Feb 11

JET Program Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Kushner

Earlier this month, JET alum Jonathan Kushner was featured on the website of Connect, an online monthly dedicated to the JET Program and English-speaking community in Japan. Mr. Kushner talks about his experiences on JET and how they helped launch his post-JET career.

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Kushner


Feb 4

February 2020 Chapter Beat

JETAA Chapter Beat is a periodic mosaic of events taking place in the JETAA sphere. Compiled by AJET‘s Director of Alumni Relations Megan Buhagiar (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017- Present)

Please click on the following link to see what’s happening with your local JETAA chapter for February 2020!

 


Jan 30

Job: Logistics & Translator for 1 Month Student Trip to Japan (Grad Student or Postdoc) (Boston, MA, USA/Japan)

Job Title: Logistics & Translator
Posted by: Hiring Professor, Dr. Daniel Aldrich
Location: Boston, MA, USA/Japan
Contract: 1 Month (late June to end of July)

Here’s a job forwarded to us from the hiring professor:

I am writing to ask for your help in finding a bilingual graduate student or postdoc for a one month classroom in the field to be held in Japan in July 2020.

The graduate student or postdoc will travel with our students from Boston’s Logan airport in late June to Japan and spend the full month traveling with the group and assisting with logistics and translation.  The following skills are required:

1) fluency in Japanese and English (simultaneous translation)

2) strong knowledge of quantitative methods

3) ability to travel and comfortably interact with undergraduate students

Compensation is high and all travel and accommodation will be covered. The program assistant must be able to start the trip in Boston. Please have interested candidates email me by 14 February at daniel.aldrich@gmail.com with the following items:

1) a cover letter describing qualifications

2) c.v. / resume

3) a link to a recorded video of the candidate carrying out simultaneous translation of a Japanese language television show for 1 minute

Thank you,

Daniel Aldrich


Jan 20

Job: Administrative Support Specialist – Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (Washington, DC, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Administrative Support Specialist
Posted by: Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

This position is located in the Japan-United States Friendship Commission.

The incumbent serves as Secretary to the Executive Director and as Staff Assistant for all Commission-related activities, with responsibility for performing a variety of analytical, technical, advisory, administrative, and other office duties and functions related to the management of the Commission and its related organizations.

More information and Application Process: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556814500


Jan 18

Job: Summer Internship Opportunity – JUSFC & I-House (Tokyo, Japan)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Summer Internship Opportunity (Unpaid)
Posted by: Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the International House of Japan (I-House)
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the International House of Japan (I-House) are currently seeking three Summer Interns for short-term (not to exceed two weeks) internships during late July-August 2020 to coincide with the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The interns will support the ongoing activities of the 2020 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program (NichiBei Creative Artists) . JUSFC and the National Endowment for the Arts have selected five artistic teams for this program. Each team of artists from the United States and Japan are working on a collaborative artistic project that will be presented to the public in Tokyo during summer 2020. More information on this project can be found HERE.

The internship is expected to be fast-paced, and will be based in Tokyo. This is an unpaid internship, and relocation to Tokyo is not covered. However, JUSFC and I-House will reimburse local transportation costs for daily commuting.

More Information and Application Process: https://www.aatj.org/nichibei-creative-artists-program-internship-opportunity-tokyo-summer-2020

Application Deadline: February 17, 2020




Jan 17

Job: Group Leader – CET Academic Programs (Osaka, Japan)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Group Leader, Pre-College at CET Japan
Posted by: CET Academic Programs
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Short-term; Temporary

Here’s a short-time, temporary position passed along to us:

Group leaders play a key role in the high school/pre-college teams consisting of CET overseas residential life staff, potentially including program directors, resident directors, group leaders, and resident assistants to create at least a 1:10 staff to student ratio.

This team is responsible for delivery of four-week summer academic programs abroad for high school students ages 15-18.

Group leaders create a positive and inclusive environment that fosters intercultural student learning and academic success, in conjunction with other program staff. They support a group of 8-25 high school students as they engage in an intellectually stimulating, fun, and challenging program while navigating cultural differences.

They participate in many aspects of the program, serving as student advisor, mentor, and role model for successful cross-cultural engagement while providing 24/7 support and emergency management as needed.

More information and application process: https://cetacademicprograms.com/about/work-for-cet/job-openings/?gh_jid=4499998002 




Jan 12

Job: Part-time ESL Instructor – Chinatown Literacy Project (New York, NY)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: ESL Instructor
Posted by: Chinatown Literacy Project
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the Chinatown Literacy Project:

We’re looking for a teacher who can serve as a temporary substitute teacher or a teacher that can fill out the rest of the semester (until the end of April) for our Advance class.

CLP ESL Teacher – Full Job Description

The students of the Advance Class know a fair amount of English, so the teacher does not need to have expert proficiency in Chinese (conversational would be nice). If you have any leads on who I can reach out to or if you have any questions, please let me know.

Application Process: If you have anyone who is interested (or if you yourself are interested), please feel free to reach out to Chinatownliteracyprojectnyc@gmail.com.

 


Jan 11

Job: Japanese-to-English News Translator – Nikkei Asian Review (New York, NY)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Japanese-to-English News Translator
Posted by: Nikkei Asian Review
Location: New York, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the publication:

Nikkei Asian Review, an online/print business publication focusing on Japan and Asia, is looking for a Japanese-to-English news translator based in New York office. A successful candidate must have a firm grasp of Japanese and be able to write clearly and accurately in English. Experience in journalism and knowledge of finance and economics are welcome.

Working hours will be 8 hours a day including one hour break, basically from 9am to 5pm, 5days a week with some weekend/holiday shifts. Annual salary starts from around $50,000. Employee benefit includes medical insurance, dental insurance, 401k program etc.

