About the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
The Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance is the union and leading advocate for workers in the media, entertainment and arts industries. It represents performers, journalists, creatives, crew and all other workers in media, entertainment and arts industries and has over 15,000 members.
Building on our proud history we aim to empower the people who inform and entertain Australia through:
Our members include people working in television, radio, theatre and film, entertainment venues and recreation grounds, as journalists, actors, dancers, musicians, sportspeople, cartoonists and photographers, orchestral and opera performers, screen production crew, front and back of house theatre and venue crew, technicians, venue attendants, designers, as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing and website production.
Our Locations and Staffing
The MEAA national office is in Redfern in Sydney.
There are branch offices located in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.
This is an opportunity to join MEAA’s organising team with particular responsibility for freelance and gigging musicians through our Musicians Australia initiative
MEAA has historically represented musicians in all industry sectors and in late 2018 redoubled efforts to organise freelance and gigging musicians with the launch of Musicians Australia. Since that time membership has grown rapidly and increasingly, powering a strategy to put a floor on performance fees, build solidarity and respect among musicians and fix a wide range of exploitative industry practices.
We are looking for an Organiser who can listen to and speak the language of musicians; who is able to identify and bring out the potential in our members and potential members, and; who is keen to support, build and facilitate member leadership.
Key duties include:
The preferred candidate would have experience in arts/entertainment and/or organising experience with a proven ability to manage industrial and organising priorities.
The role involves intermittent evening and weekend work.
A commitment to trade union principles and workers’ rights is essential.
Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience.
The position is a national role, possibly but not exclusively based in Sydney, with a package dependent on skills and experience, plus 10.5% employer contribution to superannuation. You will also be entitled to 5 weeks annual leave each year plus an additional 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year.
The position is full time, though we are open to considering part time and job share.
Applications close on 29 January 2021 at 5pm. Please forward your curriculum vitae and covering letter marked attention Paul Davies to firstname.lastname@example.org