Jan 16

Job: Visitor’s Associate at Japan Society (NY)

Thanks to JET alum Christy Jones of Japan Society (NY) for passing this on. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


PositionVisitor’s Associate
Type: Part-time


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 catalogues.

Duties include: processing ticket orders and gallery admissions; selling memberships; light clerical duties; accepting packages; assisting visitors, trustees, donors, and vendors on the phone and in person, and assisting with related activities and projects.

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

[Ed’s note: I’m told that the actual shifts they are looking to fill are Tuesday & Thursday 2:30pm-6pm, Wednesday & Friday 11am-2:30pm, plus a Saturday shift when the Gallery re-opens in March.]


  • 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
  • Must be comfortable working in various work environments including outdoors
  • Knowledge of Japanese culture and/or language is a plus.


Email your resume and letter of interest to – jobs @ japansociety.org

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