Associated Musicians of Greater New York, AFM Local 802

Associated Musicians of Greater New York
AFM Local 802

Director of Organizing and Field Services

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, and Suffolk counties, NY and parts of southwestern Connecticut. 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 and Field Services supervises a staff of business representatives, organizers and contract administrators and manages departmental business.

Primary Responsibilities
Field Services

  • Develop protocols and best practices for field services.
  • Schedule staff assignments.
  • Advise on contract enforcement mechanisms.
  • Create system for evaluating field services.
  • Design and implement plan to improve the union’s servicing of contracts.


  • Design external organizing efforts with an emphasis on developing and leveraging grassroots union member activism.
  • Plan and implement internal organizing and contract campaigns, seek out and develop rank-and-file leaders & committees.
  • Take an active role in contract negotiations.
  • Communicate with elected leadership and 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 organizing.
  • Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 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.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office 365 applications and social media.
  • Focused, with the ability to 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and résumé to: Lisa Mejia, Director of Human Resources: lmejia@local802afm.org.

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