Application Process: Send resume to kazunari.yokota@nex.nikkei.com.  

 


Jan 10

Job: JET Interview Greeters – Consulate General of Japan (New York, NY)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: JET Interview Greeters
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Part-Time

The Consulate General of Japan in New York is looking for two people who can help us with the following tasks:
  • Greeting JET Program applicants
  • Checking in JET Program applicant

Successful candidates will have to be able to commit the entirety of the following schedule:

  • 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (8 hours of work and 1/2 hour for lunch)
    • Lunch is provided by the Consulate
    • Lunch time is unpaid
  • On the following days:
    • Monday, February 3
    • Tuesday, February 4
    • Wednesday, February 5
    • Thursday, February 6
    • Friday, February 7

The compensation for of the above position is $15 per hour. Please note that your actual working hours may be less than 8 hours depending on the number of interviews scheduled on any specific day.

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Jan 9

Job: Librarian for Japanese Studies – Duke University (Durham, NC, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Librarian for Japanese Studies
Posted by: Duke University
Location: Durham, NC, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us:

Duke University Libraries seeks an engaged and knowledgeable librarian for Japanese studies. 

The librarian for Japanese studies focuses on service, innovation, collaboration and professional leadership in Japanese Studies. The librarian serves as primary liaison to Japanese Studies faculty, students, visiting scholars and staff in a variety of departments and academic programs, manages and evaluates the Japanese Studies collection and provides instruction, reference and digital consultation services.

The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of research and teaching in Japanese Studies and should be familiar with the art historical, literary, historical, religious and social science disciplines that use the Japanese and East Asian collections.  

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Jan 9

Job: News Reporter/Research Assistant – Yomiuri Shimbun (Los Angeles, CA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: News Reporter/Research Assistant
Posted by: Yomiuri Shimbun
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the newspaper:

Founded in 1874, The Yomiuri Shimbun is the Japan’s largest and most influential national daily newspaper in Japan. We have 28 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.

Job Description

The Los Angeles Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun seeks a reporter/research assistant to help cover major events—including the 2020 presidential campaign and political news in the western and Midwestern states—as well as breaking news stories throughout the year. This job primarily involves assisting the Japanese Bureau Chief by following and monitoring news stories, arranging and conducting interviews, transcribing interviews, and covering important news events as they break.

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Jan 3

Job Title: Group Leaders
Posted by: Experiment in International Living
Location: Brattleboro, VT, USA & Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

The Experiment in International Living is currently hiring experienced and inclusive educators to serve as group leaders to guide our summer 2020 programs in Japan. To learn more about our programs in Japan, please visit: https://www.experiment.org/program-landing/destinations/?location=Japan&country=&theme

Application Process: To apply for the leader position, visit www.worldlearning.org/leaderapplication




Jan 3

Job: Manager For Philanthropic Relations – Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (Okinawa, Japan)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Manager For Philanthropic Relations
Posted by: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
Location: Onna, Okinawa, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job shared with us:

The Office of Institutional Development in the Division of the President at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to serve as Manager for Philanthropic Relations. This individual will assist OIST in developing and cultivating networks with philanthropists, foundations, and corporations to assist in building strategic relations and securing external funding. The position will report to the Senior Advisor for Institutional Development.

The ideal candidate will be bi-lingual in Japanese and English, have extensive experience cultivating networks in the above areas, and will possess working knowledge in philanthropic giving and fundraising and be comfortable interacting with leaders from industry and philanthropy.

Structurally, this individual will report to the Senior Advisor for Institutional Development and be part of the Office of Institutional Development based in OIST’s Division of the President. The individual will travel between OIST and mainland Japan as needed and may be required to travel internationally on occasion. The Manager of Philanthropic Relations will participate in regular strategic meetings via videoconference and/or in-person with the Institutional Development team.

Application Process: https://www.oist.jp/careers/manager-philanthropic-relations

Jan 2

Job: Assistant Curator of Japanese & Korean Art – The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minnesota, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email


Job Title: Assistant Curator of Japanese & Korean Art
Posted by: The Minneapolis Institute of Art
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job passed along to us directly from The Minneapolis Institute of Art:
 
The Minneapolis Institute of Art currently has an opening for an Assistant Curator of Japanese & Korean Art:
 
The collection of Japanese art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) includes more than 9,000 works, ranging from prehistoric pottery to contemporary photography, and is among the top five collections in the United States. The permanent display space for Japanese art is the largest in the Western world with 16 expansive galleries and over 10,000 square feet (930 sqm). The collection includes superb examples of Buddhist and Shintō sculpture, paintings and calligraphy, woodblock prints, textiles, and works of lacquer, bamboo, and ceramics. The Department of Japanese and Korean art has benefited greatly from generous gifts from knowledgeable collectors, like Richard P. Gale, Louis W. Hill, Jr., Elizabeth and Willard “Bill” Clark, and Mary Griggs Burke.
 
Application Process: https://jobs-artsmia.submittable.com/submit/155284/a-w-mellon-assistant-curator-of-japanese-korean-art
 

Dec 31

Job: Group Leaders – Experiment in International Living (Vermont, USA & Japan)

Job Title: Group Leaders
Posted by: Experiment in International Living
Location: Brattleboro, VT, USA & Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the organization:

The Experiment in International Living is currently hiring experienced and inclusive educators to serve as group leaders to guide our summer 2020 programs in Japan. To learn more about our programs in Japan, please visit: https://www.experiment.org/program-landing/destinations/?location=Japan&country=&theme

Application Process: To apply for the leader position, visit www.worldlearning.org/leaderapplication




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