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The Potential of being a Cultural Management Trainee

The Potential of being a Cultural Management Trainee

Lai Sung Yan, Clara's Story
Faculty of Arts
BA 

“The programme has surely inspired me to explore my other potentials and talents,” Lai Sung Yan, Clara, chuckled.

She is one of the Cultural Management Trainees at Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre (CYMCC) after graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the university last year. Her duties include event marketing, online promotions and taking photographs of performances.


“I never thought I could manage these video-related works. But at the end, I made it!”

She made her debut video interview with the Centre’s audio technicians. Clara managed the whole video production from scratch to completion, including storyboarding, camera work and editing, without prior experience.

“I never thought I could manage these video-related works. But at the end, I made it!” she prided herself on her unleashed ability.

When Clara was asked about her motivation to join this programme, she attributed to her undergraduate studies. “I was studying comparative literature that exposed me to different genres of drama,” she said. “So I was hoping to learn more through this one-year programme.”

“While I was working for a busking performance, I had no idea what I should do as a stage manager. Thankfully, two helpful staffs of CYMCC guided me to set up equipment and arrange seating at the site.” she said.  

After that, she acquired more knowledge about theatrical operation, including theatre slang. She now aspires to pursue her interests and passions in the cultural industry.

Written by:
Jasmine Leung
Year 4, Faculty of Social Sciences
February 2019

The Potential of being a Cultural Management Trainee