Education Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




333 East 47th Street
New York
United States


The Education Assistant, working in cooperation with the Education Program team, helps organize,

develop and administer programs and websites for families, K-12 teachers and students.


1.   Assisting with all aspects of Education and Family Programs including Annual Festivities, Monthly Family programs, Student leadership exchange program, and Teacher training programs;

2.   Performing a wide variety of administrative functions including, but not limited to; researching and preparing materials for programs, maintaining department files, tracking program budgets, drafting grant reports, and assisting with program evaluation;

3.   Assist with the logistical arrangements for the high school student leadership exchange program;

4.   Working with other departments across Japan Society such as Media & Marketing, Finance & Administration, House Activities & Rentals, Maintenance to ensure that all programs are running smoothly;

5.   Help with the development, administration and promotion of materials on About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource website for K-12 educators;

6.   Helping to do outreach and marketing to families, teachers and schools, including sending regular email newsletters;

7.   Coordinate on-site program scheduling as well as logistical arrangements for speakers, presenters and conference participants;

8.   Assisting as needed in other areas of the Education Department.


·        B.A./B.S. in Japan-related studies, education, international education or related field;

·        Minimum 2-3 years of administrative experience;

·        Knowledge of Japanese history and culture;

·        Interest and experience in K-12 education or/and family programs;

·        Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;

·        Fluency in Japanese a plus;

·        Proven organizational and administrative skills;

·        Strong computer skills including MS Office and Excel; 

  • Proficiency in SNS/social media promotion;
  • Flexible schedule to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Founded in 1907, Japan Society in New York City presents sophisticated, topical and accessible experiences of Japanese art and culture, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and innovation between the U.S. and Japan. More than 200 events annually encompass world-class exhibitions, dynamic classical and cutting-edge contemporary performing arts, film premieres and retrospectives, workshops and demonstrations, tastings, family activities, language classes, and a range of high-profile talks and expert panels that present open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. For more information, visit our website

Level of Language Proficiency

Japanese-language skills preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources, at  

Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes a diverse workforce.