We are seeking an experienced Business Agent for Western Canada. The ideal candidate is someone highly skilled in union labour relations and possessing a strong work history, preferably with experience in the entertainment industry. The primary responsibility of this key role is to manage and administer our collective agreement, and to assist in the process of our collective bargaining and contract negotiations. The Business Agent reports to the Executive Board and Membership. This individual should also be a highly motivated team player; a steadfast advocate for Members’ rights and someone the Membership can rely on for all relevant issues. Should this be an excellent fit with your experiences and interests, please send your cover letter and resume to IATSE 669 President: Amanda Trimble ([email protected]).
- University degree in Business specializing in Labour Relations or an equivalent combination of education and 5+ years of experience
- Government Relations and/or lobbying experience preferred
- Experience in and strong knowledge of Labour Relations and Labour Law and related contracts
- Proven success in contract negotiations
- 10+ years of Management experience working with deadline-driven projects
- Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret contractual language
- Highly developed communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
- Position will require travel – valid passport and driver’s license required
- Actively pursue and maximize signatory productions, as well as promote Western Canadian Provinces, Yukon and NWT as film locations to potential productions
- Assist the local in negotiations for all production agreements, including contract & dispute adjudication as well as updating collective & other agreements as well as implement policies of Local 669 within the production industry and the broader community
- Attend union and management meetings
- Act as a membership liaison, overseeing membership enquiries, written grievances, health & safety concerns (in tandem with the Safety Coordinator), training opportunities (in tandem with the Training Coordinator), and any other membership concerns.
- Oversee and delegate as needed to the Business Agent Team as well as the office staff
- Liaise between the Local and signatory Production Companies
- Communicate with and report directly to the President and Executive Board
- Serve as one of the Trustees for Local 667/669 Health & Welfare
- On-set visits as required while working in unison with the person on the Union’s Senior Steward position
- Strong knowledge of BC Labour Law
- Ability to adapt to situations quickly, effectively and patiently
- Schedule and detail-oriented
- Knowledge and/or passion for the creative culture
- Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to network and interact comfortably with an active membership
- Ability to work under pressure, both independently and in a team environment
International Cinematographers Guild Local 669 is a labour organization representing over 1000 professional camera technicians, artists and publicists who work in all phases of Motion Picture productions filmed or electronically recorded for theatrical feature films, films for television and television series through the Western Provinces as well as the Yukon and NWT. We are the creators of images seen on the big screens, and our members’ skills, professionalism and world-class reputation attract film and television producers from around the globe.
Applications are now closed.