Canada Summer Jobs 2020 - Office Assistants

IATSE Local 849 is hiring two Office Assistants for the summer/fall of 2020 through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Please read the information below to find out more. 

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COVID-19 Response & Updates

IATSE Local 849 continues to monitor developments as the spread of the COVID-19 virus impacts all of us in the screen industries in the Maritime provinces. At this time the union office will remain operational but due to health and safety concerns for our staff, the doors will be closed to the public. Please use email or phone to contact staff as needed.

The union is committed to working proactively with employers and industry partners to mitigate any potential health risks and to minimize the impact on the screen industry here in the Maritimes. We are confident that our union employers and partners are following the appropriate public health advice and protocols, and we as a Local are taking all necessary precautions to protect the well being of our members and staff. Further to that, we will be postponing all in-person workshops and meetings effective immediately.

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At the 2020 AGM on Sunday, March 1, five positions up for election were acclaimed: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and one Trustee. Because there are six candidates for the three Member-at-Large positions, there is an active election taking place right now.  If you are a Local 849 Active Member in Good Standing, check your email for a link to vote in this election. Voting is done online and is a very simple process. If you can't find the email or need help, please contact the office.

The polls close on Friday, March 20 at 6:00PM.   

Best of luck to all the candidates!

Screen Nova Scotia thanks Erika Beatty; names Interim Executive Director

This article originally appeared on Screen Nova Scotia.

For immediate release: Laura Mackenzie has been chosen as Interim Executive Director of Screen Nova Scotia by its board of directors. She replaces Erika Beatty, who is completing a successful two-year contract with the organization in late March 2018. Mackenzie will begin serving in this role on March 12th, 2018.

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Cape Forchu gets prepped with new lighthouse for Pattinson, Dafoe movie

This article originally appeared on The Chronicle Herald.

YARMOUTH — Set construction for the feature film The Lighthouse is underway on the Leif Ericson trail at the Cape Forchu lighthouse.

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IATSE Local 849


617 Windmill Road, 2nd Floor
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1B6

Phone (902) 425-2739
Fax (902) 425-7696

Hours of Operation
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Friday -  9:00am-5:00pm Atlantic Time
Note that the Business Agent (Shelley Bibby) does work on Mondays and usually in the office. Call (902) 499-3866 to reach her cell.

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