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Associated Musicians of Greater New York, AFM Local 802

Associated Musicians of Greater New York
AFM Local 802


Director of Organizing

Based in New York City, NY


Local 802 is the largest local union of professional musicians in the world with a jurisdiction covering New York City, Sullivan, Nassau, Suffolk, and parts of Westchester counties, New York and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. We unite to fight for the common interests of all musicians by advancing industry standards that dignify our labor and honor and enrich our art. This mission is achieved through organizing and collective bargaining as well as through legislative and political action.

The Director of Organizing supervises organizing staff and manages departmental business.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design external organizing program with an emphasis on developing and leveraging grassroots union member activism to raise industry standards.
  • Train and direct staff to increase local’s organizing capacity.
  • Plan and implement internal organizing and contract campaigns, seek out and develop rank-and-file leaders and committees.
  • Mobilize membership in lead up to contract negotiations.
  • Work closely with elected leadership, Director of Field Services, and other senior staff to ensure full participation in organizing initiatives and activities.
  • Contribute to strategic planning.

Primary Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of union and community organizing.
  • Bachelor’s degree, 5-10 years of experience and demonstrated success in providing direction and leadership of union organizing campaigns and servicing contracts.
  • Knowledge of and experience with collective bargaining, labor law, grievance procedures, contract administration, and organizational management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and at least two years supervisory experience.
  • Sophisticated verbal and written skills and good political judgment.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office 365 applications and social media.
  • Focused, with the ability to engage in planning, meet deadlines, prioritize and manage multiple assignments to completion.
  • Commitment to workers’ rights and social justice.
  • Familiarity with the performing arts is desirable but not required.

Local 802 AFM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race or racial identity, color, religion or spiritual beliefs, creed, sex, sexual orientation gender, gender identity or expression, ethnic background, national origin, political affiliation or political beliefs, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

Position is full-time and at-will. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k), pension and generous paid time off.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to: Lisa Mejia, Personnel Director: lmejia@local802afm.org.

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