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Reasons to work for IATSE

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  • We work in a wide variety of places for a wide range of events such as:

    • BOK: Rock Shows, Country Shows, Stunt Shows, Hockey, Basketball, Rodeos, Monster Truck Rallies, Conventions, and more

    • PAC: Touring Broadway Shows, Ballets, Operas, Lectures, and more

    • Mabee Center: Rock Shows, Pop Shows, and more

  • The work is part time, so other jobs can still be worked until you begin to make enough with us to become more full-time

  • Any day you work, you will be paid for at least 3 hours. You will never be required to show up for less than 3 hours of pay.

  • No formal training or education is required to start work.

  • We have a training program to teach the skills needed.

  • Men and women can work the same jobs, though a lot of the work requires some physical exertion.

  • The tools you will need are very minimal and cheap: In order to start work, you will only have to spend about $15 for tools and gloves.

  • Starting pay is roughly $15 an hour, which is almost twice the minimum.

  • Pay periods are every Friday. In almost every case, you will be paid by check within 10 days of the work.

  • After your application is reviewed, you will be contacted for an interview where details of the work will be discussed, and questions you have can be answered.


Our union, which is comprised of thousands of professionals throughout North America, is the labor organization that represents technicians and craftsperson's in a myriad of occupations directly associated with the backstage segment of the entertainment industry. While we do not represent our brothers and sisters who appear in acting roles on-stage or in front of the camera, you see our work in countless other ways on the stage, screen or in television. Simply stated, the show can't go on without us!

In Tulsa, you'll see our work behind the lights and backstage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the BOK Center Arena, the ORU Mabee Center as well as other Tulsa entertainment venues. When the curtain goes up or scenery is moved, a stagehand is there to make it happen. When the house lights dim, one of our members may be at the controls of a lighting console When a sound system is used, a stage technician is monitoring and controlling the microphones and speakers. And when a spotlight picks up a performer on the stage, in all likelihood it's a member of the IATSE or Local 354. By and large, we do the majority of our work silently, invisibly and without fanfare.

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