United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE

United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE

Business Representative for Film and Television

Based in our National / Eastern Region office in New York City, NY


United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 is accepting applications for the position of Business Representative for Film and Television. This position is based in our National/Eastern Region office in New York City.

Description of Duties:

  • Administer and enforce multiple collective bargaining agreements, including the Local USA 829/AMPTP Agreement, the IATSE Pay Cable Agreements, IATSE Low Budget Agreement, Network Television Agreements, and various New York Production Local Agreements
  • Grievance handling, tracking projects, and member engagement
  • Track current and upcoming productions under Union's jurisdiction
  • Conduct site visits for contract compliance and safety-related issues
  • Communicate contract procedures to members, employers, designers, and agents
  • Interface with the membership and interact with Labor Relations executives of Major Studios as well as other employers
  • Work with colleagues to establish and sustain relationships with other New York Production Locals and industry unions
  • Identify and resolve issues that may delay or prevent contract processing
  • Create reports based on internal data, as needed
  • Research and information gathering, as needed

Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in negotiation and strategy
  • Advanced organizational and multitasking skills, including project management of individual and team efforts
  • High degree of computer/digital literacy
  • Maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Working knowledge of motion picture industry and/or labor unions is a plus
  • Experience working with people from a diverse array of backgrounds and able to work diplomatically and effectively in a team setting
  • Strong attention to detail

The successful applicant will exercise professional discretion and care for confidential information. In addition, they will have proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, well-developed organizational and logistical skills, attention to detail, and proven interpersonal intelligence.

The salary for this position is $80-$120K, plus an excellent benefit package including both a defined benefit pension and generous 401(k) match.

United Scenic Artists is committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We are interested in candidates who are not historically represented in our field and encourage applications from under-represented groups.

To Apply:

  • Send cover letter and résumé via email to LeVonne Barry at JOBSEARCH@USA829.0RG.
  • No phone calls or office visits will be considered
  • For more Information on United Scenic Artists please visit: www.usa829.org

About Local USA 829:
United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE is the national labor union and creative community of designers, artists, and professionals working across the entertainment industry. For over 125 years, Local USA 829 has proudly represented and advocated for its members and professionals working in live performance, film, television, and commercials through collective bargaining, action, and solidarity. As the creative backbone of the entertainment industry, Local USA 829’s members tirelessly enhance the stories that captivate audiences. In addition to its mission to establish fair wages for designers, artists, and professionals, the union negotiates and advances health insurance and retirement benefits through employer contributions to pension, health care, 401(k) and annuity. Equally important, however, is Local USA 829’s dedication to bolster an inclusive, anti-racist entertainment industry, one which provides sustained and significant opportunities for underrepresented artists and workers on and off stage and screen.

From coast to coast, Local USA 829 seeks to foster the continuous improvement of the working and living standards for its members as well as elevate and celebrate the many crafts and categories of its membership, which includes: Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound, and Projection Designers; Scenic Artists; Computer Artists; Art and Costume Department Coordinators; and Scenic Shop workers.

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