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Live theatre and crew organiser


This is an opportunity to join MEAA’s organising team with particular responsibility for crew and behind-the-scenes creatives working in live theatres and venues. The role is based in our Sydney office. We are looking for an organiser 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 and power.

Key duties include: • Working with the ECS Director and team to implement the live theatre plan • Organising by using all available and relevant tactics, tools and techniques, including: o Mapping and analysing workplaces o Developing, implementing and adjusting organising plans o Using face-to-face and digital organising tools o Recruiting and mobilising union members o Leading worker and leader development o Being a creative contributor to MEAA’s broader organising, industrial and communications team • Giving industrial support to members and activists including: o Providing initial advice to members on enterprise agreements and resolving workplace issues o Negotiating with employers and other industry stakeholders o Briefing and working with industrial officers Preferred attributes: • Strong communication skills and ability to play a leadership role amongst members • Understanding of adult learning and group development principles • Working knowledge and/or experience within the arts and entertainment industry • Proficient in organising frameworks and practices • Ability to identify and utilise opportunities and resolve problems • Advocacy, negotiation or dispute resolution skills • Industrial relations experience, including working knowledge of agreements and awards 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 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. Applications close on Monday 15 February 2021 at 5pm. Please forward your curriculum vitae and covering letter to jobsmeaa.


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