Thursday, May 7, 2009

IATSE Local 1 Apprenticeship Program Test August 29, 2009

The test for applicants to the IATSE Local One Apprenticeship Program will be conducted by the Personnel Sciences Center on Saturday, August 29, 2009 in the Gershwin Ballroom of The Westin New York at Times Square, 270 West 43rd Street (43rd Street and 8th Avenue) New York, NY beginning at 8:00 a.m..

Applicants, at least 17 years of age by December 31, 2008, desiring to take this test must report to the Union office on one of the following dates: Monday, June 22, Tuesday, June 23, Wednesday, June 24, Friday, June 26 or Saturday, June 27 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to register for the test.


A test-taker earning one of the top forty (40) scores will be placed as a candidate on the Union’s Apprenticeship List.

For further information, please call IATSE Local 1 Vice President William Walters at 646-522-6718, Chairman, Board of Trustees John M. Diaz, Sr. at 646-522-6716, Trustee Daniel D. Dashman at 646-522-6714 or Trustee William Ngai at 646-522-6717.

IATSE Local One is the premier stagehand union of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E). We are the Brothers and Sisters who construct, install, maintain, and operate the lighting and sound equipment, the scenery and special effects which thrill and delight audiences attending Broadway shows, concerts at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall, the magnificent, spectacular productions at The Metropolitan Opera and throughout LIncoln Center, and the many entertaining broadcasts from CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and PBS. We work at numerous cable TV studios and make possible the presentation of major corporate industrials and special events.

IATSE Local One was one of the first theatrical unions to have pension, welfare, vacation and annuity funds paid for completely by management. It has always been a leader in the just demands of the working theatre trades. Its apprentice and organizational programs show Local One to be as innovative in its thinking now as its founders were in first creating a union.

IATSE Local One does it all -- lights, sound, video, scenery and rigging, special effects. Whatever your production needs may be, however big or small, nobody can make your dreams come true better than the skilled, talented professional stage employees of Local One. We are famous for our dedication and unique abilities.

The members of IATSE Local No. One continue in the forefront of their profession and have earned many awards including a number of Tonys and Emmys.

We only hope to carry the torch lit by our forefathers in bringing enlightenment to our future. Shows may come and shows may go, but the men and women in the shadows behind the scenes remain to serve.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

to get a fair picture of what local one really is all about check out the blog and comment page

yes they do carry the torch lit by their forefathers