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

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 28

Job: Coordinator for Education, 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 Education

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

The Japan Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan seeks to fill a position for the Coordinator for Education. Applicants who meet the following requirements and who are interested in the position will submit a resume to our office.

Duties include:

(1) Handling education -related issues: Promotion and support of Japanese language. education, the
Japanese Government Scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Education, studying in Japan,
introducing Japan to local schools etc…
(2) Assisting with various Japan Information Center programs and projects as needed. 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 http://bitly.com/HRAUbu

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 idealist.org. 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 ***


Apr 19

Jobs: Project Coordinator & Social Media Manager at Cross-Cultural Web Consultancy (SF)

btrax, the up and coming cross-cultural web consultancy in San Francisco, is looking for a Project Coordinator and a Social Media Manager at their offices in San Francisco.  Language skills in Japanese, Chinese are highly preferred.  The staff boasts a client list that includes New People, ITOCHU, Panda Express, Bandai, and a wide range of brands from both the United States and Japan.

Project Coordinator


  • Create project plans and revise as needed to meet changing project requirements.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of multiple projects and ensure work stays within the contracted scope.
  • Review deliverables prepared by internal team and client provided assets.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Communicate with internal teams and external contractors as well as clients for smooth project flow.
  • Ensure projects stay on budget and timeline while developing new strategies to streamline project processes.
  • In addition to these typical responsibilities, perform other duties as necessary.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent 4 years’ worth of higher education.
  • Ability to lead the work flow for web and interactive projects.
  • Ability to estimate costs and build timelines for interactive projects.
  • Ability to identify and contract with key production partners to supplement Agency’s skill set.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects to complete work on time and on budget.
  • Strong presentation and training skills to improve internal and client understanding of web development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong internal and external presentation skills.
  • We do NOT require a specific number of years of work experience in the web industry


  • Ability to read, write, and speak Japanese or Chinese is a major plus as our team is 95% bi-lingual or tri-lingual
  • Familiarity with Adobe CS software and other software tools for web or print work.
  • Web/design/coding knowledge and/or experience in the Web industry.

Social Media Manager


  • Create social media plan documents based on client objectives and target audience demographics.
  • Manage day-to-day content updates for internal marketing.
  • Work with the project manager and account executives to manage ongoing social media client contracts.
  • Take leadership for researching, developing and implementing novel ways to use social media.
  • Creating creative and practical solutions that help clients realize their business goals
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Track metrics and other online success signals to clearly define results and improve social media effectiveness.
  • In addition to these typical responsibilities, perform other duties as necessary.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent 4 years’ worth of higher education. Recent grads looking for long-term opportunities are highly desired.
  • Srong passion for social media and has been an active user on Twitter and Facebook for more than one year.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong interest in Asian culture and ability to speak more than one language
  • Ability to quickly understand how to apply social media to clients business objectives.
  • Detailed oriented and experience managing multiple projects while staying within budget.
  • Excellent verbal skills and engaging writing style (for writing tweets, blog postings, etc.)
  • We do NOT require a specific number of years of work experience in the web industry


  • Ability to read, write, and speak Japanese or Chinese is a major plus as our team is 95% bi-lingual or tri-lingual
  • Experience using Japanese and/or Chinese social media platforms (Mixi, Hatena, QQ, Baidu Space, etc.)
  • Experience running a blog or other regular online publishing tool

Think your skills would mesh with our multicultural team’s brew of talent? Do you enjoy an office with big windows? Send us an email (hr@btrax.com) with your resume and salary expectations.

We think you have more creative things to do than craft a lengthy cover letter, please keep emails to 1-2 paragraphs and write the job title in the subject line when applying.

Apr 5

Job: Senior Communications Manager at The Asia Society (SF)

The Asia Society is looking for a Senior Communications Manager at their offices in San Francisco.


  • oversees the international media relations function of the Communications department to enhance and protect the reputation of The Asia Foundation
  • writing, editing, planning, and presentation skills, with the ability to prepare media relations plans, press releases, press kits, opinion-editorials, and speeches as well as advise on strategy
  • high-impact media outreach, public relations efforts and by fostering and maintaining relationships with external audiences globally


  • 7 – 10 years in the pubic relations field, ideally with an international relations or policy, or aid and assistance focus. Knowledge of international affairs, foreign policy, development, and especially current issues in Asia
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with foreign correspondents and top-tier U.S. and international media outlets. Demonstrated results designing and executing strategic public relations programs
  • Understanding of reputation management, crisis communications, and thought leadership disciplines.
  • Superb communications skills, especially writing and editing a high volume of materials.
  • Inherent sense for urgency and ability to interact readily with high-level individuals, such as diplomats and government officials.
  • Strategic communications experience working in Asia in an embassy, bilateral, or multilateral setting a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with print and online news resources, media trends tracking software (i.e. Meltwater, Cision, Factiva, etc.) , and research tools ( Lexis Nexis, etc.).
  • Candidates must be willing to travel in developing Asia.

Education: Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Asian studies, International Relations, or related field; Masters degree preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Click here.

Apr 5

Job: Web Coordinator at The Asia Society (SF)

The Asia Society is looking for a web coordinator in their San Francisco office.  The coordinator will work with the communications team to build on the Web site content, copy, strategy, design and implementation, as well as their social media efforts.  Copy editing, photo editing, blogging, social media strategizing and search engine optimization skills are all involved.


  • Bachelors degree in Communications, Public Relations, or in Fine Arts, Design, Photography, International Relations, or related field.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Substantial professional web experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, design tools, including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and web content tools
  • In-depth knowledge of web content best practices, usability, and the social media realm with emphasis on the use of Facebook, Twitter, and blogs as effective outreach tools for an organization
  • Candidates should have a strong eye for design, strong attention to detail, and comfort with and ability to be point person on web projects, and ability to interact with colleagues near and far in a very proactive and positive manner
  • Ability to closely monitor and report on relevant social media and web communications trends to capitalize on outreach.
  • Awareness of basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) opportunities.
  • Knowledge of international relations/current affairs in Asia strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years professional experience in web content as an editor, designer, or communications professional.
  • Knowledge of working with a Content Managing System, HTML/CSS, Google adsense, Adobe Suite (Flash and Illustrator)

HOW TO APPLY: Click here.

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