Recruitment of Local Staff of Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville: Cultural Programs Coordinator

Job Opening: Cultural Programs Coordinator
Recruitment of Local Staff of Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented candidate to join us as Cultural Programs Coordinator in the Culture & Information Section. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchange. Eligible persons are welcome to apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference, along with contact information including telephone, e-mail, and mailing address to the address below.
Applications must be received by Sunday, February 6, 2022.
Please note that the Consulate will neither confirm the receipt of applications nor return items to applicants. No inquiries for additional information will be accepted.
Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.
1. Position: Cultural Programs Coordinator
2. Work Place: Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
1801 West End Ave., Suite 900, Nashville, TN 37203
3. Benefits: Paid vacation, medical/dental insurance, US federal and some Japanese national holidays.
Working Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM, Monday – Friday; some evenings and weekends required for special events and receptions.
4. Responsibilities;
Program Coordinating
  • Plan and organize Japanese cultural programs (i.e. cultural events, festivals, art exhibits, etc.) including both official Consulate events and events with outside organizations as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with professionals in various fields for program development.
  • Create and present cultural and informational programs for schools, libraries and other community organizations.
  • Support US-Japan sister-city relationships, and other international exchange programs.
  • Assist with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program (i.e. recruitment, interviews, and orientations) as needed.
  • Serve as a cultural information resource to the general public.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public regarding Japanese culture and activities in the region.
  • Produce and distribute an official email newsletter.
  • Draft press releases, briefings and talking points for diplomatic personnel and external partners.
  • Partner with the office’s Social Media Coordinator to create social media campaigns for events and programs.
  • Update the Consulate’s website.
  • Act as media liaison for event and PR-related communications. 
Administrative Duties
  • Organize cultural materials and library resources for community lending program.
  • Assist in proofreading English documents.
  • Carry out other logistical and administrative duties as assigned.
5. Qualifications
  • A high level of proficiency in both Japanese and English.
  • Invested interest in, knowledge of, and passion for Japan and the US-Japan relationship.
  • In-depth understanding of Japanese culture and passion to promote Japanese culture.
  • Excellent organizational skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in basic software such as MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel; social media, website design and database experience preferred.
  • Work authorization in the U.S.
6. To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and one reference letter either by email or physically to:
Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Attn: Matsuoka (Ms.)
1801 West End Ave., Suite 900, Nashville, TN 37203
7. The deadline for submitting applications: Sunday, February 6
8. Application Process
Applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.