SDC - Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Labor Organizer

Based in New York City, NY

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) a national labor union, seeks to hire an Organizer on a contract basis.

Term: 12-month part-time contract with opportunity to extend

Job Description: The Organizer will elevate the existing organizing efforts of the Union and achieve recognition for a subset of Directors and Choreographers (Members and non-members) currently working in the commercial theatre arena.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create a strategic organizing plan that will secure the collective bargaining position of a select working group.
  • Identify, coordinate, and execute independent labor organizing initiatives, both internally and externally, to further the strategic plan.
  • Work closely with and staff an established working committee of SDC Members working in this arena.
  • Communicate and strategize with the Executive Director, Director of Contract Affairs, seeking legal counsel as needed.
  • Participate in all campaign meetings, actions, and events.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of all organizing activities and report to the Executive Board as necessary.
  • Conduct basic organizing training with Executive Board members.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum five years’ experience as an organizer along with additional extensive experience working with labor unions.
  • Proven success in leading organizing campaigns including representation elections.
  • Extensive knowledge of both federal and applicable state labor laws and the National Labor Relations Act.
  • Knowledge of labor relations and professional issues relating to the commercial theatre industry.
  • Demonstration of a firm commitment to social and economic justice.
  • Exceptional social, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet).
  • Strong planning, time-management, and problem solving skills.

About SDC: Based in New York City, SDC is the theatrical union that represents 4,000 professional stage Directors and Choreographers throughout the United States. Its mission is to foster a national community of professional stage directors and choreographers by protecting the rights, health, and livelihoods of all its Members.

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and résumé to the Director of Contract Affairs, Randy Anderson at: RAnderson@SDCWeb.org.

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