American Federation of Musicians Local 47

American Federation of Musicians
Local 47

Temporary Organizer

Based in Burbank, CA


The Organizer will work with professional musicians on a contract campaign for negotiations with major media corporations scheduled that is for this winter. This is a temporary position through the end of 2022, with a possibility of future employment.


  • Lead planning, strategy, and implementation of organizing drives.
  • Work with researchers to identify and assess potential organizing targets.
  • Work with the communications department to implement comprehensive campaign components.
  • Work with parent organization, American Federation of Musicians, to coordinate campaign actions outside of the state and acquire any additional resources needed to implement organizing drives.

Knowledge of:

  • Computer programs: Microsoft Office, email and internet search tools.
  • Organizing methodology.
  • Labor law, especially with respect to union organizing

Ability to:

  • Establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Discern priorities and meet competing deadlines.
  • Listen, write, and verbally communicate at a high comprehension level
  • Quickly and efficiently build a professional team atmosphere while meeting tight deadlines with conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • Understand and commit to AFM Local 47’s members and mission.
  • Independently implement overall union goals and expectations in a competent and professional manner.
  • Must be able to drive, maintain a valid driver’s license, and travel as needed.


  • Preferably, 2 to 5 years of experience as a union organizer.
  • Leading or supervising internal and external organizing campaigns.
  • Experience developing strategic organizing plans.

Salary: Commensurate based on experience
Term: Through the end of 2022, or earlier, if contract is ratified before December 31st (2 weeks notice).

To Apply:
Please send résumé, cover letter and list of references to: Marla.nicksic@afm47.org

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