This is an introduction to general work methods, terminology and math involved in arena and convention rigging. This is not meant to be a comprehensive course, but will give you a better idea about what rigging is and how it is done. Space is limited and the event is expected to fill up fast. Please email to reserve a spot or if you have any questions about the class.
The membership drive starts April 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2019. Anyone submitting an application for membership during this time period will have their application and initiation fees reduced by 50%. Normally, our initiation fee is $200 and our application fee is $100, total cost $300. But during our membership drive, these fees will be reduced to $100 and $50 respectively, $150 total cost.
To become a member of IATSE Local 205 you must be a resident of Austin or the greater Austin area for at least 18 consecutive months before you apply. The application procedure is as follows:
Attend one of our unionism classes. Classes are held at the IBEW #520 union hall, 3rd Floor, 4818 E. Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX. 78741. Membership drive classes will be held on the following dates:
Sunday April 7th, 2pm-4:30pm
Friday, May 3rd, 2pm-4:30pm
Sunday, June 2nd, 2pm-4:30pm
For hiring hall subscribers, these classes are on Call Steward and can be wish listed. FaceBook events have been created on our FaceBook page, which you can RSVP your desire to attend. Alternatively, you can sign up to attend a class by emailing Walk-ins are also welcome.
After attending our unionism class, you must request an applicant interview with Local 205’s Executive Board by emailing . Interviews for our membership drive will be conducted at the following dates and times:
Monday, April 29, 6pm
Monday, May 20, 10m
Monday, June 24, 6pm
When making your interview request, please make clear the date you wish to be interviewed.
Interviews will be conducted at our union office: 4818 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 204, Austin, TX. 78741. Applicants granted an interview should bring with them a $100 check/cashier’s check or money order made payable to Local 205, and a $50 cashier’s check/money order made payable to IATSE. Note, IATSE does not accept personal checks.
Interviews will only be granted to those who have completed steps one and two above. Interviews are by invitation only, we cannot accept walk-ins.
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2 PM – 4:30 PM
IBEW Local 520 Meeting Hall (3rd Floor)
4818 E Ben White Blvd, Ste 300, Austin, Texas 78741
Interested in becoming a member of IATSE Local 205 – Austin Texas? Or would you like to learn more about IATSE and the Labor Movement?
Attending is your first step!
This 2-hour discussion will introduce the importance of unions, the benefits of membership, and the history of the IATSE.
You can RSVP on the Facebook Event or contact the Vice President about about attending.
IATSE Local 205 is starting an educational seminar program to help raise the skill levels for all workers in Austin. These are short seminars on basic crafts and skills, presented by IATSE Local 205 for any and all Austin stagehands.
The first educational seminar will be held on Monday, October 24th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the IBEW Building, 3rd Floor meeting room, 4818 E. Ben White Blvd, Austin TX 78741.
The topic of October’s seminar is basic audio- connectors, equipment, signal flow and gain structure.
There is no cost to attend the seminar, however you must RSVP to so that we can plan for how many people will attend.
Local 205 will be offering Steward 2 training and testing again in October. This course is open to all members who have completed previous Stewarding courses. There is no charge associated with this class.
Dates: October 5th and 6th from 9am to 5pm Location: IBEW 3rd Floor Meeting Hall Please RSVP to
The Steward 2 course is for members who have completed Steward 1 training and offers additional instruction in writing grievances, investigating complaints and incidents, dealing with management, CBA analysis, Call Steward, Hiring Hall paperwork, and a lot more. In addition, the second day, October 6th, we will be offering the Steward exam.
Note that the Business Agent is under standing orders from the membership to appoint and crew stewards who have passed this test and attended these classes above other considerations. Also note that in order to keep your qualified steward status you are required to re-certify bi-annually.