AV Essentials Course, free to Local 23 members, limited space available

Local 11 JACET and the IATSE Training Trust Fund is hosting the AV Essentials course on February 26th – March 1st at the BCEC (room TBA). This class is free to attend for all Local 11 members.  Local 23 Providence members are invited, space permitting.  Please RSVP by email, to 

Bryan Ritchie

 if you are interested in attending and we will send you the registration information.


AV Essentials is a four-day, live class that covers basic setup, audio operation and troubleshooting, projection, presentation files, and audiovisual networks typical in breakout rooms. Students are given a written exam and presentation set-up exercise to perform as final exams. Class size is limited to 28 students per class and daily attendance is mandatory. Class days are 8-10 hours long and the online courses must be completed within six months.


After the hands-on class, students have six months to complete the following AVIXA online courses for the certificate program:

  • Quick Start to the AV Industry
  • Essentials of AV Technology for IATSE
  • AV Math for IATSE
  • Event Set-up for IATSE

These online courses give live event professionals an overview of the AV industry, science, and vocabulary of audiovisual systems, while “AV math” helps eliminate system setup guess work. After successfully completing AV Essentials and the set of AVIXA online courses, students receive an AVIXA/IATSE TTF Live Event Technician Certificate.


Free IATSE / OSHA training course available in Boston Feb 9 & 10

This is going to be at the Boch Center-Wang Theater  in downtown Boston
Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, 8AM-4PM  Free admission


Email your application to:

OSHA 10/

Build on your craft skills and safety knowledge!

OSHA 10/General Entertainment Safety © was developed by the IATSE Entertainment & Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund. The training consists of a two-day OSHA 10 course customized for and using examples from the Entertainment Industry.

This training covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Upon completion, you will receive your OSHA 10 and IATSE TTF completion cards.

The two-day workshop itself is free of charge for participants. The IATSE Training Trust Fund cannot, however, cover the costs for travel, lodging, meals, or per diems associated with travel or participation in this workshop.

Kent H. Jorgensen, Chairman of the IATSE Safety Committee, has been involved with safety, training, and standards writing for 20 years as a representative of IATSE Local 80. As a trainer, he regularly teaches OSHA 10 Hour Outreach, Entertainment Rigging, Fall Arrest for Entertainment Workers, and High Angle Rescue to mention a few. Kent is a member of the IATSE Crafts Advancement Program and has been an OSHA Outreach Trainer since 2011.

Jay Stone has been an IATSE member since 1989, past president of IATSE Local 195 Stagehands, and served on the Executive Board of IATSE Local 481 Studio Mechanics for ten years. He’s been an OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction and General Industry since 2009 and OSHA trainer for Local 481. Jay has worked with Risk International and Associates and Dr. Randall Davidson doing theater inspections for 20 years. He’s a licensed fireworks and special effects technician with Ocean State Pyrotechnics and their Safety Officer since 2007.


To download the application form, right click here

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Work in Boston

We have the following openings for riggers on Thursday 10/18:

Venue: Agganis Arena
Employer: Live Nation
Payroll: Live Nation
Rate: $33 4 hour mini (load out 1.5x)
10 up riggers & 1 down rigger 9am load in
4 up riggers 1030pm load out (hand spots available for anyone that riggs the in)
46-54’ must bring own rope, harness, and lanyards


Venue: BCEC Hall B2
Employer: JCALPRO
Payroll: ART Payroll
Rate: $41.21 8 hour mini (1 hour walk away lunch)
2 up riggers at 7:00am
90-100’ Ropes and PPE provided. There is a parking lot out back that is $18 for the day.

Must bring Photo ID to get in building

Bryan Ritchie
IATSE Local 11
Call Steward