The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839

The Animation Guild
IATSE Local 839

Assistant Business Representative

Based in Burbank, CA


The Animation Guild is hiring an Assistant Business Representative.

The Assistant Business Representative is a critical role in the Union, leading negotiations for some of the independent collective bargaining agreements, supporting the negotiations of the Master Collective Bargaining Agreement, as well as liaising with the Field Representatives to support contract enforcement actions and engaging with member committees to support their initiatives. The Assistant Business Representative will back up the Business Representative in their role as elected representative in charge of contract enforcement and negotiations, as well as other representational responsibilities as assigned by the Business Representative. This role is a supportive role for, and reports to, the Business Representative.

As The Animation Guild continues to grow, the Assistant Business Representative will be considered for regional oversight responsibilities. As such, travel will be required.

Key Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Union leadership role, labor-related field, or similar capacity.
  • Experience negotiating collectively bargained or private-sector employment agreements.
  • Possess a good understanding of labor and employment law.
  • Self-starter, ability to work and produce results independently.
  • Possess effective communication skills.
  • Ability to connect with individuals in one-on-one, small group and large group settings.
  • High level of organizational skills, demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Learn and support labor relations relationships with signatory employers.
  • Ability to proficiently complete Business Representative work as assigned.
  • Support the goal of complete representation of animation work in the United States and, subject to the direction of the Business Representative, oversee, supervise and direct the work of the Guild’s organizing personnel.
  • Ensure compliance with industry collective bargaining agreements and processing grievances and, subject to the direction of the Business Representative, oversee, supervise and direct the work of the Guild’s field staff.
  • Subject to the direction of the Business Representative, assist the Business Representative in handling and responding to issues raised by or grievances filed by or on behalf of OPEIU-represented Guild staff .

Pay Rate and Benefits
The current (administrative exempt) salary range is $150,000.00 to $170,000.00 based on qualifications and experience. The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 offers excellent benefits through the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit a résumé and three professional references to jobs@tag839.org with the subject line “Assistant Business Representative Role”. Please send PDFs, other document formats will be discarded.

This position is open until filled; however, the posting/acceptance of applications may close at any time. No recruiters or phone calls please.

The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE
Currently located in Burbank, CA, the Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 has represented animation artists, technicians and writers since 1952. We have recently organized and represent animation professionals outside of Los Angeles in our efforts to reach the goal of representing all animation workers in the United States. We negotiate wage minimums, working conditions, and retirement and health benefits, and act as an advocate for our members over disputes between employees and employers. We foster and grow a sense of community within our members to encourage engagement and participation in the Union.

Affirmative Action Employer
The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or disability. TAG works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people.

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