Communications Student Worker

December 5, 2007

Communications Student Worker


The Communications Student Worker is a part-time (20-hour per week) assistant to the Director of Communications and the Communications Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The communications section of the Arts Commission deals with the public relations and marketing of all the commission’s programs.


The Arts Commission provides leadership and staffing to support the regional blueprint for arts education, Arts for All; administers a grants program that funds more than 250 nonprofit arts organizations annually; oversees the County’s Civic Art Program for capital projects, funds the largest arts internship program in the country in conjunction with the Getty Foundation, programs the John Anson Ford Theatres and supports the Los Angeles County Cultural Calendar on ExperienceLA. com. The Commission also produces free community programs, including the L.A. Holiday Celebration broadcast nationally, and a year-round music program that funds more than 40 free concerts each year in public sites. The Arts Commission offices are located in downtown Los Angeles at 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800 , Los Angeles , CA 90017 . For more information about the Arts Commission, visit www.lacountyarts. org


This position offers an opportunity to work closely with experienced public relations/marketing professionals and add significant experience to your resume.


Duties include:

  • Updating Ford and Arts Commission web sites and My Space sites
  • Writing copy for press materials, web sites, publications, e-mail blasts and electronic message board
  • Liaising with Ford Theatres and Holiday Celebration artists
  • Assisting in handling press inquiries, press comps lists
  • Updating press lists and press clipping files (tearsheets and electronic archives)
  • Assisting in targeted marketing projects
  • Inventorying and distributing of printed materials
  • Scanning and resizing images for web and printed materials
  • Proofreading and organizing files


Skills/Requirements: Desirable qualifications include interest in the performing and visual arts; ability to write; familiarity with web sites, html, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and In Design; background in journalism/communic ations/music/ dance/visual arts/information technology; good with detail; good on the phone; facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Explorer. Fluency in oral and written Spanish a plus. Reliable transportation is preferred for those occasions when errands are necessary but the Arts Commission offices are served by Wilshire Blvd. bus lines and Downtown Dash Route A and are located one-half mile from the 7th St. Metro station.



Students must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a community college, four-year college or university graduate program.


Dates: October 2007 through May 2008


Payment: The pay range is $9.10 to $11.00 per hour.


To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a minimum of 2 references (with telephone numbers). The application packet should be sent, preferably via email, to:


Arts Commission – Communications Student Worker Position
c/o Vivian Letran
vletran@arts. lacounty. gov

with “Communications Student Worker (candidate name)” in the subject line

Applications will be reviewed as received.


Application Deadline: October 15, 2007


Positions will remain open until filled.


For any questions: After reviewing the information on the web site, you may address inquiries by e-mail to: vletran@arts. lacounty. gov




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