POSITION AVAILABLE: Cultural Programs Coordinator – Culture & Information Section

The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville serves five states in the South – Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Consulate has an opening for a Cultural Programs Coordinator in the Culture & Information Section. The Culture and Information Section is the cultural, educational, and public affairs division of the Consulate that undertakes various community outreach activities and cultural exchange programming in this region.
The ideal candidate must be able to function as a team player and understand the role of the Japanese Consulate. Strong communication skills, an event organizing background and outreach capabilities, as well as a firm understanding of Japanese culture and society and Japan’s foreign policies is desired.
Program Coordinating
  • Assist with organizing Japanese cultural programs (i.e. cultural events, festivals, art exhibits, etc.) including official Consulate events and coordinate 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 relationship exchanges and activities and other international exchange programs.
  • Assist with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program (i.e. recruitment, interviews, 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 region.
  • Produce and distribute monthly official newsletter.
  • Draft speeches, press releases, briefings, and talking points for diplomatic personnel and external partners.
  • Partner with Social Media Coordinator to create social media campaigns for events and programs.
  • Act as media liaison for event and PR-related communications. 
Administrative Duties
  •  Manage cultural materials and library resources for community lending program.
  • Assist with website maintenance and updates.
  • Assist in proofreading English documents.
  • Organize yearly bulk mailing campaigns.
  • Carry out other logistical and administrative duties as assigned.
  • Competency in the Japanese language preferred (JLPT N3 or above).
  • Invested interest in, knowledge of, and passion for Japan and the US-Japan relationship.
  • In-depth understanding of Japanese culture and society.
  • Excellent organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and resourcefully in order to accomplish Consulate goals and activities and support the US-Japan relationship.
  • Proficiency in basic computer software such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and database experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in website creation and editing.
  • Work authorization in the U.S.
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. This is a fully in-person position.
Expected Start Date: Late July / Early August 2023
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to: tye.ebel@nv.mofa.go.jp
The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, July 14th.
After review of applications, leading applicants will be invited to interview. Initial interviews will take place over Zoom during the week of July 17th.