The Hotel Trades Council (HTC), AFL-CIO, is the union of hotel and gaming workers in New York and Northern New Jersey. For 80 years, HTC has been at the forefront of the fight for social justice, including racial, economic and gender equality. Today, in a time of political uncertainty, massive income inequality and injustice, we continue to fight to better the lives of hotel and gaming workers.
HTC is currently accepting applications from smart, creative, multi-lingual and ambitious applicants for the following positions: Organizing Intern (Fall 2019); Organizer-in-Training; and Operations Assistant.
About the Organizing Internship
Interns contribute to our internal and external organizing departments. HTC is building our organizing program, to mobilize our members and unionize non-union workers on a mass scale. We have built a rank-and-file leadership structure called the Hotel Employees Action Team (H.E.A.T.) System. The purpose of the H.E.A.T. System is to keep our union strong and to increase the participation of the membership in the union. This greatly enhances the union’s ability to mobilize for large-scale action, which is necessary in order to build power, organize non-union workers, fight for higher wages and better benefits, and increase the rights of hotel and gaming workers.
Organizing Interns do work that supports these goals. HTC interns have the opportunity to work directly with the union membership, learn about union organizing first-hand, and gain exposure to a powerful and effective local labor union.
Resourceful and committed interns who distinguish themselves will have numerous opportunities for interesting and rewarding work. Many interns are offered full-time positions as union organizers. We are accepting full-time interns who have graduated as well as part-time interns that are still pursuing their degree. Click here for more information and how to apply for an Organizing Internship (Deadline August 16, 2019).
About the Organizer-In-Training Position
HTC is building a larger internal and external organizing program, to mobilize our members and unionize non-union workers on a mass scale. So, there are job openings with HTC for talented, hard-working, practical, tough-minded college graduates who are ready to join the fight in the labor movement, as union Organizers-In-Training. There are also openings for those with more experience as Organizers and Lead Organizers. These positions are rewarding, long term career opportunities with excellent prospects for advancement. HTC is highly selective in filling them. Click here for more information and how to apply to be an Organizer-In-Training
About our Operations Team
The operations team works with union leadership, senior organizers, and members doing critical work to support our union’s organizing efforts. Operations staff are responsible for project management, updating and tracking information from organizing drives and meetings, preparing materials and overseeing logistics for contract ratifications and other events, corporate and industry research, database information management and analysis, and office management.
If you are interested in making the world a better place, and being a part of the fight for justice, but do not necessarily see yourself on the front lines, this may be the career for you. Click here for more information and how to apply to be an Operations Assistant
Please visit the web page for each position to see a full list of qualifications and requirements for the Organizing Intern (Fall 2019), Organizer-in-Training and Operations Assistant.
We seek to hire the best of the best, and there are a limited number of positions available. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. Cover letters should be limited to one page, should indicate which position you are applying for, and explain in specific terms the reasons for your interest in that position.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the position you are applying for in the subject line.
The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.