Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

For IMMEDIATE HIRING: The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for one (1) full-time non-UP contractual Technical Assistant. 

Job Description

  • Assist in setting up, operating, and troubleshooting audio-visual equipment (computers, microphones, laptops, projectors, speakers, lights and sound control panel, etc.) of the GT-Toyota Asian Center auditorium, seminar rooms, and galleries for events, lectures, and/or classes at the UP Asian Center, which start at 5:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.

  • Work Tuesdays to Saturdays or, if necessary or upon client request, beyond regular office hours, including Sundays, for special events held by and at the UP Asian Center.

Key Qualifications

  • Job experience and competencies involving setting up, operating, and troubleshooting audiovisual equipment

  • Preferably with skills and experience in electronics/electrical/computer work

To apply, please submit the following documents at Room 205A, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Scan or photocopy of valid government-issued ID

  • Colored scan of valid NBI Clearance

  • Certificates of relevant training (computer, electronics, etc.), if any.

For additional inquiries, please call Mr. JR Sanchez or Mr. Avel Golondrina at 981.8500 local 3580 or 920.3535. 

The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. View recent and upcoming Lectures & Conferences and read other News & Announcements. Join our mailing list to receive invitations to lectures, conferences, etc.