Updates from Local 764

Inquire About Membership

How to become a member of Local 764

The Local 764 Constitution requires that those who are interested in seeking work and becoming a member of Local 764 first register with the Union.

To register with Local 764, you must be of legal age and a resident of Local 764’s geographical jurisdiction for a minimum of 18 months. Local 764’s geographical jurisdiction is a 50 mile radius around Columbus Circle in NYC.  Local 764’s jurisdiction also includes all of Long Island. 

Rarely, under some special circumstances, the Local may request a waiver of the 18 months from the General Secretary Treasurer of the IATSE International.  Please note that the residency requirement itself is NEVER waived. 

Your first step is to submit an Inquiry Form!

Anyone wishing to be considered for registration should inquire with Local 764 by clicking the box below “Inquire About Membership.”  Local 764 will review your inquiry, and send instructions to qualified candidates on how to submit your registration materials. Response to inquiry submissions take 5 – 14 business days.  

If you are already working or have been offered work under a Local 764 contract, please indicate this on your inquiry form.    

All reviews are done manually.

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of this inquiry notifies Local 764 of your intention to seek work or to start work.  Inquiry through this website begins your formal process for contacting Local 764; no other forms of inquiry are needed. Local 764 will contact you with next steps once the inquiry has been reviewed and processed by the Local 764 office.

All submissions are personally reviewed: please allow time for this personal interaction.

Inquire About Membership

Once submitted, the committee may take UP TO 30 DAYS to review your registration materials. While your materials are being reviewed by the committee the following is taken into consideration:

  1. Education: In theatre, fashion design or any costume related area.
  2. Experience: Theatrical wardrobe work in regional, community, summer stock, Off-Broadway venues, theme parks, costume shops, non-union films, commercials. What is your experience in? Supervising, dressing, construction, styling, crafts or other related work? Any other special skills relating to wardrobe?
  3. References: Your letters of recommendation may be from employers, educators, or union members; individuals who can speak to your ability to do this kind of work. Will they indicate qualities of professionalism? Initiative? Problem solving? Punctuality? Good communication and inter-personal skills?

When you receive notification that the committee has completed its review of your materials, along with meeting the 18 month residency requirement, instructions will be provided on how to proceed further, including the payment of the non-refundable $100.00 registration fee.

Securing work under a Local 764 agreement within our jurisdiction is the only method of gaining membership. Registration does not guarantee membership. Membership does not guarantee employment. Local 764 is not a hiring hall, nor do we employ a roster system. Active members and prospective members are responsible for obtaining work on their own.  Wardrobe supervisors still need to interview all prospective staff for their productions. Applicants are asked to note they have registered with the union on their resumes when applying for jobs within the Local 764 jurisdiction.

When you become eligible for membership, the following financial obligations apply:

Initiation fee                $1,000.00
Quarterly IA dues        $63.00 ($252.00 per year)
Local Work Dues         2% of gross salary