Miniature Set Constructor

Construct miniature models of motion picture sets.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Miniature Set Constructors do?

Constructs miniature models of motion picture sets used in filming backgrounds, titles, and special effects according to scale. Cuts materials, such as wood, cardboard, or plastic to specified dimensions, using handtools. Fits and glues or tacks cutouts to form three-dimensional set pieces. Builds landscapes, using plaster of paris or modeling clay to represent trees and bushes. Trims and paints completed miniature set.


Should I be a Miniature Set Constructor?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Miniature Set Constructor

    Miniature Set Constructors generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Miniature Set Constructor-related education!
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