A prop master is the person responsible for any portable objects on a set. From the books on the book shelf to the box of cereal in the pantry. If the set calls for a piece of portable property, it is the responsibility of the prop (or property) master to make sure it's there.
Skills & Education:
Prop masters usually start their careers working in low level jobs in the art department. It is essential that a prop master has an understanding of every art department position. An effective prop master will be adept at design as well as extremely detail oriented. An overall sense of proper decorating techniques also comes in quite handy.
It's a good idea to begin your career in the art department of a television series or film production office. Get to know the current prop master and see if he/she might be looking for an assistant. Be patient, passionate and willing to do just about anything and most prop masters will be happy to teach you the secrets to their success.