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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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September 12, 2015
[Here] for more info.


Education Classes

The first course is “Basic Audio” and will be held on Wednesday September 2nd, 2015. The second is “Basic Lighting Console Operation” and will be held on Friday September 4th, 2015. Both classes will be held in the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom at the Broward Center.
Click [HERE ] for more info.


Broward Center for the Performing Arts Job Openings Schedule

August 21st - Deadline for Applications
(3 weeks from August 1st)

September 11th - Interviews Completed (3 weeks)

September 14th - BCPA Crew Announcement

Click [HERE] for job openings


A site has been set up to help Brother
Ken Melvin.


Please read the New Hiring & Referral Rules & Regulations  Release on 7/1/15
to view Click
[ HERE ]

2015 - 2016 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.

Theatrical Payroll Service of Fla. is changing their payroll company and EVERYONE MUST fill out a new hire package from Avitus Group prior to working any Theatrical Payroll paid venues. The paperwork is available via e-mail, our website under downloads or you can stop by the office to fill out the forms.

Fourth quarter stamps are due on Oct. 1st and late on Oct. 15th ~ $72.00  per Quarter
or ($288.00 for the Year)
4.00 for the year)

**2015 Ticket Seller stamps are 28.00 per quarter
or ($112.00 for the year)***



As of Sept. 1, 2014 please note that if any worker who does not have a current Local 500 ID badge will not be called for work.


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.


 Student Reimbursement Form Click [ Here ]

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