Dec 30

Job: Membership Development Coordinator at Japan Amer. Society (CA)

Please note the application deadline is Dec 31!  Apologies for the last minute posting. Thanks to JET alum LeJarie Noguchi for sharing this great JET-relevant opportunity.   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.


PositionMembership Development Coordinator
Location:  Gardena, Los Angeles County, CA
Type: Part-time


In early 2013, JASSC began a three-year membership campaign thanks to a generous grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, which promotes collaboration between the people of Japan and the US. Year One of the grant funded an online membership survey, a board and membership committee retreat and the expert assistance from senior executives from the Center for Nonprofit Management. The result is a detailed, “Priorities and Strategic Campaign Action Plan”, with the goal of increasing total membership by 50% over the next two years. The Membership Development Coordinator will play a critical role in implementing this plan (The plan will be made available to candidates invited for an in-person interview for the position). More details available here. Read More

Oct 3

Job: Assistant Curator at Asian Art Museum (CA)

Another JET-relevant listing courtesy of JET alum Grant Thompkins. 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.


Position: Assistant Curator
Posted By: Asian Art Museum
Location: San Francisco, CA
Type: Full-Time
Salary: $1,904-$2,287 biweekly (annualized equivalent of $49,504-59,467)* with an excellent benefits package


The Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, reporting to the Curator of Japanese Art, performs curatorial duties related to the identification, acquisition, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of objects in the Japanese art collection.


  • MA in Asian Art History, with field of interest in Japanese Art; PhD or equivalent in Asian Art History preferred. One year of curatorial or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Solid research skills; must be able to interpret the collections and to communicate knowledge relevant to the collection
  • Superb writing skills; must be able to write effectively for both general and scholarly audiences
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; good public speaking skills
  • Strong computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office Read More

Jul 19

Japanese-English Bilingual Career Forum

Thanks to JETAA USA Country Rep Melissa Chan and JETAA NY President Monica Yuki for passing this on.
Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Los Angeles Career Forum 2012

Date: Sept. 14 & 15, 2012
Place: Loews Hollywood Hotel (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles Career Forum is for anyone who is:
– Japanese-English bilingual (at minimum conversation level in both languages)


– looking for a full-time or internship position

Companies will be holding interviews at their booth during the event and some may give out offers by the end of the 3 day event.
Registration and attending the event are free.

For online registration and more info regarding the above, please go to:

If you have any questions, please send your inquires to

Apr 28

Job: Coordinator for Public Relations, The Consulate General of Japan (SF) 04.28.12

Thanks to JET Alum Peter Weber for sharing this. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Coordinator for Public Relations

Posted by: Consulate General of Japan
Type: Temporary
Location: San Francisco, CA
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A


The Coordinator for Public Relations works closely with consulate officers and other local staff to promote greater interest in and understanding of Japan and Japanese culture in Northern California and Nevada. S/he also works with the JIC Director to handle Japan-related press and public affairs issues that arise within areas served by this office. In addition, as a staff member of the Consulate, applicants must be willing to work as a part of a team, respecting other team members and sharing responsibilities in the team and office in general.

Please note that the Consulate is unable to provide visa support for prospective employees, and as such all applicants are required to have the appropriate legal permission to work in the United States.

Duties include:

  • Monitoring media organizations and keeping Consulate staff informed on a daily basis of press coverage on Japan-related issues in local newspapers
  • Contacting both Japanese and American media to attend Consulate events
  • Writing and editing press releases in both English and Japanese
  • Assisting in the arrangement and coordination of press conferences, seminars, and special programs designed for media contacts Read More

Apr 14

Job: Asian Art Museum – Membership Sales Assistant (San Francisco) 04.14.12

Via the Foundation Center. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Membership Sales Assistant

Posted by: The Foundation Center
Location: San Francisco, California
Salary $13.91
Start Date: N/A


  • Provide membership information to members and potential members
  • Assist current members with admission
  • Resolve problems and potential problems calmly and professionally
  • Proactively explain membership categories and benefits to potential members in a clear and engaging manner
  • Answer inquiries from visitors on the benefits of membership
  • Perform monetary transactions for membership and ticket sales accurately
  • Assist other admissions staff as needed with membership questions
  • Assist with clerical duties and membership event preparation

Apply online at

Send a letter of interest and resume ASAP to:


Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
FAX: 415.861.2359

Mar 7

Via Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Communications Assistant

Posted by: The Asia Foundation

Type: Full-time
Location: San Francisco
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A

The Communications Assistant supports the Global Communications team in raising the visibility of The Asia Foundation in theU.S.and internationally by executing public relations strategies, with a particular focus on supporting media relations and social media. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented, possess an intuitive approach to their work load, and an overall creative thinker who will welcome an opportunity to grow professionally in the fields of public relations and international development. The Communications Assistant must be a self-starter, have a voracious appetite for news and information, take initiative, be mission-driven, and savvy in the latest online tools and software. This position reports to the Assistant Director and supports the team with media outreach, social media, measurement and reporting, and general administrative duties. *** Application deadline: March 15, 2012 ***


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