Some of SMT’s staff is full-time. Other staff work on a freelance basis with SMT for 1-60 hours/month. Some are on retainer with groups we are working with on an ongoing basis; others are pulled in for quick consults in their particular area of expertise, or are available for group training. After their first 10 hours, staff join the Freelance Division of the Pacific Media Guild/Communication Workers of America which has given SMT its “Fair to Freelancers” certification.
In SMT’s 2020-2021 fiscal year, the team had 3 full-time members and 70 part-timers/contractors spread across 5 continents. These are people who are for the most part with SMT long-term and are deeply familiar with SMT’s approach. It also includes SMT’s language team of translaters, interpreters and captioners for seven languages. SMT expects to expand its full-time team by 2-3 members over the coming year, and expand its contractor team, particularly in Africa and Europe. SMT is proud that its team reflects the racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual diversities found among activists and movements and is committed to building that leadership in its work.
We’re always interested in talking with seasoned organizers with a combination of online and offline experience. If you think you have something to offer, check out SMT job announcements.