Position: Associate Program Officer for Arts and Cultural Exchange
Institution: Japan Foundation
Location: New York, NY
The Japan Foundation, New York seeks an Associate Program Officer for the Arts and Cultural Exchange program. This program promotes the introduction of Japanese arts and culture as well as exchanges between Japan and the United States through various fields of arts and culture.
Established by the Japanese government in 1972, the Japan Foundation’s mission is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Japan Foundation’s activities consist of three
major programs: 1) Arts & Cultural Exchange; 2) Japanese-Language Education Overseas; and 3) Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.jfny.org and www.jpf.go.jp.
Description: The Japan Foundation, New York seeks an Associate Program Officer for the Arts and Cultural Exchange program. This program promotes the introduction of Japanese arts and culture as well as exchanges between Japan and
the United States through various fields of arts and culture. This position will report to the Program Director of Arts and Cultural Exchange.
Assist in the implementation of the Japan Foundation’s programs, with a particular focus on, but not limited to, Performing Arts, Film, Literature, Visual Arts and Cultural Events.
Manage the grant programs in Arts and Cultural Exchange by processing applications, maintaining program files and documents, and communicating with prospective applicants and grantees.
Coordinate logistics for in-house meetings as well as public events by planning venues, catering, transportation, audio/visual equipment, materials, etc.
Create program materials and publications (e.g. newsletters, fliers, and webpages) and assist in the proofreading of documents.
Conduct outreach activities and site visits throughout the United States as a representative of the Japan Foundation.
Collaborate and correspond with program staff at the Japan Foundation Tokyo Headquarters.
Perform other duties and additional responsibilities as directed.
Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
Legal authorization to work in the United States.
Fluency, in oral and written communication skills in both English and Japanese; translation ability preferred.
Willingness and ability to travel and attend occasional weekend events (travel is approximately several weeks/year)
A strong candidate will also possess:
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Excellent analytical and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task
Experience with and/or interest in international cultural exchange
Experience with grant management and/or familiarity with institutions of Japanese arts and culture
Understanding of Japanese arts and culture, and experience of living in Japan
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and social media
Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave, etc.
To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and one-page writing sample in English to firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.