When it comes to Hollywood jobs, some positions are very well-known. Hearing the word “producer” brings to mind images of Quentin Tarantino or Heather Parry. You can easily list off directors and actors. You know you can’t have a show or movie without a scriptwriter and camera operators.
While these are some of the most well-known positions, they are far from the only ones. If you’re looking for a position in Hollywood but the traditional roles aren’t necessarily for you, here are three unexpected jobs you might want to consider.
Food stylists are typically responsible for making the food in magazines and commercials look perfect and delicious. They’re also responsible for the appearance of every piece of food (from a single slice of pie to a three-course meal) in a film or television show. Food stylists oversee all details when it comes to food, including props, plates, and tablecloths, ensuring that it always looks its best.
The Foley artist is the person who makes sound effects using physical props. They make sounds like shattering glass, a creaking door, and approaching thunder. A Foley artist uses a variety of props to create the sounds necessary for the film or television show.
A studio teacher is responsible for teaching child actors (aged 1 to 18) an age (and grade) appropriate curriculum. In the state of California, a studio teacher must be on-site at all times when the child actor is working. In addition to providing an education for the child actor, the studio teacher is also responsible for advocating for that child (or children) to ensure that the studio remains compliant with child labor laws.
There are countless non-traditional jobs that you can find in Hollywood. You don’t have to take on the big roles, but you can still make a huge contribution to a project. You can search online or check listings on a film studio to see if any positions might be well-suited to your talents.