Opportunities

CULTURAL CORRESPONDENTS

Description

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious
individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places and events that
make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the
week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a
difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community
and bringing awareness to important social and community causes. We are looking for writers,
poets and other creatives to contribute their reviews, artist interviews, and insightful
arts commentary to our Community Buzz page.

As a media entity Vanguard Culture regularly receives invites to a variety of fantastic visual,
performing, and culinary arts events around town. Our team of Cultural Correspondents attend
on behalf of Vanguard Culture and provide a written commentary, review, or literary
insight which is then published on our site’s Community Buzz page. We encourage all kinds
of writing styles including traditional reviews/interviews, 
philosophical musings,
and/or even poetry, etc…
 Write-ups are distributed in a monthly newsletter to over 4k
subscribers and posted on our website, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter pages. 

Additional Responsibilities

Our Cultural Correspondents become a part of Vanguard Culture’s Creative Team.
Vanguardistas (Cultural Correspondents, Board Members, and Executive staff) are expected to
be especially supportive of our events and programs through the year. All are required to attend
at least two quarterly meetings per year and support our yearly Avant Garde Costume Gala. This
may mean volunteering for the gala or offering impactful support in other areas of
Marketing/PR for the event. In addition, Vanguardistas function as a team to support and
promote one another’s personal projects and events throughout the year.

Skills & Specifications

• Have excellent writing skills
• Be a highly self-motivated self-starter
• Ability to work individually on self-driven projects
• Well built skills in organization, prioritization and time management
• Work under stress to meet project deadlines and minute attention to detail
• Have a sincere desire to contribute to San Diego’s vibrant visual, performing, and
culinary arts community

Compensation

Vanguard Culture is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of the visual,
performing and culinary arts. Cultural Correspondents receive complimentary access to a variety
of fantastic cultural and culinary events as well as opportunities to meet and network with San
Diego’s creative leaders. Cultural Correspondents also receive a complimentary guest pass to our
Avant Garde Costume Gala ($90 value). An honorary stipend commensurate with our company’s
yearly fiscal outcome may be offered along with an end-of-year Staff Appreciation event.

To apply for this position please submit your bio and two writing samples to:
VanguardCulture@gmail.com

Please write the following in the
subject line of your email:
“Cultural Correspondent”.

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS ONGOING AND HAS NO DEADLINE.


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MARKETING / PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

Description

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious
individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places and events that
make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the
week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a
difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community
and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.

We are looking for a person who is interested in developing/mastering their skills in Marketing
& Public Relations to join our creative team. Applicant should be an undergraduate student in
the San Diego area who is majoring in Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic Design,
Communications, Art History or other related field. This person should have excellent verbal
and written communication skills, with extensive knowledge of Web and social media.
PowerPoint, Mailchimp, WordPress, Word and Excel experience is a bonus, and will be
considered when choosing the best applicant for this internship position.

Responsibilities

• Assist in the creation and distribution of newsletters, e-mail campaigns, marketing materials, etc.
• Assist in the development of marketing strategies essential for the growth of the
organization.
• Perform analysis of marketing and sales data
• Participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns.
• Enter contact information into contact management systems
• Maintain tracking report of public relations activity
• Develop and execute social media campaigns for Vanguard Culture’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
• Recommend and build a company presence on additional social media sites
• Measure and track responses with current Marketing Campaigns
• Be a positive spokesperson for the organization while attending a variety of cultural and community events.
• Other duties as assigned

Skills & Specifications

• Be a highly self-motivated self-starter
• Ability to work individually on self-driven projects
• Well built skills in organization, prioritization and time management
• Work under stress to meet project deadlines and minute attention to detail
• Have a desire to learn and contribute
• Demonstrate ability to solve problems, analyze data and suggest appropriate solutions

Skills Acquired During Internship

• Knowledge of new technologies, basic marketing and social media principles
• Writing reports, procedures and business correspondence
• Development and distribution of print and online marketing campaigns.
• Networking for business in the arts
• Development and analysis of various marketing strategies

Compensation

School credit available. The internship will result in having gained broad experience in various
aspects of marketing and public relations as well as having built strong connections to San
Diego’s Arts and Culture community. Other perks include free tickets to performing arts events,
backstage tours of arts exhibitions, film, and culinary events. This individual reports directly to
the CEO/Founder and Advisory Board of the organization.

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To apply for this position please submit your resume and a cover letter to:
VanguardCulture@gmail.com
All resumes should be emailed as a Microsoft
Word document, saved as “Last Name_First Name”.
Please write the following in the
subject line of your email:
“Marketing/ PR Internship”.

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS ONGOING AND HAS NO DEADLINE.
WE ARE VERY FLEXIBLE WITH SCHOOL SCHEDULES AND HAVE
CREATIVE PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.