About the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

The Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance is the professional organisation and trade union for the media, entertainment and arts industries. It represents actors, journalists and entertainment industry employees and has over 15,000 members.

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

  • Protect & advance our rights at work:  Improving our members income and conditions, providing timely and expert advice to members, enforcing members rights at work and promoting safe and respectful workplaces.
  • Build Power: Recruit and grow leaders, activists and supporters, ensure best practice governance and accountability, continue staff development and build strategic alliances.
  • Build Community:Utilise communications to engage and activate, remain relevant throughout members lives, reach out to new areas and be the creative hub.
  • Shape our Industries: Be the respected and authoritative voice across all of our industries, influence policy, mobilise our membership and broaden our sphere of influence.
  • Provide Services that our members and potential members value: Find out what our members and potential members want, give it to them.

Our Members

Our members include people working in television, radio, theatre and film, entertainment venues and recreation grounds, as journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists and photographers, orchestral and opera performers, 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, Perth and Auckland.

The MEAA has a national membership centre based in Brisbane.

The MEAA represents its members who are based throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Entertainment, Crew & Sport Organiser, Melbourne

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated and energetic union, representing workers in the MEAA's Entertainment, Crew and Sport section.

The role is based in our Melbourne office.

We are looking for an Organiser who is an all-rounder, a problem solver and preferably has experience in the arts and/or entertainment industry.

Key duties include: 

  • Problem solving
  • Providing advice to members on enterprise agreements and resolving workplace issues
  • Working with the ECS Director and Victorian Regional Director to undertake industry wide and site specific campaigns to build membership and influence
  • Negotiating enterprise agreements
  • Planning and implementing campaigns to promote workers’ interests 
  • Building membership levels and increasing membership engagement

Preferred attributes:

  • Working knowledge and/or experience within the arts and entertainment industry
  • Advocacy, negotiation or dispute resolution skills 
  • Proficient in organising frameworks
  • Ability to identify and utilise opportunities and resolve problems 
  • Industrial relations experience, including working knowledge of agreements and awards
  • Strong communication skills and ability to play a leadership role amongst members

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 evening and weekend work. 

A commitment to trade union principles and workers’ rights is essential. 

Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 20 October. Please forward your curriculum vitae and covering letter marked attention to Jen O’Brien at members@meaa.org

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