National Industrial Officer, Sydney

MEAA - National Industrial Officer - Sydney

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) is the industrial and professional organisation representing the people who work in Australia’s media and entertainment industries. Its membership includes journalists, artists, photographers, performers, dancers, symphony orchestra musicians, freelance musicians, and film, television and performing arts technicians.

MEAA has a vacancy for a National Industrial Officer in Sydney commencing in February 2019.

The National Industrial Officer will negotiate with employers in media, theatre, film and television, represent members in court and tribunals, and provide advice to members and internally to MEAA staff in collective and complex matters.  

Qualifications: Legal qualifications and/or industrial relations qualifications or equivalent experience are necessary.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential requirements:

  • A commitment to trade union principles of social justice, equality, solidarity, and collective action;
  • A commitment to the rights of workers in the creative arts, entertainment and media industries;
  • Legal and/or industrial relations qualifications and experience as an industrial or legal officer in a union or in a legal environment.
  • A thorough understanding of relevant state and federal industrial legislation and current industrial relations issues
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to navigate competing interests to reach agreement
  • Ability to use legal research skills to solve complex problems and to construct persuasive arguments
  • Ability to write fluently in a range of styles and formats
  • Able to use MS Office and Google G Suite applications


  • Experience appearing in the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court,  and similar courts and tribunals will be highly regarded
  • Experience negotiating collective agreements
  • Knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues
  • Knowledge of entertainment or copyright law and/or recorded media production

The position is available on a permanent or fixed term basis with a package dependent on skills and experience. Benefits include 10.5% employer contribution to superannuation, 5 weeks annual leave each year plus an additional 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year.

Applications close on 30 November 2018. Please forward your resume with a covering letter addressing the essential requirements to Allison Purdy, jobs@meaa.org

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Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

Closing Date

Friday, November 30, 2018

Closing Time

05:00 PM


245 Chalmers St
Redfern, NSW 2016

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Contact Name

Jennifer O'Brien

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