Part-time Personal Asst needed in Marina Del Rey! (FILLED)

We are looking for a professional, organized and experienced personal assistant who is interested in the health/fitness  industry to assistant a very busy type A business woman and her partner.   Must be excellent at scheduling, organizing and office as well as home,  prepping for appts, research, errands, car maitenence, grocery shopping and dealing with all household vendors.

Idea candidate is tech savvy and very comfortable on PC, MAC, Blackberry, Facebook, Twitter and online marketing.

Hours are 3 days per week (approx 20 hours/weekly) with potential for full time down the line.  Must be flex with your schedule as theirs is ever changing. $25/hourly. Must be dog friendly.  Based out of home office in Marina Del Rey

Must be OK starting as a private contractor (1099).  After a trial period of a few months, you will be hired on as an official employee.  Looking to interview and start ASAP.

If interested and have experience as a Personal Assistant please email your resume to Rachel Zaslansky Sheer at Rachel@thegrapevinela.com.  No actors please!

**REVISED** CHEF POSITION BEVERLY HILLS

(If interested in this position please email Caitlin@thegrapevinela.com)

The Grapevine is actively seeking a Chef –  PT 3 days a week $300 per day.  Lunches and dinners only – salary when traveling – one month off per year.

Schedule – 1PM lunch and dinner around 7.  FLEX schedule but will be set a week in advance. No benefits.  INTERVIEWING ASAP

PLEASE only reply if you are comfortable with the schedule and salary above as they are not negotiable.  MUST HAVE excellent references from prior private chef employers.

Assistant to Talent Manager (FILLED)

Assistant to Talent Manager — Boutique Firm looking for assistant to founding partner. Great opportunity for growth, must be able to work on your own and interested in talent management. This job also involves personal assistant duties and errands.

We manage experts that are talent (MD’s, RD’s, Newcasters, Fashion Designers, Teen Green Experts, Make-up Aritsts, Etc.) Please only appy if interested in this field.

M-F (occasional weekends)

Salary- 35K-50K DOE

MUST BE WILLING TO START IMMEDIATELY!  If interested please email Rachel Zaslansky Sheer at Rachel@thegrapevinela.com

**HOUSEKEEPERS AND NANNIES PLEASE READ**

The Grapevine Agency is in search of Housekeepers and Nannies who are comfortable at $15 per hour FT and PT  – LIVE IN and LIVE OUT.

Candidates MUST meet the following requirements:

* At least 2 years of experience working in a home PT or FT

* Be legal to work

* English Speaking

* Have nice current references

* Clear a backgound check

If you meet ALL of the above listed or know someone who does please email caitlin@thegrapevinela.com Please include your name – what type of position you are looking for and your phone number.  If you have a resume please send that as well.  (If you do not have a resume there is a prior posting on our website from a few days ago which gives you an outline to create one)

We can help you confidently put your best foot forward!

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Among celebrities, Erin Hirsh is well known as an innovative costume designer, fashion stylist and personal shopper. Her client list includes fashion icons Rihanna, Kanye West, Ellen De Generes and Tracee Ellis Ross to name a few.  Luckily for us Erin recently expanded her business and will now be taking on a select number of private clients for their personal fashion, shopping and corporate gift giving needs. Consult with Erin to update your style, cleanse your closet and help you confidently put your best foot forward.

Email Rachel Zaslansky Sheer at Rachel@thegrapevinela.com to arrange a private consult with Erin!

Director of Events- 90K

Client seeks an experienced director of events.  Someone who has expertise as a TRUE event person for 5 plus years, who comes from entertainment, museums or the non-profit sector.  The client seeks someone who can create revenue through external corporate & catered events.

The job will be overseeing the planning, coordination, & production aspects of all receptions as related to the venue. Also responsible for the corporate Partners program in coordination with the fundraising executives.  Create & implement strategies for cultivation, soliciting & managing corporate partnerships; develop annual strategic plan & a marketing plan to assure that number of rentals & special events per year meets fundraising goals & maximizes revenue potential.   BA preferred.

Background is preferably in non-profit or museums. Working knowledge of principles & practices of museum or non-profit development & fundraising.

Demonstrated experience conceptualizing, planning, & implementing special events & programs for diverse constituencies; demonstrated skill in managing staff with hands on approach.  & with staff, donors, vendors, volunteers, landlord representatives, & University administrators in a diverse working environment all required.  Experience in Raiser’s Edge (Events Module) strongly preferred.

IF INTERESTED EMAIL LORI@THEGRAPEVINELA.COM ONLY!

