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Welcome to IATSE Local 500's Official Web Site.
Our union represents the best in entertainment services. Providing professional stagecraft services from Vero Beach to Key West, we remain committed to upholding the best standards in the industry.

Thank you for visiting us and see you backstage!

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Third quarter stamps are due on July 1st and late on July 15th ~ $71.00  per Quarter
4.00 for the year)

**2014 Ticket Seller stamps are 28.00 per quarter
or ($112.00 for the year)***


This Course is designed for IATSE members who want to become entry level audiovisual technicians. Upon successful completion of both the four day hands-on program as well as the completion of the prescribed InfoComm on-line courses the participant will receive an InfoComm/ IATSE certificate of completion.

The Hands-on portion of this class will cover basic audio, projection, introduction to PowerPoint and Keynote as well as a basic knowledge of setting up a basic network in breakout rooms. NOTE: The online courses must be completed within six months of the completion of the hands-on class. Class size is limited to 28 persons and must attend all four days of hands-on because it is mandatory. This course will be
May 20 - 23, 2014 please contact our office for more information and how to sign-up to attend.

Please read the New Hiring & Referral Rules & Regulations  Release on 1/2/14
to view Click [

 As of April 1, 2014 please note that any workers who do not have a current Local 500 ID badge will not be called for work.

Position: Open for- Head Audio/Visual Technician/Engineer  at
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center

click [ HERE ] for more info.



Any rigger who is interested in working for PSAV, please contact the Local 500 office. To work with PSAV, you must complete a background check and drug screening. The PSAV hiring list is still open.


Job Openings for Miami Beach Convention Center Info Click [HERE]


Student Reimbursement Form Click [ Here ]

2014 ID Badge Renewal Procedure
[ HERE ]
Reminder: Local 500 ID Badges are mandatory.
You can renew your Local 500 ID Badge using one of the following methods:

Download, print and complete all forms and mail them along with a self addressed stamped envelope,
contact Local 500's office at (954) 202-2624 to schedule an appointment.

In order to save yourself some time, you may download the necessary forms in advance and bring the completed forms with you on your appointment date.

As of September 1, 2011 the Miami Beach Convention Center will be requiring all Local 500 workers to wear their current Local 500 I.D. badge.

AFL-CIO America's Union Movement
Information Click [HERE]

IATSE LOCAL 500 hiring hall books are closed. 

An Important Message From the I.A.T.S.E. International President, Matthew D. Loeb
May 2011 Click Here to Read the letter 
July 2011 Click Here to Read the letter