Job Descriptions

There are many types of jobs necessary to creating a movie or television show. The following is an elaborate collection of some of the most common roles and titles used on sets in Manitoba.

Currently, IATSE Local 856 covers the following crew categories in Manitoba:

Animal Wrangling – Animal Head Wrangler, Coordinator, Trainer, Large Animal Handler, Small Animal Handler Art Department – including Production Designer, Art Director, Assistant Art Director, Art Department Coordinator, Clearances, Art Department Assistant, Graphics, Draftsperson, Model Builder, Story Board Artist Catering – Head Chef, Sous Chef, Assistant Chef/Caterer Construction – Construction Coordinator, Foreman/Head Carpenter, Scenic Carpenter, Carpenter, Carpenter’s Assistant, Labourer, Scenic Metal Fabricator, Welder Continuity – Script Supervisor/Continuity Costume – Costume Designer, Assistant Costume Designer, Costume Coordinator, Set Supervisor, Truck Costumer, Costume Assistant, Costumer Extras Casting – Extras Casting Director, Extras Casting Assistant First Aid / Craft Service – Key FACS, First Assistant FACS, Second Assistant FACS, Shopper/Crew Greens – Head Greens Person, Greens Crew, General Labourer Grips – Key Grip, Best Boy, Dolly Grip, Grip, Rigging Grip Hair – Key Hairstylist, First Assistant Stylist, Second Assistant Stylist, Wigs Lighting – Gaffer, Lighting Designer/Director, Best Boy Electric, Generator Operator, Lighting Crew, Rigging Gaffer, Rigging Electric Makeup – Special Effects Makeup, Key Makeup Artist, First Assistant Makeup Artist, Second Assistant Makeup Artist Paint – Key Scenic Artist, Scenic Artist/Scenic Painter, Sign Painter, Painter Picture Vehicles – Picture Vehicles Coordinator, Assistant Picture Vehicles Coordinator, General Labourer Props – Property Master, Assistant Property Master, Props Buyer, Firearms Safety Coordinator, Weapons Handler, Props Builder, Props Crew Security – Security Coordinator, Security Captain, Security Crew/Watchperson Set Decorating – Set Decorator, Lead Dresser, Set Buyer, On Set Dresser, Draper/Upholsterer, Set Dresser, Set Decorating Crew, General Labourer Sound – Sound Mixer, Boom Operator, Playback Operator/Second Boom Operator, Sound Assistant/Cableperson, General Labourer Special Effects (SPFX) – Special Effects Coordinator, First Assistant SPFX, Second Assistant SPFX, Third Assistant SPFX, General Labourer Transport – Transport Coordinator, Driver Captain, Honeywagon Driver, Special Equipment Driver, Cast Driver, Driver, Unit Mover Driver, General Labourer For job descriptions of these titles and application procedures, see the IATSE Local 856 website.

Currently, the DGC Manitoba covers the following crew categories in Manitoba:

Accounting – including Production Accountant, First and Second Assistant Production Accountant, Accounting Clerk Assistant Directing – including First, Second and Third Assistant Directors Directing – including Director, Second Unit Director Locations – including Locations Manager, Assistant Locations Manager, Locations Production Assistant Editing – including Picture Editor, Sound Editor, First Assistant Editor, Second Assistant Editor Production – including Production Manager, Unit Manager/Assistant Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Assistant Production Coordinator, Office PA, Set Production Assistant, Production Assistant For job descriptions of these titles, see the DGC National website. For application procedures, see the DGC Manitoba website.

Currently, IATSE Local 669 covers the following crew categories in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest and Yukon Territories:

Director of Photography Camera Operator Steadicam Operator Aerial Operator Underwater DOP/OP, Underwater Electronic Camera Op First Camera Assistant, Second Camera Assistant Still Photographer Electronic DOP, Electronic Camera Operator Video Electronic Playback Coordinator, Operator, Assistant Computer Playback Visual Effects/CGI Unit Publicity Special – Remote Head, 360 Imagery, Motion Control, Teleprompter, Digital Imaging Technician For job descriptions of these titles, see the IATSE Local 669 website.

Currently, the following crew categories are non-unionized in Manitoba:

Casting – including Casting Director, Assistant Casting Director