**ATTENTION DOMESTIC CANDIDATES**

NANNIES AND HOUSEKEEPERS PLEASE READ
Having interviewed thousands of Domestic Candidates over the years I thought I would post some helpful hints regarding the interview process.  Today I will begin with THE RESUME.
Many of the Housekeepers and Nannies I interview have wonderful experience – years of working for families acquiring priceless skills from newborn or twin experience, full charge child care to cleaning finest of furniture and antiquities.  I can not stress to you enough the importance of a resume.  Any interview you go on be it with an agency or a prospective employer you MUST bring a resume with you.
If you were hungry and went into a restaurant to have lunch and there was no menu – how would you know what to order?  Or you go the movie theater and there is no sign to display what movies are being shown – how could you make a choice on what you wanted to see?  This is how an interviewer feels when they are meeting with a candidate who comes to them without a resume.
Domestically speaking – the resume itself can be simple.  Below is a list of MUST haves.
  1. Your full name
  2. Your objective (ex: To obtain a position as a Full Time Nanny…Housekeeper)
  3. List your certifications and achievements put any and all here (CPR, CNA certification, bilingual, Newborn Specialist,
  4. List of your previous employment starting from the most recent job
Start with the dates of employment
List the Family’s last name
City and State of employment
The position you held (include either FT or PT)
The ages of the children UPON HIRE
Your responsibilities
The reason for leaving the position (put this in italics)
Do not put your previous employers telephone numbers on the resume if you are working through an agency.  Provide the agency the numbers directly to do the references.  Once a client is interested in hiring you they will contact the agency if they would like to speak to your prior employers personally.
EXAMPLE
Rebecca Jonas
Objective:  To obtain a position as a Full Time Nanny.
Certifications/ Achievements
Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Development
CPR Certified
Swim Instructor
Domestic Experience
2002 – 2005
The Smith Family
Santa Monica, CA
Full Time Nanny
Ages of the children upon hire: 1yr, 3yrs, 6yrs
Responsibilities included but were not limited to the following:
Full charge care of 3 children on a daily basis
Driving children to and from activities
Scheduling play dates, doctors appointments, children’s activities etc..
Cooking
Laundry for the children
Light housekeeping
Traveled with family on vacations
Reason for leaving the position: Family relocated.
1999 – 2002
The Pilar Family
…..and so on
This is obviously the most basic resume to have but it covers the most important facts an interviewer needs to know about you.  The interview itself should be spent answering questions about your experience – not explaining it play by play.

A-List Actress/ Singer/ Producer etc. looking for Personal Assistant ( ON HOLD)

She has a huge life (professionally and personally) as her husband is also high profile, so you will be assisting the entire family unit. You will be expected to travel 100% of the time as this family has homes in NY, LA and FLA. They spend equal time at these 3 homes as well as travel internationally for tours, movies etc. If you are not accustomed to traveling internationally with your boss please do not apply.
Must know how to adjust in each city, be easily adaptable and go with the flow. Ideal candidate is OCD, organized, articulate, professional, a team player, has a thick skin, be resourceful in foreign countries and always on point. You will be on call 24/7 and be expected to travel at a moments notice. Must be able to keep up with a very fast paced intense environment. No egos! No job is too big or too small. Responsibilities may include; taking notes during production meetings, overseeing ever changing schedules for family, changing dirty diapers, helping boss dress for red carpet or photo shoots, juggling a million balls at once, gatekeeper for the family, touring with family etc.  There is little room for error at this high level. Must be able to work on little sleep and be graceful under extreme pressure. Always represent both yourself and the family well at all times. Got to be 10 steps ahead and have great follow thru. Must be extremely comfortable around very high profile people. Never bring your own baggage to work. Kid friendly as they have young kids that will be traveling with the group. Must have an understanding and appreciation for Fashion, Film, TV, Music and business in general.
55K-65K DOE + health benefits after 90 days. Must be able to do a 2 week paid working trial.
If you have a minimum of 5 years experience as a Celeb PA please send resumes to both Rachel@thegrapevinela.com and Lori@thegrapevinela.com ASAP.  If you do not have the correct background you may not receive an email response from us.

Tips on Looking for a New Job in a Down Market!

Although 2010 certainly has been “better” than 2008/2009, the fact remains that if you listen to the news, times are uncertain and we are still technically in a down market.  That is why we at The Grapevine highly encourage those of you that are working to try and stick it out. PLEASE don’t leave your current job unless you have to!!

We are aware that looking for a job while you are working can be somewhat challenging however, the good news is that you have a job right now and there are so many folks right now that don’t.  As companies cut costs and make changes to consolidate, there seems to be more people looking than there are jobs. It is ultra important right now to be aware of the changes that have been made in the current job market.

Here are some tips to keep in mind so you can always be prepared and on point in this current market.

1. Always have your resume be up-to-date.

You never know when a change may be made internally where you have to look or you hear about your dream job.  Opportunities can come and go rapidly and with so many people looking, you want to be the first one in.

2. Think about your/employer’s bottom line salary.

So many times applicants say that they want a certain amount of money and don’t necessarily want to wear as many hats as are expected of people these days.  We at The Grapevine Agency always recommend that people be willing to submit themselves on the lower side if possible as opposed to the higher side.  This way it is not as easy to out-price yourself of an opportunity.  We are not suggesting that you not get paid your worth. We are simply saying you may stand out ahead of the pack if you have great experience and offer yourself at a rate that is more palatable for a company or individual’s bottom line salary.

3. Be flexible

We suggest that when looking for a position in this topsy-turvy economy, that you be open and flexible to a variety of opportunities as well as be flexible with what you will do in each role.  Some companies don’t have the same resources as they did before and may want someone to wear many hats.  Again, we are not suggesting that you be taken advantage of but we do want people to be open to what the opportunity may bring you down the line.

4. Make sure you stand out

In this increasingly challenged market it is also important to make sure you identify what might make you stand apart from the competition and highlight it on your resume!

5.  Networking

Networking has never been more important than it is right now! So get out there, do your due diligence and see who can help you in your search for a new opportunity!