Skills Wig Assistant - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts in Alberta

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "wig assistant - motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts" was moved from the group Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts (NOC 5227) to the group Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators (NOC 53111).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a wig assistant - motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts (NOC 53111).


  • Set up and operate mobile camera platforms, microphone booms and lighting equipment
  • Load film reels onto movie theatre projectors
  • Adjust focus, sounds levels and other projector and theatre settings and maintain equipment
  • Assemble, repair, place, build and oversee props
  • Keep detailed notes of all actions, positions and camera angles, and photograph and date scenes
  • Rig, place, move and dismantle sets, backdrops, scenery and other stage equipment
  • Clean, maintain, transport and store costumes
  • Assist performers to dress in costumes
  • Arrange schedules
  • Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations
  • Change and install an electronic control panel using automated equipment
  • Detect and repair mechanical and electrical problems
  • Set up equipment
  • Set up, assemble, adjust, maintain and replace reels and projector equipment

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


  • Analysis Help -
    • Analyzing Information
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
  • Handling Goods and Materials Help -
    • Loading and Unloading
  • Creative Expression Help -
    • Designing
  • Building Help -
    • Constructing
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment


  • Social Sciences and Arts Help -
    • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Design
  • Communications and Transportation Help -
    • Communications and Media
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