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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December 4, 2007

TurnHere Inc.  We produce 1 to 3 minute films for the internet. We are looking for a filmmaker in Vietnam to do a shoot for us in the city of Dong Nai by the end of this week or the beginning of next week.  We use filmmakers all over the world and we are still building our filmmaker network in Vietnam .  Minh informed me that you are the director of the Vietnamese Film Festival in southern California and that you have a network of filmmakers in Vietnam that might be interested in this project.  What we are looking for is a good shooter that speaks English.  The filmmaker would also be able to edit his own work. 

I really appreciate any contacts you could put me in touch with. 

Please check out our website www.turnhere. com

Even if the filmmakers are not available for this project we encourage all filmmaker to apply on our website to become part of our world wide filmmaking network.

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Thank you so much for your time Ysa, I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely, Tara


Tara Walsh

Production Coordinator

TurnHere, Inc.
1480 64th St. Suite 100
Emeryville , CA 94608

Phone: 415-823-7615

Fax: 510-658-9317

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VIA (www.viaprograms. org ) is a non-profit, non-governmental international
education organization committed to growing minds through purposeful,
hands-on cross-cultural exchange.  Our Asia Program recruits, trains, and
places English teachers and English resource assistants in Indonesia, Laos,
Vietnam, China, and Myanmar.  Our Stanford Program brings groups of Asian
college students to the U.S. and other parts of Asia on provocative study
seminars.  VIA has 10 full-time staff, 3 in-country staff, 50+ volunteers in
the field, and 250 participants from Asia.

* *

The Vietnam In-Country Representative (“Representative”) is a unique
full-time field position in Hanoi, Vietnam.  The Representative has
responsibilities in three main areas: volunteer support, in-country program
management, and communication with the Home Office in the U.S.  Travel time
and work during evening and weekends is expected during orientation, tour of
posts, and annual meeting.  Duties include but are not limited to:

I) Volunteer Support/Coordinatio n

– Organize a summer orientation to ease volunteers’ cultural
– Provide support to the volunteers; assisting in the settling-in
process and acting as a troubleshooter in case problems arise that would
require an official VIA representative; maintain regular correspondence with
– Conduct a fall and spring tour of posts to evaluate the partnership
between VIA volunteers and host institutions.
– Organize and coordinate annual meeting for all volunteers and Home
Office staff.

II) Program Management

– Represent VIA in official business with the Ministry of Education
and Training, PACCOM, host institutions, Ford Foundation, NGOs, banks, and
other institutions.
– Maintain financial accounting of the field budget (manage field
budget, pay volunteer stipends, pay bills related to program expenses,
report to home office).
– Handle all necessary administrative paperwork and procedures, such
as contracts, Memos of Understanding (MOUs), permits, registrations, visas,
and reports.**
– Oversee summer undergraduate programs and summer program
– Respond to information requests about VIA.

III) Home Office Communication

– Communicate with Home Office on a frequent basis regarding field
– Work with the Program Director in the U.S. on program expansion by
researching new directions and examining potential new posts.
– Work with Home Office in responding to emergency situations and
conflict management.

*Qualifications: *

Demonstrated commitment to cross-cultural collaboration and international
education; international immersion experience, preferably in Vietnam and
through VIA; participatory leadership style; leadership and management
skills; computer skills; strong written/oral communication skills in
English; and strong interpersonal skills.  There is a preference for
candidates who can commit to at least two years.

*Terms of Employment:*

–          The Vietnam In-Country Representative is hired as a full-time (40
hr/week) position.

–          Wage is set at the monthly stipend of U.S. $1100 and housing
stipend of U.S. $350.

–          Basic medical and emergency evacuation insurance coverage

–          International flight to home country is provided including
economy airfare, airport taxes and transportation to and from Vietnamese

–          15 annual leave, 5 days Tet holiday, and all official Vietnamese

*Location: *Hanoi, Vietnam.  VIA does not have a formal Vietnam office.  The
Representative works from his/her home.**

* *

*Apply by:* October 20, 2006; Rolling deadline – applications will be
reviewed as received.

*Timeline*: October 1-31: Interviews at Home Office in San Francisco, CA,
USA or Hanoi, Vietnam.  Preferred start date is November 20, 2006.


Christine Tran

Vietnam Program Director

VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia)

965 Mission Street, Suite 701

San Francisco, CA 94103

vietnam@viaprograms .org

Justin Hart

In-Country Representative

VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia)

Hanoi International Post Office

I.P.O. Box 1

Hanoi, Vietnam


Program for talented Vietnamese graduates gets under way


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Headhunter Nhan Viet launched “Vietnamese talents converging” to connect students with local and foreign human-resource companies, linking undergraduates to management positions.

Besides national students, the program will also help expatriates who want to work in Vietnam after graduation.

In detail, the program includes online seminars for expatriate students; information-exchange forums sponsored by headhunting companies and specialists; cooperation with online newspapers such as Thanh Nien, Tuoi Tre, and VietnamNet, among other causes.

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