May 10

Job: Visitor Services Associate – Japan Society (New York, NY, USA)

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Job Title: Visitor Services Associate
Posted by:
Japan Society
New York, NY, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Carleen Ben (Oita-ken) for passing along this job listing:

The Visitor Services Associate maintains the Japan Society’s visitor service’s desk as an ambassador interacting with the general public. This includes greeting and welcoming visitors, answering questions, providing information about exhibits and programs, selling tickets, memberships, and catalogs.


  • Process ticket orders and gallery admissions; Sell memberships and catalogs;
  • Welcome and assist visitors, trustees, donors, and vendors on the phone and in person; Provide administrative support for related activities and projects.


  • Customer service experience; Very good communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort interacting with the public; Ability to multi-task and to handle multiple phone lines;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • General office experience;
  • Must be dependable and punctual;
  • Knowledge of Japanese culture and/or language is a plus.


The position is part-time for 15 to 20 hours per week. In addition to regularly scheduled weekly hours, the incumbent must be available to cover extra shifts on nights and weekends when necessary.

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to:

Japan Society, celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2017, is an internationally-recognized, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences seeking information on Japan, opportunities to experience Japanese art and culture, and to foster dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. Japan Society sponsors more than 100 events annually through its art gallery, performing arts program, film festival, speakers’ series, business and policy presentations, family and children’s programs, and Japanese language school. Japan Society is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization located in a landmark building near the United Nations. For more information, visit our website

Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes a diverse workforce.

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