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Public Programs Intern

Japan Society
Working Time
Part Time

The Talks+ Program of Japan Society seeks a part-time intern to assist with event marketing, social media management, and various programming tasks. The Talks+ Program examines vital issues and themes in modern Japanese art, culture and design. Programming is designed to inform and to provide a gateway through which Americans can appreciate the global influence of Japan’s culture and its many trend-defining artisans. Our programs bring together experts and practitioners for provocative discussions on diverse topics including aesthetics, consumer culture and cuisine.

Learning Opportunities:
• Learn firsthand about the people, issues and cultural trends that are of interest and relevance to Japanese and Japan enthusiasts in New York
• Discover how non-profit organizations are structured and run from day to day
• Gain experience in the back-office tasks of ongoing program development and execution
• Conduct research on current cultural trends and leading artists as needed
• Learn social media management and event marketing

Duties & Tasks:
• Use creativity to create innovative event promotion & outreach campaigns
• Help manage Talks+ Program’s social media presence • Assist program staff at public events, including reception and will call table
• Assist with program research as needed
• Organize files and materials on programs and speakers
• General tasks and office duties

• Interest in and knowledge of Japanese pop culture and cultural trends
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (image and publishing software is a plus)
• Superior organizational skills, including ability to keep track of many details at once
• Ability to work with a variety of people and different projects
• Superior writing and oral skills
• Familiarity with Japanese language and customs is a plus
• A self-starter and innovative


Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Tomomi Sekiya at No phone calls please.