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    If you are a stagehand or technician with experience and knowledge of the business of entertainment technology, you should Join Local 927.
    If you want to work and become experienced in our business,
    you should apply to Local 927's Referral System.
    Our Union is I.A.T.S.E., the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada, commonly abbreviated IATSE or IA.
    Our Local, 927, is a STAGE Local, meaning our members are employed as stagehands and AV technicians in theaters, arenas, and similar venues. Primarily we service live entertainment venues.
    There are STUDIO MECHANICS Locals, such as Local 479 that services films and video production in the Atlanta. There are also locals covering designers, box office personnel many different specialty crafts within the film industry, film projectionists, etc., and they are located all over the United States and Canada. Our International Office is located in New York and it governs all the locals, with a roster of officers and field representatives.
    Local 927 now numbers over 150 cardholding members and a referral list with many more individuals.  Our venues include the Fox Theatre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena, Georgia Aquarium, The Weather Channel, Georgia International Convention Center, Cobb Gelleria Center, Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, Cable News Network and the Atlanta Civic Center.  Our clients include the Atlanta Ballet, Microsoft, the Atlanta Opera, Cirque du Soleil.
    Our office is located at: 4220 International Parkway, Building 400, Atlanta, GA 30354
    Phone: 404-226-1890      Fax:

    The door for Union membership in Local 927 is open and all who qualify are welcome to apply.

    There are many benefits and privileges available to Local 927 members. Some of the benefits and privileges of Union membership include:

    • The right to attend and participate in Union meetings
    • The right to nominate and vote for candidates for Union office
    • The right to run for Union office and for delegate to the International Alliance’s convention
    • The right to participate in contract ratification and strike votes
    • The right to participate in formulating collective bargaining demands
    • The right to participate in the development and formulation in policies.
    • Eligible and enrolled members are also entitled to benefits provided by the Union Privilege and Union Plus programs available through the International Alliance.


    <<< Select "New Referral Application - 2022" in the left column under Member Resources".

    <<< Please read "Referral Procedures" in the left column under "Member Resources".

    When you apply, please bring a photo ID (drivers license) and your Social Security card.
    A resume is helpful if you have one.
    Please consider the following job description before filling out your application:


    • Will be expected to follow the chain of command & the Local 927 Referral Rules & Procedures
    • Will be expected to arrive on time for every job referred to you
    • Will be expected to have in your possession a least the tools listed in the Local 927 referral Rules & Procedures
    • May be required to lift at least 50 lbs and may be required to lift heavy objects multiple times
    • May be required to work weekends and holidays- including family oriented holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas Day among others
    • May be required to work long hours, sometimes over twelve (12) hours
    • May be required to work odd hours (after midnight and before eight (8) AM)-and note that these call times can come up quickly
    • Will be required to work with people who may be culturally or ethnically different from you or your values
    • Will be required to be a team player
    • Are encouraged to participate in our excellent Training and Education program
    • Are encouraged to take all appropriate Referral List Advancement exams

    If you believe that you can reasonably meet all of the expectations listed above, please fill out the application to join the IATSE Local 927 Referral System.

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