Job Opening: Film Program Coordinator, Japan Society

job opening - 5Job posted by: Japan Society
Location: New York, New York
Posted on: July 18, 2013
Education: Bachelor’s

Job description
Established in 1907, Japan Society is America’s single major producer of high quality content about Japan, presenting over 100 events annually through well established Gallery exhibitions, Performing Arts, Film, Lectures, Education, Policy and Corporate programs as well as the world-renowned Toyota Language Center. Over more than a century, the Society has evolved into an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan, and East Asia.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position delineated below.

Film Program Coordinator (Full time OR Part time*)

Under the direction of the Society’s Artistic Director and working closely with guest curators and/or film program advisors, the Film Program Coordinator assumes overall logistics to implement year-round film programs at the Japan Society, which includes communication with guest curators and advisors for programming, identifying print sources, print and projectionist booking, preparation for screen and stage, screening test, attending the Society’s public/private screening program/event to conduct smooth operations, and budget tracking. Responsibilities also include assisting Film/Policy Program Officer in promoting the Society’s Film Program, handling public and professional inquires related to the Society’s Film Program, and working with the Society’s other programming areas for special events involving film/video screenings.


This is a full time position with regular hours from Monday to Friday, and occasional evening and weekend hours as required. However, we will also consider a part-time candidate to fill the position for the period between now and early December 2013.


  • Bachelors degree and at least one to two years related work experience, with experience screening 35 mm, 16 mm, and digital formats, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • Familiarity with and strong interest in Japanese cinema.
  • Creative self-starter with excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work multiple projects at a time, in fast-paced environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Bilingual English/Japanese language skills is a big plus.
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, data base Raisers Edge). Basic knowledge of Final Cut is a plus.
  • Must be able to work evening and weekend hours to attend Film Program’s screening and/or special events as required.

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