CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Talent Directors

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Entertainment
Benchmark Title: Talent Directors
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions. Review performer information such as photos, resumes, voice tapes, videos, and union membership, in order to decide whom to audition for parts.
 
Read scripts and confer with producers in order to determine the types and numbers of performers required for a given production.
 
Select performers for roles or submit lists of suitable performers to producers or directors for final selection.
 
Audition and interview performers in order to match their attributes to specific roles or to increase the pool of available acting talent.
 
Maintain talent files that include information such as performers' specialties, past performances, and availability.
 
Prepare actors for auditions by providing scripts and information about roles and casting requirements.
 
Serve as liaisons between directors, actors, and agents.
 
Attend or view productions in order to maintain knowledge of available actors.
 
Negotiate contract agreements with performers, with agents, or between performers and agents or production companies.
 
Contact agents and actors in order to provide notification of audition and performance opportunities and to set up audition times.
 
Hire and supervise workers who help locate people with specified attributes and talents.
 
Arrange for and/or design screen tests or auditions for prospective performers.
 
Locate performers or extras for crowd and background scenes, and stand-ins or photo doubles for actors, by direct contact or through agents.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Entertainment
Benchmark Title: Talent Directors
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Entertainment
Benchmark Title: Talent Directors
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Entertainment
Benchmark Title: Talent Directors
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Entertainment
Benchmark Title: Talent Directors
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Entertainment
Benchmark Title: Talent Directors
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Artist and Repertoire Manager
Artistic Associate
Artistic Director
Casting Agent
Casting Assistant
Casting Associate
Casting Coordinator
Casting Director
Contestant Coordinator
Entertainment Agent
Extras Casting Director
Pageant Director
Production Coordinator
Production Director
Talent Agent
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Entertainment
Benchmark Title: Talent Directors
 
 
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