IATSE - International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Local 871

IATSE Local 871
International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Local 871

Assistant Business Representative

Based in Los Angeles, CA

IATSE Local 871 represents over 2,900 Script Supervisors, Coordinators, Accountants, and Allied Production Specialists in the Entertainment Industry. We have a current opening for an Assistant Business Representative. This position will assist the Business Representative with all matters related to the operations of Local union.


  • Respond to phone and email inquiries from members, production companies, and payroll companies;
  • Investigate member issues and potential contract violations; and discuss with Labor Relations representatives; and file grievances as appropriate;
  • Assist with preparation for negotiations, organizing campaigns, and internal organizing initiatives;
  • Attend negotiations; grievance meetings; membership, board, and craft meetings; and General Executive Board meetings, union conventions and events;
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Business Representative.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of collective bargaining especially in a freelance, entertainment industry environment;
  • Experience representing and advising members on workplace issues;
  • Knowledge and experience in external and internal organizing for labor unions;
  • Broad understanding of the issues facing below-the line workers in the entertainment industry
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency (excel, power point, word, outlook, internet-based research and social media)
  • Professional phone manner and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and automobile for business use is required.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • A background check will be performed prior to hiring.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit a résumé, three professional references, and a writing sample to leslie@ialocal871.org.

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