New England SAG/AFRA Chapter seeking Business Representative

SAG-AFTRA JOB POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title: Business Representative

Job Code/Grade: (HR to complete)

Department: New England

FLSA: Exempt

Reports to: Manager, Freelance Contracts and Member Services

Location: Boston, MA

Date Revised: October 2013

Type: Non-Represented

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed. It does not explain in detail every single duty performed.)

Disseminate accurate contract rulings and interpretations of theatrical, television, commercial, corporate/educational and other agreements for principal and background performers.

File claims and resolve contract disputes – includes negotiation with production managers, producers, attorneys.

Sign companies/films to various collective bargaining agreements including but not limited to Student and Short Film Agreements.

Review and analyze performer contracts and payments for accurate contract enforcement.

Participate in collective bargaining wages and working conditions process.

Organize non-signatory producers.

Visit sets regularly to ensure contract compliance and address member concerns.

Responsible for substantial record-keeping and organizational tasks.

Additional duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.)

Experience with administration of contracts, preferably collective bargaining agreements.

Superlative interpersonal skills: high degree of patience and tact.

Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds both internally and externally.

Superlative organizational skills.

Able to prioritize, organize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines with minimal supervision.

Detail oriented.

Able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

Dedication to workers’ rights and social justice.

Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.

Must be able to work in a challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.

Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion.

Must be available and willing to work extended hours per day or per week (and/or overtime for applicable non- exempt positions), including weekends and holidays, as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.

Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience: Undergraduate degree in Business, Labor Relations or related discipline and 3 to 5 years applicable experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates licenses and/or registrations: Valid driver license required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Unless otherwise stated, the work environment is normal and absent of disagreeable elements.

(Please note: do not alter the percentages, instead apply physical description to appropriate percentage)

Regularly (67-100%) Sitting, standing, hearing, talking

Frequently (34-66%) Driving, walking, seeing, writing

Occasionally (12-33%) Typing, bending

Rarely (0-11%) Lifting

Please email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to jobsny@sagaftra.org

RESUMES SUBMITTED WITHOUT JOB TITLE AND JOB LOCATION IN SUBJECT LINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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