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Business Representative (Miami Local)

Location: Doral, FL
Department: Miami Local
Posted: 08-14-2017
Location Name: Miami Local
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time
Shift: Hours May Vary
Position Title: Business Representative (Miami Local) Position Type: Non-Represented
Department: Miami Local FLSA: Exempt
Shift: Hours May Vary Minimum Starting Salary:
Posted: 08/14/2017 Location: Miami Local
Reports to: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MIAMI Salary Grade:
Job ID 739

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Business Representative, within guidelines and under supervision, is responsible for researching, processing and resolving claims on behalf of performers working under SAG-AFTRA contracts, interpreting contractual provisions for performers, talent agents, and production personnel, and handling signatory processes and production monitoring. The Business Representative participates in outreach and educational events and serves as an internal organizer.



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

  • Investigate research, conciliate and resolve claims initiated by performers or their representatives.
  • Field inquiries and disseminate accurate rulings and interpretations regarding the Theatrical and Television agreements and related contracts.
  • Handle signatory procedures for Television and Theatrical Agreements.
  • Monitor Theatrical and Television production in the area supported by the Miami Local, including collection of payroll, production and post-production documentation.
  • Conduct set visits for production in South Florida and other areas, as necessary.
  • Assist in organizing producers via outreach and educational events.
  • Serve as an internal organizer/membership liaison responsive to members working under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Serve as a backup to other Business Representatives in the Local staff.
  • Attend industry related events representing SAG-AFTRA as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



(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.)

  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively articulate complex contract issues and compose original correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and effectively with performers and production personnel.
  • Must have high level of initiative to handle work that is largely unsupervised.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a very high-paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines.
  • Ability to expedite heavy workload efficiently.
  • Able to use PC applications.
  • Familiarity with Oracle systems would be advantageous.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office.
  • Able to accurately type 35 WPM.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Demonstrate interpretative and analytic ability, as well as possess comprehensive mathematical knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
  • Have knowledge of the entertainment industry and the production process.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
  • Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor in a high stress environment, where constructive feedback is encouraged.
  • 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.



Education and/or Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree or a combination of 5 years of education and experience in a labor relations or entertainment environment preferred.
  • Bilingual: Excellent ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both orally and in writing, is required.
  • Background in contract interpretation and enforcement a plus.
  • Juris Doctor degree a plus, but not required.

Certificates, licenses, and/or registrations:

  • N/A