This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Other
GENERAL GRIP DEPARTMENT DUTIES: General movement of the camera on any platform. Rigging stages, including the installation of lighting grids, and various backdrops. The control of artificial and natural light for photographic purposes. The diffusion and colour correction of both artificial and natural light. The creation of shadows and control of reflections. The operation of cranes and camera dollies. The protection of camera and crew from explosions and flying objects. These are only a few examples of the many responsibilities of the Grip Department.
Grips MUST provide proof of the following:
□ Valid Aerial Boom/Scissor Lift Certificate
□ Valid Fall Protection Certificate
□ Valid WHMIS Certificate (can be found and done on-line)
Applicants are to include 3 references/Work Verification Letters:
□ Issued from applicants’ direct supervisor, drawn from applicant’s work experience in a related craft, trade, or organization. Letter must contain: date letter written, company/production name, applicants’ name and role/title specifying the length of time worked and contact email
and phone number of reference. (sample attached)
□ If the applicant has work related and film experience, references from Key Grips are required. Letter must contain: date letter written, company/production name, applicants’ name and role/title specifying the length of time worked and contact email and phone number of reference. (sample attached)
□ High School Diploma or equivalent
□ Motion Picture Industry Orientation Certificate
□ Should have 120 days experience in a related craft, trade, or organization. This experience could include but may not be limited to:
□ Independent film
□ Public Service Announcements (PSA’s)
□ Other related trades:
□ Steel fabricating/fitting
□ Search & rescue (climbing)
This position is physically demanding and may involve standing for long periods of time, bending, pushing, pulling and lifting. This position may require the operation of power tools and may involve working at heights.
Short term contract work to start immediately in various locations within Metro Vancouver. This is the film business, expect to work a lot of overtime hours. Shift work may be required as well as weekend work. The work is mainly located in Metro Vancouver.
Salary: $25.62/hour minimum
All interested candidates must submit their resume and stating their qualifications to:
quoting the following job number in the subject line: Grip-2016-02.
We thank all applicants. Only those considered will be contacted.
IATSE Local 891 consists of just over 6,000 professional artists, technicians, and craftspeople who work in film and television production in BC. We support all genres of production at all budget levels and have made some of the biggest feature films and some of the longest running and most successful television series ever screened.
Our award winning members are internationally renowned for their expertise and skill and, among others, have won or been nominated for Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Emmy Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, and Leo Awards.
From our earliest days, we have actively participated in the development and growth of the film and television production industry in BC and marketed our province as a premier filming destination. Our approach is to supply world class talent and act reasonably to ensure a stable labour relations climate within our industry.
IATSE 891 provides its members with an extended health and dental plan, an RRSP plan, an employee and family assistance plan, and access to other benefits. We also provide our members with ongoing training with a strong emphasis on safety.
Our Local is part of IATSE International, an alliance of all IATSE locals in North America. We are a member of the BC Council of Film Unions, the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC, the BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress.