IATSE Local 480 – the Film Technicians Union of New Mexico

IATSE Local 480
The Film Technicians Union of New Mexico

Business Agent

Based in Santa Fe, NM


IATSE Local 480, the film technicians union of New Mexico, is looking for a qualified Business Agent; *Business Experience in Motion Picture & Television industry is preferred

Salary: Competitive salary based on industry standards / 3-year contract


  • Seek and secure business contracts for IATSE Local 480
  • Guide producers through correct labor-hiring practices and contract particulars
  • Ensure production managers/producers are adhering to the contracts/labor hiring standards
  • Organize productions in jurisdiction that are not in compliance with trade unionism standards

Membership / Office

  • Attend all relevant events and functions and make reports to the Board and membership
  • Attend Executive Board and General Membership meetings of the Local and other special meetings/committee meetings as required
  • Attend all meetings and negotiations set forth by the International office
  • Respond to member calls/emails/inquiries in a timely fashion
  • Serve as the General Manager of the Local 480 office and oversee day-to-day operations
  • Maintain a working knowledge of and conform to all standing rules and the IATSE Local 480 Constitution & Bylaws and International Constitution & Bylaws
  • Help facilitate public/political relations for IATSE Local 480 and attend related events
  • Ensure members are in good standing and serve as a representative on behalf of member affairs
  • Advance principles of trade unionism
  • Work with the Secretary Treasurer to ensure that fiscal policies benefit IATSE Local 480 and its members

Remuneration and Required Skills
This is an on-call 24/7 style job. Expectations are the candidate will be working 5-6 day weeks (sometimes 7th day under production pressure) dealing with the unique particulars of entertainment industry needs and expectations
Office hours shall be no less than 9-5 pm, Monday through Friday. On call otherwise

  • Must possess a working knowledge of collective bargaining in the entertainment industry
  • Public relations experience is very important
  • Must be comfortable driving; job requires frequent state-wide travel
  • Must be able to work in consistent high-altitude conditions (4,500 ft. to 7,000 ft avg.)
  • A background check will be performed prior to hiring
  • A writing sample original to this application will be requested
  • Hire shall be under a 90-day probation period. Housing allowance provided for probationary period
  • Hire will be offered a three-year contract with annual review by Local 480 Executive Board
  • Benefits, including comprehensive health package, pension & annuity, and PTO provided
  • Other benefits, including but not limited to monthly expense stipend, business cell phone, business provided vehicle, and relocation expenses are included

To Apply:
Interested applicants please send résumés or CVs and cover letter to: baapplicant@iatselocal480.com.

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