Jan 20

Job: Japanese Garden Center Program Coordinator (Seattle)

This posting closes January 20, 2014. Via Pacific Northwest JETAA. 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.


PositionJapanese Garden Center Program Coordinator
Type: Part-time


The Associated Recreation Council (ARC), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, serves Seattle by offering a variety of recreational and lifelong learning programs, classes and activities, along with cultural educational programs.
ARC is currently seeking a talented and innovative individual for the Japanese Garden Program Coordinator; this position is responsible for overall development, implementation, and supervision of the advisory council-supported cultural programs and events at the Japanese Garden.

  • Develop and implement the annual plan for cultural programming based on input from the advisory council and Seattle Parks and Recreation.
  • Develop and implement new and historical Japanese Garden events, including the Tanabata Festival, Moon Viewing, and Maple Viewing Day.
  • Recruit, hire, supervise and thank event volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with local non-profit and community organizations for purposes of programming and fundraising.
  • Administer and monitor the annual program budget, including coordinating fund development activities with the Associated Recreation Council, the parent organization, when applicable.
  • Act as a liaison to the Japanese Garden Advisory Council, which includes providing progress reports on cultural programs and events on a seasonal basis.
  • Researching, writing and disseminating all external communications on behalf of the Japanese Advisory Council, including news releases, web content, and listserv and mailing list newsletters.
  • Maintain complete records of projects, activities, programs, contacts, partnerships, and media coverage.


  • B.A. or relevant work experience in a non-profit, education, or public service setting.
  • Experience and ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including public speaking, networking, and outreach experience.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience coordinating events and/or living/working in Japan is preferred.
  • Ability to work irregular hours. Current Washington State driver’s license and access to a car.


Apply online here.

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