IATSE Local 705, The Motion Picture Costumers Union

IATSE Local 705
The Motion Picture Costumers Union

Communications and Education Coordinator

Based in Los Angeles, CA


Full Time, Salaried

Reports to the Business Representative

IATSE Local 705 Motion Picture Costumers is a labor union representing more than 2400 members working as Costumers in the Television and Film Industry in Los Angeles.

IATSE Local 705 is seeking a Communications and Education Coordinator who will assist in developing a comprehensive and forward-thinking strategy for the Local. They will coordinate between the Business Office, Education Committee, and outside organizations to support the goals of the union.

To Apply
All candidates must submit a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three professional references to be considered. Only qualified candidates need apply. Please send materials to:

David Swope, Business Representative
IATSE Local 705
Email: dswope@mpc705.org


  • Assist in developing and executing a coordinated communications strategy
  • Work with staff to develop content for website, monthly newsletter, weekly email blast, and social media
  • Online Communications/Social Media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Communication with members through AWeber email and Twilio texting services
  • Create engaging content including flyers, graphics, and text
  • Coordinate classes and activities of the Education Committee and partner programs
  • Publish and promote classes and events on social media, website, newsletter, email blasts and texts
  • Maintain and update website
  • Compose, edit, proofread messages to members


  • BA or BS in relevant field.
  • At least 2 to 3 years communications experience for a labor, political or issue-advocacy organization
  • Strong writing, editing, and verbal skills
  • Proven experience with social media campaigns
  • Experience with website management
  • Commitment to, and understanding of, the labor movement, social justice, and related issues
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a team
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks/campaigns at one time;
  • Demonstrated ability to use mass email and text services
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign, or other graphics programs
  • Demonstrated understanding and use of social media and online tools, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams


  • Experience working with a labor, advocacy, student or community organization;
  • Familiarity with labor unions in the television and film industry in Los Angeles
  • Experience with graphic design and video editing software

Commensurate with experience. Generous benefits.

IATSE Local 705 is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an environment that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives. We believe the more diverse we are, the stronger we are.

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