The Local USA 829 Apprenticeship Program is a 3-year training program that combines weekly seminars led by working Scenic Artists with paid on-set experience.  Once accepted via competitive exam, apprentices complete approximately four thousand hours of training, both on the job and in classes, in a variety of specific skills as well as health and safety.

Applications are now available for download on our website. The deadline for applications is January 3, 2020, a nonrefundable $75 application/filing fee is due at that time. If a candidate passes the Trade Specific Test, they will be notified and must submit a nonrefundable $200 fee to continue onto the 2nd & 3rd part of the exam. See Exam schedule:

  • Trade Specific Aptitude Test                                     February 22, 2020
  • Interview/Portfolio Review                                      March 28, 2020
  • Practical Skills Test                                                         April 25, 2020

The judging of Part 3, the Practical Skills Test, will happen in the first week of May and the passing candidates will be recommended for acceptance into the Apprenticeship Program by the Committee. The new apprentices can expect to begin working by July 1, 2020.  Please go to www.usa829.org for more information.

To apply for this job email your details to kelseyh@usa829.org

About United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE

United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE, is a labor union and professional association of Designers, Artists, Craftspeople, and Department Coordinators, organized to protect craft standards, working conditions and wages for the entertainment and decorative arts industries. The members of Local USA 829 work in film, theatre, opera, ballet, television, industrial shows, commercials and exhibitions. The current active membership totals over 4,800.