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Being a freelance designer

Being a freelance designer

How one creative set about working for himself

How to work backstage at a gig

How to work backstage at a gig

Be a part of the backstage gang

A career in theatre props

A career in theatre props

Antony Barnett is Head of Props, Royal Opera House

A career in book cover design

A career in book cover design

Graphic artist James Nunn speaks about his career

Guitar technician

Guitar technician

Big-name bands in a backstage music career


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Creative People

Deptford John, guitar technician and lecturer

Deptford John, guitar technician and lecturer

"Never be afraid to ask questions."

Lucy Quartermaine, designer

Lucy Quartermaine, designer

"If my idea sells well, it's a brilliant feeling."

Lynette Nixon, box office manager

Lynette Nixon, box office manager

"I am always aware of how the shows are selling."

Mike Benson, museum director

Mike Benson, museum director

"Working in heritage is like flying a space ship"


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Job profiles

Toymaker

Toymaker

Often specialising in a particular toy or range

Craft worker-maker

Craft worker-maker

Making objects and implementing craft techniques

Events staff

Events staff

Oversee the running of a venue or function

Lighting designer

Lighting designer

Designing lighting for buildings

Finance staff (arts)

Finance staff (arts)

Provide administrative support to organisations


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