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Casting Director

The casting director, or more often a casting firm, is hired by the producer of a stage show to audition and recommend actors, singers, and dancers, in cooperation with the director, musical director, and choreographer.

Music Supervisor

Once again, you find yourself staring down at the fax machine, contemplating a paper jam and wondering what the innards of this machine might look like if splayed across the ground with a baseball bat. Invariably, a certain tune pops into your head. Now that “Still” by the Geto Boys will be running through your mind all day, you can thank a music supervisor for that track’s placement in the film Office Space.

Lead Animator

The lead animator at a game development studio is a mentor to the junior staff who guides and tutors the artists in evolving and developing their talent. This person is also the right hand of the animation director in supervising the staff toward completion of animation assets in a timely, efficient manner.

Online Game Designer

Online game designers are hired to lead a team of artists, programmers, and other designers in the development of online and social games, but also serve as the project leader on the continuing improvement and management of existing titles.

Lead Economics Designer

If you are a hard-core gamer and have an aptitude for financial systems, then the natural combination of your interests and skills would surely make you the ideal candidate for a job as a lead economics designer for web-based games. MMOs like World of Warcraft and popular social gaming brands like Farmville or Restaurant City are built around a virtual economic structure that must be carefully planned and monitored, much like the foundation of a fledging nation or corporation.

Property Master

The property master on a film or television production is responsible for all objects handled by the actors during a scene. This includes food, weapons, household items, office supplies, and intergalactic communication devices.

Production Manager

“Creatives,” or those who are concerned only with the artistic details of a project, tend to have a difficult time editing their imaginations to fit a budget. That is where the production manager comes in; he or she is the keeper of the cash, the parental figure doling out the allowance. A theatrical production or concert consists of numerous departments and technical elements that compete for a slice of the money pie, but must cooperate to put on a cohesive show.

Second Assistant Director

The second assistant director is hired during pre-production and is an aide to the first assistant director and, by extension, the director.

First Assistant Director

The first assistant director is responsible to the director, and is chiefly concerned with facilitating a smooth workflow on set and serving the needs of the director. This person begins work during pre-production and is typically handpicked by the director. In some instances, the assistant director may also be assigned the responsibilities of the unit production manager.

Animation Director

Just as the art director ensures quality and a consistent aesthetic through the delivery of all art assets, the animation director is tasked with overseeing the staff of animators who work in video game development.