Crewing Up

Our “Crewing Up” area is designed to help you with your needs regarding working within our jurisdiction. Whether you are a department head or potential employer, a member who has been contacted for work, or someone who is looking to join our local, this is the best place to start.


For the most up-to-date roster, please contact our Secretary Treasurer at:

Dues Check Off Form

Please make sure that you fill this form out and turn it in with your start paperwork. This should be included in your start packet. If not, please print it out and submit it to accounting. Failure to have your work dues withheld from your paycheck on a weekly basis will result in an invoice for the total amount upon completion of the audit for each show. Check your pay stubs to make sure your dues are withheld!

Download Dues Check Off Form

How to Join

Before applying for membership, please know that IATSE Local 209 is not a Hiring Hall.

Once you are ready to apply, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer at for an application packet. NOTE: The original application form must be returned to the office – copies/scans will NOT be accepted. The other elements can be emailed to the S/T.

Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by the Executive Board. The Board will then make their recommendations to the membership who will vote on your application.

If you have been expelled from another local of IATSE you will not be allowed to join Local 209 until you have gotten in good standing with your previous home local.

Please see below for the items that you need to complete your application:

  • Completed Application Form - Return the original to the office.
  • Current Resume
  • Proof of 18 months residency in our jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction is all of Ohio and Northern Kentucky. We will accept residency in Indiana, however you should reach out to the office if you have questions about your residency location.
  • Proof of residency can include any of the following: Photocopy of your Driver’s License, a copy of a utility bill, voter registration card, or top sheet of your tax return.
  • If you haven’t lived in our jurisdiction for 18 months, please reach out to the office for information on exemptions.
  • Completion of the Motion Picture & Television Safety Pass Class. Information about how to apply for this will be included with your application packet.
  • A Signed Obligation Form. This is included with your application form.
  • An Initial Payment that includes the following:
    • $100.00 Non-refundable application Fee.
    • $1000.00 Initiation Fee.
    • $64.00 first quarterly per capita stamp. Applied to the quarter you are accepted.

This is a total of $1,164.00. A minimum of $564.00 is due when you submit your application. Once you have been accepted, you will have three (3) months to pay the balance.


Once you have joined Local 209 you will have financial obligations in order to stay in good standing.

You must pay four (4) per capita stamps every year. The payment is due at the beginning of each quarter: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1. These payments are due regardless of whether or not you have worked.

If your payment is late, there will be a $10.00 late fee applied. If you fall 180 days behind, you will face expulsion.

The amount of the quarterly dues will be determined by the Executive Board each year.

In addition to this, when you work on Union films in a union position you will owe 4% of your gross wages to Local 209. These are your working dues. When you fill out your start paperwork, you should see a Dues Assessment form that gives the production permission to take that 4% out of your check. You are responsible for this amount even if it isn’t assessed. Make sure you check your paystubs!


If you are a member of another IATSE Local and would like to transfer your membership to Local 209, please reach out to the Secretary-Treasurer for details.

How to Transfer

If you are a member of another IATSE Local and would like to transfer your membership to Local 209, please reach out to the Secretary-Treasurer for details.

Reporting Work

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories, and Canada, AFL-CIO, working for you in Ohio and Northern Kentucky.