policy and management of resources, the second edition of 101 Careers in Gerontology provides a wealth of helpful and timely guidance in this rapidly growing field. Written for all levels of job seekers ranging from community college students to credential-seeking professionals, the book outlines a multitude of opportunities that dovetail with careers ranging from sociologist and home care agency administrator to architect and documentary filmmaker. Interviews with practitioners provide insight into job particulars and the experience of starting out with a degree versus on-the-job learning. The book describes five emerging gerontology-related fields, updates already existing job profiles including salary scales, and includes many new careers and their education requirements. New interviews are replete with advice and job search tips. Surprising additions to the list of career profiles include financial planner for elders, custom clothier, health coach, social or cultural historian, travel/tourism specialist, senior theater director, and many others. This second edition encompasses career changes and opportunities resulting from the newly created Administration for Community Living, and those influenced by policy changes in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Also new to the second edition are lists of gerontology professional organizations that can be helpful career search resources and links to professional organizations and other websites specific to each career profile. Changes to the Second Edition Include: Many new careers and their education requirements Updated job profiles including salary scales A description of three types of gerontology career pathsand how to prepare for them Coverage of such emerging fields as entrepreneurial gerontology, global aging, journalism and aging, and urban gerontology Career changes resulting from policy changes in relevant government agencies Lists of professional organizations and websites specific to each career profile 13 new interviews and 12 interviews updated from first edition Information about national, international, and local gerontology organizations including student and new professional member sections Updated and expanded glossary of acronyms

Understanding Careers

Author: Kerr Inkson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761929505
Release Date: 2006-07-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives uses a unique framework of nine archetypal metaphors to encapsulate the field of career studies. Using an easy-to-read style, author Kerr Inkson examines key concepts, illustrating them with over 50 authentic career cases, to build an excellent bridge between theory and “real life.”

Career Coach

Author: Shelly Field
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780816053544
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a guide for those interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts, with advice and tips on assessing interests and skills, setting goals, planning career actions, searching for a job, networking, and pursuing success in the workplace.

Backstage Broadway

Author: William E. Thomas
Publisher: Julian Messner
ISBN: 0671330020
Release Date: 1980-04-01
Genre: Education

Describes the different jobs that are required to create and produce a theater production on Broadway. Includes general manager, set designer, lyricist, orchestrator, production secretary, head carpenter, hairstylist, and doorman.

101 Careers in Gerontology

Author: C. Joanne Grabinski, MA, ABD, FAGHE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826115039
Release Date: 2007-08-27
Genre: Social Science

Wanted: Gerontology Workers, Gerontological Specialists, and Gerontologists for careers now and into the future. As our population of persons aged 65 and over grows and lives longer through these ages, the need for more practitioners with gerontology-specific training is growing as well. Opportunities for careers in gerontology are everywhere and more are appearing every day, however the increasing number of options in this field makes the task of finding information, mentoring, and jobs more difficult. How do you know if gerontology is right for you and what options for practice are available? 101 Careers in Gerontology will guide you in your search, providing glimpses into and information about a broad range of options that are gerontology-specific or gerontology-related. This guide is for all levels of job seekers-college or high school students looking to begin careers or paths of study, professionals needing credentials, mid-career job seekers, even guidance counselors or parents looking for help counseling young adults. Types of jobs and where you would work-including areas you may not have considered such as clothing design, anthropology, or law-education requirements for those jobs, practitioner profiles, and emerging job prospects are all outlined to give you the information you need to decide which path in gerontology is right for you. Interviews with practitioners provide insight on what it's like to be starting out in gerontology or to have worked in the field for years, as well as the experience of starting out with a degree versus on-the-job learning. So go ahead, use this book and tweak your interest, spur your imagination, or identify a broader spectrum of career possibilities that might be a good fit for you. Welcome to the exciting, dynamic, and ever-expanding professional world of Gerontology!