Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance - Organiser, Sydney


The Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance is the professional organisation and trade union for the media, entertainment and arts industries. We have over 15000 members across media, communications and the performing arts.

Building on our proud history we aim to empower the people who inform and entertain Australia to:

  • Protect & advance our rights at work
  • Build Power
  • Build Community
  • Shape our Industries
  • Provide Services that our members and potential members value

 Our Locations and Staffing

The MEAA national and NSW office is in Redfern in Sydney.  There are branch offices located in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. 

Equity has a proud 75 year history of representing Australian performers, including actors, dancers, voiceover artists and stunt performers. This is an exciting opportunity to join a boutique, dedicated and lively union team, working in our Sydney office. We are looking for a NSW based full time Industrial Organiser representing performers. 

Key duties include:

  • Providing basic advice to members on contracts, industry agreements and workplace issues
  • Conducting cast meetings and encouraging membership growth
  • Facilitating and coordinating member committees and developing activists, including identifying organising opportunities
  • Promoting performers’ interests and building industry campaigns

Preferred attributes:

  • Organising and/or campaigning experience, preferably within the union movement
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in negotiations for industry wide and production specific agreements
  • Advocacy, negotiation and dispute resolution skills
  • Working knowledge of the creative arts industry
  • Strong communication skills and ability to play a leadership role amongst members and performers’ agents
  • Demonstrated ability to hold structured conversations that align with the objectives of a campaign plan

The preferred candidate would have a background in the union movement and/or progressive social justice movements. You will work on a diverse range of projects as part of an energetic team as well as being able to independently manage workload and exercise initiative. A commitment to trade union principles and performers’ rights is essential. 

Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience.

Applications close on Friday 8 March 2019.

Please forward your curriculum vitae and covering letter marked attention Jack Walton to jobs@meaa.org.



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Closing Date

Friday, March 08, 2019

Closing Time

05:00 PM

Contact Name

Jennifer O'Brien

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